Margarida Martins



  • 2010: PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2011 - 2013: Insights into peritoneal dialysis catheter Staphylococcal biofilms: characterization and host-pathogen interactions
  • 2006 - 2010: Insights into Candida world: the extracellular milieu

Past Students

Recent Publications

Deciphering the contribution of biofilm to the pathogenesis of peritoneal dialysis infections: characterization and microbial behaviour on dialysis fluids
  • PLoS One, 11(6: e0157870), 1-15, 2016
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
  • Monteiro, Nelson; Martins, Margarida; Martins, Albino; Fonseca, Nuno A.; Moreira, João N.; Reis, Rui L.; Neves, Nuno M.
Antibacterial activity of chitosan nanofiber meshes with liposomes immobilized releasing gentamicin
  • Acta Biomaterialia, 18, 196-205, 2015
  • Paiva, A.; Craveiro, R.; Ivo Manuel Ascensão Aroso; Martins, Margarida; Reis, R.L.; Duarte, A.R.C.
Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents - Solvents for the 21st century
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2(5), 1063-1071, 2014
Peritoneal dialysis infections: An opportunity for improvement
  • American Journal of Infection Control, 42(9), 1016-1018, 2014
Update on the challenging role of biofilms in peritoneal dialysis
  • BIOFOULING, 29(8), 1015-1027, 2013
  • Rajendran, R.; Williams, C.; Lappin, D.F.; Millington, O.; Martins, Margarida; Ramage, G.
Extracellular DNA release acts as an antifungal resistance mechanism in mature Aspergillus fumigatus biofilms
  • Eukaryotic Cell, 12(3), 420-429, 2013
Addition of DNase improves the in vitro activity of antifungal drugs against Candida albicans biofilms
  • Mycoses, 55(1), 80-85, 2012
Effect of exogenous administration of Candida albicans autoregulatory alcohols in a murine model of hematogenously disseminated candidiasis
  • Journal of Basic Microbiology, 52(4), 487-491, 2012
Oral Candida carriage of patients attending a dental clinic in Braga, Portugal
  • Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia, 27(3), 119-124, 2010
Presence of extracellular DNA in the Candida albicans biofilm matrix and its contribution to biofilms
  • MYCOPATHOLOGIA, 169(5), 323-331, 2010
Examination of potential virulence factors of Candida tropicalis clinical isolates from hospitalized patients
  • MYCOPATHOLOGIA, 169(3), 175-182, 2010
Candida species extracellular alcohols: production and effect in sessile cells
  • Journal of Basic Microbiology, 50(S1), S89-S97, 2010
Exogenous administration of a cocktail mimicking Candida albicans autoregulatory alcohols affects the progression of hematogenously disseminated candidiasis in mice
  • Mycoses, 52(Suppl. 1), 104-104, 2009
Morphogenesis control in Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis through signaling molecules produced by planktonic and biofilm cells
  • Eukaryotic Cell, 6(12), 2429-2436, 2007
Effect of farnesol on Candida dubliniensis morphogenesis
  • Letters in Applied Microbiology, 44(2), 199-205, 2007
  • Almeida, A.J.; Martins, Margarida; Carmona, J.A.; Cano, L.E.; Restrepo, A.; Leão, C.; Rodrigues, F.
New insights into the cell cycle profile of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
  • Fungal Genetics and Biology, 43, 401-409, 2006
  • Almeida, A.J.; Matute, D.R.; Carmona, J.A.; Martins, Margarida; Torres, I.; McEwen, J.G.; Restrepo, A.; Leão, C.; Ludovico, P.; Rodrigues, F.
Genome size and ploidy of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis reveals a haploid DNA content: Flow cytometry and GP43 sequence analysis
  • Fungal Genetics and Biology, 44, 25-31, 2006
  • Rodrigues, Anabela; Almeida, M.; Fonseca, I.; Martins, Margarida; Carvalho, M.J.; Silva, F.; Correia, C.; Santos, M.J.; Cabrita, A.
Peritoneal fast transport in incident peritoneal dialysis patients is not consistently associated with systemic inflammation
  • Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 21, 763-769, 2006
  • Rodrigues, Anabela; Martins, Margarida; Santos, M.J.; Fonseca, I.; Oliveira, J.C.; Cabrita, A.; Castro e Melo, J.; Krediet, R.T.
Evaluation of effluent markers cancer antigen 125, vascular endothelial growth factor, and interleukin-6: relationship with peritoneal transport
  • Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis, 20, 8-12, 2004
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