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I concluded my BSc (18 out of 20) and MSc (19 out of 20) in Biochemistry at the University of Porto (UP) (Portugal) in 2014 and 2016, respectively. My scientific career began in late 2015 with my MSc thesis (2015-16). Afterward, I had a research fellowship (8k €) (2016-17) to continue the QM/MM studies on enzymes using pyridoxal-5’-phosphate (PLP) cofactor. In 2017, I was awarded an individual PhD scholarship funded by FCT (65k €). During my PhD (2017-21), I studied the catalytic mechanism of 6 enzymes, some of which use PLP and Mo as cofactors, and developed scientific and educational software. I finished my PhD in Jul 2021 and immediately started working at CBEHx (UK) as a scientific and medical illustrator and content creator. Since Nov 2021, I have been a hired postdoctoral researcher at the BioSIM (biosim.pt) group (PTDC/QUI-QFI/31689/2017 project; 233k €), where I am applying molecular dynamics (MD) and QM/MM methods to characterize TSs from enzymatic mechanisms and developing a database for deposition and search of TS structures. I am currently tutoring 3 students (1 PhD and 2 MSc) and officially co-supervising 1 PhD student, all working on computational enzymatic catalysis. From these works, 1 article [10] was published, 1 is under review, and 1 is being prepared for submission. Since 2018, I have been fully responsible for managing the IT infrastructure and HPC cluster of the BioSIM group. It includes hardware configuration, software compilation and benchmarking, and data management. In the past 5 years, I have collaborated with +20 researchers in Portugal from the Univs. of Porto, Minho, and NOVA Lisbon. Moreover, I have been involved in 3 international collaborations with Vincent Parissi (U. Bordeaux) (1 published [11] + 1 submitted articles + 2 patent applications); Nenad R. Filipovic (U. Belgrade) (2 submitted + 3 in preparation article); and Frank Neese (Max-Planck-Institut), Christoph Riplinger (FAccTs) and Till Rudack (Ruhr Univ Bochum) from ORCA software development team. Regarding this last international collaboration, I am developing chemTool, a VMD extension to handle ORCA-related input and output files. It is planned an abroad period during the development of chemTool modules to analyze spectroscopy and molecular orbitals calculations produced with ORCA software. Since 2017, I have published 14 articles (8 as 1st author and 1 as the corresponding author) with an average impact factor of 6.4, accounting for 148 citations and an h-index of 7 (Scopus and WoS). Among those articles, 6 were published in TOP10 journals, including ACS Catal (IF 13.08), Trends Biotechnol (IF 19.54), Inorg Chem Front (IF 6.57), and Trends Microbiol (IF 17.08). Currently, I am a co-author in 4 submitted and 3 under preparation articles. I also published 2 book chapters, 6 conference papers, and 2 journal covers. I have delivered 9 invited oral communications, 7 oral communications in national and international conferences (1 best oral communication award), and 12 poster presentations (1 best poster award). I have already reviewed 15 articles for some journals, including ChemComm, J Mol Model, and Mol Syst Des Eng. I am currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of an FCT-funded project (CPCA/A1/422043/2021) and co-PI in another (2021.09752.CPCA). I have co-organized 3 scientific conferences and 7 workshops as an assistant instructor (4) or instructor (3). In 2021, I was accredited as a high-school teacher former in the Chemistry field (CCPFC/RFO-41321/21). Then, I have prepared two courses about molecular visualization that will be taught later this year. Science dissemination has always been an important aspect of my scientific career. I have been involved in the organization of several scientific divulgation events, including a science fair in a stage of the 2017 Portugal Cycling Tour, a software divulgation fair at the UP, and a scientific art exhibition of molecular systems at the Rectorate of the UP (2017).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Henrique Silva Fernandes

Citation names

  • Fernandes, Henrique
  • Fernandes, HS

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
731B-8D14-D72C
ORCID iD
0000-0002-9280-1838
AuthenticusID
R-00H-6G3
Google Scholar ID
YG10ZVwAAAAJ
Researcher Id
D-1620-2016
Scopus Author Id
57193239917

Email addresses

  • hfernandes@med.up.pt (Professional)

Addresses

  • CIM-FMUP - Centro de Investigação Médica da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto Departamento de Biomedicina (Biologia Experimental), BioSIM - Laboratório 22P4EP Rua Doutor Plácido da Costa, 4200-450, Porto, Porto, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

  • https://github.com/henriquefer/ (Social media)
  • https://twitter.com/Henrique_S_Fer (Social media)
  • https://biosim.pt/henrique-s-fernandes/ (Scholar)
  • https://henriquefernandes.pt (Personal)

Knowledge fields

  • Exact Sciences - Chemical Sciences
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Biochemistry
  • Exact Sciences - Computer and Information Sciences - Bioinformatics

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
Education
Degree Classification
2017/03/01 - 2021/07/22
Concluded
Chemistry (Doutoramento)
Major in Theoretical Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
"Computational Studies Addressed to PLP-Dependent Enzymes" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Approved
2014/09/01 - 2016/07
Concluded
Biochemistry (Mestrado)
Major in Computational Biochemistry
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
"Computational studies addressed to Histidine decarboxylase" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
19 out of 20
2011/09/10 - 2014/07/15
Concluded
Biochemistry (Licenciatura)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal

Universidade do Porto Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas Abel Salazar, Portugal
"Candida albicans secreted aspartic proteases expression facilitates murine peritoneal infection in a Treg/IL-10-dependent manner" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
18 out of 20
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2021/11/04 - Current Contracted Researcher (Research) REQUIMTE, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2016/04/21 - 2017/02/28 Research Trainee (Research) REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciencias Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2021/05/01 - 2021/11/03 Scientific and Medical Illustrator and Content Creator CBEHx, United Kingdom
CBEHx, United Kingdom
(...)
2017/03/01 - 2021/04/30 Individual PhD Fellowship (SFRH/BD/115396/2016 and COVID/BD/151798/2021) REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciencias Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciencias Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
(...)
Projects

