Funded Research Projects – Coordination:

2016- Project RADetect - One Platform - Multiple biomarker detection of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RADetect)

2015- Tracking and Assessing the Risk from Antibiotic Resistant Genes using Chips Technology in Surface Water Ecosystems (TRACE)

2013-2016  PTDC/BBB-NAN/1812/2012 - Silence is golden (siAu) - silencing the silencers via multifunctional gold nanoconjugates towards cancer therapy.

2012-2015  EU FP7 - THEME [SME-2012-1] [Research for SMEs] RTD. Lung Card - Point-of-care blood device for fast and reliable prediction of drug response in non- small-cell lung carcinoma patients from blood samples (LungCard)

2009-2012 - ERANET - NanoSciera+Nanotruck - Multifunctional Gold Nanoparticles for Gene Therapy

2007-2011 - PTDC/SAU-BEB/66511/2006 - Nanodiagnostics: gold-nanoprobes for molecular recognition - application to DNA adducts detection; pathogen detection; gene expression and RNA quantification.

2007-2011 - PTDC/BIO/66514/2006 - Sensitive and selective detection of DNA/RNA based on functionalised gold nanoparticles - application to pathogen detection; mutation detection and RNA quantification.

2006-2009 - Detecção de aductos de DNA em populações expostas - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian – Financiamento de projectos na área da oncologia “Cancro e Ambiente”.

Funded Research Projects - Team Members:

2011-…  PTDC/CVT/111634/2009 - zoonTB - Improved NAT-based approaches to detect and discriminate animal-associated Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex members and evaluation of the zoonotic potential of these species in Portugal.

2011-… - PTDC/CTM-NAN/109877/2009 - Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Clinical Diagnosis.

2011-… - PTDC/QUI-QUI/112597/2009 – NANOLIGHT - Nanosystems for delivery of caged compounds.

2010-… - PTDC/SAU-BEB/098125/2008 - Portable nano/micro-biosensor platform for ultrasensitive multidetection in blood samples – BloodFET.

2008-2012 - PTDC/BIA-MIC/71280/2006 - Mutational and physiological dynamics of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: the emergence of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis.

2007-2012 - PTDC/QUI/64484/2006 - Metal- and magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with biological molecules: towards bio-nanoprobes.

2007-2011 - PTDC/FIS/74274/2006 - Nanobiodetection based on optical nano-sensors and gold nanoparticles probe Systems: NANOBIOS.

2007-2011 - PTDC/EEA-ELC/74236/2006 - Novel Advanced Integrated Optical Nano-Sensors Systems for Nanobiodetection, based on gold nanoparticle probes: NANOSEN.