João Conde is an Assistant Professor and Group Leader at NOVA Medical School of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, ToxOmics, CEDOC since 2020. He received his PhD in Biology, specialty in NanoBiotechnology from the NOVA University and Universidad de Zaragoza in 2014, under the FP7 European Consortium NanoScieE+ – NANOTRUCK for the development of multifunctional gold nanoparticles for gene silencing. After, he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard-MIT Division for Health Sciences and Technology and in School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London. From 2017 to 2019 he was a Junior Investigator at Instituto de Medicina Molecular. In 2019, he won an ERC Starting Grant to build a genetic biobarcode to profile breast cancer heterogeneity. He is also co-founder of the biotech company TargTex, Targeted Therapeutics for Glioblastoma Multiforme. The main aspects related to the recognition and diffusion of his early contributions are: moren than 60 articles in journals of Cancer therapy, Materials Science and Biomedicine, more than 30 articles are as 1st author and more than 20 articles as corresponding author and cited more than 3700 times (h-index 34). Four of them have been selected as cover page of journals such as Adv. Functional Materials, Adv. Healthcare Materials, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry and BioTechniques. Moreover, 6 international patents were submitted and approved, all with relevant developments in nanomaterials-based platforms for cancer therapy and diagnosis. He was also awarded with several international awards, including the Wellcome Image Awards 2017, the Nano-Micro Letters Researcher Award, and the National Cancer Institute Image award. Conde Lab is focused on the application of multifunctional nano-and-biomaterials for cancer therapy and diagnosis, especially for tumour imaging and targeting, gene therapy/editing and drug delivery.

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João Conde

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  • Conde, João

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  • https://condeart.carbonmade.com/ (Blog)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Nano-technology
  • Medical and Health Sciences - Medical Biotechnology - Biomaterials


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Spanish; Castilian Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Upper intermediate (B2)
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
Degree Classification
2010/01/01 - 2014/01/01
Biology - Nanobiotechnology (Doutoramento)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain


2020/02 - Current Principal Investigator (Research)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Portugal
2017/09/01 - 2020/01/31 Auxiliary Researcher (Research)
Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Portugal
2016/05/01 - 2017/05/01 Postdoc (Research)
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
2014/03/01 - 2017/05/01 Postdoc (Research)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
2009 - 2010 Researcher (Research)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2007 - 2009 Research Trainee (Research)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

2020/02/01 - Current Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Portugal


2010/01/01 - 2014/01/01 PhD Student
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal


Designation Funders
2021 - 2024/01/01 Biomimetic cell membrane-coated vitamin E-based micelles for multimodal pancreatic cancer nanotheranostics
Principal investigator
2014 - 2017/04 Marie Curie Grant - CancerHydrogelPatch
Post-doc Fellow
EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
2016 - 2017 SuprHApolymers - Engineering self-assembly of hyaluronan-based glycopolymers with peptides
2012 - 2015 Silence is golden (siAu) - silencing the silencers via multifunctional gold nanoconjugates towards cancer therapy
Research Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2010 - 2014/01 FCT PhD Grant - Cancer Theranostics: Multifunctional gold nanoparticles for diagnostics and therapy
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2012 - 2014 NANOTRUCK- Multifunctional gold nanoparticles for gene therapy.
PhD Student Fellow
2010 - 2013 Nanosystems for delivery of caged compounds
PTDC/QUI-QUI/ 112597/2009
Research Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2009 - 2012 Sensitive and selective detection of DNA/RNA based on functionalized gold nanoparticles - application to pathogen detection; mutation detection and RNA quantification
Research Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal


Designation Funders
2020 - 2025/02/01 ERC StG GelGeneCircuit - Profiling therapy and heterogeneity in cancer using bioresponsive nanohydrogels for the delivery of logic multicolor genetic circuits
Principal investigator
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Portugal
European Research Council


Designation Funders
2018 - 2019 Recombinant albumin conjugates for cancer therapy
Albumedix, United Kingdom


