Cecília Roque

Research Lab Leader

Research Group
Associate Professor with "Agregação" (since 2017)
Phone number
(+351) 212948385 (ext: 10985)
Researcher ID

Main publications

  • Semeano, ATS; Maffei, DF; Palma, S; Li, RWC; Franco, BDGM; Roque, ACA; Gruber, J. 2018. Tilapia fish microbial spoilage monitored by a single optical gas sensor. FOOD CONTROL, 89, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.01.025
  • Palma, SICJ; Traguedo, AP; Porteira, AR; Frias, MJ; Gamboa, H; Roque, ACA. 2018. Machine learning for the meta-analyses of microbial pathogens' volatile signatures. Scientific Reports, 8, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21544-1
  • dos Santos, R; Carvalho, AL; Roque, ACA. 2017. Renaissance of protein crystallization and precipitation in biopharmaceuticals purification. BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, 35, DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2016.11.005
  • Hussain, A; Semeano, ATS; Palma, SICJ; Pina, AS; Almeida, J; Medrado, BF; Padua, ACCS; Carvalho, AL; Dionisio, M; Li, RWC; Gamboa, H; Ulijn, RV; Gruber, J; Roque, ACA. 2017. Tunable Gas Sensing Gels by Cooperative Assembly. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 27, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201700803
  • Dias, AMGC; Roque, ACA. 2017. The future of protein scaffolds as affinity reagents for purification. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING, 114, DOI: 10.1002/bit.26090
  • Fernandes, CSM; Barbosa, I; Castro, R; Pina, AS; Coroadinha, AS; Barbas, A; Roque, ACA. 2016. Retroviral particles are effectively purified on an affinity matrix containing peptides selected by phage-display. Biotechnology Journal, 11, DOI: 10.1002/biot.201600025

Main research interests

  • Molecular Recognition & Biomimetics
  • Peptide and protein engineering
  • Biomaterials and self-assembly
  • Bioelectronics and Biosensing
  • Artificial Olfaction
  • Bioseparation


  • PhD in Biotechnology, Instituto Superior Técnico (2004)
  • "Agregação" in Bioengineering, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2015)