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

In vitro genotoxicity assessment of an oxidized dextrin-based hydrogel for biomedical applications
  • Journal of Applied Toxicology, (In Press), 2019
Response surface statistical optimization of bacterial nanocellulose fermentation in static culture using a low-cost medium
  • New Biotechnology, (In Press), 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
Effect of hot calendering on physical properties and water vapor transfer resistance of bacterial cellulose films
  • Journal of Materials Science, 51(21), 9562-9572, 2016
Biocompatibility of a self-assembled crosslinkable hyaluronic acid nanogel
  • Macromolecular Bioscience, 16(11), 1610-1620, 2016
Inflammatory response to dextrin-based hydrogel associated with human mesenchymal stem cells, urinary bladder matrix and Bonelike ® granules in rat subcutaneous implants
  • Biomedical Materials, 11(6), 65004, 2016
Valorizing recycled paper sludge by a bioethanol production process with cellulase recycling
  • Bioresource Technology, 216, 637-644, 2016
Antimicrobial peptides as novel anti-tuberculosis therapeutics
  • Biotechnology Advances, 34(5), 924-940, 2016
Potential of mannan or dextrin nanogels as vaccine carrier/adjuvant systems
  • Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, 31(5), 453-466, 2016
Processing and size range separation of pristine and magnetic poly(L-lactic acid) based microspheres for biomedical applications
  • Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 476, 79-86, 2016
Delivery of LLKKK18 loaded into self-assembling hyaluronic acid nanogel for tuberculosis treatment
  • Journal of Controlled Release, 235, 112-124, 2016
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