Jose Ricardo Ramos Franco Tavares
Assistant Professor
Integrated Member
Research Group
Design of Molecules and NanoMaterials for Therapy and Diagnosis
FCT/UNL, 2829-516 Caparica Portugal
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Research Interests
Focus on the study of the interaction of nanomaterials with antibodies and enzymes, and in the development of new nano-biosensing assemblies. Special interest in nanoparticle-induced Surface-Enhanced Raman (SERS) as a sensitive detection tool.
Main publications
1. Gold Nanoparticle Probe-based Assay for Rapid and Direct Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in Clinical Samples
Pedro V. Baptista, Maria Koziol-Montewka, Jolanta Paluch-Oles, Gonçalo Doria, Ricardo Franco
Clin. Chem. (2006) 52 (7), 1433-1434. DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2005.065391

2. Probing surface properties of Cytochrome c at Au Bionanoconjugates; I. Gomes, N. C. Santos, L. M. A. Oliveira, A. Quintas, P. Eaton, E. Pereira, R. Franco
J. Phys. Chem. C (2008) 112, 16340–16347; DOI: 10.1021/jp804766v

3. Gold Nanoparticles for the Development of Clinical Diagnosis Methods
Pedro Baptista, Eulália Pereira, Peter Eaton, Gonçalo Doria, Adelaide Miranda, Inês Gomes, Pedro Quaresma, Ricardo Franco
Anal. Bioanal. Chem. (2008) 391, 943–950; DOI: 10.1007/s00216-007-1768-z

4. Green Photocatalytic Synthesis of Stable Au and Ag Nanoparticles
Pedro Quaresma, Inês Osório, Lívia Contar, Leonor Soares, Adelaide Miranda, Patrícia Carvalho, Ricardo Franco, Eulália Pereira
Green Chem. (2009) 11, 1889 - 1893, DOI: 10.1039/b917203n

5. Gold-silver alloy nanoprobes for one-pot multiplex DNA Detection
G. Doria, M. Larguinho, J.T. Dias, E. Pereira, R. Franco, P.V. Baptista
Nanotechnology (2010) 21 (25), 255101; DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/21/25/255101

6. Pathogen mimetic stealth nanocarriers for drug delivery: a future possibility
Miguel Cavadas, África González-Fernández, Ricardo Franco
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine (2011) 7 (6), 730-743; DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2011.04.006

7. Gold nanoparticle-based fluorescence immunoassay for Malaria antigen detection
B. Guirgis, C. Sá e Cunha, I. Gomes, M. Cavadas, I. Silva, G. Doria, G. Blatch, P.V. Baptista, E. Pereira, H. Azzazy, M. Mota, M. Prudêncio, R. Franco
Anal. Bioanal. Chem. (2012) 402, 1019–1027, DOI 10.1007/s00216-011-5489-y

8. Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) biosensing using Gold Nanotriangles: detection of DNA hybridization events at room-temperature
Leonor Soares, Andrea Csáki, Wolfgang Fritzsche, Orfeu Flores, Ricardo Franco, Eulália Pereira
Analyst (2014) 139, 4964-4973, DOI: 10.1039/c4an00810c

9. ZnO nanorods as immobilization layers for interdigitated capacitive immunosensors
Pedro Sanguino, Tiago Monteiro, S. R. Bhattacharyya, C. J. Dias, Rui Igreja, Ricardo Franco
Sensors and Actuators B:Chemical (2014) 204, 211–217, DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2014.06.141

10. Characterization and optimization of the haemozoin-like crystal (HLC) assay to determine Hz inhibiting effects of anti-malarial compounds
Carolina Tempera, Ricardo Franco, Carlos Caro, Vânia André, Peter Eaton, Peter Burke, Thomas Hänscheid
Malaria J. (2015) 14, 403, DOI:10.1186/s12936-015-0913-y