Short Biography

I was born in Lisbon in 1978, graduated in Chemistry in 2003 (FCUL). In 2006 I obtained my MSc in Applied Analytical Chemistry (FCUL). In 2010 I obtained my PhD in Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry).

Current Research interests

I have been using mass spectrometry to study compounds with environmental and biological interest. Currently I am interested in the gas-phase behaviour of organometallic complexes and their interactions with biomolecules, the determination of gas-phase thermochemical properties of substituted phenols and other biological important molecules (e.g. flavonoids). I am also interested in the application of theoretical methodologies (semi-empirical and DFT) under the scope of mass spectrometry specific problems (e.g. protonation site prediction).

International Year of Chemistry (IYC2011)