• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 850 Citations
  • 15 h-Index

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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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Research Output

  • 850 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 31 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 2 Review article

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.

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Open Access
  • 18 Citations (Scopus)
    15 Downloads (Pure)

    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
  • 224 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
  • 139 Citations (Scopus)

    NMR methods for studying quadruplex nucleic acids

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

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    Open Access
  • 82 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

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    Open Access
  • 47 Citations (Scopus)


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    O que revela o G quadruplex

    Mateus Webba Da Silva


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