1

Aliona Rosca [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno]

Ecological characterization of mixed species communities associated with bacterial vaginosis

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

2

Ana Catarina Ribeiro Brandão [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana; Rob Lavigne]

Engineering Pseudomonas aeruginosa infecting phages towards the development of minimal phage genomes

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2017

3

Ana Mafalda Queijo Gonçalves Pinto [Supervisors: Sillankorva, Sanna M.]

Engineered biopolymeric scaffolds for species targeted antibacterial and antibiofilm action in chronic wounds

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2018

4

Andreia Patrícia Alves Magalhães [Supervisors: Pereira, Maria Olívia; Cerca, Nuno]

Ecological interactions in Pseudomonas aeruginosa – Staphylococcus aureus mixed biofilms: deciphering co-infection in cystic fibrosis airways

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

5

Bruna Fernandes Gonçalves [Supervisors: Henriques, Mariana; Silva, Sónia C.]

Candida species vaginal virulence determinants: role of environmental factors

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2015

6

Daniela Eira Araújo [Supervisors: Silva, Sónia C.; Henriques, Mariana]

Development an antisense oligonucleotides cocktail to prevent Candida albicans biofilm formation on medical devices

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since June 01, 2017

7

Ergun Akturk [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana]

Understanding and controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms using combined phage-based strategies

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2015

8

Fernando Eduardo Freitas de Oliveira [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno]

Role of iron uptake on Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm formation and virulence

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since July 01, 2015

9

Henrique Gonçalves Ribeiro [Supervisors: Oliveira, Ana; Azeredo, Joana]

Novel phage-derived product to control Paenibacillus larvae in bee hives

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2017

10

Maria da Graça Cerqueira Pinto [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana; Almeida, Carina; Hauke Smith (Wageningen)]

Safety and efficacy evaluation of a phage cocktail for the biocontrol of VTEC E. coli in food products

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since May 01, 2017

11

Maria Daniela Ferreira da Silva [Supervisors: Sillankorva, Sanna M.; Gama, Miguel]

Development of a new approach to control otitis media pathogens

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2018

12

Marta Maria da Silva Maciel [Supervisors: Henriques, Mariana; Tiago Correia (Ua)]

Silica based bioactive micro-supports for individual cells in bottom-up regenerative medicine strategies

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 03, 2018

13

Nathalie de Sá Lopes [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno]

The role of codY and pdhA in S. epidermidis biofilms dormancy, antimicrobial tolerance and survival in the host

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since November 01, 2018

14

Rosana Maria Abreu Alves [Supervisors: Henriques, Mariana; Sandra Paiva]

Function and regulation of Candida glabrata and C. albicans carboxylic acid transporters and their role in biofilm formation, antifungal drug resistance and phagocytosis

PhD Program in Molecular and Environmental Biology, Universidade do Minho, since July 01, 2016

15

Susana Maria Pereira Brás [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno; França, Ângela]

The adaptation of Staphylococcus epidermidis commensal and clinical isolates to human blood: the search for molecular diagnostics markers

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

16

Susana Patrícia Chaves Costa [Supervisors: Carvalho, Carla M.; João Pedro Conde]

Development of a phage-based lab-on-chip for the multiplex detection of bloodstream pathogens

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2017

17

Tânia Raquel Rodrigues Grainha [Supervisors: Pereira, Maria Olívia; Alves, Diana F.]

Polydopamine-inspired antimicrobial surface functionalization of endotracheal tubes to fight ventilator-associated pneumonia

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since December 01, 2018

18

Vânia da Silva Gaio [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno; França, Ângela]

The role of mazEF toxin-antitoxin complex in S. epidermidis biofilm dormancy and evasion from the host immune response

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since November 01, 2017