Melyssa Grassi

PhD Student


Qualifications

  • 2011: PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2007 - 2011: Insights into Candida tropicals virulence factors

Recent Publications

1
Candida tropicalis biofilms: biomass, metabolic activity and secreted aspartyl proteinase production
  • MYCOPATHOLOGIA, 181(3), 217-224, 2016
2
Adhesion of Candida biofilm cells to human epithelial cells and polystyrene after treatment with silver nanoparticles
  • Colloids and Surfaces B- Biointerfaces, 114, 410-412, 2014
3
Silver colloidal nanoparticles: effect on matrix composition and structure of Candida albicans and Candida glabrata biofilms
  • Journal of Applied Microbiology, 114(4), 1175-1183, 2013
4
Antifungal activity of silver nanoparticles in combination with nystatin and chlorhexidine digluconate against Candida albicans and Candida glabrata biofilms
  • Mycoses, 56(6), 672-680, 2013
5
The effect of silver nanoparticles and nystatin on mixed biofilms of Candida glabrata and Candida albicans on acrylic
  • Medical Mycology, 51(2), 178-184, 2013
6
Insights into Candida tropicalis nosocomial infections and virulence factors
  • EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 31(7), 1399-1412, 2012
7
Candida tropicalis biofilms: Effect on urinary epithelial cells
  • MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS, 53(2), 95-99, 2012
8
Candida glabrata, Candida parapsilosis and Candida tropicalis: biology, epidemiology, pathogenicity and antifungal resistance
  • FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 36(2), 288-305, 2012
9
Silver nanoparticles: influence of stabilizing agent and diameter on antifungal activity against Candida albicans and Candida glabrata biofilms
  • Letters in Applied Microbiology, 54(5), 383-391, 2012
10
An in vitro evaluation of Candida tropicalis infectivity using human cell monolayers
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology, 60(9), 1270-1275, 2011
11
Candida tropicalis biofilms: artificial urine, urinary catheters and flow model
  • Medical Mycology, 49(7), 739-747, 2011
12
Adherence and biofilm formation of non-Candida albicans Candida species
  • Trends in Microbiology, 19(5), 241-247, 2011
13
Silver colloidal nanoparticles: antifungal effect against Candida albicans and Candida glabrata adhered cells and biofilms
  • BIOFOULING, 27(7), 711-719, 2011
14
Examination of potential virulence factors of Candida tropicalis clinical isolates from hospitalized patients
  • MYCOPATHOLOGIA, 169(3), 175-182, 2010
15
Crystal violet staining to quantify Candida adhesion to epithelial cells
  • British Journal of Biomedical Science, 67(3), 120-125, 2010
16
Silicone colonization by non-Candida albicans Candida species in the presence of urine
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology, 59(7), 747-754, 2010
17
Correlation between Etest®, disk diffusion, and microdilution methods for antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida species from infection and colonization
  • Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis, 23(5), 324-330, 2009
18
Effect of Candida tropicalis in planktonic and biofilm form on urinary epithelial cells
  • Mycoses, 78(Suppl. 1), 78-79, 2009
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