Book chapter
  1. Shuturminska, Kseniya; O'Malley, Clare; Collis, Dominic W.P.; Conde, João; Azevedo, Helena S.. "Displaying biofunctionality on materials through templated self-assembly". In Self-assembling Biomaterials, 341-370. Elsevier, 2018.
    Published • 10.1016/b978-0-08-102015-9.00018-6
  2. Conde, João; Tian, Furong; Baptista, Pedro V.; de la Fuente, Jesús M.. "Multifunctional Gold Nanocarriers for Cancer Theranostics: From Bench to Bedside and Back Again?". In Advances in Delivery Science and Technology, 295-328. Springer International Publishing, 2014.
    Published • 10.1007/978-3-319-08084-0_11
  3. Baptista, P. V.; Doria, G.; Conde, J.. "Alloy metal nanoparticles for multicolor cancer diagnostics". edited by Parak, W. J.; Yamamoto, K.; Osinski, M.. 2011.
Edited book
  1. Conde, João. Handbook of Nanomaterials for Cancer Theranostics. Elsevier. 2018.
    Published • 10.1016/c2016-0-04699-5
Journal article
  1. Rahimi H; Salehiabar M; Barsbay M; Ghaffarlou M; Kavetskyy T; Sharafi A; Davaran S; et al. "CRISPR Systems for COVID-19 Diagnosis.". ACS sensors (2021): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/33502175.
  2. Conniot J; Talebian S; Simões S; Ferreira L; Conde J. "Revisiting gene delivery to the brain: silencing and editing.". Biomaterials science (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/33315025.
  3. Talebian S; Conde J. "Why Go NANO on COVID-19 Pandemic?". Matter (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/32905308.
  4. Li H; Conde J; Guerreiro A; Bernardes GJL. "Tetrazine Carbon Nanotubes for Pretargeted In Vivo "Click-to-Release" Bioorthogonal Tumour Imaging.". Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/32558207.
  5. Pereira-Silva M; Santos AC; Conde J; Hoskins C; Concheiro A; Alvarez-Lorenzo C; Veiga F. "Biomimetic cancer cell membrane-coated nanosystems as next-generation cancer therapies.". Expert opinion on drug delivery (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/32812476.
  6. Talebian S; Wallace GG; Schroeder A; Stellacci F; Conde J. "Nanotechnology-based disinfectants and sensors for SARS-CoV-2.". Nature nanotechnology (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/32728083.
  7. Oliveira BL; Stenton BJ; Unnikrishnan VB; de Almeida CR; Conde J; Negrão M; Schneider FSS; et al. "Platinum-Triggered Bond-Cleavage of Pentynoyl Amide and N-Propargyl Handles for Drug-Activation.". Journal of the American Chemical Society (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/32456416.
  8. Prasad R; Jain NK; Yadav AS; Chauhan DS; Devrukhkar J; Kumawat MK; Shinde S; et al. "Liposomal nanotheranostics for multimode targeted in vivo bioimaging and near-infrared light mediated cancer therapy.". Communications biology (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/32504032.
  9. Conde J. "Above and Beyond Cancer Therapy: Translating Biomaterials into the Clinic.". Trends in cancer (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/32430152.
  10. Zhang, Yi; Dosta, Pere; Conde, João; Oliva, Nuria; Wang, Mian; Artzi, Natalie. "Composite Hydrogels: Prolonged Local In Vivo Delivery of Stimuli-Responsive Nanogels That Rapidly Release Doxorubicin in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells (Adv. Healthcare Mater. 4/2020)". Advanced Healthcare Materials 9 4 (2020): 2070011. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adhm.202070011.
  11. Zhang, Yi; Dosta, Pere; Conde, João; Oliva, Nuria; Wang, Mian; Artzi, Natalie. "Prolonged Local In Vivo Delivery of Stimuli-Responsive Nanogels That Rapidly Release Doxorubicin in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells". Advanced Healthcare Materials (2020): 1901101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adhm.201901101.
  12. Conde, João. "Gastric Parietal Cell and Intestinal Goblet Cell Secretion: a Novel Cell-Mediated In Vivo Metal Nanoparticle Metabolic Pathway Enhanced with Diarrhea Via Chinese Herbs". Nanoscale Research Letters (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s11671-019-2908-z.
