Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Structural Biology / Biochemistry



Phone:  (+)49 030 2093 49844
Email: berta.martins (at)
Philippstr. 13, Leonor-Michaelis-Haus (H18), 2. OG, Room: 313





Place and year of birth: Figueira da Foz (Portugal), 1971
Married, one child

Academic appointments and awards

since 2013     principal investigator at the Department of Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2009-2013    Group leader ((MA-3348/2-1, 2-2) within the DFG Priority Program 1319) at the Institute of  

                    Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany                    

2008-2009    Substitution of a W2 professorship (5 months) at the Department of Biochemistry, 

                    Universität Bayreuth

     2006        Research subsidy from the Funds of the Chemical Industry (FCI)

2005-2008    Coordinator/Research assistant in the Elite Study Program Macromolecular Science  

                    (Elitenetzwerk Bayern), Universität Bayreuth

2002-2005    Postdoc with Prof. Dr. Albrecht Messerschmidt at the MPI Biochemie, Germany

    2001         Dr. rer. nat. in Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Germany
                    PhD Thesis with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Robert Huber (FRS), MPI Biochemie, Germany

1998-2001    Fellow of the International Ph.D. Program PRAXIS XXI from the Foundation for Science and 

                    Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Portugal

1996-1997    Research fellowship from the Max-Planck-Society at the MPI Biochemie, Germany

    1995         Diploma in Chemistry, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Research interests

Structure and function of metalloenzymes
Radical mediated enzymology