Angelina S. Palma

Independent Researcher

Assistant Investigator (since 2013)
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Main publications

  • Campanero-Rhodes, MA; Palma, AS; Menendez, M; Solis, D. 2020. Microarray Strategies for Exploring Bacterial Surface Glycans and Their Interactions With Glycan-Binding Proteins. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02909
  • Gao, T; Yan, JY; Liu, CC; Palma, AS; Guo, ZM; Xiao, M; Chen, X; Liang, XM; Chai, WG; Cao, HZ. 2019. Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of O-Mannose Glycans Containing Sulfated or Nonsulfated HNK-1 Epitope. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 141, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b08964
  • Pandeirada, CO; Maricato, E; Ferreira, SS; Correia, VG; Pinheiro, BA; Evtuguin, DV; Palma, AS; Correia, A; Vilanova, M; Coimbra, MA; Nunes, C. 2019. Structural analysis and potential immunostimulatory activity of Nannochloropsis oculata polysaccharides. CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS, 222, DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2019.06.001
  • Rudkin, FM; Raziunaite, I; Workman, H; Essono, S; Belmonte, R; MacCallum, DM; Johnson, EM; Silva, L; Palma, AS; Feizi, T; Jensen, A; Erwig, LP; Gow, NAR. 2019. Single human B cell-derived monoclonal anti-Candida antibodies enhance phagocytosis and protect against disseminated candidiasis (vol 9, 5288, 2018). Nature Communications, 10, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08392-x
  • Li, Z; Gao, C; Zhang, YB; Palma, AS; Childs, RA; Silva, LM; Liu, Y; Jiang, X; Liu, Y; Chai, WG; Feizi, T. 2018. O-Glycome Beam Search Arrays for Carbohydrate Ligand Discovery. MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS, 17, DOI: 10.1074/mcp.RA117.000285

Main research interests

  • Development of glycome-based glycan microarrays for interrogating glycomes and proteomes leading to: 1) glycan ligand discovery and function; and 2) unraveling of glycan-recognition systems
  • Endogenous and microbial glycan recognition systems of biomedical and biotechnological interest and glycan-mediated microbe-host interactions
  • Antibodies for cancer diagnosis and therapy
  • Structure-function integrative approaches combining glycan-microarrays with complementary methodologies such as X-Ray crystallography to characterize glycan-protein interaction


  • PhD in Biochemistry, ITQB, NOVA University of Lisbon (2007)
  • Graduation in Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Algarve (2001)