Artur Cavaco-Paulo

Associate Professor with Habilitation


  • Since  2012: Associate Professor with Habilitation, Universidade do Minho
  • 1995 - 2008: Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho


  • 1995: PhD Thesis, University of Minho

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Since  2018: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2016: Member of Program Studies Steering Committee, PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Since  2008: Member of the Editorial Board of "Coloration Technology"
  • Since  2006: Member of the Editorial Board of "Advanced Chemistry Letters"
  • Since  2004: Member of the Editorial Board of "Biocatalysis and Biotransformations"

Research Interests

    Traditional Research Lines
    • Use of enzymes for textile wet processes
    • Use of ultrasound to enhance textile wet bioprocesses
    • Waste treatment bioprocesses
    • Enzyme formulations for textiles wet processes
    Current Research Lines
    • Enzyme based polymerization and fibre crafting
    • Genetic modified enzymes and proteins for fibre processes
    • Drug delivery from protein matrixes using enzymatic systems
    • Phospholipids formulations for drug delivery and cosmetics
    • Effects of ultrasound on biological molecules andmicroorganisms
    Emerging Research Lines
    • Protein based polymers and fibres
    • Mechanism of hair curliness
    • Biocide proteins functions in textile, detergent, cosmeticandmedical areas
    • Molecular recognition functions in protein for the textile,detergent, cosmetic and medical areas


Research Students

Recent Publications

BSA/ASN/Pol407 nanoparticles for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia treatment
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 141, 80-88, 2019
Coloured and low conductive fabrics by in situ laccase-catalysed polymerization
  • Process Biochemistry, (In Press), 2019
Antimicrobial coating of textiles by laccase in situ polymerization of catechol and p-phenylenediamine
  • Reactive and Functional Polymers, (In Press), 2019
Exploring PEGylated and immobilized laccases for catechol polymerization
  • AMB Express, 8(1), 134, 2018
Enzymatic polymerization of catechol under high-pressure homogenization for the green coloration of textiles
  • Journal of Cleaner Production, 202, 792-798, 2018
Internalization of methotrexate conjugates by folate receptor-α
  • Biochemistry, 57(49), 6780-6786, 2018
The influence of the morphological characteristics of nanoporous anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) structures on capacitive touch sensor performance: a biological application
  • RSC Advances, 8(65), 37254-37266, 2018
Ultrasound-assisted biosynthesis of novel methotrexate-conjugates
  • Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 48, 51-56, 2018
The effect of high-energy environments on the structure of laccase-polymerized poly(catechol)
  • Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 48, 275-280, 2018
Two Engineered OBPs with opposite temperature-dependent affinities towards 1-aminoanthracene
  • Scientific Reports, 8(14844), 2018
Polymers from bamboo extracts produced by laccase
  • Polymers, 10(10), 1141, 2018
Keratin-based particles for protection and restoration of hair properties
  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 40(4), 408-419, 2018
1-aminoanthracene transduction into liposomes driven by odorant-binding protein proximity
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(32), 27531-27539, 2018
Ultrasound-assisted extraction of hemicellulose and phenolic compounds from bamboo bast fiber powder
  • PLoS One, 13(6), e0197537, 2018
  • Ohradanova-Repic, Anna; Machacek, Christian; Charvet, Celine; Lager, Franck; Le Roux, Delphine; Platzer, René; Leksa, Vladimir; Mitulovic, Goran; Burkard, Thomas R.; Zlabinger, Gerhard J.; Fischer, Michael B.; Feuillet, Vincent; Renault, Gilles; Blüml, Stephan; Benko, Miroslav; Suchanek, Miloslav; Huppa, Johannes B.; Matsuyama, Takami; Cavaco-Paulo, Artur; Bismuth, Georges; Stockinger, Hannes
Extracellular purine metabolism is the switchboard of immunosuppressive macrophages and a novel target to treat diseases with macrophage imbalances
  • Frontiers in Immunology, 9(852), 2018
  • Dong, Aixue; Li, Fan; Fan, Xuerong; Wang, Qiang; Yu, Yuanyuan; Wang, Ping; Yuan, Jiugang; Cavaco-Paulo, Artur
Enzymatic modification of jute fabrics for enhancing the reinforcement in jute/PP composites
  • Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 31(4), 483-499, 2018
Humidity induces changes in the dimensions of hydrogel-coated wool yarns
  • Polymers, 10(3), 260, 2018
Practical insights on enzyme stabilization
  • Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 38(3), 335-350, 2018
"In-situ" lipase-catalyzed cotton coating with polyesters from ethylene glycol and glycerol
  • Process Biochemistry, 66, 82-88, 2018
  • Dong, Aixue; Fan, Xuerong; Wang, Qiang; Yu, Yuanyuan; Wang, Ping; Yuan, Jiugang; Cavaco-Paulo, Artur
Changes on content, structure and surface distribution of lignin in jute fibers after laccase treatment
  • Journal of Natural Fibers, 15(3), 384-395, 2018
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