Carina Almeida

Assistant Researcher


Career

  • Since  2017: Assistant Researcher, Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P.
  • 2016 - 2017: Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2010: PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho

Honors and Awards

  • 2012: Prémio 8ª edição do Concurso Nacional de Inovação BES na categoria "Recursos Naturais & Alimentação" com o projeto "PNA FISH".
  • 2009: Best poster prize (500€) – 1st International Conference on Cronobacter. “Development and application of a novel peptide nucleic acid probe for the specific detection of Cronobacter (Enterobacter sakazakii) in powdered infant formula”, Dublin, Ireland, 2009.

Recent Publications

1
An in vitro model of catheter-associated urinary tract infections to investigate the role of uncommon bacteria on the Escherichia coli microbial consortium
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 118, 64-69, 2017
2
Impact of polymicrobial biofilms in catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 43(4), 423-439, 2017
3
Optimization of peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA-FISH) for the detection of bacteria: the effect of pH, dextran sulfate and probe concentration
  • Journal of Biotechnology, 226, 1-7, 2016
4
Impact of Delftia tsuruhatensis and Achromobacter xylosoxidans on Escherichia coli dual-species biofilms treated with antibiotic agents
  • Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 32(3), 227-241, 2016
5
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
6
Development of a phage cocktail to control Proteus mirabilis catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(1024), 2016
7
Detection and discrimination of biofilm populations using Locked Nucleic Acid/2′-O-Methyl-RNA Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (LNA/2′OMe-FISH)
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 104, 64-73, 2015
8
Diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis by a new multiplex peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization method
  • PeerJ, 3(e780), 1-12, 2015
9
A new colorimetric peptide nucleic acid-based assay for the specific detection of bacteria
  • Future Microbiology, 9(10), 1131-1142, 2014
10
Interaction between atypical microorganisms and E. coli in catheter-associated urinary tract biofilms
  • Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 30(8), 893-902, 2014
11
Detection of Dehalococcoides spp. by peptide nucleic acid fluorescent in situ hybridization (PNA-FISH)
  • Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, 24(3), 142-149, 2014
12
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Method Using Peptide Nucleic Acid Probes for rapid detection of Lactobacillus and Gardnerella spp.
  • BMC Microbiology, 13(1), 82, 2013
13
Detection of Escherichia coli O157 by Peptide Nucleic Acid Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (PNA-FISH) and Comparison to a Standard Culture Method
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(20), 6293-6300, 2013
14
Detection of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis using real time PCR, immunocapture assay, PNA FISH and standard culture methods in different types of food samples
  • International Journal of Food Microbiology, 161(1), 16-22, 2013
15
Rapid detection of urinary tract infections caused by Proteus spp. using PNA-FISH
  • European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 32(6), 781-786, 2013
16
Fluorescence in situ hybridization method using a peptide nucleic acid probe for identification of Lactobacillus spp. in milk samples
  • International Journal of Food Microbiology, 162(1), 64-70, 2013
17
Evaluation of the ability of C. albicans to form biofilm in the presence of phage-resistant phenotypes of P. aeruginosa
  • Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 26(10), 1169-1180, 2013
18
Proposal for a method to estimate nutrient shock effects in bacteria
  • BMC Research Notes, 5(422), 1-6, 2012
19
Discriminating multi-species populations in biofilms with peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization(PNA FISH)
  • PLoS One, 6(3), e14786, 2011
20
Application of flow cytometry for the identification of Staphylococcus epidermidis by peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA FISH) in blood samples
  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 100(3), 463-470, 2010
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