Funded Projects

Project FACEPE PPG-Chemistry-UFPE 25001019036P5, collaboration between Federal University of Pernambuco (FPE) in Recife, Brasil and the University of Coimbra, “Conformational study and evaluation of the magnetic properties of new paramagnetic chelates to be used as bimodal systems in medical imaging and as tags for structural determination of biomolecules", 2017.

Project Nº 3750/37687RE; Area: Ciências Exactas; specific area: Chemistry; collaboration between the University of Coimbra, Portugal (PI: Maria Miguens Pereira) and Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire (CBM) CNRS, France (PI: Eva Jacab-Tóth), “Molecular imaging probes sensitive to redox environment based on manganesium complexes”, 2017.

EU COST TD1004 Action - “Theragnostics Imaging and Therapy: An Action to Develop Novel nanosized systems for Imaging-guided drug delivery”, 2011-2015.

FCT RECI/QEQ-QFI/0168/2012 - “UC-NMR: a voyage from chemical space to biological function”, 2013-2015.

Project of Scientific and Technological Cooperation FCT/CAPES Portugal-Brasil - “Desenvolvimento de agentes de contraste bimodais para imagem óptica e magnética baseados em Nanotecnologia”, 2013-2015.

FCT PTDC/SAU-OSM/65140/2006 – “Disruption of hepatic glucose and lipid metabolism by immunosuppressive agents: implications for diagnosis and treatment of posttransplant diabetes”, 2007-2010. Colaborations: Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNC) (Coimbra), Instituto Investigaciones Biomedicas “Alberto Sols” CSIC/UAM (Madrid).

FCT POCI/ QUI/ 56949/ 2004 - “Design of new vanadium compounds: towards their application as anti-diabetic and anticancer agents”, 2005-2009. Colaborations: Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisboa), Centro de Neurociências (Coimbra), Instituto Abel Salazar (Porto).

Integrated Action Luso-Espanhola - “Mechanism of glucose deuteration from deuterated water during gluconeogenesis”, with the group of Prof. Sebastian Cerdan, Instituto Biomédico Alberto Sols, CSIC and Universidade Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 2004-2006 and 2007-2009.

Integrated Action Luso- Espanhola – “Cytotoxic and Therapeutic Effects of Transition Metal Ions”, with the group of Profª. Virtudes Moreno, Departamento de Química Inorganica, Faculdade de Química, Universidade de Barcelona, Spain, 2005-2007.

Integrated Action Luso- Espanhola – “Vanadium Complexes with Ligands derived from Pyrimidinones with Potential Insulin Mimetic Properties”, with Departamento de Quimica Fundamental, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade da Coruna, Spain, 2005-2007.

EU COST D21 Action - Workgroup 009/01 “Chemistry of Vanadium complexes as Insulin-mimmetic agents”, 2001-2005.

COST D8 Action - Workgroup 022/98 “Insulin Mimetic Vanadium Complexes”, 1998-2001.