  13. Conde, João. "Oral pH sensitive GNS@ab nanoprobes for targeted therapy of Helicobacter pylori without disturbance gut microbiome". Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2019.102019.
  14. Conde, João. "Allosteric Antagonist Modulation of TRPV2 by Piperlongumine Impairs Glioblastoma Progression". SSRN Electronic Journal (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3402071.
  15. Fan, Kelong; Jia, Xiaohua; Zhou, Meng; Wang, Kun; Conde, Joao; He, Jiuyang; Tian, Jie; Yan, Xiyun. "Ferritin Nanocarrier Traverses the Blood Brain Barrier and Kills Glioma.". ACS nano (2018): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:29608290&KeyUID=MEDLINE:29608290.
  16. McCully, Mark; Conde, Joao; V Baptista, Pedro; Mullin, Margaret; Dalby, Matthew J; Berry, Catherine C. "Nanoparticle-antagomiR based targeting of miR-31 to induce osterix and osteocalcin expression in mesenchymal stem cells.". PloS one 13 2 (2018): e0192562-e0192562. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:29444183&KeyUID=MEDLINE:29444183.
  17. Talebian, Sepehr; Foroughi, Javad; Wade, Samantha J; Vine, Kara L; Dolatshahi-Pirouz, Alireza; Mehrali, Mehdi; Conde, Joao; Wallace, Gordon G. "Biopolymers for Antitumor Implantable Drug Delivery Systems: Recent Advances and Future Outlook.". Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) (2018): e1706665-e1706665. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:29756237&KeyUID=MEDLINE:29756237.
  18. Sojinrin, Tobiloba; Conde, Joao; Liu, Kangze; Curtin, James; Byrne, Hugh J.; Cui, Daxiang; Tian, Furong. "Plasmonic gold nanoparticles for detection of fungi and human cutaneous fungal infections". Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 409 19 (2017): 4647-4658. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000404906800015&KeyUID=WOS:000404906800015.
  19. Goodarzi, Saba; Da Ros, Tatiana; Conde, Joao; Sefat, Farshid; Mozafari, Masoud. "Fullerene: biomedical engineers get to revisit an old friend". Materials Today 20 8 (2017): 460-480. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000414598800016&KeyUID=WOS:000414598800016.
  20. Liu, Tzu-Ming; Conde, Joao; Lipinski, Tomasz; Bednarkiewicz, Artur; Huang, Chih-Chia. "Smart NIR linear and nonlinear optical nanomaterials for cancer theranostics: Prospects in photomedicine". Progress in Materials Science 88 (2017): 89-135. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000402528500003&KeyUID=WOS:000402528500003.
  21. Song, Hyun Seok; Kwon, Oh Seok; Kim, Jae-Hong; Conde, Joao; Artzi, Natalie. "3D hydrogel scaffold doped with 2D graphene materials for biosensors and bioelectronics". Biosensors & Bioelectronics 89 (2017): 187-200. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000391077000014&KeyUID=WOS:000391077000014.
  22. Shi, Yejiao; Conde, Joao; Azevedo, Helena S; Conde, João; Azevedo, Helena S.. "Empowering the Potential of Cell-Penetrating Peptides for Targeted Intracellular Delivery via Molecular Self-Assembly.". Advances in experimental medicine and biology 1030 (2017): 265-278. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:29081058&KeyUID=MEDLINE:29081058.
    Published • 10.1007/978-3-319-66095-0_12
  23. Oliva, Nuria; Conde, Joao; Wang, Kui; Artzi, Natalie. "Designing Hydrogels for On-Demand Therapy". Accounts of Chemical Research 50 4 (2017): 669-679. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000399859800003&KeyUID=WOS:000399859800003.
  24. Conde, Joao; Shomron, Noam; Artzi, Natalie. "Biomaterials for Abrogating Metastasis: Bridging the Gap between Basic and Translational Research". Advanced Healthcare Materials 5 18 (2016): 2312-2319. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000384554300001&KeyUID=WOS:000384554300001.
  25. Tian, Furong; Conde, Joao; Bao, Chenchen; Chen, Yunsheng; Curtin, James; Cui, Daxiang. "Gold nanostars for efficient in vitro and in vivo real-time SERS detection and drug delivery via plasmonic-tunable Raman/FTIR imaging". Biomaterials 106 (2016): 87-97. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000383934300008&KeyUID=WOS:000383934300008.
