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  • 1069061 Lisboa


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  • 2914 Citations
  • 32 h-Index
1992 …2020

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Research interests

Colour in Nature and Art

Conservation of Medieval Manuscript Illuminations

Conservation of Contemporary Art

Historical Dyes

Photochemistry & photophysics

Conservação e Restauro do Património Cultural

Cor na Natureza e na Arte 

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Research Output at NOVA

A 1000-year-old mystery solved: Unlocking the molecular structure for the medieval blue from Chrozophora tinctoria, also known as folium

Nabais, P., Oliveira, J., Pina, F., Teixeira, N., De Freitas, V., Brás, N. F., Clemente, A., Rangel, M., Silva, A. M. S. & Melo, M. J., Apr 2020, In : Science Advances. 6, 16, eaaz7772.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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  • 1 Downloads (Pure)

    Traditional yellow dyes used in the 21st century in central Iran: The knowledge of master dyers revealed by HPLC-DAD and UHPLC-HRMS/MS

    Sharif, S., Nabais, P., Melo, M. J. & Conceição Oliveira, M., 18 Feb 2020, In : Molecules. 25, 4, p. 1-16 16 p., 908.

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    Between Tradition and Innovation: Giving Light to a Visionary Text in the Lorvão Beatus

    Melo, M. J., Miranda, M. A., Castro, R., Lopes, J. & Sarraguça, J. M. G., 2019, Manuscripts in the Making: Art and Science. Panayotova, S. & Ricciardi, P. (eds.). Brepols Publishers

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Chapter 2: Chemistry of Anthocyanins

    Pina, F., Parola, A. J., Melo, M. J., Lima, J. C. & Freitas, V. D., 1 Jan 2019, Steviol Glycosides: Cultivation, Processing, Analysis and Applications in Food. Brooks, M. S-L. & Celli, G. B. (eds.). 12 ed. Royal Society of Chemistry, p. 34-76 43 p. (Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis; vol. 2019-January, no. 12).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Editorial activity

    Revista de História da Arte (Journal)

    Maria João Melo (Editor)

    1 Jan 2011

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity