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Cecília Roque is an Associate Professor with Habilitation at Departamento de Química, researcher at UCIBIO and head of the Biomolecular Engineering Lab at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering (Major in Biotechnology) and a PhD in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico. Cecília has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge and at the Catholic University of America, a Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology (University of Cambridge) and at INESC-MN (Lisbon, Portugal). Her research focus on biotechnology, namely on the development of novel affinity receptors towards important biopharmaceuticals, as well as on the design of smart-responsive platforms for bioseparation, biosensing and biomedical applications. Cecília has been awarded the “1K Business Plan Competition” in 2001 (CEC, University of Cambridge), the “Programa de Estímulo à Investigação” in 2006 (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), the “Scientific Merit Award UNL-Santander Totta-Edição 2009/2010” in 2010 (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Santander Totta Bank) and the 1st Honorable mention from SHIC´11 (by Hovione). Cecília has been recently awarded with a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (2014).

The Biomolecular Engineering Group @UCIBIO, REQUIMTE (FCT/UNL) in interface with iBET, was established in 2008 by Prof. Cecília Roque and is composed by a multidisciplinary team with expertise in Applied and Computational Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

Our group is dedicated to the design and discovery of peptidomimetics with biological or synthetic backbones, and to the development of functional materials, which together find applications in Bioseparation, Biocatalysis, Sensing & Diagnostics, and Nanomedicine.

Check also our facebok page on www.facebook.com/biomenglab and stay connected on Twitter @Biomeng_lab.

Education/Academic qualification

Habilitation, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico

MSc, Instituto Superior Técnico

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Research Output at NOVA 2000 2019

Affinity-Triggered Assemblies Based on a Designed Peptide–Peptide Affinity Pair

Fernandes, C. S. M., Pina, A. S., Barbosa, A. J. M., Padrão, I., Duarte, F., Teixeira, C. A. S., Alves, V., Gomes, P., Fernandes, T. G., Dias, A. M. G. C. & Roque, A. C. A., 1 Nov 2019, In : Biotechnology Journal. 14, 11, 1800559.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Culture Media
Stem Cells

An optimized e-nose for efficient volatile sensing and discrimination

Santos, G., Alves, C., Pádua, A. C., Palma, S., Gamboa, H. & Roque, A. C., 1 Jan 2019, BIODEVICES 2019 - 12th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, Proceedings; Part of 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2019. Roque, A., Fred, A. & Gamboa, H. (eds.). SciTePress, p. 36-46 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Volatile organic compounds
Food safety
Serum Albumin
Plasma (human)
Volatile Organic Compounds
Film thickness

Enhanced gas sensing with soft functional materials

Palma, S. I. C. J., Esteves, C., Pádua, A. C. C. S., Alves, C. M., Santos, G. M. C., Costa, H. M. A., Dionisio, M., Gamboa, H., Gruber, J. & Roque, A. C. A., 1 May 2019, ISOEN 2019 - 18th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 8823178

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Functional materials
volatile organic compounds
Volatile organic compounds