  26. Bao, Chenchen; Conde, Joao; Pan, Fei; Li, Chao; Zhang, Chunlei; Tian, Furong; Liang, Shujing; de la Fuente, Jesus M.; Cui, Daxiang. "Gold nanoprisms as a hybrid in vivo cancer theranostic platform for in situ photoacoustic imaging, angiography, and localized hyperthermia". Nano Research 9 4 (2016): 1043-1056. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000375081400016&KeyUID=WOS:000375081400016.
  27. Gilam, Avital; Conde, Joao; Weissglas-Volkov, Daphna; Oliva, Nuria; Friedman, Eitan; Artzi, Natalie; Shomron, Noam. "Local microRNA delivery targets Palladin and prevents metastatic breast cancer". Nature Communications 7 (2016): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000385384100002&KeyUID=WOS:000385384100002.
  28. Kwon, Oh Seok; Song, Hyun Seok; Conde, Joao; Kim, Hyoung-il; Artzi, Natalie; Kim, Jae-Hong. "Dual-Color Emissive Upconversion Nanocapsules for Differential Cancer Bioimaging In Vivo". Acs Nano 10 1 (2016): 1512-1521. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000369115800169&KeyUID=WOS:000369115800169.
  29. Ma, Yue; Fu, Hualin; Zhang, Chunlei; Cheng, Shangli; Gao, Jie; Wang, Zhen; Jin, Weilin; Conde, Joao; Cui, Daxiang. "Chiral Antioxidant-based Gold Nanoclusters Reprogram DNA Epigenetic Patterns". Scientific Reports 6 (2016): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000383645500001&KeyUID=WOS:000383645500001.
  30. Conde, Joao; Tian, Furong; de la Fuente, Jesus M.; Baptista, Pedro V.; Baptista, PedroV.; de la Fuente, Jesus M; Baptista, Pedro V. "Editorial: Cancer Nanotheranostics: What Have We Learned So Far?". Frontiers in Chemistry 3 (2016): 71-71. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000373367300001&KeyUID=WOS:000373367300001.
  31. Zhang Yi; Conde Joao; Oliva Nuria; Artzi Natalie. "Dual-sensitive hydrogel composite for local release and selective uptake of chemotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer". Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 4 (2016):
  32. Conde, Joao; Oliva, Nuria; Atilano, Mariana; Song, Hyun Seok; Artzi, Natalie. "Self-assembled RNA-triple-helix hydrogel scaffold for microRNA modulation in the tumour microenvironment". Nature Materials 15 3 (2016): 353-+. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000370967400022&KeyUID=WOS:000370967400022.
  33. Conde, Joao; Oliva, Nuria; Artzi, Natalie. "Revisiting the 'One Material Fits All' Rule for Cancer Nanotherapy". Trends in Biotechnology 34 8 (2016): 618-626. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000380601100005&KeyUID=WOS:000380601100005.
  34. Conde, Joao; Oliva, Nuria; Zhang, Yi; Artzi, Natalie. "Local triple-combination therapy results in tumour regression and prevents recurrence in a colon cancermodel.". Nature materials 15 10 (2016): 1128-38. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:27454043&KeyUID=MEDLINE:27454043.
  35. Conde, Joao; Arnold, Christina E.; Tian, Furong; Artzi, Natalie. "RNAi nanomaterials targeting immune cells as an anti-tumor therapy: the missing link in cancer treatment?". Materials Today 19 1 (2016): 29-43. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000368910800018&KeyUID=WOS:000368910800018.
  36. Liu, Tzu-Ming; Conde, Joao; Lipinski, Tomasz; Bednarkiewicz, Artur; Huang, Chih-Chia. "Revisiting the classification of NIR-absorbing/emitting nanomaterials for in vivo bioapplications". Npg Asia Materials 8 (2016): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000383415100001&KeyUID=WOS:000383415100001.
  37. Conde, Joao; Artzi, Natalie. "The next generation of smart gold nanobeacons: nanotheranostics is ready for prime time.". Nanomedicine (London, England) 10 10 (2015): 1535-8. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:26008191&KeyUID=MEDLINE:26008191.
  38. McCully, Mark; Hernandez, Yulan; Conde, Joao; Baptista, Pedro V.; de la Fuente, Jesus M.; Hursthouse, Andrew; Stirling, David; Berry, Catherine C.. "Significance of the balance between intracellular glutathione and polyethylene glycol for successful release of small interfering RNA from gold nanoparticles". Nano Research 8 10 (2015): 3281-3292. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000362588100016&KeyUID=WOS:000362588100016.
  39. Conde, Joao; Tian, Furong; Hernandez, Yulan; Bao, Chenchen; Baptista, Pedro V.; Cui, Daxiang; Stoeger, Tobias; de la Fuente, Jesus M.. "RNAi-based glyconanoparticles trigger apoptotic pathways for in vitro and in vivo enhanced cancer-cell killing". Nanoscale 7 19 (2015): 9083-9091. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000354204400049&KeyUID=WOS:000354204400049.
  40. Conde, Joao. "The Golden Age in Cancer Nanobiotechnology: Quo Vadis?". Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology 3 (2015): 142-142. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:26442256&KeyUID=MEDLINE:26442256.
  41. Conde, Joao; Edelman, Elazer R.; Artzi, Natalie. "Target-responsive DNA/RNA nanomaterials for microRNA sensing and inhibition: The jack-of-all-trades in cancer nanotheranostics?". Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 81 (2015): 169-183. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000348621600014&KeyUID=WOS:000348621600014.
  42. Conde, Joao; Ambrosone, Alfredo; Hernandez, Yulan; Tian, Furong; McCully, Mark; Berry, Catherine C.; Baptista, Pedro V.; Tortiglione, Claudia; de la Fuente, Jesus M.. "15 years on siRNA delivery: Beyond the State-of-the-Art on inorganic nanoparticles for RNAi therapeutics". Nano Today 10 4 (2015): 421-450. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000366766000006&KeyUID=WOS:000366766000006.
  43. Bao, Chenchen; Conde, Joao; Curtin, James; Artzi, Natalie; Tian, Furong; Cui, Daxiang. "Bioresponsive antisense DNA gold nanobeacons as a hybrid in vivo theranostics platform for the inhibition of cancer cells and metastasis". Scientific Reports 5 (2015): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000358152900001&KeyUID=WOS:000358152900001.
  44. Conde, Joao; Artzi, Natalie. "Are RNAi and miRNA therapeutics truly dead?". Trends in Biotechnology 33 3 (2015): 141-144. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000350839200001&KeyUID=WOS:000350839200001.
  45. Oliva, Nuria; Unterman, Shimon; Zhang, Yi; Conde, Joao; Song, Hyun Seok; Artzi, Natalie. "Personalized Medicine: Personalizing Biomaterials for Precision Nanomedicine Considering the Local Tissue Microenvironment (Adv. Healthcare Mater. 11/2015).". Advanced healthcare materials 4 11 (2015): 1577-1577. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:26250950&KeyUID=MEDLINE:26250950.
  46. Tian, Furong; Clift, Martin J. D.; Casey, Alan; del Pino, Pablo; Pelaz, Beatriz; Conde, Joao; Byrne, Hugh J.; et al. "Investigating the role of shape on the biological impact of gold nanoparticles in vitro". Nanomedicine 10 17 (2015): 2643-2657. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000361474600003&KeyUID=WOS:000361474600003.
  47. Restani, Rita B.; Conde, Joao; Pires, Rita F.; Martins, Pedro; Fernandes, Alexandra R.; Baptista, Pedro V.; Bonifacio, Vasco D. B.; Aguiar-Ricardo, Ana. "POxylated Polyurea Dendrimers: Smart Core-Shell Vectors with IC50 Lowering Capacity". Macromolecular Bioscience 15 8 (2015): 1045-1051. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000359629600002&KeyUID=WOS:000359629600002.
  48. Oliva, Nuria; Unterman, Shimon; Zhang, Yi; Conde, Joao; Song, Hyun Seok; Artzi, Natalie. "Personalizing Biomaterials for Precision Nanomedicine Considering the Local Tissue Microenvironment". Advanced Healthcare Materials 4 11 (2015): 1584-1599. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000359382600001&KeyUID=WOS:000359382600001.
  49. Conde, Joao; Bao, Chenchen; Tan, Yeqi; Cui, Daxiang; Edelman, Elazer R.; Azevedo, Helena S.; Byrne, Hugh J.; Artzi, Natalie; Tian, Furong. "Dual Targeted Immunotherapy via In Vivo Delivery of Biohybrid RNAi-Peptide Nanoparticles to Tumor-Associated Macrophages and Cancer Cells". Advanced Functional Materials 25 27 (2015): 4183-4194. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000357996600001&KeyUID=WOS:000357996600001.
  50. Conde, Joao; Oliva, Nuria; Artzi, Natalie. "Implantable hydrogel embedded dark-gold nanoswitch as a theranostic probe to sense and overcome cancer multidrug resistance". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112 11 (2015): E1278-E1287. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000351060000017&KeyUID=WOS:000351060000017.
