Teresa M. V. D. Pinho e Melo

Associate Professor with Habilitation



The overall objectives of the Organic Chemistry Group are focused on contributing to the knowledge of synthetic and mechanistic organic chemistry with a strong focus on medicinal chemical applications.

One of the main scientific areas, Synthetic and Mechanistic Heterocyclic Organic Chemistry, is developed by the group coordinator, in collaboration with four PhD researchers (Américo Lemos, Isabel Soares, Ana Cardoso, Susana Lopes). PhDs Elisa Serra and Dina Murtinho have been carrying out studies on Asymmetric Catalysis and Green Chemistry is the main focus of Marta Pineiro’s research. This expertise is used in the search for new bioactive molecules, with particular emphasis on cancer, AIDS and malaria drug candidates.