Ana Nicolau

Post-Doc


Career

  • 2013 - 2015: Invited Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho
  • 2008 - 2013: Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2002: PhD in Engineering Sciences, Universidade do Minho
  • 1996: Master in Coastal Sciences, Universidade do Minho

  • 2016 - 2019: Innovative strategies to control filamentous overgrowth in activated sludge wastewater treatment
  • 2015 - 2016: Manager at CEB
  • 2013 - 2015: Advanced Microscopy Techniques Applied to Molecular and Celular Biology Studies
  • 2008 - 2013: Animal Cell Culture; Confocal Laser Microscopy; Microbiology of activated-sludge.
  • 2006 - 2008: Establishment of relationships between protozoa, metazoa and filamentous bacteria of activated sludge and physical-chemical and operational parameters of plants
  • 2006 - 2006: PHAGEVET-P
  • 2003 - 2006: Filamentous overgrowth in activated sludge wastewater treatment
  • 1996 - 2002: Monitorização microbiológica da poluição: uso da resposta fisiológica e ecologia de protistas

Projects


Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Biocoatings: a new challenge for environmental biotechnology
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 121, 25-37, 2017
2
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
3
Biodegradation of diethylketone by Penicillium sp. and Alternaria sp. – A comparative study biodegradation of diethylketone by fungi
  • Current Biochemical Engineering, 2(1), 81-89, 2015
4
Study of 16 Portuguese activated sludge systems based on filamentous bacteria populations and their relationships with environmental parameters
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99(12), 5307-5316, 2015
5
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) applied to diatom identification: influence of culturing age
  • Aquatic Biology, 20(2), 139-144, 2014
6
Bovine lactoferrin induces cell cycle arrest and inhibits mTOR signaling in breast cancer cells
  • Nutrition and Cancer, 66(8), 1371-1385, 2014
7
Use of an aerobic selector to overcome filamentous bulking in an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant
  • Environmental Technology, 35(12), 1525-1531, 2014
8
Relationship between protozoan and metazoan communities and operation and performance parameters in a textile sewage activated sludge system
  • European Journal of Protistology, 50(4), 319-328, 2014
9
Improvements on colony morphology identification towards bacterial profiling
  • Journal of Microbiological Methods, 95(3), 327-335, 2013
10
A flat microbial fuel cell for decentralized wastewater valorization: process performance and optimization potential
  • Environmental Technology, 34(13-14), 1947-1956, 2013
11
Biofilm formation with mixed cultures of Pseudomonas aeruginosa/Escherichia coli on silicone using artificial urine to mimic urinary catheters
  • Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 29(7), 829-840, 2013
12
Influence of carrier concentration on the control of Galactomyces geotrichum bulking and bacterial community of biofilm reactors
  • Desalination and Water Treatment, 41(1-3), 325-334, 2012
13
Influence of the organic loading rate on the growth of Galactomyces geotrichum in activated sludge
  • Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 47(4), 565-569, 2012
14
Cytotoxic effects of native and recombinant frutalin, a plant galactose-binding lectin, on HeLa cervical cancer cells
  • Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2011(ID 568932), 1-9, 2011
15
The effect of bovine milk lactoferrin on human breast cancer cell lines
  • Journal of Dairy Science, 94(1), 66-76, 2011
16
Efficacy of a broad host range lytic bacteriophage against E. coli adhered to urothelium
  • Current Microbiology, 62(4), 1128-1132, 2011
17
Selection and characterization of a multivalent Salmonella phage and its production in a nonpathogenic Escherichia coli strain
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(21), 7338-7342, 2010
18
Production of fermented cheese whey-based beverage using kefir grains as starter culture: Evaluation of morphological and microbial variations
  • Bioresource Technology, 101(22), 8843-8850, 2010
19
Method for bacteriophage isolation against target Campylobacter strains
  • Letters in Applied Microbiology, 50(2), 192-197, 2010
20
In vivo toxicity study of phage lysate in chickens
  • British Poultry Science, 50(5), 558-563, 2009
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