Portuguese Biochemical Society

SPB is a member of FEBS


Federation of European Biochemical Societies - FEBS

SPB Members belonging to FEBS structure


Member of the Fellowships Committee
Graça Soveral

University of Lisbon
Faculty of Pharmacy, iMed.UL
Graça Soveral is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, where she Outreaching activities Clinical Biochemistry and Human Nutrition. She is group leader (Biological Transport) at Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa). Her main research area is Membrane Transport, with special emphasis on water and solute transport and osmoregulation in mammalian and yeast cells. Current research is focused on transport systems as targets for drug action in diseases whose etiology might be supported by transporters dysfunction or aberrant expression. Researcher ID: L-1550-2013; ORCID: 0000-0001-8487-110X

João Member of the Advanced Courses Committee
João Laranjinha

University of Coimbra
Faculty of Pharmacy, CNC
João Laranjinha is Full Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra and group leader (Redox Biology in Health and Disease) at Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology of Coimbra, Portugal. His main scientific interests include: (1) Redox regulation of cell functions and the molecular mechanisms inherent to neuromodulation and aging that critically involve free radicals and oxidants, in particular those involving nitric oxide; (2)The nitrite:nitric oxide pathway as affected by dietary compounds (mainly as polyphenols) and ensued regulatory process with impact in in gastrointestinal and cardiovascular physiology.

ClaudinaChair of the FEBS Working Group on Women in Science
Cecília Arraiano

New University of Lisbon ITQB

CastanhoMember of the FEBS Education Committee
Manuel João Costa

School of Medicine
University of Minho
Manuel João Costa is Associate Professor at the School of Medicine and Pro-Rector for Educational Innovation and Student Affairs at the University of Minho. Having earned his Biochemistry Degree and PhD in Biomedical Sciences, his primary research areas are medical education and biochemistry and molecular biology education. He is appointed member to education committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and delegate at the faculty development committee of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. He has served as associate editor for international journals, including PLOS One and BMC Medical Education and is editorial board member of the journal Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. Researcher ID: C-3900-2009; ORCID: 0000-0001-5255-4257.