Filipa Marcelo

Independent Researcher

Assistant Investigator (since 2016)
Phone number
212948300 (ext: 11401)
Researcher ID

Main publications

  • Diniz, A; Dias, JS; Jimenez-Barbero, J; Marcelo, F; Cabrita, EJ. 2017. Protein-Glycan Quinary Interactions in Crowding Environment Unveiled by NMR Spectroscopy. CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 23, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201702800
  • de las Rivas, M; Lira-Navarrete, E; Daniel, EJP; Companon, I; Coelho, H; Diniz, A; Jimenez-Barbero, J; Peregrina, JM; Clausen, H; Corzana, F; Marcelo, F; Jimenez-Oses, G; Gerken, TA; Hurtado-Guerrero, R. 2017. The interdomain flexible linker of the polypeptide GalNAc transferases dictates their long-range glycosylation preferences. Nature Communications, 8, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02006-0
  • Coelho, H; Matsushita, T; Artigas, G; Hinou, H; Canada, FJ; Lo-Man, R; Leclerc, C; Cabrita, EJ; Jimenez-Barbero, J; Nishimura, S; Garcia-Martin, F; Marcelo, F. 2015. The Quest for Anticancer Vaccines: Deciphering the Fine-Epitope Specificity of Cancer-Related Monoclonal Antibodies by Combining Microarray Screening and Saturation Transfer Difference NMR. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 137, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b06787
  • Marcelo, F; Garcia-Martin, F; Matsushita, T; Sardinha, J; Coelho, H; Oude-Vrielink, A; Koller, C; Andre, S; Cabrita, EJ; Gabius, HJ; Nishimura, SI; Jimenez-Barbero, J; Canada, FJ. 2014. Delineating Binding Modes of Gal/GalNAc and Structural Elements of the Molecular Recognition of Tumor-Associated Mucin Glycopeptides by the Human Macrophage Galactose-Type Lectin. CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 20, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404566
  • Marcelo, F; Huecas, S; Ruiz-Avila, LB; Canada, FJ; Perona, A; Poveda, A; Martin-Santamaria, S; Morreale, A; Jimenez-Barbero, J; Andreu, JM. 2013. Interactions of Bacterial Cell Division Protein FtsZ with C8-Substituted Guanine Nucleotide Inhibitors. A Combined NMR, Biochemical and Molecular Modeling Perspective. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 135, DOI: 10.1021/ja405515r

Main research interests

  • Glycosciences
  • Molecular Recognition
  • NMR
  • Glycosylation


  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, Universidade de Lisboa and Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI (2009)
  • Graduation in Chemistry, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (2003)