Contract

Designation Funders
2022 - Current i4HB
LA/P/0140/2020
Research Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2022 - Current Cutting-edge QM/MM MD implementation for the study of enzymatic mechanisms
CPCA/A1/422043/2021
Principal investigator
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciencias Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2022 - Current Optimization of Validated SARS-CoV-2 Antivirals against the New Emerging Variants
2021.09752.CPCA
Co-Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2021 - Current Applied Molecular Biosciences Unit
UIDB/04378/2020
Research Fellow
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciencias Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2021 - Current Applied Molecular Biosciences Unit
UIDP/04378/2020
Research Fellow
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciencias Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2018 - 2022/06/30 RDB-TS: A reaction database for transition state information from quantum chemical calculations.
PTDC/QUI-QFI/31689/2017
Research Fellow
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciencias Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2021 - 2021/09 Application of Molecular Dynamics Simulations in the Study of Biomolecular Interactions for the Identification of New Drug Candidates
CPCA/A00/7145/2020
PhD Student Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2021 - 2021/09 Application of QM/MM Methods in the Development of Biocatalysts
CPCA/A00/7140/2020
PhD Student Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Teixeira, Carla S. S.; Fernandes, Henrique S.; Sousa, Sérgio F.; Cerqueira, Nuno M. F. S. A.. "Enzymatic Amino Acid Deprivation Therapies Targeting Cancer". In Pharmaceutical Biocatalysis, edited by Peter Grunwald, 311-347. Temasek, Singapore: Jenny Stanford Publishing, 2019.
    Published • 10.1201/9780429295034-8
  2. Teixeira, Carla S. Silva; Fernandes, Henrique S.; Fernandes, Pedro A.; Ramos, Maria J.; Cerqueira, Nuno M.F.S.A.. "Cancer therapies based on enzymatic amino acid depletion". In Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy, edited by Alexandru Grumezescu, Anton Ficai, 623-651. Elsevier, 2017.
    10.1016/b978-0-323-46144-3.00024-6
Conference abstract
  1. Santos-Pereira C.; Rocha J.F.; Fernandes H.S.; Rodrigues L.R.; Côrte-Real M.; Sousa S.F.. "Bridging the gap between lactoferrin and V-ATPase through a multi-stage computational approach". Paper presented in Proceedings of the MOL2NET’21, Conference on Molecular, Biomedical & Computational Sciences and Engineering, Coimbra, 2022.
    Published • 10.3390/mol2net-07-12137
  2. Fernandes, H.S.; Sousa, S.F.; Cerqueira, N.M.F.S.A.. "The Catalytic Mechanism of the SARS-Cov-2 Main Protease". Paper presented in Proceedings of the MOL2NET’21, Conference on Molecular, Biomedical & Computational Sciences and Engineering, Coimbra, 2021.
    Published • 10.3390/mol2net-07-12118
  3. Magalhães, Rita; Vieira, Tatiana; Fernandes, Henrique; Cerqueira, Nuno; Melo, André; Simões, Manuel; Sousa, Sérgio. "Creation of a Structural Database for Inhibition of Biofilm Formation". Paper presented in 6º Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional Estrutural, Porto, 2018.
    Published • 10.3390/mol2net-04-06079
  4. Cerqueira, Nuno; Fernandes, Henrique; Sousa, Sérgio. "Is the 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate cofactor synthesized through a non-enzymatic or enzymatic mechanism?". Paper presented in 6º Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional Estrutural, Porto, 2018.
    Published • 10.3390/mol2net-04-06004
  5. Cerqueira, Nuno; Fernandes, Henrique; Ramos, Maria João. "Development of computational tools to enhance the study of catalytic mechanisms". Paper presented in MOL2NET 2017, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences, Coimbra, 2017.
    Published • 10.3390/mol2net-03-05073
Conference paper
  1. Fernandes, H.; Sousa, S.; Cerqueira, N.. "Enhancing the catalytic power of serine hydroxymethyltransferase to produce commercially valuable compounds". 2019.
    Published • 10.1002/2211-5463.12675
Conference poster
  1. Santos-Pereira C.; Rocha J.F.; Fernandes H.S.; Rodrigues L.R.; Côrte-Real M.; Sousa S.F.. "Bridging the gap between lactoferrin and V-ATPase through a multi-stage computational approach". Paper presented in VIII EJIBCE (Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional Estrutural), 2021.
  2. Fernandes H.S.; Sousa S.F.; Cerqueira N.M.F.S.A.. "The Catalytic Mechanism of the SARS-Cov-2 Main Protease". Paper presented in VIII EJIBCE (Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional Estrutural), 2021.
  3. Santos-Pereira C.; Andrés T.A.; Rocha J.F.; Fernandes H.S.; Chaves S.R.; Fierro J.F.; Gerós H.; et al. "Integrated biochemical and computational approach reveals novel mechanisms underlying the antifungal activity of the milk-derived lactoferrin protein". Paper presented in XXI SPB National Congress of Biochemistry, 2021.
  4. Fernandes H.S.; Sousa S.F.; Cerqueira N.M.F.S.A.. "Using a computational approach to enhance enzymes as industrial biocatalysts". Paper presented in Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional Estrutural, 2019.
  5. Vieira T.F.; Magalhães R.P.; Fernandes H.S.; Simões M.; Sousa S.F.. "Development of a structural database to inhibit bio¿lm formation". Paper presented in Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional Estrutural, 2019.
  6. Sousa C.E.A.; Pereira C.; Fernandes H.S.; Sousa S.F.; Cerqueira, N.M.F.S.A.. "RDB-TS: Development of a Database for Storage of Transition State Structures for Organic Reactions". Paper presented in Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional Estrutural, 2019.
  7. Fernandes H.S.; Sousa S.F.; Cerqueira N.M.F.S.A.. "Enhancing the catalytic power of Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase to produce commercially valuable compounds". Paper presented in The 44th FEBS Congress, 2019.
  8. Fernandes H.S.; Sousa S.F.; Cerqueira N.M.F.S.A.. "Enhancing the catalytic power of Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase to produce commercially valuable compounds". Paper presented in 19th FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum, 2019.
  9. Fernandes H.S.; Sousa S.F.; Cerqueira N.M.F.S.A.. "Is the 5,10methylenetetrahydrofolate cofactor synthesized through a non-enzymatic or enzymatic mechanism?". Paper presented in 6º Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional Estrutural, 2018.
  10. Magalhães R.P.; Vieira T.F.; Fernandes H.S.; Cerqueira N.M.F.S.A.; Melo A.; Simões M.; Sousa S. F.. "Creation of a Structural Database for Inhibition of Bio¿lm Formation". Paper presented in 6º Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional Estrutural, 2018.
  11. Fernandes, Henrique; Maria João Ramos; Sérgio Filipe Maia de Sousa; Nuno M.F.S.A. Cerqueira. "The catalytic mechanism of Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase: a drug target against Malaria". Paper presented in UCIBIO Annual Meeting, 2018.
  12. Fernandes, Henrique; Maria João Ramos; Nuno M.F.S.A. Cerqueira. "Serine HydroxyMethylTransferase: Inhibit it or Improve it?". Paper presented in III Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry of University of Minho, 2017.
  13. Fernandes H.S.; Ramos M.J.; Cerqueira N.M.F.S.A.. "Computational studies addressed to the catalytic mechanism of Histidine Decarboxylase". Paper presented in 5º Encontro Português de Jovens Químicos (PYCheM) and 1st European Young Chemists Meeting, 2016.
  14. Fernandes, Henrique; Nuno M.F.S.A. Cerqueira. "Computational studies addressed to the catalytic mechanism of Histidine Decarboxylase". 2015.
  15. Correia A.; Cerqueira-Rodrigues B.; Fernandes H.S.; Teixeira L.; Caramalho Í.; Sampaio P.; Pais C.; et al. "Candida albicans secreted aspartic proteases expression facilitates murine peritoneal infection in a Treg/IL-10-dependent manner". Paper presented in XL Annual Meeting – Sociedade Portuguesa de Imunologia, 2015.
  16. Bárbara Adem; Fernandes, Henrique; Nuno Bastos. "Que novidades existem nas terapias moleculares para o cancro?". 2014.
Journal article
  1. Markovic, Sanja B.; Maciejewska, Natalia; Olszewski, Mateusz; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Puerta, Adrián; Padrón, José M.; Novakovic, Irena; et al. "Study of the anticancer potential of Cd complexes of selenazoyl-hydrazones and their sulphur isosters". European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2022): 114449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2022.114449.
    10.1016/j.ejmech.2022.114449
  2. Silva, Sara; Marto, Joana; Gonçalves, Lídia M.; Fernandes, Henrique S.; Sousa, Sérgio F.; Almeida, António J.; Vale, Nuno. "Development of Neuropeptide Y and Cell-Penetrating Peptide MAP Adsorbed onto Lipid Nanoparticle Surface". Molecules 27 9 (2022): 2734. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules27092734.
    10.3390/molecules27092734
  3. Magalhaes, RPita P; Fernandes, H S; Sousa, SF. Corresponding author: Sousa, SF. "The critical role of Asp206 stabilizing residues on the catalytic mechanism of the Ideonella sakaiensis PETase". Catalysis Science & Technology (2022): http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1cy02271g.
    10.1039/d1cy02271g
  4. Araškov, Jovana; Višnjevac, Aleksandar; Popovic, Jasminka; Blagojevic, Vladimir; Fernandes, Henrique; Sousa, Sergio; Novakovic, Irena; et al. "Zn(II) complexes with thiazolyl-hydrazones: structure, intermolecular interactions, photophysical properties, computational study and anticancer activity". CrystEngComm (2022): http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d2ce00443g.
    10.1039/d2ce00443g
  5. Gonçalves, I.G.; Fernandes, H.S.; Melo, A.; Sousa, S.F.; Simões, L.C.; Simões, M.. "LegionellaDB – A Database on Legionella Outbreaks". Trends in Microbiology (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85101362901&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.tim.2021.01.015
  6. Fernandes, H.S.; Cerqueira, N.M.F.S.A.; Sousa, S.F.. "Developing and Using BioSIMAR, an Augmented Reality Program to Visualize and Learn about Chemical Structures in a Virtual Environment on Any Internet-Connected Device". Journal of Chemical Education 98 5 (2021): 1789-1794. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85106453749&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01317
