(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Nelson Gomes


Research group
Natural Products – Chemistry and Bioactivity


Researcher IDS-5420-2016
Ciência IDDC11-EFB8-2085
Nelson Gomes received his PhD (Biomedical Sciences) by the University of Porto in 2014 and moved to Kasetsart University (Thailand) with a post-doctoral grant to continue his work on the discovery of bioactives from marine fungi. In 2016 he has initiated a new research line as a post-doctoral researcher at REQUIMTE/LAQV, his current research interests being focused on the therapeutic value of plants from Guinea-Bissauan and Thai flora. In 2017 he was appointed as Invited Assistant Professor at the private institute Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Politécnico e Universitário. He authors 29 peer-reviewed papers and 2 book chapters and has been frequently requested to act as a peer-reviewer for Marine Drugs, Molecules, Cancer, amongst others.

Representative Publications

Hybrid MS/NMR methods on the prioritization of natural products: Applications in drug discovery
Plants with Neurobiological Activity as Potential Targets for Drug Discovery
Leaves and stem bark from Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.: An approach to anti-inflammatory properties and characterization of their flavonoid profile
Antibacterial and antibiofilm activities of tryptoquivalines and meroditerpenes isolated from the marine-derived fungi Neosartorya paulistensis, N. laciniosa, N. tsunodae, and the soil fungi N. fischeri and N. siamensis.
Can Some Marine-Derived Fungal Metabolites Become Actual Anticancer Agents?
Anti-inflammatory properties of Xylopia aethiopica leaves: Interference with pro-inflammatory cytokines in THP-1-derived macrophages and flavonoid profiling
Marine-Derived Anticancer Agents: Clinical Benefits, Innovative Mechanisms, and New Targets