Marta Gião Carneiro


College / University

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry




Lab Experience

Molecular biology techniques (PCR, cloning, electrophoresis). Protein structure determination by NMR spectroscopy.

Projects / Research

  • 10/2007 – 07/2008: Application of automated projection spectroscopy at low fields, using the APSY tool, and comparison with the traditional assignment method; assignment and determination of the NMR solution structure of 1H, 15N and 13C rubredoxin
  • 08/2008 – 11/2008: Application of molecular biology tools for 2nd generation ethanol production
  • 11/2008 – 02/2009: In vitro transcription of a ribozyme and its substract; PAGE analysis of the transcription and cleavage products
  • 03/2009 – 07/2009: Generation of antibodies and siRNA knock-down studies on the DOR (diabetes and obesity regulated) gene

Scholarships / Awards

2010 – 2011: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2009: Socrates/Erasmus program scholarship


My interests range from genetics to protein structure determination. I find the study of genetic regulation – how and why genes are activated or repressed – and protein regulation at RNA level very stimulating. Lately I became also interested in the relationship between structural features and biological function. Within the structural biochemistry field I have a special interest in NMR and its applications to biological systems. In the program I hope to develop the multidisciplinary approach necessary to study complex biologic issues.