Alumni

Post Doc Researchers

2017

• Maria João Frias, PhD

2016

• Ricardo Branco, PhD

2013

• Abid Hussain, PhD - Currently at BioSurfit, Portugal.


PhD. Students

2016

• Ana Margarida Dias - PhD in Bioengineering Systems, MIT-Portugal Program, FCT-UNL, Portugal (currently at Isogenica, UK)

Thesis Title: "Exploring New Protein-based Scaffolds for Bioengineering Applications".

• Vijaykumar Dhadge - PhD in Bioengineering Systems, MIT-Portugal Program, FCT-UNL, Portugal (currently establishing his own business in India)

Thesis Title: "Magnetic Purification Of Antibodies".

2015

• Susana Palma - PhD in Bioengineering Systems, MIT-Portugal Program, FCT-UNL, Portugal (currently Post-Doctoral research fellow at our lab)

Thesis Title: "Engineered MRI Nanoprobes Based on Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles".

2014

• Telma Barroso - PhD in Sustainable Chemistry, FCT-UNL, Portugal (currently at GEO Soil Stabilization, Portugal)

Thesis Title: "Development of Porous Structures for the Affinity Purification of Antibodies".

• Íris Luz Batalha - PhD in Bioengineering Systems, MIT-Portugal Program, FCT-UNL, Portugal (currently Post-Doctoral research fellow at University of Cambridge)

Thesis Title: "Engineered Structures for the Profiling and Enrichement of the Phosphoproteome".

2013

• Ana Sofia Pina - PhD in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL, Portugal (currently Post-Doctoral research fellow at our lab)

Thesis Title: "Novel Affinity Pairs "Tag-Receptor" for the Purification of Fusion Proteins".



MSc. Students

2016

Ana Traguedo - Master in Biochemistry, FCT-UNL

Thesis Title: "Theoretical and experimental approaches towards the non-invasive and selective detection of microbial pathogens".

• Filipa Trovão - Master in Biochemistry, FCT-UNL

Thesis Title: "Synthetic affinity ligands for human antibodies and its different approaches".

Carina Figueiredo - Master in Biochemistry, FCT-UNL

Thesis Title: "Development of biological and synthetic affinity ligands for human serum albumin".

• Luís Silva - Master in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL

Thesis Title: "A minimal version of a Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase".

2015

• Aline Canani Viecinsky - Master in Biochemistry, FCT-UNL (currently at Santamate Comérico e Indústria SA, Brasil). 

Thesis Title: "Development of Biological and Synthetic Affinity Ligands for Human Serum Albumin".

2014

• Bianca Leopoldo Gonçalves - Master in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL (currently at Nova School of Business and Economics)

Thesis Title: "Porous Structures for the Purification of Biopharmaceuticals". Project in colaboration with Professor Ana Aguiar-Ricardo (UCIBIO-REQUIMTE, FCT-UNL).

• Margarida Sousa - Master in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL (currently at Omnidea, Lda)

Thesis Title: "Smart Macroporous Structures for the Purification of Viral Particles". Project in colaboration with Professor Ana Aguiar-Ricardo (UCIBIO-REQUIMTE, FCT-UNL).

2013

• Ana Semeano - Master in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL (currently PhD Student at  IQ-USP, São Paulo, Brasil)

Thesis Title: Novel Gas Sensors and Electronic Noses for Optical, Electrical and Hybrid Sensing: Development, Properties and Applications. Project in Colaboration with Professor Jonas Gruber (IQ-USP).

• Cláudia Fernandes - Master in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL (currently MIT-Portugal PhD Student in Bioengineering at our lab)

Thesis Title: "Magnetic Nanoparticles as a Versatile Solid-Support for Fusion Protein Purification and Antimicrobial Assays".

2011

• Sara Santana - Master in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL (currently at Molecular Partners AG, Zurich, Switzerland)

Thesis title: "Magnetic nanoparticles for Biocatalysis and Bioseparation".

• Ana Raquel Marques - Master in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, FCT-UNL (currently at SOVENA)

Thesis title: "Development of a piezoelectric biosensor based on PVDF films". Project in collaboration with Dr. Pedro Vidinha (REQUIMTE, FCT-UNL), Professor Carlos Dias and Professor Paulo Inácio (CENIMAT, FCT-UNL).

2010

• Ana Machado - Master in Biological Engineering, IST-UTL (currently at MIT-Portugal PhD Program)

Thesis title: "Iron oxide nanoparticles - cytotoxicity in Caco2 Cells". Project in collaboration with Dr. Dora Pereira from the MRC Human Nutrition Research (Cambridge, U.K.).

• Tiago Reis - Master in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, FCT-UNL (currently at MIT-Portugal PhD Program)

Thesis title: "Magnetic nanoparticles for selective adsorption of organic compounds". Project in collaboration with Prof. Pedro Simões and Dr. Pedro Vidinha (REQUIMTE, FCT-UNL).

