Romana Santos



Sala/Gabinete 2.5.26
Ext. Principal 22578
Telefone Direto 217500000
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Carreira Docente Universitário
Categoria Professor Auxiliar

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Scientific Interests

Nature has always been a source of inspiration and focus for Science.

My research projects aim at reinforcing the scientific and economical potential of biomimetic-driven research in the portuguese and international panorama, by contributing to the development of new nature-inspired adhesives for biomedical applications.

Bioadhesion research requires a multi-disciplinary approach and thus I have combined microscopy, biomechanics, proteomics, mass spectrometry and molecular biology to pursue my goal of developing new, wet-reliable,reversible, efficient and environmentally friendly sea urchin inspired biomimetic adhesives.

Publicações selecionadas
  • Robert Pjeta; Herbert Lindner; Leopold Kremser; Willi Salvenmoser; Daniel Sobral; Peter Ladurner; Romana Santos. 2020. "Integrative Transcriptome and Proteome Analysis of the Tube Foot and Adhesive Secretions of the Sea Urchin Paracentrotus lividus". International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
  • Ana S Viana; Romana Santos. 2018. "Nanoscale characterization of the temporary adhesive of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus". Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology.
  • Patrick Flammang, Mélanie Demeuldre, Elise Hennebert, Romana Santos. (2016). Adhesive secretions in echinoderms: A review. Springer-Verlag. Berlin - Germany
  • Nicolas Lebesgue; Gonçalo da Costa; Raquel Mesquita Ribeiro; Gabriel G. Martins; Valeria Matranga; Arjen Scholten; Carlos Cordeiro; Albert J.R. Heck; Santos, Romana. 2016. "Deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying sea urchin reversible adhesion: A quantitative proteomics approach". Journal of Proteomics 138:61-71. 10.1016/j.jprot.2016.02.026
  • Duarte Toubarro; Analuce Gouveia; Raquel Mesquita Ribeiro; Nélson Simões; Gonçalo da Costa; Carlos Cordeiro; Santos, Romana. 2016. "Cloning, characterization and expression levels of the Nectin gene from the tube feet of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus.". Marine Biotechnology 18(3):372–383. 10.1007/s10126-016-9698-4

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