  51. Child, Hannah Winifred; Hernandez, Yulan; Conde, Joao; Mullin, Margaret; Baptista, Pedro; Maria de la Fuente, Jesus; Berry, Catherine Cecilia. "Gold nanoparticle-siRNA mediated oncogene knockdown at RNA and protein level, with associated gene effects". Nanomedicine 10 16 (2015): 2513-2525. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000360223100005&KeyUID=WOS:000360223100005.
  52. Conde, Joao; Bao, Chenchen; Cui, Daxiang; Baptista, Pedro V.; Tian, Furong. "Antibody-drug gold nanoantennas with Raman spectroscopic fingerprints for in vivo tumour theranostics". Journal of Controlled Release 183 (2014): 87-93. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000335554400010&KeyUID=WOS:000335554400010.
  53. Bao, Chenchen; Conde, Joao; Polo, Ester; del Pino, Pablo; Moros, Maria; Baptista, Pedro V.; Grazu, Valeria; Cui, Daxiang; de la Fuente, Jesus M.. "A promising road with challenges: where are gold nanoparticles in translational research?". Nanomedicine 9 15 (2014): 2353-2370. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000346176800010&KeyUID=WOS:000346176800010.
  54. Conde, Joao; Dias, Jorge T.; Grazu, Valeria; Moros, Maria; Baptista, Pedro V.; de la Fuente, Jesus M.. "Revisiting 30 years of biofunctionalization and surface chemistry of inorganic nanoparticles for nanomedicine". Frontiers in Chemistry 2 (2014): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000209678600051&KeyUID=WOS:000209678600051.
  55. Restani, Rita B.; Conde, Joao; Baptista, Pedro V.; Cidade, Maria Teresa; Braganca, Ana M.; Morgado, Jorge; Correia, Ilidio J.; Aguiar-Ricardo, Ana; Bonifacio, Vasco D. B.. "Polyurea dendrimer for efficient cytosolic siRNA delivery". Rsc Advances 4 97 (2014): 54872-54878. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000344600400092&KeyUID=WOS:000344600400092.
  56. Conde, Joao; Larguinho, Miguel; Cordeiro, Ana; Raposo, Luis R.; Costa, Pedro M.; Santos, Susana; Diniz, Mario S.; Fernandes, Alexandra R.; Baptista, Pedro V.. "Gold-nanobeacons for gene therapy: evaluation of genotoxicity, cell toxicity and proteome profiling analysis". Nanotoxicology 8 5 (2014): 521-532. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000328126900005&KeyUID=WOS:000328126900005.
  57. Conde, Joao; Rosa, Joao; de la Fuente, Jesus M.; Baptist, Pedro V.. "Gold-nanobeacons for simultaneous gene specific silencing and intracellular tracking of the silencing events". Biomaterials 34 10 (2013): 2516-2523. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000315545500013&KeyUID=WOS:000315545500013.
  58. Conde, J.; Ambrosone, A.; Hernandez, Y.; Marchesano, V.; Tian, F.; Ricardo Ibarra, M.; Baptista, P. V.; Tortiglione, C.; de la Fuente, J. M.. "Designing gold nanoparticles for in vivo gene silencing as a new therapeutic tool". Human Gene Therapy 24 12 (2013): A24-A24. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000328417900070&KeyUID=WOS:000328417900070.
  59. Conde, Joao; de la Fuente, Jesus M; Baptista, Pedro V. "Nanomaterials for reversion of multidrug resistance in cancer: a new hope for an old idea?". Frontiers in pharmacology 4 (2013): 134-134. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:24298255&KeyUID=MEDLINE:24298255.
  60. Conde, Joao; Tian, Furong; Hernandez, Yulan; Bao, Chenchen; Cui, Daxiang; Janssen, Klaus-Peter; Ricardo Ibarra, M.; et al. "In vivo tumor targeting via nanoparticle-mediated therapeutic siRNA coupled to inflammatory response in lung cancer mouse models". Biomaterials 34 31 (2013): 7744-7753. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000323459100019&KeyUID=WOS:000323459100019.
  61. Sanz, Vanesa; Conde, Joao; Hernandez, Yulan; Baptista, Pedro V.; Ibarra, M. R.; de la Fuente, Jesus M.. "Effect of PEG biofunctional spacers and TAT peptide on dsRNA loading on gold nanoparticles". Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14 6 (2012): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000305328900032&KeyUID=WOS:000305328900032.