  7. Ribeiro, P.M.G.; Fernandes, H.S.; Maia, L.B.; Sousa, S.F.; Moura, J.J.G.; Cerqueira, N.M.F.S.A.. "The complete catalytic mechanism of xanthine oxidase: A computational study". Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers 8 2 (2021): 405-416. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85100037271&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1039/d0qi01029d
  8. Fernandes, H.S.; Sousa, S.F.; Cerqueira, N.M.F.S.A.. "New insights into the catalytic mechanism of the SARS-CoV-2 main protease: an ONIOM QM/MM approach". Molecular Diversity (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85108610393&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s11030-021-10259-7
  9. Lapaillerie, D.; Charlier, C.; Fernandes, H.S.; Sousa, S.F.; Lesbats, P.; Weigel, P.; Favereaux, A.; Guyonnet-Duperat, V.; Parissi, V.. "In silico, in vitro and in cellulo models for monitoring sars-cov-2 spike/human ace2 complex, viral entry and cell fusion". Viruses 13 3 (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85102687449&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.3390/v13030365
  10. Santos-Pereira, C.; Rocha, J.F.; Fernandes, H.S.; Rodrigues, L.R.; Côrte-Real, M.; Sousa, S.F.. "The milk-derived lactoferrin inhibits V-ATPase activity by targeting its V1 domain". International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 186 (2021): 54-70. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85109463515&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2021.06.200
  11. Magalhães, R.P.; Fernandes, H.S.; Sousa, S.F.; Magalhaes, Rita P.; Fernandes, Henriques S.; Sousa, Sergio F.. "Modelling Enzymatic Mechanisms with QM/MM Approaches: Current Status and Future Challenges". Israel Journal of Chemistry 60 7 (2020): 655-666. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85084214079&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1002/ijch.202000014
  12. Magalhães, R.P.; Vieira, T.F.; Fernandes, H.S.; Melo, A.; Simões, M.; Sousa, S.F.. "The Biofilms Structural Database". Trends in Biotechnology 38 9 (2020): 937-940. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85084234464&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.tibtech.2020.04.002
  13. Fernandes, Henrique S.; Teixeira, Carla S. Silva; Sousa, Sérgio F.; Cerqueira, Nuno M. F. S. A.; Silva Teixeira, Carla S.; Sousa, Sergio F.. "Formation of Unstable and very Reactive Chemical Species Catalyzed by Metalloenzymes: A Mechanistic Overview". Molecules 24 13 (2019): 2462. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules24132462.
    10.3390/molecules24132462
  14. Fernandes, H.S.; Sousa, S.F.; Cerqueira, N.M.F.S.A.. "VMD Store-A VMD Plugin to Browse, Discover, and Install VMD Extensions". Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 59 11 (2019): 4519-4523. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85074712816&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1021/acs.jcim.9b00739
  15. Fernandes, Henrique S.; Ramos, Maria João; Cerqueira, Nuno M. F. S. A.; Ramos, Maria Joao. "Catalytic Mechanism of the Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase: A Computational ONIOM QM/MM Study". ACS Catalysis 8 11 (2018): 10096-10110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b02321.
    10.1021/acscatal.8b02321
  16. Fernandes, Henrique; S. Fernandes, Henrique; Ramos, Maria J.; M. F. S. A. Cerqueira, Nuno. "molUP: A VMD plugin to handle QM and ONIOM calculations using the gaussian software". Journal of Computational Chemistry 39 19 (2018): 1344-1353. https://publons.com/publon/1619787/.
    10.1002/JCC.25189
  17. Fernandes, Henrique; Fernandes, Henrique Silva; Ramos, Maria João; Cerqueira, Nuno M. F. S. A.. "The Catalytic Mechanism of the Pyridoxal-5'-phosphate-Dependent Enzyme, Histidine Decarboxylase: A Computational Study". Chemistry - A European Journal 23 38 (2017): 9162-9173. https://publons.com/publon/2455846/.
    10.1002/CHEM.201701375
  18. Fernandes, H. S.; Teixeira, C. S. Silva; Fernandes, P. A.; Ramos, M. J.; Cerqueira, N. M. F. S. A.. "Amino acid deprivation using enzymes as a targeted therapy for cancer and viral infections". Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents (2016): 1-15.
    10.1080/13543776.2017.1254194
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. "Computational studies addressed to PLP-dependent enzymes". PhD, Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciencias, 2021.
  2. Fernandes, Henrique. "Computational studies addressed to Histidine decarboxylase". Master, Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciencias, 2016. https://hdl.handle.net/10216/89937.
  3. Fernandes, Henrique. "Candida albicans secreted aspartic proteases expression facilitates murine peritoneal infection in a Treg/IL-10-dependent manner". Degree, 2014.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2022/04/07 QM/MM Methods and Protein Ligand Docking: Fundamentals and Applications M.Sc. in Computational Biology
University of Coimbra (COimbra, Portugal)
2021/10/15 The Nitrate and Nitrite Reductase Activity of Xanthine Oxidase: a Computational Study XXI SPB National Congress of Biochemistry
Universidade de Évora (Évora, Portugal)
2021/10/01 Scientific Illustration: Software, Databases, and Tips III Simpósio em Bioquímica Aplicada
University of Minho – School of Sciences (Portugal)
2021/01/29 Exploring the Nitrate and Nitrite Reductase Activity of Xanthine Oxidase – a QM/MM study 12th Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzymes Conference (MoTEC 2021)
