Maria Olívia Pereira

Assistant Professor



Career

  • Since  2003: Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho
  • 2001 - 2003: Lecturer, Universidade do Minho
  • 1998 - 2001: Invited Lecturer, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2001: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho

Roles and Responsibilities

  • 2012 - 2016: Vice-Head of Department, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2012: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of Department, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2012: Member of Program Studies Steering Committee, Master Program in Environmental Management
  • Since  2012: Program Director, Master Program in Environmental Management

Laboratory Management



Courses

  • Economic and Clinical Risk Assessment in Health ( Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering )
  • Environmental Technology Laboratory ( Integrated Master in Biological Engineering )
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment ( Integrated Master in Biological Engineering )


Projects


Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Unveiling the early events of Pseudomonas aeruginosa adaptation in cystic fibrosis airway environment using a long-term in vitro maintenance
  • International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 308(8), 1053-1064, 2018
2
Unveiling the fate of adhering bacteria to antimicrobial surfaces: expression of resistance-associated genes and macrophage-mediated phagocytosis
  • Acta Biomaterialia, 78, 189-197, 2018
3
Quantitative assessment of individual populations within polymicrobial biofilms
  • Scientific Reports, 8(9494), 2018
4
Exploring anti-quorum sensing and anti-virulence based strategies to fight Candida albicans infections: an in silico approach
  • FEMS Yeast Research, 18(3), foy022, 2018
5
Developing a model for cystic fibrosis sociomicrobiology based on antibiotic and environmental stress
  • International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 307(8), 460-470, 2017
6
A network perspective on antimicrobial peptide combination therapies: the potential of colistin, polymyxin B and nisin
  • International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 49(6), 668-676, 2017
7
Role of bolA and rpoS genes in biofilm formation and adherence pattern by Escherichia coli K-12 MG1655 on polypropylene, stainless steel, and silicone surfaces
  • Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 64(2), 179-189, 2017
8
Searching for new strategies against biofilm infections: Colistin-AMP combinations against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus single- and double-species biofilms
  • PLoS One, 12(3), e0174654, 2017
9
Discriminating between typical and atypical cystic fibrosis-related bacterial species by multiplex PNA-FISH
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 114(2), 355-376, 2017
10
Quorum sensing inhibition in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms: new insights through network mining
  • Biofouling - The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 33(2), 128-142, 2017
11
Polymicrobial ventilator-associated pneumonia: fighting in vitro Candida albicans-Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms with antifungal-antibacterial combination therapy
  • PLoS One, 12(1), e0170433, 2017
12
Insights into cystic fibrosis polymicrobial consortia: the role of species interactions in biofilm development, phenotype, and response to in-use antibiotics
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(2146), 1-11, 2017
13
Co-immobilization of Palm and DNase I for the development of an effective anti-infective coating for catheter surfaces
  • Acta Biomaterialia, 44, 313-322, 2016
14
Bio-inspired coating strategies for the immobilization of polymyxins to generate contact-killing surfaces
  • Macromolecular Bioscience, 16(10), 1450-1460, 2016
15
Polydopamine-mediated immobilization of alginate lyase to prevent P. aeruginosa adhesion
  • Macromolecular Bioscience, 16(9), 1301-1310, 2016
16
Biofilm formation of Brazilian meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains: prevalence of biofilm determinants and clonal profiles
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology, 65(4), 286-297, 2016
17
Proteomic changes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm cells after adaptive resistance development
  • Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics, 9(3), 58-62, 2016
18
The cystic fibrosis microbiome in an ecological perspective and its impact in antibiotic therapy
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(3), 1163-1181, 2016
19
Anti-biofim and antibacterial effect of essential oils and their major compounds
  • Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 19(3), 624-631, 2016
20
Heteroresistance to colistin in Klebsiella pneumoniae is triggered by small colony variants sub-populations within biofilms
  • Pathogens and Disease, 74(2), ftw036, 2016
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