Gonçalo Teixeira

PhD Student


About me

Gonçalo Teixeira is a PhD Student in Bioengineering Systems from the MIT Portugal PhD program, FCT NOVA. Currently, he is working in engineered proteins for gas sensing, namely odorant-binding proteins from mammalians and invertebrates.

Gonçalo arrived in the Biomolecular Engineering Lab in 2016 to complete his master thesis in Biotechnology from FCT-NOVA. During this period he studied the chemical and biological synthesis of an engineered affinity protein and had the opportunity to work in the University of Marseille for 2 months. He then worked in the SCENT project as a Research Assistant from January to March 2018, before starting his PhD fellowship. Gonçalo holds a Bachelor Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Coimbra and a Masters in Biotechnology from FCT-NOVA. As a student, he was involved in both associative and sports activities. He is currently in the National Biochemists Association.

Office 526, Chemistry Department, FCT-NOVA

Phone: +351 212 949 624 (ext 10984)

Email: gd.teixeira@campus.fct.unl.pt




Current Position

PhD Student in Bioengineering Systems (MIT Portugal) at FCT-NOVA.

Project title: "Engineered Proteins for gas sensing"

Research Project

SCENT Project


MSc in Biotechnology, FCT NOVA.

MSc project: "Chemical and biological synthesis of an engineered affinity protein"

BSC in Biochemistry, University of Coimbra (FCTUC)

Former Positions

2018 - Research Assistant under the SCENT Project - UCIBIO, Biomolecular Engineering Lab (3 months)

2016 - Visiting Master Student at Aix-Marseille University (iSM2), CNRS, Marseille, France (2 months)