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Dr Paulo Rocha has a Licenciatura degree in Systems and Informatics, a Master degree in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering and a PhD degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Algarve, Portugal with a scholarship by the prestigious Dutch Polymer Institute in Eindhoven, The Netherlands  

Before joining the University of Bath in November 2016, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the world leading research institute Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany in the Department of Molecular Electronics. 


Paulo is interested in the fabrication and electrical characterisation of thin film electronic devices such as field effect transistors, diodes and MIS capacitor structures.  His research focus in the interaction between electronic devices and living cells. 



  • bioelectronics
  • cell signaling
  • microalgae
  • HAB

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2011 2019

  • 14 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution
2 Citations (Scopus)
26 Downloads (Pure)

Extracellular Electrophysiology in the Prostate Cancer Cell Model PC-3

Cabello, M., Ge, H., Aracil, C., Moschou, D., Estrela, P., Quero, J. M., Pascu, S. & Rocha, P., 1 Jan 2019, In : Sensors. 19, 1, 11 p., 139.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)

Collective electrical oscillations of a diatom population induced by dark stress

Rocha, P., Silva, A. D., Godinho, L., Dane, W., Estrela, P., Vandamme, L. K. J., Pereira-Leal, J., De Leeuw, D. M. & Leite, R. B., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, p. 1-8 8 p., 5484 (2018).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Paracrine Communication
Carbon Cycle
12 Citations (Scopus)
166 Downloads (Pure)

An electrical method to measure low-frequency collective and synchronized cell activity using extracellular electrodes

Medeiros, M. C. R., Mestre, A., Inácio, P., Asgarif, S., Araújo, I. M., Hubbard, P. C., Velez, Z., Cancela, M. L., Rocha, P. R. F., de Leeuw, D. M., Biscarini, F. & Gomes, H. L., 1 Sep 2016, In : Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research. 10, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cell culture
20 Citations (Scopus)
102 Downloads (Pure)

Electrochemical noise and impedance of Au electrode/electrolyte interfaces enabling extracellular detection of glioma cell populations

Rocha, P. R. F., Schlett, P., Kintzel, U., Mailänder, V., Vandamme, L. K. J., Zeck, G., Gomes, H. L., Biscarini, F. & De Leeuw, D. M., 6 Oct 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, p. 1-10 10 p., 34843 (2016).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
equivalent circuits
background noise
8 Citations (Scopus)

Extracellular electrical recording of pH-triggered bursts in C6 glioma cell populations

Rocha, P. R. F., Medeiros, M. C. R., Kintzel, U., Vogt, J., Araújo, I. M., Mestre, A. L. G., Mailänder, V., Schlett, P., Dröge, M., Schneider, L., Biscarini, F., De Leeuw, D. M. & Gomes, H. L., 23 Dec 2016, In : Science Advances. 2, 12, p. 1 - 8 8 p., e1600516.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Culture Media
Cell Culture Techniques