Erasmus+ high school student

In the past three weeks we had the pleasure to host Roxana Cotojman from Colegiul National Gheorghe Magheru, Romania for an internship within Erasmus+ Program (with Casa da Educação). Roxana worked together with our PhD student Jorge Antunes and we hope she enjoyed the experience as much as we did!

Prestigious grant awarded to team studying how microbes make ‘nanowires’ to exhale electrons

The rising temperatures threatening life on our planet are caused in part by microbes that produce 50% of atmospheric methane, a gas 30 times more potent than CO2 at trapping heat. Surprisingly, another kind of microbe combats these rising temperatures by consuming up to 80% of methane released from ocean sediments.

Best Talk and Best Poster Award at the Biophysics Festival 2022

Jorge Antunes and Tomás Fernandes received the prizes for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster at the Biophysics Festival 2022 held in Aveiro on June 3rd.

UCIBIO Summer School 2021

Our group is hosting two “Summer School UCIBIO-NOVA - Initiation to Research in Applied Biomolecular Sciences” students.

Welcome Alexandre and João!

Pilar Portela awarded a Fulbright Portugal Grant

Pilar Portela is one of the Fulbrighters 2021 and was awarded a Fulbright Portugal Grant to go to Yale University for 5 months as part of her PhD project. Her work will focus on the in vivo manipulation of Geobacter cultures to unveil the mechanisms by which electrons are transferred to the cell’s exterior through conductive protein filaments.


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UCIBIO Summer School 2020

Our group is hosting two “Summer School UCIBIO-NOVA - Initiation to Research in Applied Biomolecular Sciences” students.

Welcome João and Gonçalo!

Most recent paper highlighted at UCIBIO

The research work “Thermodynamic properties of triheme cytochrome PpcF from Geobacter metallireducens reveal unprecedented functional mechanism” has just been published in the BBA – Bioenergetics Journal and was highlighted at UCIBIO.

Young Biophysicist Talk Award to Tomás M. Fernandes

Tomás M. Fernandes received the Young Biophysicist Award for his talk "Redox characterization of multiheme cytochromes" at NOVA Biophysica conference held in Lisbon in September 2019.

Ciência Viva no Laboratório 2019

Our lab participated in "Ciência Viva no Laboratório 2019" and hosted two high school students for a week. 

António Xavier Prize 2018 awarded to Joana Dantas

Joana Dantas has been awarded the Prémio António Xavier 2018, for the best PhD Thesis conducted in Portugal in 2017, in the area of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Electronic Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).