Luís Filipe Figueiredo Mendes. Completed his Masters degree in Biochemistry in 2018/12/19, with a classification of 18/20 and a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry in 2015/07/15, with a classification of 15/20, at the University of Aveiro. Currently attends the Doctoral Program in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Applied to Chemistry, Materials and Biosciences – PTNMRPhD, with an enrollment in the Doctoral program in Chemistry by the University of Aveiro since 2019/02/14. Published 2 articles and 1 abstract in peer-reviewed journals, in which the main contributions were associated with NMR-based metabolomics. Works in the areas of Natural sciences with emphasis on biochemistry, immunology, cardiovascular diseases, metabolism, metabolomics and NMR spectroscopy applied to clinical research. The most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural output in the curriculum are: Inflammation; THP-1 macrophages; Cell metabolism; Bioflavonoids; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Metabolomics.

Personal identification

Full name
Luís Filipe Figueiredo Mendes

Citation names

  • Mendes, LF

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Mobile phone
  • 910863455 (Personal)
  • 932849483 (Personal)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Biochemistry


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Degree Classification
2016/09/15 - 2018/12/19
Bioquímica (Mestrado)
Major in Métodos Biomoleculares
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
"Estudo Metabolómico da Reprogramação Metabólica Induzida por Flavonóides em Macrófagos Humanos" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
18 valores
2013/09/15 - 2015/07/15
Bioquímica (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal


Designation Funders
2019/02/15 - Current Studying the Immunomodulatory action of novel-chromone based compounds by NMR metabolomics and metabolic flux analysis
PhD Student Fellow


Designation Funders
2020/01/01 - Current ATHEROFIT: Phytochemical-based metabolic immunomodulation to prevent/attenuate particulate matter-mediated atherosclerosis
PhD Student Fellow


Conference poster
  1. Mendes, Luís; Vítor M. Gaspar; Tiago Conde; João F. Mano; Iola F. Duarte. "Metabolomics Study of flavonoid-induced metabolic reprogramming of human macrophages". Paper presented in Jornadas CICECO 2019, 2019.
Journal article
  1. Mendes, Luís F.; Gaspar, Vítor M.; Conde, Tiago A.; Mano, João F.; Duarte, Iola F.. "Flavonoid-mediated immunomodulation of human macrophages involves key metabolites and metabolic pathways". Scientific Reports 9 1 (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51113-z.
    Open access • 10.1038/s41598-019-51113-z
  2. Calmeiro, João; Carrascal, Mylène; Mendes, Luís; Duarte, Iola F.; Gomes, Célia; Serra, João; Falcão, Amilcar; Cruz, Maria Teresa; Neves, Bruno Miguel. "Development of a novel dendritic cell-based immunotherapy targeting cancer stem cells.". Journal of Clinical Oncology 37 15_suppl (2019): e14009-e14009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/jco.2019.37.15_suppl.e14009.
  3. Armiñán, Ana; Mendes, Luís; Carrola, Joana; Movellan, Julie; Vicent, María J.; Duarte, Iola F.. "HIF-1a inhibition by diethylstilbestrol and its polyacetal conjugate in hypoxic prostate tumour cells: insights from NMR metabolomics". Journal of Drug Targeting 25 9-10 (2017): 845-855. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1061186x.2017.1358728.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Mendes, Luís Filipe Figueiredo. "Metabolomics study of flavonoid-induced metabolic reprogramming in human macrophages". Master, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/25305.

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2018/10 Metabolomic study of quercetin-mediated metabolic reprogramming of human macrophages 10º simpósio em metabolismo: Imunometabolismo
Unidade de Bioquímica do Departamento de Biomedicina da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto (Porto, Portugal)
2018/03 Macrophage polarization and reprogramming of energy metabolism: current knowledge and therapeutic opportunities 6th Workshop in Immunology
(Aveiro, Portugal)

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2019/09/11 - Current Attendance at the "1st Iberian Seminar on NMR Metabolomics in Clinical Research"
1st Iberian Seminar on NMR Metabolomics in Clinical Research
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2019/09/22 - 2019/09/25 Attendance at "SMASH-Small molecule NMR conference 2019"
SMASH-Small molecule NMR conference 2019
2019/07/01 - 2019/07/05 Training course in NMR in health and disease: From protein-ligand interactions to molecular imaging
Universidade de Coimbra Departamento de Química, Portugal
2019/06/16 - 2019/06/21 Training course in NMR-spectroscopy at the XIII "Manuel Rico" NMR Summer School
XIII "Manuel Rico" NMR Summer School
Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
2018/10 - 2018/10 Attendance at the "10th Symposium in metabolism: Immunometabolism"
10th Symposium in metabolism: Immunometabolisim
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2018/03/13 - 2018/03/13 Attendance at the 6th Workshop in Immunology
6th Workshop in Immunology
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Espectrometria de Massa, Portugal

Committee member

Activity description
Institution / Organization
2019/09/11 - 2019/09/11 Member of the organizing committee for the "1st Iberian Seminar on NMR Metabolomics in Clinical Research"
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal