Career

  • Since  2016: Invited Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho
  • 2013 - 2015: Invited Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho
  • 2007 - 2013: Coordinator Researcher, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2003: PhD in Engineering Sciences, Universidade do Minho
  • 1998: MSc in Environmental Technology, Universidade do Minho
  • 2011: Licenciatura em Engenharia Biológica - Ramo Tecnologia e Processos Químicos e Biológicos, Universidade do Minho

Roles and Responsibilities

  • 2017 - 2018: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • 2013: 1º lugar no concurso de posters científicos nas XIII Jornadas de Engenharia Química na Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal – prémio atribuído pela BASF

Courses

  • Food Technology Laboratory ( Integrated Master in Biological Engineering )
  • Since 2016: Production and technological applications of bacterial nanocellulose
  • 2015 - 2016: Production and application of bacterial cellulose in the food sector
  • 2013 - 2015: Biomaterials cell interaction and drug release
  • 1998 - 2003: Ultrastructure and cell wall polysaccharides characterization from Prunus dulcis (Mill.), Gevuina avellana and Rosa aff. rubiginosa
  • 1996 - 1998: Characterization of Surface Properties of Cellulose

Projects

Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Molecular aspects of bacterial nanocellulose biosynthesis
  • Microbial Biotechnology, 12(4), 633-649, 2019
2
Development of novel bacterial cellulose composites for the textile and shoe industry
  • Microbial Biotechnology, 12(4), 650-661, 2019
3
Response surface statistical optimization of bacterial nanocellulose fermentation in static culture using a low-cost medium
  • New Biotechnology, 49, 19-27, 2019
4
A review on the toxicology and dietetic role of bacterial cellulose
  • Toxicology Reports, 4, 543-553, 2017
5
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
6
Laccase immobilization on bacterial nanocellulose membranes: antimicrobial, kinetic and stability properties
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, 145, 1-12, 2016
7
Acetylated bacterial cellulose coated with urinary bladder matrix as a substrate for retinal pigment epithelium
  • Colloids and Surfaces B- Biointerfaces, 139, 1-9, 2016
8
Bacterial cellulose-lactoferrin as an antimicrobial edible packaging
  • Food Hydrocolloids, 58, 126-140, 2016
9
Antibacterial performance of bovine lactoferrin-fish gelatine electrospun membranes
  • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 81, 608-614, 2015
10
Bacterial cellulose as a support for the growth of retinal pigment epithelium
  • Biomacromolecules, 16(4), 1341-1351, 2015
11
  • Fernandes, J.G.; Correia, D.M.; Botelho, G.; Padrão, J.; Dourado, F.; Ribeiro, C.; Lanceros-Méndez, S.; Sencadas, V.
PHB-PEO electrospun fiber membranes containing chlorhexidine for drug delivery applications
  • Polymer Testing, 34, 64-71, 2014
12
Modifying fish gelatin electrospun membranes for biomedical applications: cross-linking and swelling behavior
  • Soft Materials, 12(3), 247-252, 2014
13
Processing and characterization of alpha-elastin electrospun membranes
  • APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 115(4), 1291-1298, 2014
14
Nata organisms: An overview on the fermentative microbial ecosystem
  • Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 245(11-CELL), 2013
15
Production and characterization of a new bacterial cellulose/poly(vinyl alcohol) nanocomposite
  • Materials, 6(5), 1956-1966, 2013
16
Thermal and hydrolytic degradation of electrospun fish gelatin membranes
  • Polymer Testing, 32(5), 995-1000, 2013
17
Physicochemical and biological evaluation of poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate grafted onto poly(dimethyl siloxane) surfaces for prosthetic devices
  • Colloids and Surfaces B- Biointerfaces, 109, 228-235, 2013
18
Neuronal cells’ behavior on polypyrrole coated bacterial nanocellulose three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds
  • JOURNAL OF BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE-POLYMER EDITION, 24(11), 1368-1377, 2013
19
Immobilized β-galactosidase onto magnetic particles coated with polyaniline: Support characterization and galactooligosaccharides production
  • Journal of Molecular Catalysis - B Enzymatic, 70(1-2), 74-80, 2011
20
Effect of guar gum on the physicochemical, thermal, rheological and textural properties of green edam cheese
  • Food and Bioprocess Technology, 4(8), 1414-1421, 2011
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