Stéphane Besson

Professor of Biochemistry, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, ULHT
Email: s.besson(at)
Tel: + 351 21 751 55 00, ext. 2143

Research Activities - Keywords
• Biochemistry of metalloproteins (enzyme reactions and electron transport)
• Biodiversity and evolution of biochemical functions
• Respiratory system of microorganisms
• Biogeochemical nitrogen cycle
• Natural animal toxins
• Biocatalysts and biosensors

Teaching Interests
• Biochemistry and Metabolism
• Bioinformatics (Databases, Phylogenetic Analysis, Structural Biology, Proteomics)
• Biostatistics
• Biology of Venoms
• Undergraduate and Master programs

Selected References
Copper-containing nitrite reductase from Pseudomonas chlororaphis DSM 50135. Evidence for modulation of the rate of intramolecular electron transfer through nitrite binding to the type 2 copper center
Pinho D, Besson S, Brondino CD, Castro B, Moura I
Eur J Biochem (2004) 271: 2361-2369

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