Filipa Marcelo

Independent Researcher

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

Main publications

  • Ana Diniz; Helena Coelho; Jorge SDias; Sandra JVliet; Jesús Jiménez‐Barbero; Francisco Corzana; Eurico JCabrita; Filipa Marcelo. 2019. The Plasticity of the Carbohydrate Recognition Domain Dictates the Exquisite Mechanism of Binding of Human Macrophage Galactose‐Type Lectin. Chemistry – A European Journal, 25(61), DOI: 10.1002/chem.201902780
  • Marcelo, F; Supekar, N; Corzana, F; van der Horst, JC; Vuist, IM; Live, D; Boons, GJPH; Smith, DF; van Vliet, SJ. 2019. Identification of a secondary binding site in human macrophage galactose-type lectin by microarray studies: Implications for the molecular recognition of its ligands. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 294, DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.004957
  • Santarsia, S; Grosso, AS; Trovao, F; Jimenez-Barbero, J; Carvalho, AL; Nativi, C; Marcelo, F. 2018. Molecular Recognition of a Thomsen-Friedenreich Antigen Mimetic Targeting Human Galectin-3. ChemMedChem, 13, DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201800525
  • 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
  • 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

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)