Diana Pires

Post-Doc


Career

  • 2016 - 2016: Invited Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2016: PhD Program on Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2010: Integrated Master on Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • Since 2016: Engineering synthetic phages for enhanced killing of the lung pathogens Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • 2012 - 2016: Enhancement of P. aeruginosa biofilm control by genetically modified bacteriophages

Research Students


Selected Publications

1
Synthetic biology to engineer bacteriophage genomes
  • In Joana Azeredo, Sanna Sillankorva. Bacteriophage Therapy, Vol. Methods in Molecular Biology 1693, New York: Humana Press, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-4939-7394-1, 285-300
2
In vitro activity of bacteriophages against planktonic and biofilm populations assessed by flow cytometry
  • In Bacteriophage Therapy: From Lab to Clinical Practice, Vol. Methods in Molecular Biology 1693, Springer New York, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-4939-7395-8, 33-41
3
Phage therapy as an alternative or complementary strategy to prevent and control biofilm-related infections
  • Current Opinion in Microbiology, 39, 48-56, 2017
4
A genotypic analysis of five P. aeruginosa strains after biofilm infection by phages targeting different cell surface receptors
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 8(1229), 2017
5
Genetically Engineered Phages: a Review of Advances over the Last Decade
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 80(3), 523-543, 2016
6
Bacteriophage-encoded depolymerases: their diversity and biotechnological applications
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(5), 2141-2151, 2016
7
Synthetic biology approaches to shape bacteriophages towards Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm control
  • PhD Program on Biomedical Engineering, 2016
8
Phage therapy: a step forward in the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections
  • Journal of Virology, 89(15), 7449-7456, 2015
9
Complete Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Phage vB_PaeM_CEB_DP1
  • Genome Announcements, 3(5), e00918-15, 2015
10
Engineering modular viral scaffolds for targeted bacterial population editing
  • Cell Systems, 1(3), 187-196, 2015
11
Pseudomonas Bacteriophage Isolation and Production
  • In Filloux, Alain, Ramos, Juan-Luis. Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 1149: Pseudomonas aeruginosa Methods and Protocols, New York: Springer, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4939-0472-3, 23-32
12
Complete genome sequence of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophage phiIBB-PAA2
  • Genome Announcements, 2(1), e01102-13, 2014
13
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
14
Evaluation of the ability of C. albicans to form biofilm in the presence of phage-resistant phenotypes of P. aeruginosa
  • BIOFOULING, 26(10), 1169-1180, 2013
15
Use of newly isolated phages for the control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 and ATCC 10145 biofilms
  • Research in Microbiology, 162(8), 798-806, 2011
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