Our group at EXPO FCT 2014

We had a fantastic day!

Our activities were "Coreografia de proteínas e seus pares em solução " and "Mag2 - Materiais Magnéticos e Proteínas Mágicas "

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Congratulations, Dr. Telma Barroso

Our colleague Telma Barroso is already a Dr.!

She passed her Viva Voice Examination last 3rd January. We are very happy for her and wish her all the best!

Our lab won the NZYTech Christmas competition

This year, the company NZYTech organized a competition for the most original picture representing Christmas in the lab routine using NZYTech products and/or symbols.

We were the winners :)


We have two open positions

Two positions are open for research in our group: a MSc. Scholarship ("Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre") and a BSc. Scholarship ("Bolsa de Investigação para Licenciado"). Applications are open until the 10th September.

More information is available here

Conference Affinity 2013

Prof. Cecília Roque, Ricardo Branco, Íris Batalha and Ana Margarida Dias participated in the conference Affinity 2013 - 20th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Molecular Recognition held in Vienna (Austria) from the 26th to the 29th of June.


ESF-EMBO Symposium -“Molecular Perspectives on PPI"

From 25th to 30th May 2013, Ana Margarida Dias was present in the ESF-EMBO Symposium – “Molecular Perspectives on Protein-Protein Interactions” in Pultusk, Poland.

Congratulations Dr. Ana Pina!

Our colleague Ana Pina is already a Dr.! 

She passed her Viva Voice Examination last 22nd May. We are very happy for her and wish her all the best!

2013 Annual Group Day

This year we had our "Open Day" in Serra da Arrábida, Setúbal region.

We went for an entire morning of cannoying. After all this physical activity we had lunch in the beach and enjoyed the sun.

Our group was in ECCE9-ECAB2 2013 at Den Haag (the Netherlands)

Last 21-25 April, our Group was at the 9th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, in the the Netherlands  (

Prof. Cecília Roque presented an Oral Communication, entitled "Toward a Sustainable Alternative for Antibody Purification: Theoretical and Experimental Studies", a result from the work of the authours A.C.A. Roque, A. Aguiar-Ricardo, A.M.G.C. Dias, I.L.Batalha, R.J.F.Branco, S.D.S.Santana, T. Barroso and V.L.Dhadge.

Expo FCT 2013

Like in the previous years, our group participated in Expo FCT.

Every year, this event brings thousands of high school students to the campus to get to know the curricular opportunies and research activities available at FCT.

Our group at....

Branco, R. J. F., A. M. G. C. Dias and A. C. A. Roque “Understanding the molecular recognition between antibody fragments and protein A biomimetic ligand” EMBO Conference - Catalytic Mechanisms by Biological Systems, 7-10 October, 2012, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Our participation at the ESBES 2012 conference

The group was at the ESBES + ISPPP 2012 Symposia 2012 in Istanbul/Turkey (23rd-26th September 2012)

Telma Barroso presented a keynote lecture:

T. Barroso, A.C.A. Roque, A. Aguiar-Ricardo, “Bioinspired affinity monoliths: a fast and efficient alternative system for antibody purification”

Margarida Dias presented an oral communication:

Our group was at HUPO 11th Annual World Congress

Íris Batalha was at the HUPO 11th Annual World Congress, that was held in Boston, Massachussetts, USA, from 9 to 13 of September 2012.

Íris presented a Poster, with the title "Novel synthetic scaffolds for the enrichment of phosphorylated proteins and peptides" and won a Travel Grant, provided by the organizers of the Congress.

Annual Group Day - Mafra and Ericeira

Our annual group day was on Mafra and Ericeira region! We were not very lucky with the weather, but we still had a great time!

Conferences attended - Nanomedicine

Susana Palma attended the 2nd International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging, Lübeck (Germany), March 15/16, 2012 (site: