LAQV REQUIMTE

(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Cátia Andreia Silva Teixeira

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Research group
Molecular Synthesis

Position
Researcher

Researcher IDB-5680-2011
Ciência ID8F18-9278-8A02
I graduated (2003) and obtained a MSc degree (2005) in Chemistry (Organic Synthesis) from FCUP. I then decided to complement my skills by learning computational chemistry approaches. In DEC.09, I completed a PhD degree in Computational Medicinal Chemistry from Univ. Paris Diderot-Paris 7, being awarded the L'Oreal France-Unesco 2008 prize for my excellent scientific skills and outstanding doctoral research work. My unique multidisciplinary background triggered collaboration between a computational and experimental group for developing new molecules with dual-antimalarial activity (post-doc JAN.10-MAR.16). Since APR.16, I am a Researcher at ORCHIDS (LAQV-REQUIMTE, FCUP), working on peptide-based strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance.

Representative Publications

“Clicking” an Ionic Liquid to a Potent Antimicrobial Peptide: On the Route Towards Improved Stability
10.3390/ijms21176174
Development of a synthetic route towards N-4,N-9-disubstituted 4,9-diaminoacridines: On the way to multi-stage antimalarials
10.1016/j.tetlet.2019.03.052
Turning a Collagenesis-Inducing Peptide Into a Potent Antibacterial and Antibiofilm Agent Against Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria
10.3389/fmicb.2019.01915
Striking HIV-1 Entry by Targeting HIV-1 gp41. But, Where Should We Target?
10.1371/journal.pone.0146743