Since December 2006
I developed expression systems and various screenings for directed evolution. I used site-directed and saturation mutagenesis for structure-function studies and random mutagenesis and recombination approaches to increase the thermostability of azo/quinone reductase allowing simultaneously to identify the molecular basis of kinetic and thermodynamic stability. I studied the biochemical properties of two new DyP-type peroxidases with the potential to replace high-redox fungal lignin peroxidases in biotechnological applications.
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAttention to detailAuthenticityCollaborationCritical thinkingIndependenceInterest in knowledgeResiliencyResponsibilityTrustWillingness to compromise
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Analyze data Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Lab scale batches Write papersAnalyze proteinAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyCommunicationConduct literature searchesData validationData verificationEvaluate stability data Execute scientific projectsGuide studentsInterpret analytical resultsInterpret research resultsManuscript preparation and reviewOral presentationResearch at universities
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2006
Visiting Research Scientist in from Institut für Molekulare Enzymtechnologie, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany in 2004
Chemical Engineering in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2002