Joana Raquel de Oliveira Durão

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Joana Raquel de Oliveira Durão

Holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of Porto’s University and a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the same university.

Has worked in transport phenomena in biomaterials and in the development of peptide-based biomaterials. More recently, has worked as an Analytical Chemist in the Drug Product Development of Hovione, prior to being recruited to Alchemy project.

Currently works as a researcher at ALCHEMY project, namely in the extraction, purification and valorization of by-products.




Durão, J., Vale, N., Gomes, S., Gomes, P., Barrias, C. C., & Gales, L. (2019). Nitric oxide release from antimicrobial peptide hydrogels for wound healing. Biomolecules.

Leiro, V., Moreno, P. M., Sarmento, B., Durão, J., Gales, L., Pêgo, A. P., & Barrias, C. C. (2017). Design and preparation of biomimetic and bioinspired materials. In Bioinspired Materials for Medical Applications.

Leite, J. P., Mota, R., Durão, J., Neves, S. C., Barrias, C. C., Tamagnini, P., & Gales, L. (2017). Cyanobacterium-Derived Extracellular Carbohydrate Polymer for the Controlled Delivery of Functional Proteins. Macromolecular Bioscience.

Durão, J., & Gales, L. (2015). Peptide Self-Assembly for Therapeutic Applications. Current Organic Chemistry.

Durão, J., & Gales, L. (2013). Guest diffusion in dipeptide crystals. CrystEngComm.

Durão, J., & Gales, L. (2012). Permeation of light gases through hexagonal ice. Materials.

Researcher Center

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Researcher type

Post Doc

Academic CV