Pedro M. P. Gois

PhD (2005) in Organic Chemistry, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Postdoctoral research at Sussex University; University College of London; IST
Assistant Professor with habilitation, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Therapeutics, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa
Group Leader, Bioorganic Chemistry at iMed.ULisboa

Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa — Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal

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Researcher ID A-9251-2014
Group Researcher ID B-4209-2014
Scopus Author ID 6507726637

Research Interests

The research conducted at Gois’ laboratory spans over the interface of organic chemistry and biology, aiming at the discovery of new generic synthetic methods and chemical probes that may be further explored to tackle important biological problems. We are currently focusing on the:

  1. Synthesis of functional boron containing compounds and their evaluation as modulators of specific proteins.
  2. Development of generic synthetic methods to modified proteins and their use in the synthesis of “smart” bioconjugates.
  3. Development of synthetic methodologies for the preparation of small molecule modulators of enzymes and proteins identified as key therapeutic targets and cytotoxic agents.

Selected Publications

Santos FMF, Matos AI, Ventura AE, Gonçalves J, Veiros LF, Florindo HF, Gois PMP. Modular Assembly of Reversible Multivalent Targeting Drug Conjugates. Angew Chem Int Ed  2017; 56: 9346-9350.

Faustino H, Silva MJSA, Veiros LF, Bernardes GJL, Gois PMP. Iminoboronates are Efficient Intermediates for Selective, Rapid and Reversible N-Terminal Cysteine Functionalisation. Chem Sc. 2016; 7: 5052-5058.

Santos FMF, Rosa JN, Candeias NR, Carvalho CP, Matos AI, Ventura AE, Florindo HF, Silva LC, Pischel U, Gois PMP.  A Three-Component Assembly Promoted by Boronic Acids Delivers a Modular Fluorophore Platform (BASHY Dyes). Chem Eur J 2016; 5: 1631-1637 (VIP paper and cover).

Cal PMSD, Cordeiro C, Gois PMP. Reversible Lysine Modification on Proteins using Functionalized Boronic Acids Chem Eur J. 2015; 21: 8182-8187.

Cal PMSD, Vicente JB, Pires E, Coelho AV, Veiros LF, Cordeiro C, Gois PMP. Iminoboronates: A New Strategy for Reversible Protein Modification. J Am Chem Soc. 2012; 134: 10299.