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,Germany, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 

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 assistent in the Elite Study Program Macromolecular Science
                    (Elite Network of Bavaria), Universität Bayreuth

2002-2005    Postdoc with Prof. Dr. Albrecht Messerschmidt at the Max-Planck-Institute for

                    Biochemistry, Germany

    2001         Dr. rer. nat. in Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Germany
                    PhD Thesis with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Robert Huber FRS, Max-Planck-Institute

                    for Biochemistry, 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 Max-Planck-Institute

                    for Biochemistry, Germany

    1995         Diploma in Chemistry, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Research interests

Structure and function of metaloenzymes
Radical mediated enzymology