Joana M Dantas

Personal Website
Phone number
21 294 8300 (ext: 10936)
Researcher ID

Main publications

  • Dantas JM; Ferreira MR; Catarino T; Kokhan O; Raj Pokkuluri P; Salgueiro CA. 2018. Molecular interactions between Geobacter sulfurreducens triheme cytochromes and the redox active analogue for humic substances.. Biochimica et biophysica acta, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.05.007
  • Portela, PC; Fernandes, TM; Dantas, JM; Ferreira, MR; Salgueiro, CA. 2018. Biochemical and functional insights on the triheme cytochrome PpcA from Geobacter metallireducens. ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS, 644, DOI: 10.1016/
  • Dantas, JM; Silva, MA; Pantoja-Uceda, D; Turner, DL; Bruix, M; Salgueiro, CA. 2017. Solution structure and dynamics of the outer membrane cytochrome OmcF from Geobacter sulfurreducens. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOENERGETICS, 1858, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2017.03.007
  • Dantas, JM; Brausemann, A; Einsle, O; Salgueiro, CA. 2017. NMR studies of the interaction between inner membrane-associated and periplasmic cytochromes from Geobacter sulfurreducens. FEBS LETTERS, 591, DOI: 10.1002/1873-3468.12695
  • Ferreira, MR; Dantas, JM; Salgueiro, CA. 2017. Molecular interactions between Geobacter sulfurreducens triheme cytochromes and the electron acceptor Fe(III) citrate studied by NMR. DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 46, DOI: 10.1039/c6dt04129a
  • Carlos ASalgueiro; Joana MDantas. 2016. Multiheme Cytochromes. SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-44961-1
  • Marques, AC; Santos, L; Costa, MN; Dantas, JM; Duarte, P; Goncalves, A; Martins, R; Salgueiro, CA; Fortunato, E. 2015. Office Paper Platform for Bioelectrochromic Detection of Electrochemically Active Bacteria using Tungsten Trioxide Nanoprobes. Scientific Reports, 5, DOI: 10.1038/srep09910
  • Dantas, JM; Kokhan, O; Pokkuluri, PR; Salgueiro, CA. 2015. Molecular interaction studies revealed the bifunctional behavior of triheme cytochrome PpcA from Geobacter sulfurreducens toward the redox active analog of humic substances. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOENERGETICS, 1847, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2015.06.004
  • Dantas, JM; Campelo, LM; Duke, NEC; Salgueiro, CA; Pokkuluri, PR. 2015. The structure of PccH from Geobactersulfurreducens-a novel low reduction potential monoheme cytochrome essential for accepting electrons from an electrode. FEBS Journal, 282, DOI: 10.1111/febs.13269
  • Dantas, JM; Morgado, L; Aklujkar, M; Bruix, M; Londer, YY; Schiffer, M; Pokkuluri, PR; Salgueiro, CA. 2015. Rational engineering of Geobacter sulfurreducens electron transfer components: a foundation for building improved Geobacter-based bioelectrochemical technologies. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00752

Main research interests

  • Characterization of metalloproteins
  • Determination of the detailed thermodynamic properties
  • Protein structure determination using NMR spectroscopy
  • Protein-protein and protein-ligand molecular interaction studies


  • PhD in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL (2017)
  • MSc in Structural and functional biochemistry, FCT-UNL (2012)
  • Graduation in Chemistry, FCT-UNL (2010)