Joana Azeredo

Associate Professor with Habilitation



Career

  • Since  2014: Associate Professor with Habilitation, Universidade do Minho
  • 2010 - 2014: Associate Professor, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 1998: PhD in Engineering Sciences, Universidade do Minho

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Since  2016: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2015: Program Director, Master in Biotechnology
  • 2010 - 2016: Associate Diretor of Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering
  • 2008 - 2015: Member of Program Studies Steering Committee, Master Program in Bioengineering
  • Since  2012: Section Editor of "Virology Journal"


Courses

  • Integrated Laboratory I ( Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering )
  • Integrated Laboratory II ( Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering )
  • Risks and Biological Resources ( Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering )
  • Cell Culture Technology ( Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering )
  • Bioprocess Engineering ( Master Program in Bioengineering )


Projects


Research Students


Recent Publications

1
The effectiveness of voriconazole in therapy of Candida glabrata’s biofilms oral infections and its influence on the matrix composition and gene expression
  • Mycopathologia, (In Press), 2017
2
Characterization and genomic analyses of two newly isolated Morganella phages define distant members among Tevenvirinae and Autographivirinae subfamilies
  • Scientific Reports, 7, 46157, 2017
3
Critical review on biofilm methods
  • Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 43(3), 313-351, 2017
4
A genotypic analysis of five P. aeruginosa strains after biofilm infection by phages targeting different cell surface receptors
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, (In Press), 2017
5
  • Bernardo, Ruben T.; Cunha, Diana V.; Wang, Can; Pereira, Leonel P.; Silva, Sónia C.; Salazar, Sara B.; Schröder, Markus S.; Okamoto, Michiyo; Takahashi-Nakaguchi, Azusa; Chibana, Hiroji; Aoyama, Toshihiro; Sá-Correia, Isabel; Azeredo, Joana; Butler, Geraldine; Mira, Nuno Pereira
The CgHaa1-regulon mediates response and tolerance to acetic acid stress in the human pathogen Candida glabrata
  • G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 7(1), 1-18, 2017
6
Genetically manipulated phages with improved pH resistance for oral administration in veterinary medicine
  • Scientific Reports, 6(39235), 1-12, 2016
7
Characterization and genome sequencing of a Citrobacter freundii phage CfP1 harboring a lysin active against multidrug-resistant isolates
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(24), 10543-10553, 2016
8
Screening and characterization of novel specific peptides targeting MDA-MB-231 claudin-low breast carcinoma by computer-aided phage display methodologies
  • BMC Cancer, 18(881), 1-14, 2016
9
The role of bacteriophages in periodontal health and disease
  • Future Microbiology, 11(10), 1359-1369, 2016
10
Discrimination of clinically relevant Candida species by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy with attenuated total reflectance (FTIR-ATR)
  • RSC Advances, 6, 92065-92072, 2016
11
Genetically Engineered Phages: a Review of Advances over the Last Decade
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 80(3), 523-543, 2016
12
Candida glabrata's recurrent infections: biofilms formation during Amphotericin B treatment
  • Letters in Applied Microbiology, 63(2), 77-81, 2016
13
Candida tropicalis biofilms: biomass, metabolic activity and secreted aspartyl proteinase production
  • Mycopathologia, 181(3), 217-224, 2016
14
Bacteriophage-encoded depolymerases: their diversity and biotechnological applications
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(5), 2141-2151, 2016
15
Structural and enzymatic characterization of ABgp46, a novel phage endolysin with broad anti-Gram-negative bacterial activity
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(208), 1-9, 2016
16
Novel strategies to fight Candida species infection
  • Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 42(4), 594-606, 2016
17
Discrimination of bacteriophage infected cells using locked nucleic acid fluorescent in situ hybridization (LNA-FISH)
  • Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 32(2), 179-190, 2016
18
Vulvovaginal candidiasis: Epidemiology, microbiology and risk factors
  • Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 42(6), 905-927, 2016
19
Development of a phage cocktail to control Proteus mirabilis catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(1024), 2016
20
Candida tropicalis biofilm and human epithelium invasion is highly influenced by environmental pH
  • Pathogens and Disease, 74(8), ftw101, 2016
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