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Teresa Santos-Silva

  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa
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Research interests

Small Angle ScatteringSMolybdenum EnzymesDrug DesignX-ray Protein Crystallography

About

I finished my undergraduate studies in 2001 in Chemistry and completed my PhD in 2006 in Protein Crystallography at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. In 2007 I began a post-doc, which was followed by a 5-year contract as Assistant Researcher (Ciência2008??), starting in 2009, in the same University. In 2012 I initiated my independent work as PI of two financed projects from the Portuguese Science Foundation – reviewed by an international panel and with a ca 12% rate of success. In 2014 I obtained an independent position – Investigador FCT, reviewed by an international panel and with a 14% rate of success – granted by the Portuguese Science Foundation, to develop my research project at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In 2014, I was the awardee of the Clara Immerwahr Award 2014 of the Cluster of Excellence UniCat, of the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, promoting women in science. The award consisted of a 15 000 euros prize money and 4 months stay in the lab of Prof. Silke Leimkühler at the University of Potsdam, Germany. In 2015 I applied to a project of the Portuguese Science Foundation as PI which was recommended for funding, starting in 2016. The main focus of my research is the structural characterization of drug-target complexes, namely organometallic molecules with biological activity. I have also been involved in the study of molybdenum enzymes and their chaperones, transporters and related enzymatic mechanisms. In my research activities, I have been the supervisor of five undergraduates, six MSc (one ongoing) and four PhD students (ongoing), together with three Post-Doc fellows (two ongoing).

Co-authors (130)

Publications (5)

  • Binding of vanadium to human serum transferrin - voltammetric and spectrometric studies

    • Azevedo C
    • Correia I
    • dos Santos M
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  • Imine ligands based on ferrocene: synthesis, structural and Mössbauer characterization and evaluation as chromogenic and electrochemical sensors for Hg <sup>2+</sup>

    • Rosa V
    • Gaspari A
    • Folgosa F
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  • Optical and Structural Characterization of a Chronic Myeloid Leukemia DNA Biosensor

    • Cordeiro M
    • Otrelo-Cardoso A
    • Svergun D
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  • Electron transfer through arsenite oxidase: Insights into Rieske interaction with cytochrome c

    • Watson C
    • Niks D
    • Hille R
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  • Highly selective tungstate transporter protein TupA from Desulfovibrio alaskensis G20

    • Otrelo-Cardoso A
    • Nair R
    • Correia M
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Professional experience

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Education

Chemistry

Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia Universidade Nova de Lisboa

January 2002 - December 2006(5 years)