Laura Cerqueira

PhD Student


  • 2012: PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho

Honors and Awards

  • 2012: Prémio 8ª edição do Concurso Nacional de Inovação BES na categoria "Recursos Naturais & Alimentação" com o projeto "PNA FISH".
  • 2008 - 2012: Development and evaluation of peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probes for the rapid detection of clinically relevant microorganisms

Recent Publications

A new colorimetric peptide nucleic acid-based assay for the specific detection of bacteria
  • Future Microbiology, 9(10), 1131-1142, 2014
Biofilm formation with mixed cultures of Pseudomonas aeruginosa/Escherichia coli on silicone using artificial urine to mimic urinary catheters
  • BIOFOULING, 29(7), 829-840, 2013
Probe4pylori (R): A new kit for the rapid detection of H. pylori and associated clarithromycin resistance in gastric biopsies
  • Helicobacter, 18(S1), 123-123, 2013
Validation of a fluorescence in situ hybridization method using peptide nucleic acid probes for detection of Helicobacter pylori clarithromycin resistance in gastric biopsy specimens
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51(6), 1887-1893, 2013
Detection of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis using real time PCR, immunocapture assay, PNA FISH and standard culture methods in different types of food samples
  • International Journal of Food Microbiology, 161(1), 16-22, 2013
Detection of Escherichia coli O157 by Peptide Nucleic Acid Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (PNA-FISH) and Comparison to a Standard Culture Method
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(20), 6293-6300, 2013
Proposal for a method to estimate nutrient shock effects in bacteria
  • BMC Research Notes, 5(422), 1-6, 2012
PNA-FISH as a new diagnostic method for the determination of clarithromycin resistance of Helicobacter pylori
  • BMC Microbiology, 11(101), 1-7, 2011
Application of flow cytometry for the identification of Staphylococcus epidermidis by peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA FISH) in blood samples
  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 100(3), 463-470, 2010
DNA mimics for the rapid identification of microorganisms by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 9(10), 1944-1960, 2008
Survival of gastric and enterohepatic Helicobacter spp. in water: implications for transmission
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74(6), 1805-1811, 2008
Coccoid form of Helicobacter pylori as a morphological manifestation of cell adaptation to the environment
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73(10), 3423-3427, 2007
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