Cátia Teixeira (CT) was graduated in Chemistry in 2003, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto. Two years later she received M.Sc. degree (Organic Chemistry) in the same faculty. She then decided to complement her background in organic synthesis by learning computational chemistry approaches that would consolidate her scientific career in the drug discovery area. In Dec.2009, CT completed a PhD degree in Computational Medicinal Chemistry from the ITODYS research center, Univ. Paris Diderot-Paris VII. In 2008, CT was awarded the L'Oreal France-Unesco 2008 prize for her excellent scientific skills and doctoral research work. CT was then co-integrated at the Associated Laboratory CICECO (University of Aveiro) and UCIBIO/REQUIMTE (University of Porto) as a Post-Doctoral research fellow. Her post-doctoral research work focused on the articulation of the know-how between a computational chemistry (CC) group and a medicinal chemistry group, as part of a collaboration established in order to combine computational and experimental studies to develop new molecules with dual antimalarial activity. Since April 2016, she is a Research Associate at LAQV-REQUIMTE (University of Porto), where she applies Heterocycle and Peptide Chemistry-based tools to research in Health and Life Sciences.
CT has published 29 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, translating into an h-index of 14 (according to the SCOPUS database accessed on 08/02/2018). 72% of the papers have been published within the top 25% (first quartile) higher impact factor in her knowledge area; 83% were published independently from the PhD supervisor; and 30% were published as corresponding author. CT has also published 3 book chapters and she has over 30 poster communications and 10 oral presentations. CT has been collaborating as scientific reviewer with several indexed journals such as J. Med. Chem., Eur. J. Med. Chem., MedChemComm, Mini-Rev. Med. Chem. and Molecules.
CT is a team member of a COST action (CM1307; http://www.costcm1307.org/CM1307/Home.html) coordinated by Prof. Philippe Loiseau (University Paris-Sud 11, France) and funded by European funds. CT was the local coordinator of project HEDICIN (FCT ref: PTDC/QUI-QUI/116864/2010), and the principal investigator of project FISHING (FCT ref: EXPL/QEQ-COM/0927/2013), both co-funded by COMPETE-FEDER&FCT, and both devoted to the development and rescuing of molecules with antimalarial activity. Finally, CT completed the supervision of a master student (April 2013) and of a PhD student (December 2013), and the activities of hired researchers in the framework of research projects.