COORDINATION

COORDINATION

Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Miguel Teixeira

Metalloenzymes and Molecular Bioenergetics Lab

Email: miguel@itqb.unl.pt

Webpage

Co-coordinator

Dr. Ricardo Louro

Inorganic Biochemistry and NMR, Lab

Email: louro@itqb.unl.pt

Webpage

Co-coordinator

Dra. Smilja Todorovic

Raman BioSpectroscopy Lab

Email: smilja@itqb.unl.pt

Webpage

Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Miguel Teixeira

Metalloenzymes and Molecular Bioenergetics Lab

Email: miguel@itqb.unl.pt

Webpage

Co-coordinator

Dr. Ricardo Louro

Inorganic Biochemistry and NMR, Lab

Email: louro@itqb.unl.pt

Webpage

Co-coordinator

Dra. Smilja Todorovic

Raman BioSpectroscopy Lab

Email: smilja@itqb.unl.pt

Webpage

ITQB-NOVA is an Organic Unit of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and has the mission of carrying out scientific research and postgraduate teaching in Chemistry, Life sciences, and Associated Technologies. ITQB-NOVA has a strong expertise in Molecular Biosciences, including Cellular, Molecular and Structural Biology, Biotechnology and Chemical Biology. Currently with 60 independent labs, ITQB-NOVA hosts about 500 people (including 132 PhD holders and 154 PhD students).


>ITQB research groups within TIMB3

>ITQB research groups within TIMB3

MOSTMICRO is the main ITQB research unit related to TIMB3. It is a Research Unit of ITQB NOVA, an Academic Institution of Universidade Nova de Lisboa whose roots date back to 1986. MOSTMICRO-ITQB gathers microbiologists, biochemists, structural biologists, computational biologists, cell biologists, geneticists, molecular epidemiologists, and chemists, creating an ideal environment for multidisciplinary work.

The Unit, started in 2013, aims to understand biological processes at the Molecular, Structural, Cellular and Population levels, with a focus on microbes important for human health, biotechnology and the environment.

1 - Gene expression and stress survival
2 - Bacterial cell biology and pathogenesis
3 - Microbiology of human pathogens
4 - Dynamics of macromolecular complexes
5 - Metalloproteins and bioenergetics
6 - Molecular modelling and simulation

7 - Pharmaceutical and small bioactive molecules
8 - Metabolomics, proteomics and bioactivity
9 - Microbial metabolism & biocatalysis
10 - Structure and function of biomolecules
11 - Science communication, funding & innovation

1 - Gene expression and stress survival
2 - Bacterial cell biology and pathogenesis
3 - Microbiology of human pathogens
4 - Dynamics of macromolecular complexes
5 - Metalloproteins and bioenergetics
6 - Molecular modelling and simulation
7 - Pharmaceutical and small bioactive molecules
8 - Metabolomics, proteomics and bioactivity
9 - Microbial metabolism & biocatalysis
10 - Structure and function of biomolecules
11 - Science communication, funding & innovation

MOSTMICRO-ITQB research focuses on:

  • Molecular bases of processes that sustain microbial life
  • Structural and organisational dynamics of microbial cells
  • Dynamics of microbial populations
  • Development of novel therapeutic strategies and to develop microbial factories for clean biotechnology

>ITQB core facilities & equipment mostly related to TIMB3

>ITQB core facilities & equipment mostly related to TIMB3

ITQB-NOVA gathers a unique set of conditions for TIMB3 development: Outstanding shared facilities and equipment, including NMR, Mass Spec, Microbial Cell Production, Protein Purification & Characterization, Biophysical Resources (CD, EPR, NMR, Raman), high performance Computer Cluster; Macromolecular Crystallography Unit.

>ITQB education programmes

>ITQB education programmes



ITQB NOVA leads 3 PhD Programs, participates in further 7, is leading one Master course (Biotechnology for Sustainability) and is involved in 3 other Masters courses. It also participates at European Training Networks for doctoral training, funded by the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, and in an Erasmus+ programme devoted to training for the wider employability of PhD students, postdocs and early PIs. A new graduate program to foster entrepreneurship skills in young scientists was launched in 2018, as a partnership between ITQB-NOVA and a School of Business and Economics (NOVA SBE). It leads the Twinning project TIMB3 (2018-2021) and participates at several European PhD Training Networks for doctoral training, and at an Erasmus+ programme as well as approximately 40 nationally funded research grants.

EPR spectra of multiheme cytochrome as a function of the redox potential