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I obtained a BSc in Microbiology (2002) from the Portuguese Catholic University, an MPhil in Plant and Soil Science (2009) at the University of Aberdeen, UK, and a Ph.D. in Biotechnology (2014) from the Portuguese Catholic University. During my Ph.D., I developed research skills on the elucidation of microorganism molecular behavior using omics tools. I am currently a Junior Researcher at ICVS/3Bs exploiting engineered spider silk biomaterials with added function by genetic engineering. I joined ICVS/3Bs in 2014 to carry out experimental work in collaboration with Tufts University, USA under the scope of an FCT project envisioning the design and fabrication of bioengineered spider silk (BSS) polymers as a platform for developing antimicrobial biomaterials (films, coatings, and fibers) to prevent surgical site infections. During the project timeline, I was an Invited Research Scholar at Tufts University, USA, where my participation resulted in the establishment of new ideas for recombinant biomaterials and, with the collaboration of Tufts, resulted in an ongoing funded FCT project for the development of new BSS polymers with added function for tendon/cartilage/bone applications. These contacts between PT and USA academic institutions will foster networking, internationalization, and impact of the submitted research plan outcomes. Regarding outreach and dissemination activities, I participate regularly in several public exhibitions and open days. In Jun 2019, I co-chaired the session ¿Infection¿ at the TERMIS 2019 Conference Rhodes, GR. I have actively contributed to the internetworking at ICVS/3BS, by collaborating with the Department of Veterinary at UTAD, PT, and Proteomic Department at i3S, PT. I contributed to the implementation of the Microbiology lab at 3Bs (2017), being responsible for training and mentoring young and Post-Doctoral researchers. I am also a trainer for Circular Dichroism equipment at 3Bs facilities. At a post-graduate level, from 2014-2018, I was an instructor on theory sessions of the UC Biocompatibility in Tissue Engineering Ph.D. course at 3Bs. I was NOMINATED for YOUNG RESEARCHER PRIZE at TERMIS-EU 2017, CH, reflecting the INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION of my research. I have mentored 1 international visiting Ph.D. student, 8 graduate trainees, 4 MSc and 1 Ph.D. students. I participated as a member of 1 MSc thesis examination board (UTAD, PT). My participation in 10 research projects financially supported by a diversity of sources (eg. FCT, FORESTIS) as a team member has fostered collaborations with USA, Germany, among others. I have published 30 full papers in refereed journals, with an h-index of 14, and over 660 citations, and presented 62 communications, with a 3rd Best Poster Prize Award at ISBB 2012 Prague, CH. I actively contribute as a reviewer for 9 international journals and was recently appointed as a Topic Editor for the journal Microorganisms (IF: 4.152).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Albina Cristina Ribeiro Franco

Citation names

  • Franco, Albina R.
  • Albina Cristina Ribeiro Franco

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
7118-55B3-CB47
ORCID iD
0000-0001-8974-8354
Google Scholar ID
https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=eLLTPjoAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate
Researcher Id
E-3755-2014

Email addresses

  • albina.franco@i3bs.uminho.pt (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Medical Engineering
  • Engineering and Technology - Environmental Biotechnology - Environmental Biotechnology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Microbiology
  • Engineering and Technology - Industrial Biotechnology - Bioproducts Biomaterials

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
French Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Spanish; Castilian Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1)
Education
Degree Classification
2019/04/05 - 2019/04/05
Concluded
Formaçao Profissional de ISO 9001:2015 - Sistemas de Gestão da Qualidade (Outros)
Major in N/A
XZ-Consultores S.A., Portugal
N/A
2018/09/04 - 2018/09/06
Concluded
User training ICP-OES Horiba Jobin Yvon spectrometers (Outros)
Major in N/A
HORIBA ABX SAS, France
Passed
2015/09/22 - 2015/09/22
Concluded
User training on Jasco CD Spectrometer J-1500 and Spectra manager Software (Outros)
Major in N/A
Jasco Europe S.R.L., Italy
Passed
2015/09/22 - 2015/09/22
Concluded
User training course on JASCO Spectrofluorometer FP-8500 and Spectra Manager Software (Outros)
Major in N/A
Jasco Europe S.R.L., Italy
Passed
2015/02/24 - 2015/02/25
Concluded
User training SPR Navi 200 BioNaavis (Outros)
Major in N/A
Paralab, S.A., Portugal
Passed
2014
Concluded
PhD in Biotechnology – with specialization in Environmental Science and Engineering (Doutoramento)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
"POTENTIAL OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AS DRIVERS OF PLANT ESTABLISHMENT ON SOILS CONTAMINATED WITH FLUORINATED ORGANIC COMPOUNDS " (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
n/a
2013/07/15 - 2013/07/19
Concluded
Microbial diversity: methods and applications (Outros)
Major in N/A
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
Passed
2011/08/23 - 2011/09/03
Concluded
Ecocatch- introductory course (Pós-Graduação)
Major in N/A
Uppsala Universitet Biologiska sektionen, Sweden
Passed
2010 - 2010
Concluded
Methods of DNA Analysis: State of the Art (Pós-Graduação)
Major in N/A
Universidade do Minho Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e Saúde, Portugal
Passed
2009/12/16
Concluded
Mphil in Plant and Soil Science (Mestrado)
University of Aberdeen School of Biological Sciences, United Kingdom
"Ectomycorrhizal fungi diversity on Betula spp. colonising Calluna moorland" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
n/a
2002/07/31
Concluded
Degree in Microbiology (Licenciatura)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
"Não aplicável" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
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Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2019/02/01 - Current Contracted Researcher (Research) Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal
(...)
2014/03/01 - 2015/09/30 Postdoc (Research) Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
(...)
2015/05/26 - 2015/08/17 Visiting Researcher (Research) Tufts University Department of Biomedical Sciences, United States
2014/05/17 - 2014/08/13 Visiting Researcher (Research) Tufts University Department of Biomedical Sciences, United States
Tufts University, United States
2013/11/18 - 2014/02/17 Researcher (Research) Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
(...)
2004/01/01 - 2004/09/01 Researcher (Research) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
Portuguesa Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, Portugal
(...)
2002/11/01 - 2003/10/01 Researcher (Research) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
Portuguesa Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, Portugal
(...)

