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.
“Clicking” an Ionic Liquid to a Potent Antimicrobial Peptide: On the Route Towards Improved Stability
Development of a synthetic route towards N-4,N-9-disubstituted 4,9-diaminoacridines: On the way to multi-stage antimalarials
Turning a Collagenesis-Inducing Peptide Into a Potent Antibacterial and Antibiofilm Agent Against Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria