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BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY

BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF PROTEINS

PROTEIN ENGINEERING

The "Biological Chemistry @ FCTUNL" is a multidisciplinary group led by José J.G. Moura and Isabel Moura, hosted at UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, Department of Chemistry, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL).

Our research is primary focused on (i) structure/function characterization of metalloenzymes and metalloproteins of nitrogen, carbon and sulfur biogeochemical cycles, (ii) identification and characterization of new molecular systems involved in detoxification of metals and reactive oxygen species in pathogenic bacteria, (iii) degradation of hydrocarbons, (iv) biocorrosion, (v) biosynthesis of iron-sulphur centres, (vi) novel pathways involved in the formation/consumption of signalling molecules in humans, (vii) metabolism of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in humans, (viii) development of bioinorganic models of metalloenzymes (and metal-containing centres), (ix) biophysical and structural characterization of electron transfer complexes and development and implementation of protein docking protocols (BiGGER), (x) use of metalloenzymes in biosensing, bioremediation and bioenergy.

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