Alexandra R Fernandes

Research Lab Leader

Research Group
Assistant Professor (since 2013)
Personal Website
Phone number
(+351) 212948530 (ext: 11107)
Researcher ID
Ciência Vitae

Main publications

  • Martins, C; Rodrigo, AP; Madeira, C; D'Ambrosio, M; Goncalves, C; Parola, AJ; Grosso, AR; Baptista, PV; Fernandes, AR; Costa, PM. 2020. Porphyrin Pigments in Polychaeta: Explorations on the Evolution of Haem Metabolism in Marine Eumetazoans. Marine Drugs, 18, DOI:
  • Kordestani, N; Rudbari, HA; Fernandes, AR; Raposo, LR; Baptista, PV; Ferreira, D; Bruno, G; Bella, G; Scopelliti, R; Braun, J; Herbert, DE; Blacque, O. 2020. Antiproliferative Activities of Diimine-Based Mixed Ligand Copper(II) Complexes. ACS Combinatorial Science, 22, DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.9b00202
  • Roma-Rodrigues, C; Rivas-Garcia, L; Baptista, PV; Fernandes, AR. 2020. Gene Therapy in Cancer Treatment: Why Go Nano?. MOLECULAR PHARMACEUTICS, 12, DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics12030233
  • Oliveira, B; Veigas, B; Fernandes, AR; Aguas, H; Martins, R; Fortunato, E; Baptista, PV. 2020. Fast Prototyping Microfluidics: Integrating Droplet Digital Lamp for Absolute Quantification of Cancer Biomarkers. SENSORS, 20, DOI: 10.3390/s20061624
  • Restani, RB; Pires, RF; Baptista, PV; Fernandes, AR; Casimiro, T; Bonifacio, VDB; Aguiar-Ricardo, A. 2020. Nano-in-Micro Sildenafil Dry Powder Formulations for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Disorders: The Synergic Effect of POxylated Polyurea Dendrimers, PLGA, and Cholesterol. PARTICLE & PARTICLE SYSTEMS CHARACTERIZATION, DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201900447

Main research interests

  • Cancer Diagnostics
  • Cancer Therapy
  • Human Genetics
  • Human Diseases Diagnostics
  • Cancer Biomarkers
  • Molecular Genetics


  • PhD in Biotechnology, Instituto Superior Técnico (2000)