Diana Alves

Junior Researcher


Career

  • Since  2019: Junior Researcher, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2016: PhD Program on Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2011: Integrated Master on Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • Since 2019: Desenvolvimento de um novo tubo endotraqueal multifuncionalizado para combater biofilmes polimicrobianos num modelo artificial de pneumonia associada à ventilação
  • 2017 - 2018: Encapsulation of bacteriophages in polymeric matrices
  • 2016 - 2017: Catheters functionalization to impart them with long-term antibacterial activity
  • 2012 - 2016: Mussel adhesive-inspired surface modification to design bi-functional antibacterial coatings

Projects

Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Catalysing the way towards antimicrobial effectiveness: A systematic analysis and a new online resource for antimicrobial–enzyme combinations against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus
  • International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 53(5), 598-605, 2019
2
Antimicrobial assessment of phage therapy using a porcine model of biofilm infection
  • International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 557, 112-123, 2019
3
Bacteriophage ϕIBB-PF7A loaded on sodium alginate-based films to prevent microbial meat spoilage
  • International Journal of Food Microbiology, 291, 121-127, 2019
4
Combination of Posaconazole and Amphotericin B in the Treatment of Candida glabrata Biofilms
  • Microorganisms, 6(4), 123, 2018
5
Unveiling the fate of adhering bacteria to antimicrobial surfaces: expression of resistance-associated genes and macrophage-mediated phagocytosis
  • Acta Biomaterialia, 78, 189-197, 2018
6
Co-immobilization of Palm and DNase I for the development of an effective anti-infective coating for catheter surfaces
  • Acta Biomaterialia, 44, 313-322, 2016
7
Bio-inspired coating strategies for the immobilization of polymyxins to generate contact-killing surfaces
  • Macromolecular Bioscience, 16(10), 1450-1460, 2016
8
Polydopamine-mediated immobilization of alginate lyase to prevent P. aeruginosa adhesion
  • Macromolecular Bioscience, 16(9), 1301-1310, 2016
9
Heteroresistance to colistin in Klebsiella pneumoniae is triggered by small colony variants sub-populations within biofilms
  • Pathogens and Disease, 74(2), ftw036, 2016
10
Mini-review: Antimicrobial peptides and enzymes as promising candidates to functionalize biomaterial surfaces
  • Biofouling - The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 30(4), 483-499, 2014
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