Maria João Quitoles De Oliveira

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
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Maria João Oliveira received her B.Sc degree in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2012 and a M.Sc degree in Biotechnology in 2015, both from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia. During those years she developed interests in a variety of fields in technologies applied in biology sciences, such as biosensors, synthetic and systems biology, and bionanotechnology. She is currently taking her Ph.D in MIT-Portugal Doctoral Program in Bioengineering Systems since 2018 under the subject “NanoSERS platform for expeditious cells phenotyping” with the supervision of Professor Hugo Águas (CENIMAT/I3N, FCT UNL) and co-supervision of Professor Ricardo Franco (UCIBIO-REQUIMTE, FCT UNL) and Professor Hugh J. Byrne (Dublin Institute of Technology). Her current research interest includes the development and optimization of SERS based sensors for detection of trace analytes.

Main publications

Oliveira, M. J., P. de Almeida, M., Nunes, D., Fortunato, E., Martins, R., Pereira, E., J. Byrne, H., Águas, H., & Franco, R. (2019). Design and Simple Assembly of Gold Nanostar Bioconjugates for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Immunoassays. Nanomaterials, 9(11), 1561.

A. T. Vicente, A. Araújo, M. J. Mendes, D. Nunes, M. J. Oliveira, O. Sanchez-Sobrado, M. P. Ferreira, H. Águas, E. Fortunato, and R. Martins, “Multifunctional cellulose-paper for light harvesting and smart sensing applications,” J. Mater. Chem. C, vol. 6, no. 13, pp. 3143–3181, 2018.

M. J. Oliveira, P. Quaresma, and M. P. Almeida, “Office paper decorated with silver nanostars - an alternative cost effective platform for trace analyte detection by SERS,” Sci. Rep., vol. 7, no. 2480, pp. 1–14, 2017.

A. Araújo, A. Pimentel, M. J. Oliveira, M. J. Mendes, R. Franco, E. Fortunato, H. Águas, and R. Martins, “Direct growth of plasmonic nanorod forests on paper substrates for low-cost flexible 3D SERS platforms,” Flex. Print. Electron., vol. 2, 2017.