Beatriz Pinto de Sousa (BS, Ciência Vitae 441C-2BD0-C280) was born in Viseu (2000) and graduated in Biotechnology (2021) at the University of Aveiro (UA) in Portugal. During the graduation studies (2000), BS enrolled in the international mobility Erasmus program for a period of six months at the Bialystok University of Technology (Poland). This fruitful experience allowed her to acquire complementary laboratorial skills, improve her English communication abilities and experience different cultural and scientific environments. In 2023, BS obtained a MSc in Molecular Biotechnology and Bioengineering at UA. During the MSc first year, BS engaged in a volunteer research program at CICECO- Aveiro Institute of Materials and Chemistry Department (UA), to explore the surface chemistry of molybdenum disulfide 2D substrates as supporting materials for colloidal gold nanoparticles. The resulting nanocomposites were then investigated for the optical detection of biomarkers associated to sports performance monitoring. This experience sparked her interest in nanomaterials chemistry, prompting her to pursue further research in the topic that led to the master's thesis entitled "Two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide nanostructures for the detection of biomarkers using Raman spectroscopy". This research experience enabled her to improve her knowledge in synthesizing 2D nanomaterials and gain hands-on experience in several characterization techniques, including electron microscopy techniques, confocal Raman microscopy, and vibrational spectroscopy. Still, during the MSc studies, BS has presented her work in poster communications (two posters as first author) in three national conferences (15º Encontro Nacional de Química-Física/online; Ciência/Aveiro; XXVIII Encontro Nacional da SPQ/Aveiro). In the last year of the MSc she was also involved in the Erasmus+ program (Weicherdange, Luxembourg) via a short mission to engage young citizens in political participation transversal to several European countries. Since September 2023, BS has been working as a research fellow under CICECO's Strategic Project (UIDB/50011/2020) in the Department of Chemistry at the UA. Her current research interests led her to explore 2D nanomaterials based on transition metal disulfides (TMDs) obtained by sustainable liquid-phase exfoliation methods. Building on previous training, BS is interested in exploring interfacial processes involving the chemistry of 2D TMD and specific biomarkers, with potential implications for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. While SERS substrates based on plasmonic colloids have been intensely investigated, considerably less research has been devoted to colloids of TMD. This led BS not only to carry out a systematic survey of the literature on the topic but also to critically assess future uses of TMDs as SERS substrates. This endeavour culminated in the publication of the paper titled 'Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Using 2D Materials,' with BS as the first author, selected for publication in Chemistry-A European Journal as a concept article. Also, her recent research was communicated in two poster communications in international conferences (IBER 2023/Coimbra; 9th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium/Ulm, Germany). BS is also attending a non-degree awarding course entitled: “Advanced course in scientific investigation” at the UA.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Beatriz Martins Bandeira Pinto de Sousa

Nomes de citação

  • de Sousa, B.P.

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID


  • 916076343 (Pessoal)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Nanotecnologia - Nanomateriais


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Inglês Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B2)
Grau Classificação
2023/09 - 2024/08
Em curso
Advanced Course in Scientific Research (Curso de Especialização Tecnológica)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2021/10/02 - 2023/06/29
Biotecnologia (Mestrado integrado)
Especialização em Biotecnologia Molecular e Bioengenharia
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
"Two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide nanostructures for the detection of biomarkers using Raman spectroscopy" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
2018/09 - 2021/07
Biotecnologia (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
"Estudo do tratamento do melanoma utilizando nanopartículas para a libertação de resveratrol" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
2020/09/03 - 2021/02/03
Biotecnology (Licenciatura)
Politechnika Bialostocka, Polónia


Artigo em revista
  1. de Sousa, B.P.; Fateixa, Sara; Trindade, Tito. Autor correspondente: Fateixa, Sara. "Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Using 2D Materials". Chemistry A european Journal (2024):
Poster em conferência
  1. Fateixa, Sara; Martins, Natércia C.T.; de Sousa, B.P.; Gonçalves, Gil; Nogueira, Helena Isabel Seguro; Trindade, Tito. "SERS imaging applied to nanostructured platforms for water quality monitoring". Trabalho apresentado em 9th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium, 2023.
  2. de Sousa, B.P.; Guiomar, A. J.; Fateixa, Sara; Trindade, Tito. Autor correspondente: de Sousa, B.P.. "Molybdenum disulfide coated gold nanostructures for biosensing using SERS". Trabalho apresentado em IBER 2023 - XVII Iberian Joint Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics, 2023.
  3. de Sousa, B.P.; Guiomar, A. J.; Fateixa, Sara; Trindade, Tito. Autor correspondente: de Sousa, B.P.. "Development of hybrid-based layered molybdenum disulfide for SERS applications". Trabalho apresentado em XXVIII Encontro Nacional da SPQ, 2023.
  4. Fateixa, Sara; Martins, N. C. T.; de Sousa, B.P.; Silva, E. F.; Gonçalves, Gil; Nogueira, Helena Isabel Seguro; Trindade, Tito. Autor correspondente: Fateixa, Sara. "Nanostructured platforms for water quality monitoring using SERS imaging". Trabalho apresentado em Ciência 2023, 2023.
  5. de Sousa, B. P.; Fateixa, Sara; Trindade, Tito. Autor correspondente: de Sousa, B. P.. "Two-dimensional molydbenum disulfide materials for optical detection using SERS". Trabalho apresentado em 15º Encontro Nacional de Química Física, 2023.

Participação em evento

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de evento
Nome do evento
Instituição / Organização
2022/11/21 - 2022/11/29 Youth Exchange - Political participation and dialogue with decision-makers - through active involvement of young people in the new media landscapes as responsible creators of digital media content - Democracy, rule of law and values, empowerment, and digital skills - through promoting ¿ommunity engagement and citizen participation in democratic processes - New media and journalism - through the stimulation of critical thinking and fostering the ability to read through the information shared online Weicherdange, Luxembourg
Oficina (workshop)
Erasmus Plus - Youth engagement lab

Expedição científica

Descrição da atividade Instituição / Organização
2022/03/01 - 2022/11/04 Voluntary research program under the topic "Sensors based on molybdenum disulfide and gold for the optical biodetection in sports applications" Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal