Luís Melo

Junior Researcher


Career

  • Since  2018: Junior Researcher, Universidade do Minho
  • 2018 - 2018: Invited Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho
  • 2018 - 2018: Invited Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho
  • 2016 - 2017: Invited Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2014: PhD Program on Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • Since 2018: Interaction of bacteriophages with biofilm.
  • 2017 - 2018: SynPhage ­‐ Construction of synthetic phages to combate infectous diseases
  • 2016 - 2018: New insights on phage-biofilm interactions
  • 2015 - 2016: New insights on phage-biofilm interactions
  • 2010 - 2014: Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteriophages: New insights on endolysins and phage-biofilm interactions

Projects

Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Staphylococci phages display vast genomic diversity and evolutionary relationships
  • BMC Genomics, 20(1), 357, 2019
2
Identification of the first endolysin Cell Binding Domain (CBD) targeting Paenibacillus larvae
  • Scientific Reports, 9(1), 2568-2568, 2019
3
Efficacy and safety assessment of two enterococci phages in an in vitro biofilm wound model
  • Scientific Reports, 9(6643), 2019
4
Lytic bacteriophages against multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli strains isolated from orthopedic implant-associated infections
  • International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, (In Press), 2019
5
Control of Salmonella Enteritidis on food contact surfaces with bacteriophage PVP-SE2
  • BIOFOULING, 34(7), 753-768, 2018
6
Assessment of Sep1virus interaction with stationary cultures by transcriptional and flow cytometry studies
  • FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 94(10), fiy143, 2018
7
Characterization of a New Staphylococcus aureus Kayvirus Harboring a Lysin Active against Biofilms
  • Viruses, 10(4), 2018
8
Chestnut honey and bacteriophage application to control Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli biofilms: evaluation in an ex vivo wound model
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 9(1725), 2018
9
Synergistic antimicrobial interaction between honey and phage against Escherichia coli biofilms
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 8(2407), 2017
10
Susceptibility testing of Candida albicans and Candida glabrata to Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
  • Industrial Crops and Products, 108, 480-484, 2017
11
Phage therapy as an alternative or complementary strategy to prevent and control biofilm-related infections
  • Current Opinion in Microbiology, 39, 48-56, 2017
12
  • Schuster, Dominik; Rickmeyer, Jasmin; Gajdiss, Mike; Thye, Thorsten; Lorenzen, Stephan; Reif, Marion; Josten, Michaele; Melo, Luís D.R.; Schmithausen, Ricarda M.; Liégeois, Florian; Sahl, Hans-Georg; Gonzalez, Jean-Paul J.; Nagel, Michael; Bierbaum, Gabriele
Differentiation of Staphylococcus argenteus (formerly: Staphylococcus aureus clonal complex 75) by mass spectrometry from S. aureus using the first strain isolated from a wild African great ape
  • INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 307(1), 57-63, 2017
13
Bacteriophage-encoded depolymerases: their diversity and biotechnological applications
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(5), 2141-2151, 2016
14
Development of a phage cocktail to control Proteus mirabilis catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(1024), 2016
15
The first Paenibacillus larvae bacteriophage endolysin (PlyPl23) with high potential to control American foulbrood
  • PLoS One, 10(7), e0136331, 2015
16
Isolation and characterization of a new Staphylococcus epidermidis broad-spectrum bacteriophage
  • Journal of General Virology, 95, 506-515, 2014
17
Characterization of Staphylococcus epidermidis phage vB_SepS_SEP9 - a unique member of the Siphoviridae family
  • Research in Microbiology, 165(8), 679-685, 2014
18
Molecular aspects and comparative genomics of bacteriophage endolysins
  • Journal of Virology, 87(8), 4558-4570, 2013
19
Controlled RNA contamination and degradation and its impact on qPCR gene expression in S. epidermidis biofilms
  • Journal of Microbiological Methods, 95(2), 195-200, 2013
20
Comparison of RNA extraction methods from biofilm samples of Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • BMC Research Notes, 4, 572, 2011
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