Dr. Teresa Santos Silva will be the next Chemforum speaker

On the 8th of November Teresa Santos Silva, from REQUITE, FCT-NOVA will give a talk in Chemforum. Teresa Santos-Silva is a Structural Biologist interested in integrative approaches to study protein-ligand interactions with applications in drug development and biotechnology. She graduated in 2001 in “Applied Chemistry" at FCT-NOVA and obtained a PhD in Structural Biology from NOVA, under the supervision of Maria João Romão in 2006. After a postdoc with Carlos Fontes at Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, ULisboa, Teresa started as Senior Scientist through “Ciência 2008 Program” in 2009. In 2014 she was awarded the…Read more

M. Paula Robalo’s co-authored paper was highlighted as Innovative in the field of “Engineered Biomolecular Catalysts”

The work developed by two CQE members, Ana Catarina Sousa and M. Paula Robalo, in collaboration with the Microbial & Enzyme Technology's group at ITQB, leaded by Ligia Martins and published in ACS Catalysis in May 2017 was selected as one of the 20 publications that highlight recent publications from the Journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS Catalysis, and Inorganic Chemistry that showcase the latest groundbreaking research in the field of “Engineered Biomolecular Catalysts". (http://pubs.acs.org/page/jacsat/vi/engineered-bio-catalysts?utm_source=JACS&utm_medium=EMI&utm_campaign=PUBS1017EJK). Engineering a Bacterial DyP-Type Peroxidase for Enhanced Oxidation of Lignin-Related Phenolics at Alkaline pH Vânia Brissos, Diogo Tavares, Ana…Read more

Prof. Mario A. Monteiro will be the next Chemforum speaker

On October the 12th Prof. Mario A. Monteiro will give a lecture on Chemforum. Mario Monteiro was born in Lisbon, but at the age of 2 years old moved to Serra da Estrela with his parents where he would do his early schooling. At the age of 14 he moved to Canada where he finished high school and University with a PhD at York University under the supervision of Professor Gerald Aspinall in 1996. Following his doctorate, Prof. Monteiro joined the research group of Dr. Malcolm Perry at the National Research Council Canada with…Read more

Inês Martins was awarded a poster prize in the Small molecule NMR conference

Inês Martins, a CQE PhD student, was awarded a poster prize entitled “Characterization of multicomponent crystal forms of neuroleptic drugs by NMR crystallography” in the Small molecule NMR conference (SMASH), which was helded in September 17th-20th 2017, in Baveno (Italy) (http://www.smashnmr.org/). Four participants were awarded from a total of 101 poster communications.Read more

Dr. Jamal Moussa will be the first Chemforum speaker of the Autumn Edition

On September 27 the 2017 Autumn Chemforum Edition will start with a talk from Dr. Jamal Moussa from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), in Paris, France. Dr. Moussa studied chemistry at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), in Paris, France and obtained a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Hani Amouri at UPMC  in 2007 working on the synthesis of organometallic ligands for the preparation of luminescent transition metal complexes. He then moved to ETHZ for a two year postdoctoral stay in the group of Antonio Togni working on the use of ferrocenyl based NHC…Read more

Nuno Martins was awarded a best poster prize in ISy SY Cat 2017

Nuno Martins, a CQE PhD student, was awarded a poster prize in the International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis 2017 (ISySyCat2017), which was held in September 5-8 2017,  in Évora (http://isysycat2017.eventos.chemistry.pt/). Six participants were awarded from a total of  168 poster communications. Nuno's poster was from the Catalysis category and was entitled "First-row-transition-metal EDTA functionalized magnetic nanocatalysts for oxidative mild reactions".  Read more