Paulo Jorge Costa, PhD

Auxiliary Researcher (2021.00381.CEECIND) More Info

BioISI – Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute, University of Lisboa, Faculty of Sciences

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PhD Students

Andreia Fortuna, MSc

Andreia Fortuna is a PhD student in Computational Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL) since 2020. She got her MSc and BSc degrees in Chemistry (with a minor in Biology) at FCUL in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Her PhD thesis is focused on the role of noncovalent interactions on membrane permeability and solvation. This work has the collaboration of P. Florindo (from the Faculty of Pharmacy) and explores particularly the less studied interactions such as halogen bonds.

Bruno Calçada, MSc

Bruno Calçada is a PhD student in Theoretical Biochemistry at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL) since 2021. He has a BSC in Biochemistry (2012) and a MSc in Chemistry (2014) obtained at FCUL. In 2015 he joined the phytopharmaceutical company ASCENZA as a QSAR technician to perform in silico assessments to support product registration. Currently, he is also developing his PhD thesis focused on the development of in silico methods to support decision-making for chemical risk assessment applied to endocrine disruptors. Collaboration with Bruno L. Victor (Structure-Based Molecular Modeling laboratory) and Andrea Sartini (Lhasa Limited)

Bárbara Bruni, MSc

Bárbara Bruni is a PhD student in Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon (FFUL) since 2023. She got her MSc in Medicinal and Biopharmaceutical Chemistry at FFUL (2022) and Integrated MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) (2018). Her PhD thesis focuses on a novel strategy to design G4 ligands using a multidisciplinary approach. Main supervisor: Alexandra Paulo (FFUL).

MSc Students

André Gomes, Bsc

André Gomes is an MSc student (Medicinal and Biopharmaceutical Chemistry) from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Universidade de Lisboa (FFUL). He has a Bachelor’s degree in Technological Chemistry from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL). His project is devoted to developing computational methods to study the impact of protonation/deprotonation events and the formation of noncovalent interactions, such as halogen bonds, in membrane permeability. Collaboration with M. Machuqueiro (Molecular Modeling & Simulation Lab).


Tiago Dias, BSc

Since 2020, Tiago Dias is an MSc student (Biochemistry) from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL). In 2019 he got his Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics in Escola Superior de Tecnologias do Barreiro (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal), and currently, he is developing his Master’s thesis project focused on developing new computational approaches to identify and characterize noncovalent interactions, such as halogen bonds, in MD trajectories.