Affiliated Research Groups

Filipe Ferreira da Silva
f.ferreiradasilva@fct.unl.pt

Atomic and Molecular Collision Laboratory

Mass Spectrometry | High Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy | Electron Transfer | Negative Ion Formation | Low Energy Electron Interactions with Biomolecules

CEFITEC - Center of Physics and Technological Research
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
P-2829-516 Caparica
Tel: +351-21 294 83 00 (ext 10519 or 10573)
Carlos Salgueiro
csalgueiro@fct.unl.pt

Biochemistry and Bioenergetics of Heme Proteins

http://sites.fct.unl.pt/hemeproteins/

Thermodynamic characterization of metalloproteins / NMR protein solution structure / Electron transfer / Bioremediation / Microbial energy production

Departamento de Quimica/Requimte 
Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 21 2948300 x10939 or x10936
Fax: (+351) 21 2948550

Joao Aires de Sousa
jas@fct.unl.pt

Chemoinformatics Lab

http://sites.fct.unl.pt/quimioinformatica

http://joao.airesdesousa.com/

Chemoinformatics / Machine learning / Chemical reactivity / Chemometrics / QSAR/QSPR / Quantum chemistry

Departamento de Quimica/Requimte 
Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 21 2948300 x10907
Fax: (+351) 21 2948550

Michael Probst
michael.probst@uibk.ac.at

Computational Chemistry&Physics Group at the Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics

Theoretical Materials Science /  Liquids and ionic solutions / Molecular dynamics simulations / Potential energy functions / Applied quantum chemistry / molecular physics of ionic systems / Scientific and high-performance computing / Electron attachment to molecules / High performance computing / Computers and IT in science  education

Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstrasse 25
Tel. +43 512 507 52730

Paulo Limão-Vieira
plimaovieira@fct.unl.pt

Electron Induced Processes in Biomolecules

http://www.cefitec.fct.unl.pt/(...)/paulo-limao-vieira

Electronic state spectroscopy of biomolecules / aeronomic and plasma processing molecules by interaction with photons and electrons / charge transfer processes by atom-molecule collisions and the role of negative ions / surface induced chemistry / Charge transfer experiments on atom-(bio)molecule collisions with negative ion formation.

Department of Physics
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
P-2829-516 Caparica
Tel: +351-21 294 85 76
Fax:+351-21 294 85 49

Olof Tengblad
olof.tengblad@csic.es

Experimental Nuclear Physics Group (FNEXP)

http://www.iem.cfmac.csic.es/(...)fnexp/index_en.html

Experimental Nuclear Physics / R&D in charge particle detectors and Scintillators / Beta decay / ISOL / R3B

Instituto de Estructura de la Materia - CSIC
Serrano 113 bis, ES-28006 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 561 6800 / 943002

Maria Raposo
mfr@fct.unl.pt

Functional Molecular Systems

http://www.cefitec.fct.unl.pt/(...)/maria-raposo

Current research interest include ultra-thin films of polymers and biomolecules, interfaces and nano-technology, colloids, molecular architectures for electronics, photonics and magnetism, biomimetic membranes and radiation effect in biological biomimetic systems.

Department of Physics
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
P-2829-516 Caparica
Tel: +351-21 294 85 76  x10541
Fax:+351-21 294 85 49

Paulo A. Ribeiro
pfr@fct.unl.pt

Functional Molecular Systems

http://www.cefitec.fct.unl.pt/(...)/paulo-ribeiro

The current scientific interests in the field of Applied Physics are the production and characterization of functional molecular films of organic molecules with relevant properties for specific applications as in the areas of electronics, photonics, biosensors. Among other molecules and molecular systems envisaged are polymers, polymers with particular features properties as nonlinear-optics, electrical conduction, luminescent, polyectectrolytes, dendrimers, synthetic and natural dyes. From the point of view of Biomedical Science actual work is on the development of thin film sensors for clinical diagnosis, development of automated infusion system dedicated to cadaveric embalming; development of dedicated respiratory monitoring systems, study of optical density measurements for eye pathology diagnosis and study of contact lenses damage due to UV radiation and environmental chemical agents and, radiation level monitoring in crew airplane cockpits.

Department of Physics
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
P-2829-516 Caparica
Tel: +351-21 294 85 76  x10544
Fax:+351-21 294 85 49

Pedro Tavares
pabt@fct.unl.pt

Molecular Biophysics

http://sites.fct.unl.pt/molecular-biophysics/
http://docentes.fct.unl.pt/pabt/

Enzymes involved on iron metabolism, cellular detoxification / Biologic effects of ionizing radiation in metalloenzymes / Correlation between radiation effects and metabolites resulting from oxidative stress / Biochemical, molecular biology and electrochemical methods / UV/visible, EPR and Mössbauer spectroscopies / Fast kinetic techniques (stopped-flow and rapid-freeze quench).

Departamento de Quimica/Requimte Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 21 2949659
Fax: (+351) 21 2948550

Alice S. Pereira
masp@fct.unl.pt

Molecular Biophysics

http://sites.fct.unl.pt/molecular-biophysics/
http://docentes.fct.unl.pt/masp/

Ferritins ferroxidation and mineralization processes / Understand how biology uses protein structures to control the reactivity of complex metal centers, to activate molecular oxygen for a variety of catalytic functions / Biochemical, molecular biology and electrochemical methods / UV/visible, EPR and Mössbauer spectroscopies / Fast kinetic techniques (stopped-flow and rapid-freeze quench).

Departamento de Quimica/Requimte Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 21 2948300 x10987 or x10996

Fax: (+351) 21 2948550

Cristina G. Timóteo
ict@fct.unl.pt

Molecular Biophysics

http://sites.fct.unl.pt/molecular-biophysics/
http://docentes.fct.unl.pt/ict/

Study of an oxidative stress sensor - PerR – in a strict anaerobic bacterium - Desulfovibrio vulgaris. This bacterial repressor has a structural metal center with zinc and an active site containing iron. In the presence of these two metals and hydrogen peroxide it adopts an open conformation unable to bind to DNA, allowing the expression of oxidative stress protection enzymes, such as catalase or bacterioferritins. Work has involved cloning and over-expressing the protein in Escherichia coli, preliminary spectroscopic characterization and development of a DNA binding activity assay.

Departamento de Quimica/Requimte Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 21 2948300  x 10959 x10996

Fax: (+351) 21 2948550

Sam Eden 
sam.eden@open.ac.uk

Molecular Clusters Group

http://science-people.open.ac.uk/s.p.eden 

Molecular clusters / biomolecules / multi-photon ionization / electron attachment / spectroscopy / mass spectrometry

Department of Physical Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
MK7 6AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 858 255
Fax: +44 (0) 1908 654192

Nigel Mason
nigel.mason@open.ac.uk

Molecular Clusters Group

http://science-people.open.ac.uk/n.j.mason

Electron interactions with biomolecules; dissociative electron attachment to biomolecules; experimental studies of DNA damage; Spectroscopy of biomolecules using synchrotron radiation; role of nanoparticles in cancer therapy;

Plasma interactions with biomolecules and plasma sterilisation

Department of Physical Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
MK7 6AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 655253 

Jimena Gorfinkiel

J.Gorfinkiel@open.ac.uk

Molecular Clusters Group

http://physics.open.ac.uk/~jdgorfinkiel/

Electron molecule and molecular cluster scattering / temporary negative ions / DEA

Department of Physical Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
MK7 6AA
Tel: +44 1908 858205 

Gerardo Delgado-Barrio
g.delgado@csic.es

Molecular clusters in gas and liquid phase Group

http://www.iff.csic.es/web/iff-dpto-de-fisica-atomica-molecular-y-de-agregados/inicio

http://fama.iff.csic.es/personas/gerardo/gerardo.html

Potential energy surfaces / Electronic structure calculations / Molecular spectroscopy and dynamics / Non-linearity and chaos in molecular processes / Quantum and quantum-statistical treatments / Quantum, semi-classical & classical methods / Molecular dynamics simulations / Transport properties of liquid water 

Department of Atomic,
Molecular and Cluster Physics,
Institute of Fundamental Physics 
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Serrano 123, 28006 Madrid, SPAIN
Phone: +34-91-5901607
Fax:   +34-91-5854894 

Rita Prosmiti
rita@iff.csic.es

Molecular clusters in gas and liquid phase Group

http://www.iff.csic.es/web/iff-dpto-de-fisica-atomica-molecular-y-de-agregados/inicio

http://fama.iff.csic.es/personas/rita/rita.html

Potential energy surfaces / Electronic structure calculations / Molecular spectroscopy and dynamics / Non-linearity and chaos in molecular processes / Quantum and quantum-statistical treatments / Quantum, semi-classical & classical methods / Molecular dynamics simulations / Transport properties of liquid water 

Department of Atomic,
Molecular and Cluster Physics,
Institute of Fundamental Physics 
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Serrano 123, 28006 Madrid, SPAIN
Phone: +34-91-5616800 ext. 941131 
Fax:   +34-91-5854894 

Stephan Denifl
Stephan.Denifl@uibk.ac.at

Nano-Bio-Physics Working group

http://www.uibk.ac.at/ionen-angewandte-physik/nanobio/

Mass spectrometry / Electron scattering / Electron attachment / Electron ionization / Radiation damage by low-energy electrons / Cluster physics / Biomolecules / Astrochemistry

Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physis
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstr. 25
A-6020 Innsbruck 
Austria
Fax: +43(0)5125072932
Phone: +43(0)51250752662

Kevin Prise
k.prise@qub.ac.uk

Radiation Biology Group

http://pure.qub.ac.uk/portal/...b210e0652285).html

Radiation Biology: Microbeams approaches: Radiation quality and ion beams: Advanced radiotherapy: nanoparticle radiation combinations.

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences 
Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology
Queen's University Belfast 
Health Sciences Building 
97 Lisburn Road Belfast BT9 7BL 
United Kingdom
IFF

Gustavo García 
G.Garcia@csic.es 

Radiation-Matter Interactions Group

http://www.iff.csic.es/research-2011-radiation-matter-interaction 

Experimental and theoretical studies on electron and positron scattering with biomolecular systems/induced dissociation to biomolecules/modelling particle transport in gaseous and condensed media/biomedical applications of radiation effects at the molecular level  

Instituto de Física Fundamental,
Serrano 113-bis, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Tel: (+34) 915616800
Fax: (+34) 915854894

Ismanuel Rabadán
ismanuel.rabadan@uam.es

Teoría de colisiones atómicas y moleculares

http://tcam.qui.uam.es

Ion / atom / molecule / collisions / ionization / charge transfer / electron capture / molecular fragmentation

TCAM group
Departamento de Química, módulo 13, 608
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
28049-Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 497 4947 
Fax: +34 91 497 5238

Luis Méndez
l.mendez@uam.es

Teoría de colisiones atómicas y moleculares

http://tcam.qui.uam.es

Ion / atom / molecule / collisions / ionization / charge transfer / electron capture / molecular fragmentation

TCAM group
Departamento de Química, módulo 13, 608
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
28049-Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 497 5259 
Fax: +34 91 497 5238