Virginia Carvalhais

Post-Doc


  • 2017 - 2017: Construction of strain mutants in S. epidermidis
  • 2011 - 2016: Effect of modulating S. epidermidis biofilms dormancy in the biofilm physiology and host immune response

Selected Publications

1
Tetracycline and rifampicin induced a viable but nonculturable state in Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms
  • Future Microbiology, 13(1), 27-36, 2018
2
Poly-N-acetylglucosamine production by Staphylococcus epidermidis cells increases their in vivo proinflammatory effect
  • Infection and Immunity, 84(10), 2933-2943, 2016
3
Characterization of an in vitro fed-batch model to obtain cells released from S. epidermidis biofilms
  • AMB Express, 6(23), 2016
4
  • Carvalhais, V.; Pinto da Costa, J.; Amado F; Silva A; Nogueira-Ferreira R; Ferreira R; Helguero L; Vitorino, R.
Anti-tumoral activity of human salivary peptides
  • Peptides, 71, 170-178, 2015
5
Proteome signatures-how are they obtained and what do they teach us?
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99(18), 7417-7431, 2015
6
An immunoproteomic approach for characterization of dormancy within Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms
  • Molecular Immunology, 65(2), 429-435, 2015
7
Immunoreactive pattern of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm against human whole saliva
  • Electrophoresis, 36(9-10), 1228-1233, 2015
8
Proteomic profile of dormancy within Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms using iTRAQ and label-free strategies
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99(6), 2751-2762, 2015
9
Comparative proteomic and transcriptomic profile of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms grown in glucose-enriched medium
  • Talanta, 132, 705-712, 2015
10
Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm infections
  • In Nuno Cerca. Impact of Biofilms in Health – a Transcriptomic Perspective, Braga: Centro de Engenharia Biológica, Universidade do Minho, 2015. ISBN: 978-989-97478-6-9, 139-149
11
Dormancy within Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms: a transcriptomic analysis by RNA-seq
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(6), 2585-2596, 2014
12
Proteomic approaches to study biofilm cells
  • In M.O. Pereira, M. Henriques, N. Cerca, J. Azeredo. Clinical Biofilms – Current Concepts and Advanced Techniques, Braga (Portugal): Universidade do Minho – DEB, 2014. ISBN: 978-989-97478-4-5
13
Dormant bacteria within Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms have low inflammatory properties and maintain tolerance to vancomycin and penicillin after entering planktonic growth
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology, 63(Pt 10), 1274-1283, 2014
14
Alterations in the Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm transcriptome following interaction with whole human blood
  • Pathogens and Disease, 70(3), 444-448, 2014
15
Controlled RNA contamination and degradation and its impact on qPCR gene expression in S. epidermidis biofilms
  • Journal of Microbiological Methods, 95(2), 195-200, 2013
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