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Financed Research Projects



  • PRAXIS XXI/JNICT (PBICT/BIO/2037/95) project "Molecular modelling of proteins involved in electron transfer processes"). January 1996 - December 1998. Co-ordinators
  • EC BIOTECNOLOGY PROGRAM AREA 6.1 project (BIO4-CT96-0413) "Construction of novel redox proteins from modular building blocks". November 1996 - October 1999. Partnership between several European Laboratories.
  • JNICT Luso-Hungariun project "Crystal structure determination and molecular modelling of proteases and electron transfer proteins".1996-1997. Collaborators in this partnership.
  • PRAXIS XXI project "Structural determinants of electron transfer interactions between [Ni-Fe] hydrogenase and cytochrome c3 from D.desulfuricans ATCC 27774". 1997-1998. Collaborators in this project.
  • PRAXIS XXI project "Structural determination of proteins using X-ray crystallography and its structural implications".1997-1998. Collaborators in this project.
  • PRAXIS XXI project PRAXIS/P/BIO/14314/1998 "Structure function relationships of serine hydrolases in non-conventional media". October 2000 - September 2002. Partnership between several groups from IST-UTL, ITQB-UNL and FCT-UNL.
  • FCT Sapiens project 32789/99 entitled "Molecular modelling of key redox proteins in bacterium metabolism: methodology and applications". 2001-2003. Co-ordinators.
  • FCT Sapiens project 36560/99 entitled "Novel respiratory complexes: molecular basis for energy transduction". 2001-2003. Partnership between two groups at ITQB-UNL.
  • FCT Sapiens POCTI/QUI/43323/2001 entitled "Electron transfer mechanisms and dynamics of a proton thruster: cytochrome c3". Collaborators in this project.
  • FCT Sapiens POCTI/MGI/47382/2002 entitled "Folding, processing and function of normal and mutant cystic fibrosis transmembranar conductance regulator: structural implications". Collaborators in this project.
  • FCT Sapiens POCTI/BME/45810/2002 entitled "Increasing realism in protein modelling: including pH and redox effects into molecular dynamics simulations". Collaborators in this project.
  • FCT Sapiens POCTI/BIO/57083/2004 project entitled “Nano-engineering of bacterial laccases”. 2005-2007. Collaborators in this project.
  • FCT Sapiens POCTI/BIO/57193/2004 project entitled “Rationalization of cutinase enantioselectivity in nonaqueous media”. 2005-2007. Collaborators in this project.
  • EU FP6-2004-NMP-NI-4/02456 IP project. "White biotechnology for added value products from renewable plant polymers: Design of tailor-made biocatalysts and new industrial bioprocesses" (acronym BIORENEW).  2006-2010. Responsible for the protein modelling activities at the ITQB-UNL partner.
  • FCT project PTDC/BIA-PRO/70429/2006. "Towards biohydrogen production - study of a high-activity, oxygen-resistant bacterial hydrogenase". 2007-2010. Collaborators in this project.
  • FCT project PTDC/BIA-PRO/67263/2006. "Microbial enzymes involved in the superoxide and nitric oxide reduction". 2008-2010. Collaborators in this project.
  •  FCT project PTDC/BIO/73946/2006. “Site-specific labeling of proteins by a novel type of transglutaminase isolated from spores of Bacillus subtilis.”. 2009-2012. Collaborators in this project.
  • FCT project PTDC/QUI/65640/2006 “Investigation of redox-state-specific protein-protein interactions and energy transduction in the electron transfer chains of sulfate reducing bacteria”. 2009-2011. Collaborators in this project.
  • MIT-Pt/BS-BB/0014/2008 project “Structural and functional study of the proteins mediating electron transfer between microorganisms and solid substrates with relevance for bio-energy production”. 2009-2012. Collaborators in this project.
  • FCT PTDC/AGR-AAM/102345/2008 project “Breaking Down The Wall - Microbial Hemicellulases for saccharification”. 2010-2012. Collaborators in this project.
  •  FCT project PTDC/QUI-BIQ/105238/2008 “Study of pH-dependent protein misfolding using state-of-the-art molecular modelling methods”. 2010-2012. Collaborators in this project.
  • FCT project PTDC/BIA-PRO/104378/2008 “Including protonation effects in the simulation of peptides and proteins in membrane environments”. 2010-2012. Collaborators in this project.
  • FCT project PTDC/QUI-BIQ/113446/2009 entitled "Proton transfer and proton pumping in haem-copper oxidases. Methodological developments and their application to unravel the molecular mechanism ". 2010- 2014. Principal investigator of this project.
  • FCT project PTDC/QUI-BIQ/114774/2009 entitled "Membrane fusion mechanism of Influenza Hemagglutinin: a simulation and biophysical approach." 2010- 2014. Principal investigator of this project.
     


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