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Sofia Teixeira -

Sofia Rodrigues Teixeira

Contact

+353 (0)21 2346833
sofia.rodriguesteixeira (at) ucc (dot) ie

  • MNS (Circuits and Systems)

Sofia Rodrigues Teixeira is a Senior Researcher at Tyndall National Institute, working on the development of electrochemical impedance biosensors for numerous biomedical and environmental applications, namely, cortsol, hCG, IL17-A, Candida, CA125, RAGE, methylation (5mc) and acetylation (AcH3) markers in relevant samples and pharmacological studies.

Her research interests include, nano device fabrication, electrochemical functionalisation and biosensors optimisation. Sofia has recognised skills in clinical sample processing and analysis, immune diagnostics, surface electrochemistry and characterisation, electronic materials and microfabrication techniques. Sofia combines advanced material science with molecular and cellular biology techniques.

Research Grants

  • Novel Electrochemical Sensor for Point of Care Diagnosis (Enterprise Irl) €11,605.00 (27-AUG-20 / 26-AUG-21)

Books

YearPublication

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
2020 Non-invasive molecular assessment of human embryo development and implantation potential
Abreu CM;Thomas V;Knaggs P;Bunkheila A;Cruz A;Teixeira SR;Alpuim P;Francis LW;Gebril A;Ibrahim A;Margarit L;Gonzalez D;Freitas PP;Conlan RS;Mendes Pinto I (2020) Non-invasive molecular assessment of human embryo development and implantation potential. : Biosensors & Bioelectronics. [Details]
2020 Environmental enrichment induces intergenerational behavioural and epigenetic effects on fish
Berbel, WM;Berry, N;Rodriguez-Barreto, D;Teixeira, SR;de Leaniz, CG;Consuegra, S (2020) Environmental enrichment induces intergenerational behavioural and epigenetic effects on fish. : Molecular Ecology. [Details]
2019 Measuring the impact on impedance spectroscopy of pseudo-reference electrode accumulations
Sawhney M.;Azzopardi E.;Rodrigues Teixeira S.;Francis L.;Conlan R.;Gazze S (2019) Measuring the impact on impedance spectroscopy of pseudo-reference electrode accumulations. : Electrochemistry Communications. [Details]
2019 Direct monitoring of breast and endometrial cancer cell epigenetic response to DNA methyltransferase and histone deacetylase inhibitors
Teixeira SR;Abreu CM;Parkes L;Davies J;Yao S;Sawhney MA;Margarit L;Gonzalez D;Pinto IM;Francis LW;Conlan RS (2019) Direct monitoring of breast and endometrial cancer cell epigenetic response to DNA methyltransferase and histone deacetylase inhibitors. : Biosensors & Bioelectronics. [Details]
2019 Physical Structure and Electrochemical Response of Diamond-Graphite Nanoplatelets: From CVD Synthesis to Label-Free Biosensors
Santos, Nuno; Pereira, Sónia; Fernandes, António; Vasconcelos, Thiago; Fung, Chung Man; Archanjo, Braulio; Achete, Carlos; Teixeira, Sofia Rodrigues; Silva, Rui; Costa, Florinda (2019) Physical Structure and Electrochemical Response of Diamond-Graphite Nanoplatelets: From CVD Synthesis to Label-Free Biosensors. : ACS applied materials & interfaces. [Details]
2018 Ultrasensitive environmental assessment of xeno-estrogens in water samples using label-free graphene immunosensors
Barton H;Berbel-Filho WM;Consuegra S;Francis L;Tizaoui C;Conlan RS;Teixeira SR (2018) Ultrasensitive environmental assessment of xeno-estrogens in water samples using label-free graphene immunosensors. : Analytical Biochemistry. [Details]
2017 Chromophores in operative surgery: Current practice and rationalized development
Azzopardi EA;Owens SE;Murison M;Rees D;Anne Sawhney M;Francis LW;Sofia Rodrigues Teixeira R;Clement M;Steven Conlan R;Whitaker IS (2017) Chromophores in operative surgery: Current practice and rationalized development. : Journal Of Controlled Release. [Details]
2016 Clinical applications of amylase: Novel perspectives
Azzopardi E;Lloyd C;Teixeira SR;Conlan RS;Whitaker IS (2016) Clinical applications of amylase: Novel perspectives. : Journal of Surgery. [Details]
2016 Polyaniline-graphene based a-amylase biosensor with a linear dynamic range in excess of 6 orders of magnitude
Teixeira SR;Lloyd C;Yao S;Andrea Salvatore Gazze ;Whitaker IS;Francis L;Conlan RS;Azzopardi E (2016) Polyaniline-graphene based a-amylase biosensor with a linear dynamic range in excess of 6 orders of magnitude. : Biosensors & Bioelectronics. [Details]
2014 Label-free human chorionic gonadotropin detection at picogram levels using oriented antibodies bound to graphene screen-printed electrodes
Teixeira, S;Conlan, RS;Guy, OJ;Sales, MGF (2014) Label-free human chorionic gonadotropin detection at picogram levels using oriented antibodies bound to graphene screen-printed electrodes. : Journal of Materials Chemistry B. [Details]
2014 Chitosan/AuNPs Modified Graphene Electrochemical Sensor for Label-Free Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Detection
Teixeira S., Ferreira N. S., Conlan R S., Guy O. J., M. Goreti F. Sales (2014) Chitosan/AuNPs Modified Graphene Electrochemical Sensor for Label-Free Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Detection. : Electroanalysis. [Details]
2014 Epitaxial graphene immunosensor for human chorionic gonadotropin
Teixeira, S;Burwell, G;Castaing, A;Gonzalez, D;Conlan, RS;Guy, OJ (2014) Epitaxial graphene immunosensor for human chorionic gonadotropin. : Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. [Details]
2014 Novel single-wall carbon nanotube screen-printed electrode as an immunosensor for human chorionic gonadotropin
Teixeira, S;Conlan, RS;Guy, OJ;Sales, MGF (2014) Novel single-wall carbon nanotube screen-printed electrode as an immunosensor for human chorionic gonadotropin. : Electrochimica Acta. [Details]
2013 Food safety management system implementation and certification: survey results
Teixeira, S;Sampaio, P (2013) Food safety management system implementation and certification: survey results. : Total Quality Management & Business Excellence. [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication

