João Paulo Medeiros Ferreira


Academic degrees:

Year  Academic degree  Institution 
1993  DOUTORAMENTO  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, EUA 
1987  LICENCIATURA  Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto 


Professional activities:

Period  Position or category   Institution
From 1993 to present  Assistant Professor   Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Escola Superior de Biotecnologia
From 1987 to 1993 Teaching Assistant Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Escola Superior de Biotecnologia


Scientific areas of activity
  • Applied Protein Chemistry and Enzymology: studies on the structure – biological activity dependence in proteins; stability; chemical modification and immobilization of enzymes and antibodies; recombinant antibodies for applications in Medicine.
  • Microemulsions and nanoemulsions with antimicrobial properties
  • Controlled delivery of pharmaceuticals and food additives: pharmaceutical forms for oral administration and for implants; applications of microencapsulation technologies to the food sector.

Research interests:
Applications of Biotechnology to the health and food sciences, mainly those dealing with protein technology.


Assistant Professor
School of Biotechnology