Luís Gales has a background in chemical engineering and during the Ph.D. thesis worked in adsorption in porous materials. In 2000, after receiving the Ph.D. degree, he decided to move to a different research area. He has been focusing on the structural characterization of protein self-assembly processes. For these studies, he has been using X-ray crystallography, complemented with multiple biophysical low-resolution techniques. Recently, Luís Gales re-centered the focus of research to benefit both from the engineering and from the structural biochemistry backgrounds. He is primarily interested in using self-assembly processes of biomolecules (mostly peptides) leading to the formation of porous materials intended for biomedical and engineering applications. Currently he is head of the Molecular Biophysics Group of Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC) and Associate Professor of Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) of the University of Porto.
Biography Updated on 20 December 2012