(France)
2021/01/21 Using Biomolecular Simulations to Understand the Enzymatic Activity of Xanthine Oxidase BioSeminars@UCIBIO
UCIBIO (Portugal)
2020/11/25 A Utilização das Simulações Computacionais no Ensino e Investigação em Química Evento da Semana Acadêmica de Ciência e Tecnologia – IFRO – Ji-Paraná
Acadêmica de Ciência e Tecnologia – IFRO – Ji-Paraná (Paraná, Brazil)
2019/11/22 molUP: How to start a computational QM/MM study of an enzyme? XXV Encontro Galego-Português de Química
(Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
2019/11/18 molUP: How to start a computational QM/MM study of an enzyme? 1st BioSIM Cycle of Conferences
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto (Porto, Portugal)
2019/09/18 Production of NO by Xanthine Oxidase – a QM/MM study 1st BioSIM Cycle of Conferences
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto (Porto, Portugal)
2019/04/26 Software Development in Computational (Bio)Chemistry Aula de Bioinformática
(Porto, Portugal)
2019/04/10 The Chemistry of Vitamin B6 in Enzymes: a computational approach VI Jornadas da Química
(Porto, Portugal)
2019/03/17 Bioquímicos Extraordinários VII AEICBAS Biomedical Congress
(Porto, Portugal)
2019/01/12 Production of NO by Xanthine Oxidase – a QM/MM study 24th European Nitrogen Cycle Meeting
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Lisboa, Portugal)
2018/11/17 Desenvolvimento de Software com Aplicação no Ensino Em Química e Biologia VII Encontro da Divisão de Ensino e Divulgação da Química
(Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)
2018/08/30 Serine HydroxyMethylTransferase: Inhibit it or Improve it? 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress
(Liverpool, United Kingdom)
2018/07/09 Moléculas Magníficas V Encontro Internacional da Casa das Ciências
(Guimarães, Portugal)
2017/12/22 Development of computational tools to enhance the study of catalytic mechanisms Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional Estrutural
(Coimbra, Portugal)
2016/09/16 Computational studies addressed to the catalytic mechanism of Histidine Decarboxylase Oncology & Molecular Biology Parallel Oral Session of the Eleventh YES – Young European Scientist
(Porto, Portugal)
2016/02/17 Computational studies addressed to the catalytic mechanism of Histidine Decarboxylase IJUP’16 – 9º Encontro de Jovens Investigadores da Universidade do Porto
Fundação da Juventude – Palácio das Artes (Porto, Portugal)
2015 Candida albicans secreted aspartic proteases expression facilitates murine 5. peritoneal infection in a Treg/IL-10-dependent manner IJUP’15 – 8º Encontro de Jovens Investigadores da Universidade do Porto
(Porto, Portugal)
2015 GMO Ticking Time Bomb II Ciclo de Cinema Científico
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências (Porto, Portugal)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2018/03/01 - 2018/12/31 Organizing Committee: “6º Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional Estrutural” (2018/12/21 - 2018/12/21)
Meeting (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2017/08/13 - 2018/08/13 Volta ao Conhecimento – 79ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (2017/08/13 - 2017/08/13)
Exhibition (Member of the Organising Committee)
2018/07/10 - 2018/07/10 Utilização de software na simulação molecular (2018/07/10 - 2018/07/10)
Workshop (Member of the Organising Committee)
2018/04/12 - 2018/04/15 16ª Mostra da Universidade do Porto (2018/04/12 - 2018/04/15)
Exhibition (Member of the Organising Committee)
2018/03/08 - 2018/03/08 New Software Applications for Biomolecular Simulations: Applications to Chemistry and Biochemistry (2018/03/08 - 2018/03/08)
Exhibition (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciencias, Portugal
2018/02/07 - 2018/02/09 IJUP’18 – 11º Encontro de Jovens Investigadores da Universidade do Porto (2018/02/07 - 2018/02/09)
Meeting (Member of the Organising Committee)
2017/11/21 - 2017/11/21 Explorar a bioquímica recorrendo a ferramentas computacionais - XI Jornadas da Bioquímica da Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (2017/11/21 - 2017/11/21)
Workshop (Member of the Organising Committee)
2017/04/20 - 2017/04/23 15ª Mostra da Universidade do Porto (2017/04/23 - 2017/04/23)
Exhibition (Member of the Organising Committee)
2016/10/01 - 2017/03/31 Moléculas que comandam a Nossa Vida (2017/03/14 - 2017/03/24)
Exhibition (Member of the Organising Committee)
2015/09/01 - 2016/07/31 I Gala da Bioquímica (2016/07/22 - 2016/07/24)
Congress (Member of the Organising Committee)
2016 - 2016 Workshop de Ilustrações e Animações Científicas com recurso ao software VMD (Visual Molecular Dynamics) (2016 - 2016)
Workshop (Member of the Organising Committee)
2013/09/01 - 2014/04/30 II AEICBAS Biomedical Congress: an innovative multidisciplinary approach to life sciences (2014/04/24 - 2014/04/26)
Congress (Member of the Organising Committee)
2014 - 2014 IJUP’16 – 9º Encontro de Jovens Investigadores da Universidade do Porto (2014 - 2014)
Meeting (Member of the Scientific Committee)
2012/09/01 - 2013/04/30 I AEICBAS Biomedical Congress: an innovative multidisciplinary approach to life sciences (2013/04/05 - 2013/04/07)
Congress (Member of the Organising Committee)

