Projects

2020 – 2021

Molecular plasticity under climate change: Integrating transcriptomics and quantitative proteomics to better understand the response of two Iberian freshwater fish to heat and pH stress

PI: Romana Santos, Co-PI: Vitor Sousa; Funding: H2020 EU Funding for Research & Innovation; Project reference: EPIC-XS 0000238. read more

2017 – 2021

New sea urchin-inspired adhesives for biomedical applications: a biomimetic approach towards the development of new wet-effective, reversible, biocompatible, and ecological adhesives.

PI: Romana Santos; Funding: Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology; Project reference: IF/00006/2015/CP1276/CT0001. read more

2016 – 2020

COST Action CA15216: European Network of Bioadhesion Expertise: Fundamental Knowledge to Inspire Advanced Bonding Technologies.

Vice-Chair:  Romana Santos; Funding: European Cooperation in Science and Technology; Project reference: COST Action CA15216. read more

2014 – 2015

Ecofouless: Antifouling compounds for the biofouling control in aquaculture. 

Team Member: Romana Santos; Funding: PROMAR – Portuguese Operational Fisheries Program 2007-2013; Project reference: OF/6923/2014/DPA/DRAPALG.

2012 – 2015

FROMBLUETOGLUE: Expression and purification of sea urchin adhesive proteins – screening for new bioadhesives.

PI: Romana Santos; Funding: Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology; Project reference: PTDC/MAR/117360/2010. read more

2013 – 2014

New adhesives for old problems.

PI: Romana Santos; Funding: 7th EU Framework Programme of Research; Project reference: PRIME-XS000013. read more

2012 – 2014

COST Action TD0906: Biological adhesives: from biology to biomimetics.

Vice-Chair:  Romana Santos; Funding: European Cooperation in Science and Technology; Project reference: COST Action TD0906. read more

2010 – 2013

Molecular characterization of organ regeneration in starfish– a proteomic approach toward the discovery of new regeneration factors.

Team member: Romana Santos; Funding: Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology; Project reference: PTDC/MAR/104058/2008. read more

2010 – 2013

BIOSEAGLUE – Characterization of sea urchin temporary adhesives by mass-spectrometry-based proteomics.

PI: Romana Santos; Funding: Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology; Project reference: PPCDT/DG/MAR/82012/2006.