  62. Conde, Joao; Ambrosone, Alfredo; Sanz, Vanesa; Hernandez, Yulan; Marchesano, Valentina; Tian, Furong; Child, Hannah; et al. "Design of Multifunctional Gold Nanoparticles for In Vitro and In Vivo Gene Silencing". Acs Nano 6 9 (2012): 8316-8324. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000309040600085&KeyUID=WOS:000309040600085.
  63. Rosa, J.; Conde, J.; de la Fuente, J. M.; Lima, J. C.; Baptista, P. V.. "Gold-nanobeacons for real-time monitoring of RNA synthesis". Biosensors & Bioelectronics 36 1 (2012): 161-167. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000305667700026&KeyUID=WOS:000305667700026.
  64. Garcia-Leston, J.; Roma-Torres, J.; Vilares, M.; Pinto, R.; Prista, J.; Teixeira, J. P.; Mayan, O.; et al. "Genotoxic effects of occupational exposure to lead and influence of polymorphisms in genes involved in lead toxicokinetics and in DNA repair". Environment International 43 (2012): 29-36. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000304582800005&KeyUID=WOS:000304582800005.
  65. Doria, Goncalo; Conde, Joao; Veigas, Bruno; Giestas, Leticia; Almeida, Carina; Assuncao, Maria; Rosa, Joao; Baptista, Pedro V.. "Noble Metal Nanoparticles for Biosensing Applications". Sensors 12 2 (2012): 1657-1687. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000300720300029&KeyUID=WOS:000300720300029.
  66. Sanz, Vanesa; Conde, Joao; Ambrosone, Alfredo; Hernandez, Yulan; Marchesasno, Valentina; Estrada, Giovani G.; Ibarra, Manuel R.; et al. "Multifunctional gold nanoparticles for gene silencing". Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 243 (2012): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000324475104058&KeyUID=WOS:000324475104058.
  67. Conde, J.; Baptista, P. V.; Hernandez, Y.; Sanz, V.; de la Fuente, J. M.. "Modification of plasmid DNA topology by 'histone-mimetic' gold nanoparticles". Nanomedicine 7 11 (2012): 1657-1666. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000311329700011&KeyUID=WOS:000311329700011.
  68. Conde, Joao; Rosa, Joao; Lima, Joao C.; Baptista, Pedro V.. "Nanophotonics for Molecular Diagnostics and Therapy Applications". International Journal of Photoenergy (2012): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000296876200001&KeyUID=WOS:000296876200001.
  69. Conde, Joao; Doria, Goncalo; de la Fuente, Jesus M.; Baptista, Pedro Viana. "RNA quantification using noble metal nanoprobes: simultaneous identification of several different mRNA targets using color multiplexing and application to cancer diagnostics". Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 906 (2012): 71-87. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:22791425&KeyUID=MEDLINE:22791425.
  70. Conde J; Doria G; Baptista P; Conde, Joao; Doria, Goncalo; Baptista, Pedro. "Noble metal nanoparticles applications in cancer.". Journal of drug delivery 2012 (2011): 751075-751075. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/22007307.
  71. Pinheiro, A. Vidal; Conde, J.; Parola, A. J.; Lima, J. C.; Baptista, P. V.. "Use of cyclodextrins as scavengers of inhibitory photo-products in light controlled in vitro synthesis of RNA". Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology a-Chemistry 213 2-3 (2010): 147-151. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000280623200010&KeyUID=WOS:000280623200010.
  72. Conde, Joao; de la Fuente, Jesus M; Baptista, Pedro V. "RNA quantification using gold nanoprobes - application to cancer diagnostics.". Journal of nanobiotechnology 8 (2010): 5-5. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:20181241&KeyUID=MEDLINE:20181241.
  73. Conde, J.; de la Fuente, J. M.; Baptista, P. V.. "In vitro transcription and translation inhibition via DNA functionalized gold nanoparticles". Nanotechnology 21 50 (2010): 6-6. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000284624500001&KeyUID=WOS:000284624500001.
  74. Conde, Joao; Silva, Susana N.; Azevedo, Ana P.; Teixeira, Valdemar; Pina, Julieta Esperanca; Rueff, Jose; Gaspar, Jorge F.. "Association of common variants in mismatch repair genes and breast cancer susceptibility: a multigene study". Bmc Cancer 9 (2009): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000271124600002&KeyUID=WOS:000271124600002.
  1. Conde, João. Conde NanoLAB. 2020. https://www.conde-nanolab.com/.