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2013/09/01 - 2014/07/01 Associação de Estudantes do Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar da Universidade do Porto Design Department

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2019/07/06 - 2019/07/07 Simulação Computacional de Biomoléculas (Mestrado) Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
2018/06/02 - 2018/06/06 Escola da Química e Bioquímica 2018 Escola da Química e Bioquímica 2018 (Outros) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciencias, Portugal
2017/05/04 - 2017/05/04 Docking Molecular Mestrado em Biologia Celular e Molecular (Licenciatura) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciencias, Portugal
2016 - 2016 Escola da Química 2016 – Modelação Molecular da Estrutura de Proteínas Escola de Química (Outros)
2016 - 2016 Utilização do VMD na simulação molecular III Encontro Internacional Casa das Ciências (Outros)
Distinctions

Award

2021 Best Oral Communication | XXI SPB National Congress of Biochemistry
Sociedade Portuguesa de Bioquímica, Portugal
2019 Bolsa de Mérito - Ano Letivo 2015/2016
2018 Best Poster - “6º Encontro de Jovens Investigadores de Biologia Computacional e Estrutural”
2017 I DQBgotTalent
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciencias, Portugal
2014 Prémio Prof. Doutor João Cabral
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciencias, Portugal
2012 2nd Place | 24h Best Engineering Competition
BESTE Porto, Portugal
2011 Local Engineering Competition

Other distinction

2019 Conference Bursary
2016 Finalist of "Ageas Novo Mundo 2016 Innovation Award"