Nuno Cerca

Principal Investigator


Career

  • Since  2013: Principal Investigator, Universidade do Minho
  • 2008 - 2013: Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2006: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Since  2018: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering
  • 2016 - 2017: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2016: Member of the Scientific Council, Universidade do Minho
  • 2009 - 2012: Member of the School Council, Universidade do Minho
  • 2007 - 2008: Investigador doutorado, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Since  2015: Secretário da Sociedade Portuguesa de Microbiologia
  • 2014 - 2015: Presidente da Direção da ANICT - Associação Nacional de Investigadores em Ciência e Tecnologia
  • 2011 - 2012: Vogal da Direcção da Associação Nacional dos Investigadores em Ciência e Tecnologia
  • 2010 - 2011: Presidente da Direcção da Associação Nacional de Investigadores em Ciência e Tecnologia
  • Since  2011: Associate Editor of "BMC Research Notes"

Laboratory Management


  • Ongoing: microbialbiofilms.wordpress.com
  • 2008 - 2013: Transcriptomics and Proteomics

Projects


Research Students


Selected Publications

1
Staphylococcus epidermidis is largely dependent on iron availability to form biofilms
  • International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 307(8), 552-563, 2017
2
Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm-released cells induce a prompt and more marked in vivo inflammatory-type response than planktonic or biofilm cells
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(1530), 2016
3
The influence of biofilm formation by Gardnerella vaginalis and other anaerobes on bacterial vaginosis
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases, 212(12), 1856-1861, 2015
4
Using an in-vitro biofilm model to assess the virulence potential of Bacterial Vaginosis or non-Bacterial Vaginosis Gardnerella vaginalis isolates
  • Scientific Reports, 5(11640), 2015
5
Gardnerella vaginalis outcompetes 29 other bacterial species isolated from patients with bacterial vaginosis, using in an in vitro biofilm formation model
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases, 210(4), 593-596, 2014
6
Dormancy within Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms: a transcriptomic analysis by RNA-seq
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(6), 2585-2596, 2014
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