Conference Publications

YearPublication
Year2013 PublicationHetero-SIC-WASMPE13
Burwell G., Teixeira S., Castaing A., Guy O (2013) Synthesis and characterization of (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilanemodified epitaxial graphene. : . [Details]
Year2011 PublicationInstitute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference
Teixeira, S., Sampaio, P (2011) Food safety management systems implementation and certification: survey results. : . [Details]
Year2020 Publication71st Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry
Sofia Rodrigues Teixeira and Paul Galvin (2020) Electrochemical pH sensor for continuous monitoring in minimal invasive device. [Oral Presentation]. : 71st Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry. [Details]
Year2020 Publication2nd Symposium on Welfare in aquaculture
Sofia Teixeira (2020) Innovation on Operational Welfare Indicators (OWI) using sensors. [Invited Oral Presentation]. : 2nd Symposium on Welfare in aquaculture. [Details]
Year2019 PublicationISSC-22 Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference
Sofia Rodrigues Teixeira and Paul Galvin (2019) Multiplexed biosensing for disease diagnosis and health monitoring. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. : ISSC-22 Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference. [Details]
Year2018 PublicationOriel Science: Showcasing science in the community
Sofia Teixeira (2018) Organ on a chip. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. : Oriel Science: Showcasing science in the community. [Details]
Year2018 PublicationCambridge Healthtech Institute’s Sixth International Molecular Diagnostics Europe
Sofia Teixeira, Lewis Francis, Steve Conlan (2018) Graphene Biosensor for Early Diagnostics of Ovarian Cancer. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. : Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Sixth International Molecular Diagnostics Europe. [Details]
Year2018 PublicationInternational Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2018
Teixeira, S., L. Parkes, L. W. Francis, Conlan, R. S (2018) Graphene immunosensor for epigenetic profiling of cancer cell treatment response and circulating cell free DNA hypomethylation in endometrial cancer. [Oral Presentation]. : International Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2018. [Details]
Year2017 Publication7th International Congress Nanotechnology in Biology & Medicine
Teixeira, S., Pinto, I. Conlan, R. S (2017) Biosensor for quantitative detection of hCG. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. : 7th International Congress Nanotechnology in Biology & Medicine. [Details]
Year2015 Publication12th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies (NN15)
Teixeira, S., Conlan, R.S (2015) Immunosensor for detection of epigenetic markers. [Oral Presentation]. : 12th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies (NN15). [Details]
Year2013 PublicationImaginenano2013
Teixeira, S., Castaing, A., Burwell, G., Conlan, R.S., Guy. O.J (2013) Graphene biosensor for detection of hCG biomarker. [Oral Presentation]. : Imaginenano2013. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  • Hovione (Portugal): Award a prize from I3S-Hovione Capital Health Innovation Prize. This international award aims at distinguishing innovative ideas in the area of health. (2017)
  • Associação Portuguesa para a Qualidade (APQ): Lisbon: Best MSc thesis (2011)

Patents

  • us 16094325

Committees

  • Founding Member and Vice-chair, Tyndall Early Career Researchers Networks (TEC-Net), Tyndall National Institute, Ireland (2020 /)
  • Co-chair, Medical Devices Working Group in the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine (ETPN). (2019 /)

Employment

  • Senior Researcher, Tyndall National Institute (01-SEP-20 /)
  • Researcher, Tyndall National Institute (01-OCT-18 / 30-MAY-21)
  • NRN Research Fellow placement, International Iberian Nanotechnology laboratory (01-SEP-15 / 31-JAN-16)
  • NRN Research Fellow (Early Career Researcher), Swansea University (01-JAN-15 / 30-SEP-18)
  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Swansea University (01-APR-14 / 31-DEC-14)

Education

  • Swansea University , PhD, PhD in Nanotechnology (2014)
  • University of Porto and University of Minho , MSc in Technology, science and food safety, MSc by Research (Honours) (2010)
  • University of Minho , Graduation in Biological Engineering (5 years’ degree), Level in National or International Classification: 14 out of 20 (2005)

Journal Activities

  • Referee, Biosensors & Bioelectronics (-)
  • Referee, Electrochemistry Communications (-)
  • Referee, Bioelectrochemistry (-)

Teaching Interests

Internal Collaborators

  • Daniela Iacopino , Tyndall National Institute (IRELAND )

External Collaborators

  • Sonia Consuegra , Swansea University (UNITED KINGDOM )
  • Florinda Costa , University of Aveiro (PORTUGAL )
  • Nadja Melo , Wales Fertility Institute Singleton Hospital (UNITED KINGDOM )
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