Intellectual property

  1. Conde, João. 2020. "Functionalized Nanoparticles and Compositions for Cancer Treatment and Methods". United States.
  2. Conde, João. 2020. "Hydrogel Particles, Compositions, and Methods". United States.
  3. Conde, João. 2019. "TRPV2 Antagonists". Portugal.
  4. Conde, João. 2017. "Micro-rna delivery compositions, devices, and methods". United States.
  5. Conde, João. 2017. "Rna triple helix structures, compositions, and methods". United States.
  6. Conde, João. 2016. "Theranostic Nanoprobes for Overcoming Cancer Multidrug Resistance and Methods". United States.


Other output
  1. Stenton B; Oliveira B; Conde J; Negrão M; Godinho Ferreira M; Fior R; Bernardes G. 2018. Cisplatin-Triggered Bioorthogonal Decaging of Amide Bonds for Targeted-Drug Activation in vivo. http://europepmc.org/abstract/PPR/PPR61887.

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2020/01 Why going Nano on Cancer Healthcare? 13º Encontro Nacional de Química Orgânica/6º Encontro Nacional de Química Terapêutica (13ENQO/6ENQT)
2017/03 CANCER : inviting BIOMATERIALS to waltz with the devil Seminar
University of Glasgow, Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
2017/02 Smart Biomaterials for Cancer Nanomedicine Nanomedicine Seminars
Trinity College Dublin, School of Medicine (Dublin, Ireland)
2016/03 The Nano versus Cancer Seminar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts , United States)
2012/02 Cancer Theranostics: Multifunctional Gold Nanoparticles for Diagnosis and Therapy Miami 2012 Winter Symposium: Nanotechnology in Biomedicine
Nature Conferences (Miami, United States)
2009 Genetic polymorphisms involved in sporadic Breast cancer XXXIV Genetic Journeys
Human Cancer Genetics and Genotoxicity, Portuguese Society of Human Genetics (Lisboa, Portugal)

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2016 - Current Nano Biomedicine and Engineering Journal
2015 - Current Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
2015 - Current Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences (2296-889X) Frontiers Media SA
2015 - Current Frontiers in Materials (2296-8016) Frontiers Media SA
2014 - Current Frontiers in Chemistry (2296-2646) Frontiers Media SA


2020 Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator
2019 ERC Starting Grant - European Research Council
European Research Council, Belgium
2018 Junior Investigator: FCT Stimulus of Scientific Employment
2017 Wellcome Image Awards 2017: Wellcome Trust, UK
2016 Nano-Micro Letters Researcher Award, Nature Research Society
2016 National Cancer Institute Image award: Cancer close up, USA
2014 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for Career Development, Marie Sklodowska- Curie actions (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IOF)
2009 PhD Fellowship - National Science Foundation Portugal - PhD Grant (FCT, SFRH/BD/ 62957/2009)