20 years of Science and Innovation

Célia F. Rodrigues

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Biological Engineering from the University of Minho, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Yeast and bacteria biofilms and biofilms’ matrices characterization
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (EUCAST/CLSI methodology)
  • SEM, Confocal and Epifluorescence microscopy, FISH
  • Flow cytometry;
  • RT-PCR, RNA/DNA isolation, ELISA, Nanodrop


Selected Publications

Advances in chemical and biological methods to identify microorganisms – from past to present Franco-Duarte, R; Černáková, L; Kadam, S; Salehi, K; Salehi, B; Bevilacqua, A; Corbo, MR; Antolak, H; Dybka-Stępień, K; Leszczewicz, M; Tintino, RS; Souza, VCA; Coutinho, HDM; Sharifi-Rad, J; Martins, N; Rodrigues, CF. Microorganisms. doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms7050130

Novel therapies for biofilm-related Candida spp. Infections (invited review) Černáková, L; Light, L; Salehi, B; Rogel-Castillo, C; Victoriano, M; Martorell, M; Sharifi-Rad, J; Martins, N; Rodrigues, CF.  Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health - in production.

Inflammatory cell recruitment in Candida glabrata biofilm cells-infected mice receiving antifungal chemotherapy. Rodrigues, CF; Costa, AC; Vilanova, M; Henriques, M. Journal of Clinical Medicine. doi.org/10.3390/jcm8020142

Candida spp. Infections in patients with diabetes mellitus. Rodrigues, CF; Rodrigues, ME; Henriques, M. Journal of Clinical Medicine. doi.org/10.3390/jcm8010076

Synergistic Antimicrobial Interaction between Honey and Phage against Escherichia coli Biofilms. Oliveira, A; Ribeiro, H; Silva, AC; Silva, D; Sousa, J; Rodrigues CF; Melo, LDR; Sillankorva, S. Frontiers in Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02407


Selected Projects

FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031011 - uFISH - Integration of fluorescence in situ hybridization with microfluidics for detection of foodborne pathogens.

FCT PTDC/SAU-MIC/119069/2010 – Mechanisms of Candida glabrata biofilms tolerance to antifungal agents

AL/14/2006/CESPU - Protection of bifidobacteria encapsulated in polysaccharide-whey protein microspheres against simulated gastric juice

1F/10/2005/CESPU - Microencapsulation of probiotic bacteria to enhance survival during upper gastrointestinal tract passage





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