Graça Pinto

PhD Student


  • Ongoing: PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2011: Integrated Master on Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • Since 2017: Safety and efficacy evaluation of a phage cocktail for the biocontrol of VTEC E. coli in food products
  • 2016 - 2017: A metagenomics approach to study the role of bacteriophages on periodontitis
  • 2015 - 2015: Phage therapy to control periodontal disease.
  • 2012 - 2015: True-Lyse: lysin properties adapted to cold temperatures
  • 2012 - 2012: Development of an anti-pseudomonal product with genetically modified phage for the control of biofilms formed by strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa


Recent Publications

A lytic Providencia rettgeri virus of potential therapeutic value is a deep-branching member of the T5virus genus
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83(23), e01567-17, 2017
Characterization and genomic analyses of two newly isolated Morganella phages define distant members among Tevenvirinae and Autographivirinae subfamilies
  • Scientific Reports, 7, 46157, 2017
Characterization and genome sequencing of a Citrobacter freundii phage CfP1 harboring a lysin active against multidrug-resistant isolates
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(24), 10543-10553, 2016
The role of bacteriophages in periodontal health and disease
  • Future Microbiology, 11(10), 1359-1369, 2016
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