Cláudia Botelho

Junior Researcher


  • Since  2018: Junior Researcher, Universidade do Minho
  • 2013 - 2016: Invited Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho
  • 2012 - 2013: Invited Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho
  • 2011 - 2012: Invited Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho


  • 2005: Tese de Doutoramento em Ciências de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Since  2011: Member of the Editorial Board of "Journal of Encapsulation and Adsorption Sciences"

Honors and Awards

  • 2014: Menção Honrosa - Genetic risk markers for strong biofilm-formation in clinical methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus auras and its association with clinical profile.
  • 2013: Top 10 award at the 8th International Meeting of the Portuguese Society for Stem Cells and Cell Therapies with the title “Injectable bone substitute based on Bonelike® granules and a bioactive and antimicrobial hydrogel”.
  • 2012: European Award Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Doctoral Award
  • 2003: International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine Special Poster Award
  • Since 2018: Extração, purificação e valorização de péptidos de fontes naturais.
  • 2013 - 2018: Development of a higly bioactive wound dressing using natural materials from chicken feathers Keratin


Research Students

Selected Publications

Biofilm formation of Brazilian meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains: prevalence of biofilm determinants and clonal profiles
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology, 65(4), 286-297, 2016
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