• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 768 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
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Personal profile


Mateus Webba da Silva holds a PhD in Chemistry from Exeter University (1996). He was a Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), and Senior Research Associate at Duke University (USA) before taking up an academic appointment at Ulster University in 2005. He is currently Reader of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Ulster University, a position that he has held since 2011. Dr Webba da Silva's main research interests are in understanding nucleic acids self-assembly, their biological implications and  applications. He is member of editorial boards of the journals Scientific Reports and International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Dr Webba da Silva is a recipient of Ulster University’s Distinguished Research Fellowship (2012), and was elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy, having served in its ‘Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee’  since 2014. He is Head of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Group of the Biomedical Science Research Institute.

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DNA Chemical Compounds
Nuclear magnetic resonance Chemical Compounds
Nucleic Acids Chemical Compounds
G-Quadruplexes Medicine & Life Sciences
Coordination Complexes Chemical Compounds
Topology Chemical Compounds
Guanine Chemical Compounds
Ligands Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 1995 2020

  • 768 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 30 Article
  • 3 Chapter
12 Citations (Scopus)

Encoding canonical DNA quadruplex structure

Dvorkin, S., Karsisiotis, A. I. & Webba da Silva, M., 31 Aug 2018, In : Science Advances. 4, aat3007, p. 1-10 10 p., eaat3007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
203 Citations (Scopus)

Topological Characterization of G-Quadruplexes by UV Absorption and Circular Dichroism

Karsisiotis, I., Ma’ani Hessari, N., Novellino, E., Spada, GP., Randazzo, A. & Webba da Silva, M., Oct 2011, In : Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 50, p. 10645-10648

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nucleic acids
Light absorption
130 Citations (Scopus)

Geometric Formalism for DNA Quadruplex F olding

Webba da Silva, M., 30 Oct 2007, In : Chem. Eur. J.. 13

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
deoxyribonucleic acid
79 Citations (Scopus)

NMR methods for studying quadruplex nucleic acids

Webba da Silva, M., 16 May 2007, In : Methods. 43

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Structural dynamics
Nucleic Acids
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
43 Citations (Scopus)

Design of a G-Quadruplex Topology through Glycosidic Bond Angles

Webba da Silva, M., Trajkovski, M., Sannohe, Y., Hessari, N., Sugiyama, H. & Plavec, J., 2009, In : Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 48

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Activities 2015 2015

Press / Media

O que revela o G quadruplex

Mateus Webba Da Silva


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Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities