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José Pedro Leite
PhD Student
José Pedro Leite completed his Integrated Masters in Bioengineering (Molecular Biotechnology) in 2013, at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto and Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar. Main research interests revolve around macro and small molecule crystallography, as well as related biophysical studies, such as fibril formation kinetics and drug release. Articles in international peer-reviewed publications: Leite, J. P., M. Duarte, A. M. Paiva, F. Ferreira-da-Silva, P. M. Matias, O. C. Nunes and L. Gales (2015). "Structure-guided engineering of molinate hydrolase for the degradation of thiocarbamate pesticides." PLoS One 10(4): e0123430. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123430 PDB accession ID: 4UB9 Lopes, A. R., V. M. Sousa, B. N. Estevinho, J. P. Leite, N. F. Moreira, L. Gales, F. Rocha and O. C. Nunes (2016). "Production of microparticles of molinate degrading biocatalysts using the spray drying technique." Chemosphere 161: 61-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.07.006 Leite, J. P., R. Mota, J. Durão, S. C. Neves, C. C. Barrias, P. Tamagnini and L. Gales (2017). "Cyanobacterium-Derived Extracellular Carbohydrate Polymer for the Controlled Delivery of Functional Proteins." Macromol. Biosci. 2017, 17, 1600206. DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201600206