João Paulo da Costa de Noronha

Assistant Professor
Secção de Química
(+351) 212947819

Research Interests

Following his doctoral work, remains involved in the isolation and identification of natural products with biological activity, with emphasis on studies of oxidant and antioxidant properties. New research however started in the area of ​​chiral compounds of Chemometrics (Construction of database for the use of Neural Networks in predicting the computational enantioselectividade), Biodiesel, Biofuels, Analysis of Xenobiotics, Antibiotics and Pesticides, Analysis of Proteins, Radical Chemistry, Synthesis of Ionic Liquids, Proteomics, Biosensors, involving all the expertise developed in the area of ​​chromatography and hyphenated techniques, with emphasis on the GC-MS and LC-MS, allowing its application to new areas of research. 

Main Publications

- Isolation and characterization of a stress-inducible Dunaliella salina Lcy-B gene encoding a functional lycopene B-cyclase, Ana Ramos, Sacha Coesel, Ana Marques, Marta Rodrigues, Alexandra Baumgartner, João Noronha, Amélia Rauter, Bertram Brenig and João Varela, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Volume 79, Number 5, July 2008, pp.819-828(10).

- Use of In Vivo 13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy To Elucidate L-Arabinose Metabolism in Yeasts, César Fonseca, Ana Rute Neves, Luís L. Fonseca, Alexandra M.M. Antunes, João Paulo Noronha, Bärbel Hahn-Hägerdal, Helena Santos and Isabel Spencer-Martins, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2008, March, 1845-1855.

- Molecular Motions in Amorphous Ibuprofen As Studied by Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy, A. R. Bras, J. P. Noronha, A. M.M. Antunes, M.M. Cardoso, A. Schoenhals, F. Affouard, M. Dionisio, and N.T. Correia, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2008, Vol. 112, 11087-11099.

- Bioactivity studies and chemical profile of the antidiabetic plant Genista tenera, Amélia P. Rauter, Alice Martins, Rui Lopes, Joana Ferreira, Luísa M. Serralheiro, Maria-Eduarda Araújo, Carlos Borges, Jorge Justino, Filipa V. Silva, Margarida Goulart, Jane Thomas-Oates, João A. Rodrigues, Emma Edwards, João P. Noronha, Rui Pinto, Hélder Mota-Filipe, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2008 Vol. 122 (2), 18 March 2009, 384-393.

- Scavenging Activity of Aminoantipyrines Against Hydroxyl Radical, Pedro M.P. Santos, Alexandra Antunes, João Noronha, Eduarda Fernandes, Abel J.S.C. Vieira, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 45 (2010), 2258-2264.

- Sensors for detection/quantification of bacterial contamination in waters for Human use, R.B. Queirós, J.P. Noronha, M.G.F. Sales, G. González Aguilar, Advanced Engineering Materials, (2010) vol. 12, n.5, p.175-178.

- Biological treatment of propanil and 3,4-dichloroaniline: Kinetic and microbiological characterisation, G. Carvalho, R. Marques, A.R. Lopes, C. Faria, J.P. Noronha, A. Oehmen, O.C. Nunes, M.A.M. Reis, Water Research, Vol. 44, N. 17, 2010, 4980-4991.

- Pesticides in Water and the Performance of the Liquid Phase Microextraction Based Techniques. A Review, M. Isabel Pinto, Gerhard Sontag, R. J. Bernardino, J.P. Noronha, Microchem J, 2010, Vol. 96, N. 2, 225-237.

- Analysis of 65 Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in 5 Wastewater Treatment Plants in Portugal Using a Simplified Analytical Methodology, Salgado R., Noronha J.P., Oehmen A., Carvalho G. AND Reis M.A.M. Water Science & Technology, 2010, 62(12), 2862-2871.

- Flavored Waters: Influence of Ingredients on Antioxidant Capacity and Terpenoid Profile by HS-SPME/GC-MS, M. Fátima Barroso, J.P. Noronha, Cristina Delerue-Matos, and M. B. P. P. Oliveira, J. Agric. Food Chem., Publication Date (Web): April 4, 2011, 59(9), pp.5062-5072.

- Microcystin-LR detection in water by the Fabry-Pérot interferometer using an optical fibre coated with a sol-gel imprinted sensing membrane, Raquel B. Queirós, S.O. Silva, J.P. Noronha, O. Frazão, P. Jorge, G. Aguilar, P.V.S. Marques, M.G.F. Sales; Biosens. Bioelectron. 26(9), 15 May 2011, 3932-3937.

- Ionic Liquids as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, MiniReview – ChemMedChem, Ricardo Ferraz, Luís C. Branco,Cristina Prudêncio, João Paulo Noronha and Željko Petrovski, ChemMedChem, 6, 975-985, 2011.

- Myoglobin-Biomimetic Electroactive Materials made by Surface Molecular Imprinting on Silica Beads and their used as Ionophores in Polymeric Membranes for Potentiometric Transduction, Felismina T.C. Moreira, Rosa A.F. Dutra, Joao P.C. Noronha, M. Goreti F. Sales, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2011, DOI:10.1016/j.bios.2011.05.045