Beatriz Jorge Coelho

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
PhD student
1.13 11608
Lab. 2 (CENIMAT) 11617


Beatriz Jorge Coelho is a Master in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering by NOVA School of Science and Technology. Right after finishing her master’s degree, she enrolled in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Doctoral Program of the same institution, where she currently works on digital and continuous-flow microfluidic platforms for cancer biomarker detection through DNA amplification and further studies several methodologies for monitoring the amplification reaction, such as electrochemistry, fluorescence or impedimetric measurements (PhD scholarship awarded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - SFRH/BD/132904/2017). She is experienced in several clean room processes, namely photolithography and thin film deposition technologies, as well as molecular biology protocols, namely in the field of nucleic acid amplification.

Main publications

1. Marques, A. C. et al. Biosensor research activity at CENIMAT|i3N. in VI Annual Meeting i3N 2017 (i3N, 2017). [Poster]

2. Coelho, B. J. et al. Digital Microfluidics for Nucleic Acid Amplification. Sensors 17, 1–13 (2017). [Research Paper]

3. Coelho, B. B. J. et al. A Digital Microfluidics Platform for Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Detection. Sensors 17, 1–11 (2017). [Research Paper]

4. Coelho, B. J. et al. Digital Microfluidics Devices for Nucleic Acid Amplification: Redifining the Paradigm of Molecular Diagnostics. in MATERIAIS 2017: VIII International Symposium on Materials 41 (2017). [Oral Presentation]

5. Pimentel, A. et al. 3D ZnO/Ag surface-enhanced Raman scattering on disposable and flexible cardboard platforms. Materials (Basel). 10, 1–19 (2017).[Research Paper]

6. Coelho, B. J. et al. Digital Microfluidics Devices for Nucleic Acid Amplification. Biosensors 2018. [Poster]

7. Coelho, B. J., Veigas, B., Águas, H., Baptista, P. V. & Igreja, R. Digital Microfluidics Devices for Isothermal DNA Amplification: closing in on automated multiplexing for cancer diagnostics. in MATERIAIS 2019 (2019). [Oral Presentation]

8. Coelho, B. J. et al. Biossensores com incorporação de microfluídica: uma mais-valia no diagnóstico clínico. in Novas Tecnologias da Saúde (ed. Fundação Amélia de Mello) (2021). [Book Chapter]