Miguel Gama

Associate Professor with Habilitation


  • Since  2012: Associate Professor with Habilitation, Universidade do Minho
  • 2003 - 2012: Associate Professor, Universidade do Minho
  • 1996 - 2003: Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho


  • 1996: PhD in Engineering Sciences, Universidade do Minho

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Since  2016: Program Director, PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering
  • Since  2016: Associate Diretor of Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2013: Program Director, Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering
  • 2013 - 2016: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2011: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of Department, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2009: Member of Program Studies Steering Committee, PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering
  • Since  2007: Member of Program Studies Steering Committee, Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering
  • 2012 - 2015: Member of the Editorial Board of "International Scholarly Research Notices (Tissue Engineering)"

Laboratory Management


  • Enzyme Engineering ( Integrated Master in Biological Engineering )
  • Controlled Release of Active Agents ( Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering )
  • Bionanotechnology ( Master Program in Micro/Nano Technologies )


Research Students

Recent Publications

  • Wan, Yizao; Wang, Jie; Gama, Miguel; Guo, Ruisong; Zhang, Quanchao; Zhang, Peibiao; Yao, Fanglian; Luo, Honglin
Biofabrication of a novel bacteria/bacterial cellulose composite for improved adsorption capacity
  • Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing, 125(105560), 2019
Tailoring bacteria response by piezoelectric stimulation
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11(30), 27297-27305, 2019
Development of novel bacterial cellulose composites for the textile and shoe industry
  • Microbial Biotechnology, 12(4), 650-661, 2019
Molecular aspects of bacterial nanocellulose biosynthesis
  • Microbial Biotechnology, 12(4), 633-649, 2019
  • Andrade, Fabia K.; Morais, João Paulo S.; Muniz, Celli R.; Nascimento, José Heriberto O.; Vieira, Rodrigo S.; Gama, Miguel; Rosa, Morsyleide F.
Stable microfluidized bacterial cellulose suspension
  • Cellulose, 26(10), 5851-5864, 2019
In vitro genotoxicity assessment of an oxidized dextrin-based hydrogel for biomedical applications
  • Journal of Applied Toxicology, 39(4), 639-649, 2019
Response surface statistical optimization of bacterial nanocellulose fermentation in static culture using a low-cost medium
  • New Biotechnology, 49, 19-27, 2019
Tuning myoblast and pre-osteoblast cell adhesion site, orientation and elongation through electroactive micropatterned scaffolds
  • ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2(4), 1591-1602, 2019
Inhalation of bacterial cellulose nanofibrils triggers an inflammatory response and changes lung tissue morphology of mice
  • Toxicological Research, 35(1), 45-63, 2019
  • Pereira, Isabel; Fraga, Sónia; Maltez, Luís; Requicha, João; Guardão, Luísa; Oliveira, Joana; Prada, Justina; Alves, Helena; Santos, José Domingos; Teixeira, João Paulo; Pereira, José Eduardo; Soares, Raquel; Gama, Miguel
In vivo systemic toxicity assessment of an oxidized dextrin-based hydrogel and its effectiveness as a carrier and stabilizer of granular synthetic bone substitutes
  • Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 107(8), 1678-1689, 2019
Insights into the economic viability of cellulases recycling on bioethanol production from recycled paper sludge
  • Bioresource Technology, 264, 347-355, 2018
  • Lima, Helder Levi Silva; Gonçalves, Catarina; Cerqueira, Miguel Ângelo; do Nascimento, Elégenes Sampaio; Gama, Miguel; Rosa, Morsyleide F.; Borges, Maria de Fátima; Pastrana, Lorenzo Miguel; Brígida, Ana Iraidy Santa
Bacterial cellulose nanofiber-based films incorporating gelatin hydrolysate from tilapia skin: production, characterization and cytotoxicity assessment
  • Cellulose, 25(10), 6011-6029, 2018
  • Nunes, D.; Pimentel, A.; Araujo, A.; Calmeiro, T.R.; Panigrahi, S.; Pinto, J.V.; Barquinha, P.; Gama, Miguel; Fortunato, E.; Martins, R.
Enhanced UV flexible photodetectors and photocatalysts based on TiO2 nanoplatforms
  • Topics in Catalysis, 61(15-17), 1591-1606, 2018
  • Klemm, Dieter; Cranston, Emily D.; Fischer, Dagmar; Gama, Miguel; Kedzior, Stephanie A.; Kralisch, Dana; Kramer, Friederike; Kondo, Tetsuo; Lindström, Tom; Nietzsche, Sandor; Petzold-Welcke, Katrin; Rauchfuß, Falk
Nanocellulose as a natural source for groundbreaking applications in materials science: Today’s state
  • Materials Today, 21(7), 720-748, 2018
Effects of gamma irradiation and periodate oxidation on the structure of dextrin assessed by mass spectrometry
  • European Polymer Journal, 103, 158-169, 2018
Determinants on an efficient cellulase recycling process for the production of bioethanol from recycled paper sludge under high solid loadings
  • Biotechnology for Biofuels, 11(111), 2018
Recombinant family 3 carbohydrate-binding module as a new additive for enhanced enzymatic saccharification of whole slurry from autohydrolyzed eucalyptus globulus wood
  • Cellulose, 25(4), 2505-2513, 2018
Targetability of hyaluronic acid nanogel to cancer cells: In vitro and in vivo studies
  • European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 104, 102-113, 2017
  • Vasconcelos, Niédja Fittipaldi; Feitosa, Judith Pessoa Andrade; Gama, F. Miguel; Morais, João Paulo Saraiva; Andrade, Fábia Karine; Filho, Men de Sá Moreira de Souza; Rosa, Morsyleide de Freitas
Bacterial cellulose nanocrystals produced under different hydrolysis conditions: properties and morphological features
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, 155, 425-431, 2017
A review on the toxicology and dietetic role of bacterial cellulose
  • Toxicology Reports, 4, 543-553, 2017
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