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dr. N.M. Araújo da Cunha Gomes (Nuno)

Post doctoral Researcher

About Me

Nuno Araújo Gomes holds a Bachelor in Biology from the Aveiro University (Portugal) and a Master's Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the same university. He did a 1-year internship and the experimental work of his MSc. on the Microbiology laboratory of the medicine faculty of the University of Oporto (Portugal), on the Molecular Microbiology field.

Nuno got in touch for the first time with Biomaterial Science in 2014 as a PhD student in the University Jaume I of Castellón (Spain), where he studied the lack of correlation between in vivo and in vitro studies on the characterization of dental implant coatings. His PhD thesis focused on the application of proteomics for the study in vitro outcome of these coatings and finding correlations between the protein layer formed onto a biomaterial surface and biological responses, in particular regarding macrophage polarization patterns. Part of this latter experimental work was done in collaboration with the department of Biomaterials of the Radboudumc (Nijmegen, The Netherlands). From September 2019 he started his Post-doc on the Development Bioengineering group of the UT, where he will work on the microencapsulation of β-cells and study the regulation and control of the immune response to these capsules, under the supervision of Dr. Jeroen Leijten and Prof. Dr. Marcel Karperien.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Coatings
Proteins
Sol-Gels
Medicine & Life Sciences
Biocompatible Materials
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Proteomics
Silicon Dioxide
Chemistry
Implant

Publications

Recent
Paggi, C. A. , Araújo da Cunha Gomes, N. M. , Zuchowska, A. , Karperien, M. , & le Gac, S. (2021). A synovial membrane-on-chip studying the development of rheumatoid arthritis in a triple culture system. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2021
Cerqueira, A. , Araújo-Gomes, N., Zhang, Y., van den Beucken, J. J. J. P., Martínez-Ramos, C., Ozturan, S., Izquierdo, R., Muriach, M., Romero-Cano, R., Baliño, P., & Romero-Gavilán, F. J. (2021). Evaluation of the inflammatory responses to sol–gel coatings with distinct biocompatibility levels. Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 109(9), 1539-1548. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.37149
Paggi, C. A. , Araújo da Cunha Gomes, N. M. , Zuchowska, A. , Karperien, M. , & le Gac, S. (2021). A synovial membrane-on-chip studying the development of rheumatoid arthritis in a triple culture system. Poster session presented at 25th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2021, Palm Springs, California, United States.
Branco, J., Martins-Cruz, C., Rodrigues, L., Silva, R. M. , Araújo-Gomes, N., Gonçalves, T., Miranda, I. M., & Rodrigues, A. G. (2021). The transcription factor Ndt80 is a repressor of Candida parapsilosis virulence attributes. Virulence, 12(1), 601-614. https://doi.org/10.1080/21505594.2021.1878743
Cerqueira, A., Romero-Gavilán, F. , Araújo-Gomes, N., García-Arnáez, I., Martinez-Ramos, C., Ozturan, S., Azkargorta, M., Elortza, F., Gurruchaga, M., Suay, J., & Goñi, I. (2020). A possible use of melatonin in the dental field: Protein adsorption and in vitro cell response on coated titanium. Materials Science and Engineering C, 116, [111262]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2020.111262
Romero-Gavilán, F. , Araújo-Gomes, N., García-Arnáez, I., Martínez-Ramos, C., Elortza, F., Azkargorta, M., Iloro, I., Gurruchaga, M., Suay, J., & Goñi, I. (2019). The effect of strontium incorporation into sol-gel biomaterials on their protein adsorption and cell interactions. Colloids and surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 174, 9-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2018.10.075
Araújo-Gomes, N., Romero-Gavilán, F., Zhang, Y., Martinez-Ramos, C., Elortza, F., Azkargorta, M., Martín de Llano, J. J., Gurruchaga, M., Goñi, I., van den Beucken, J. J. J. P., & Suay, J. (2019). Complement proteins regulating macrophage polarisation on biomaterials. Colloids and surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 181, 125-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2019.05.039
Palla-Rubio, B. , Araújo-Gomes, N., Fernández-Gutiérrez, M., Rojo, L., Suay, J., Gurruchaga, M., & Goñi, I. (2019). Synthesis and characterization of silica-chitosan hybrid materials as antibacterial coatings for titanium implants. Carbohydrate polymers, 203, 331-341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.09.064
Romero-Gavilán, F. , Araújo-Gomes, N., Cerqueira, A., García-Arnáez, I., Martínez-Ramos, C., Azkargorta, M., Iloro, I., Elortza, F., Gurruchaga, M., Suay, J., & Goñi, I. (2019). Proteomic analysis of calcium-enriched sol–gel biomaterials. Journal of biological inorganic chemistry, 24(4), 563-574. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00775-019-01662-5
Araujo-Gomes, N., Romero-Gavilan, F., Sanchez-Perez, A. M., Gurruchaga, M., Azkargorta, M., Elortza, F., Martinez-Ibanez, M., Iloro, I., Suay, J., & Goni, I. (2018). Characterization of serum proteins attached to distinct sol-gel hybrid surfaces. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 106(4), 1477-1485. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.33954

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7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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