From the bench to onsite: turning discovery into technological solutions


Caparica, Portugal
Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. NOVA de Lisboa

Group Members



Célia M. Silveira is a post-doctoral researcher at the Unit on Applied Molecular Biosciences (UCIBIO) – REQUIMTE and Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB/UNL).

CM Silveira has formal training in Biochemistry, having graduated from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) in 2005. In 2011 she obtained her PhD in Sustainable Chemistry at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL). She works in the field protein biochemistry and biophysics. Her main research interests are the structural and functional characterization of redox metalloproteins isolated from bacterial sources, with particular emphasis on electron transfer processes and biocatalysis; the development of enzyme based electrochemical biosensors and the analysis of the proteome of microbial organisms (e.g. sulphate reducers, denitrifiers, actinomycetes) and animal cells. A wide range of complementary methods are employed from bacterial cell growth, to protein purification, vibrational spectroscopies techniques and bioelectrochemistry, among others.


Tiago Monteiro graduated in Molecular and Cellular Biology (FCT-UNL) in 2011, and in 2013 he concluded his M.Sc. degree in biotechnology (FCT-UNL). In 2014 he joined GB2 group as a Researcher Assistant, under Dr. M. Gabriela Almeida supervision. Later that year he was awarded the Gulbenkian's Prize 2014 Redox chemistry of nitrite in the brain: a novel functional and protective mechanism in brain hypoxia, in collaboration with Dr. Rui Barbosa from CNC (UC). He is currently a PhD student in Sustainable Chemistry at FCT-UNL.