Research group: Biotechnology
Academic position: Associate Professor (FEUP)
Background: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of Minho, Portugal
Abreu, A.C., McBain, A.J., Simões, M. "Plants as sources of new antimicrobials and resistance modifying agents" Natural Product Reports (2012), 29, 1007-1021.
Borges, A., Ferreira, C., Saavedra, M.J., Simões , M. "Antibacterial activity and mode of action of ferulic and gallic acids against pathogenic bacteria" Microbial Drug Resistance, (2013), 19, 256-265.
Andrade, M., Benfeito, S., Soares, P., Magalhães e Silva, D., Loureiro, J., Borges, A., Borges, F., Simões, M. "Fine-tuning of the hydrophobicity of caffeic acid: studies on the antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli" RSC Advances (2015), 5, 53915-53925.
Gonçalves, A.L., Pires, J.C.M., Simões, M. "Biotechnological potential of Synechocystis salina co-cultures with selected microalgae and cyanobacteria: Nutrients removal, biomass and lipid production" Bioresource Technology (2016), 200, 279-286.
Giaouris, E., Desvaux, M., Hébraud, M., Moretro, T., Langsrud, S., Doulgeraki, A., Nychas, G.J., Kacániová, M., Czaczyk, K., Olmez, H., Simões, M. "Intra- and inter-species interactions within biofilms of important foodborne bacterial pathogens" Frontiers in Microbiology, (2015), 6, 841.
"Phytodisinfectants - Disinfection of planktonic bacteria and biofilms in hospital settings with phytochemical products" (PTDC/DTP-SAP/1078/2012|FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-028765) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Budget: 137 766,00 €. Beginning: 2013. Duration: 24 months. Role: Principal investigator.
"Bioresist - The influence of biofilm phenotype on its resilience and resistance" (PTDC/EBB-EBI/105085/2008) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Budget: 171 112,00 €. Beginning: 2010. Duration: 42 months. Role: Principal investigator.
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