Tomás M. Fernandes

PhD student

Main publications

  • Fernandes, TM; Morgado, L; Salgueiro, CA; Turner, DL. 2019. Determination of the magnetic properties and orientation of the heme axial ligands of PpcA from Geobacter metallireducens by paramagnetic NMR. JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY, 198, DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2019.110718
  • Fernandes, Tomas M; Morgado, Leonor; Salgueiro, Carlos A. 2018. Thermodynamic and functional characterization of the periplasmic triheme cytochrome PpcA from Geobacter metallireducens. BIOCHEMICAL JOURNAL, 475, DOI: 10.1042/BCJ20180457
  • 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/

Main research interests

  • Functional and thermodynamic characterization of heme proteins
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance studies
  • Protein structure and interactions
  • Membrane proteins expression and purification


  • Bachelor in Biochemistry, FCT-UNL (2016)
  • MSc in Biochemistry, FCT-UNL (2018)
  • PhD in Biotechnology, FCT-UNL