Ana Espinosa - Master in Chemical Engineering, ERASMUS student from the University of Almeria, Spain (currently at University of Almeria, Spain)

Thesis title: "Modified gum Arabic as a coating agent for iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles".

Ana Margarida Dias – Master in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL (currently at MIT-Portugal PhD Program in Bioengineering in our group)

Thesis title: "Development of an affinity pair tag-receptor for recombinant protein expression and purification". Project in collaboration with Dr. Ana Coroadinha (ITQB/IBET). 

Ana Isabel Cunha – Master in Pharmaceutical Engineering, IST-UTL

Thesis title: "Development of a strategy for the affinity purification of lectin Concavalin Brasiliensis with magnetic nanoparticles". Project in collaboration with Prof. Raquel Aires-Barros (IST-UTL). 

2009

Íris Cristina da Luz Batalha - Master in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL

Thesis title: "Gum Arabic coated Magnetic Adsorbents for Bioseparations".

2008

• Ana Cardoso - Master in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL (currently at Banco Best)

Thesis title: "In vitro studies of Gum Arabic-coated Magnetic Nanoparticles with Mammalian Cell Cultures". Project in collaboration with Dr. Ana Bicho (REQUIMTE, FCT-UNL).

• Vera Bentinho - Master in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, FCT-UNL (currently Chemical Engineering at Vale Mining Company, Mozambique)
Thesis title: "Nanopartículas Magnéticas em processos de bioseparação por afinidade".
• Inês Peça - Master in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, FCT-UNL (currently teacher at "Colégio Moderno", Lisboa)

Thesis title: "Desenvolvimento de Nanopartículas de PLGA-co-PEG para libertação de Docetaxel em células/tecidos alvo". Project in collaboration with Prof. Margarida Cardoso and Dr. Ana Bicho (REQUIMTE, FCT-UNL).

Ana Sofia Pina - Master in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL (currently at Biotechnology PhD Program; PhD student in our group)

Thesis title: "Synthesis and Screening of rationally designed combinatorial libraries for proteomics applications". Project in collaboration with Prof. Chris Lowe (University of Cambridge, UK).

Telma Godinho Barroso - Master in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, FCT-UNL (currently at Sustainable Chemistry PhD Program; PhD student in our group)

Thesis title: "Preparation of Affinity Membranes using Alternative Solvents". Project in collaboration with Prof. Ana Aguiar-Ricardo (REQUIMTE, FCT-UNL).


BSc. Students

2016

• Iana Lychko

Project title: "Novel Strategies for Antibody Purification Through Crystallization"

2014

• Ana Patrícia Traguedo 

Project title: "Magnetic Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine: synthesis and in vitro cell assays"

• Sara Aguiar
Project title: "Production and Purification of therapeutic recombinat fusion proteins"

2013 

•Mª Rosário Nazaré (currently at Fundação Champalimaud, Portugal)

Project title: "Síntese e avaliação da citotoxicidade de nanopartículas magnéticas de óxido de ferro para aplicações biomédicas"

Research Assistants


2017

•Ana Raquel Porteira
Project title: "SCENT: Hybrid Gels for Rapid Microbial Detection"


2015

José Almeida

Project title: "Stimuli-Responsive Materials"

2014

•Ana Carina Fernandes
Project title: "Development of Multimodal Imaging Probes for Intravascular Molecular Imaging of Inflammation (PTDC/QEQ-MED/2656/2012)"


Visiting Scientists

2017

• Manuel Matos (Currently at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

• Cássia Oliveira (Currently at Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)

• Joana Pinto (Currently at Universidade da Beira Interior)

• Joana Valente (Currently at Universidade da Beira Interior)

• Thabata Vinha (Currently at Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)

2016

• Cássia Oliveira (Currently at Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)

• Paula Akioka (Currently at Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)

• José Balbuena (Currently at Universidad de Córdoba, Spain)

2015

• Raisa Barreira (Currently at Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)

• Marina Uema (Currently at Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)

• Ana Lázaro Herrasti (Currently at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

2014

• Stella Ottengy (Currently at Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)

• Letícia Yamamoto (Currently at Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)

• Ravi P. Parmar (Currently at University Colege of London, UK)

2013

• Bruno Ferragut (currently at USP, São Paulo, Brasil)

• Bruno Costa (currently at Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

2012

• Fabio Mattioli (currently at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy)

• Bárbara Medrado (currently at University of S. Paulo, Brazil)

2011

• Livia Lima  (currently Business Development Strategist at Google, Brasil)

• Amanda Martinez (currently at University of S. Paulo, Brazil)
• Luciana Caraça (currently at University of S. Paulo, Brazil)
• Matheus Aoki (currently at University of S. Paulo, Brazil)

2010

• Renata Daólio (currently Trainee at Oxiteno BR, Brasil)

• Renata Lippi (currently Industrial Trainee at CSIRO, Australia)