Biotechnology and Bioengineering Journal cover

Our paper The Future of Protein Scaffolds as Affinity Reagents for Purification (more information on our Publications' page) was chosen for the cover of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol. 114, No. 3, March, 2017.

Special thanks to Marta Banza for the illustration!

Biotechnology Journal Cover

Our paper Retroviral particles are effectively purified on an affinity matrix containing peptides selected by phage-display (more information on our Publications' page) was chosen for the cover of Biotechnol. J 11 (12) 1471–1680 (2016) · Vol. 11 · December 2016

TWO OPEN POSITIONS for Master holders

There are two OPEN POSITIONS in our group.


1. Open position in Biotechnology/Bioengineering:

Congratulations to our master students!

Our coleagues Carina Figueiredo, Filipa Trovão and Ana Patrícia Traguedo have defended their MSc thesis during this month.

ONE OPEN POSITION - PostDoc in Microbiology

There is one Research Fellowship for a PostDoc in MICROBIOLOGY available in our lab

Deadline for application: 6th November 2016.

Expected start date: 1st December 2016

Fellowship duration: 12 months

Salary: 1495€ (plus national social security)

The research aim is to develop methods for the non-invasive detection of bacterial infections.

European Researchers Night

Our group was present in the European Researchers Night, that took place on 30th of September at the Natural History National Museum, Lisboa.

Workshop on Computational Protein Design for Biotech Applications

The first edition of the Workshop on Computational Protein Design for Biotech Applications took place between 13th and 15th of September, at FCT NOVA.

During the course, participants debated their own scientific issues with invited experts and explored the provided tools to analyze and integrate theoretical results during hands-on sessions.

ONE OPEN POSITION for a Master holder in our group

There is one Research Fellowship for a Master holder available in our lab - Design, assemble and operate a new device for non-invasive detection of bacterial infections. Deadline 18th September 2016.

Please find more information here:

Or here:

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Congratulations Vijaykumar Dhadge!

Vijay has defended his PhD thesis last 19th July titled "Magnetic Purification Of Antibodies".

We wish him all the best and success for his future challenges!

Conversas com a Ciência with Professor Cecília Roque

Professor Cecília Roque will be participating in the event "Conversas com a Ciência" held in IBM Portugal next July 21. Please register untill July 20 if you wish to participate!

Ciência 2016 Interview with Professor Cecília Roque

Professor Cecília Roque was chairperson of the Ciência 2016 biomedical engineering session.

More information on the event can be found here.

See her short interview for the event's newsletter:

ERC grantee meeting at Champalimaud Foundation

Professor Cecília Roque participated in a meeting together with ERC grantees, Commissioner Carlos Moedas and ERC President Bourguignon at Champalimaud Foundation last July 4.

Workshop: Computational Protein Design for Biotech Applications

Our lab is organizing a three-day hands-on workshop that intends to capture the attention of talented graduate and post-graduate students (including M.Sc., Ph.D., Post-docs and researchers) with a background in computational chemistry, bioinformatics, chemical and biochemical engineering, for the forefront computational methodologies in use nowadays, in the field of de novo Protein Design.

Congratulations master Luís Silva!

Our coleague Luís defended his MSc thesis!

He presented his work last 29rd April. We are very happy for him and wish all the best in his next challenges!

Biomolecular Engineering lab at 10th EXPO FCT

We had the oportunity to show some of our work to high school students, as part of the 10th edition of the EXPO FCT initiative.