25 years of Science and Innovation

Manuel Simões

Senior Researcher

Member of the Scientific Steering Committee

Academic position: Associate Professor (FEUP)

Background: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of Minho, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Antimicrobial resistance.
  • Biofilm reactors.
  • Biofilm science and technology.
  • Disinfection.
  • Emerging antimicrobial strategies.
  • Microalgae in bioremediation.

Selected Publications

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.

Selected Projects

"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.


Email: mvsfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 508 1654

Room: E326

Laboratory: E007

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