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2015/10/01 - 2019/01/31 Post Doc Researcher at 3B's Research Group with the grant SFRH/BPD/100760/2014Laboratório Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
(...)
2009/10/01 - 2013/09/01 PhD Student with the grant fellow SFRH/BD/47722/2008 Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
(...)
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2015 - 2019/01/31 Unravelling the potential of platelet-rich plasma as a new platform for developing materials with antimicrobial properties
SFRH/BPD/100760/2014
Post-doc Fellow
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2009 - 2013/09/30 BIODEGRADATION OF FLUORINATED ORGANIC COMPOUNDS BY ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI
SFRH/BD/47722/2008
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Contract

Designation Funders
2022 - Current Modular spider silk and elastin recombinamers for soft tissue repair patches
PTDC/CTM-CTM/2844/2021
Principal investigator
Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2017 - 2021/06/30 ChimericFiber4Tendon - Advanced bio-inspired drug-free materials for tendon-ligament repair
PTDC/BII-BIO/28870/2017
PTDC/BII-BIO/28870/2017
Researcher
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal

Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2017 - 2021/06/30 CARTI-LIKE : RECONSTRUCTION OF CARTILAGE NANOSTRUCTURE BY BRUSH LIKE COPOLYMERS THAT MIMIC PROTEOGLYCANS
PTDC/QUI-POL/28117/2017
Researcher
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal

Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2014 - 2015/09/30 ACROSS-Development of AntimiCRObial Spider Silk sutures for preventing surgical site infections
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/COMPETE/125502/PT
Post-doc Fellow
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal

Tufts University Department of Biomedical Sciences, United States
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2011 - 2013/09/30 LeadingForest - Ectomycorrhizal fungi as leading players of reforestation processes
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/3599-PPCDT/111583/PT
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal

Portuguesa Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2008 - 2008/11 Constructed wetlands for industrial wastewater treatment
60126
Provided by PTCRIS: 60126
Research Fellow
Portuguesa Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, Portugal

Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2008 - 2008/11 The role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Fitoremediation of Heavy Metal contaminated soils
Provided by PTCRIS: 60131
60131
Research Fellow
Portuguesa Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, Portugal

Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2004 - 2005/09 Aplicação dos fungos micorrízicos na produção de pinheiro bravo e carvalho roble – estudos em viveiros e pós-transplante
Projecto agro 752
Research Fellow
Portuguesa Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, Portugal
Programa AGRO, Medida 8 – Desenvolvimento Tecnológico e Demonstração do Programa Operacional Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural
2002 - 2003/09/30 Phytoremediation and Biofilm Reactors for Removal of Water and Wastewater Pollutants: a Comparative Study
POCTI/CTA/39111/01
Research Fellow
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. P. Kolomý; J. Gajdoš; M. Kavková; Rui S. Oliveira; Albina R. Franco; M. Vosátka; Nadine R. Sousa; et al. "APPLICATIONS OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAL INOCULA IN NURSERY AND FIELD PLANTINGS: THE IMPORTANCE OF INOCULUM TUNING TO TARGET CONDITIONS". In Mycorrhiza Works, edited by F. Feldmann; Y. Kapulnik; J. Baar, 112-124. Braunschweig, Germany: German Phytomedical Society, 2008.
    Published
Conference abstract
  1. Franco, Albina R.. "Exploring the antibacterial mechanism of action by platelet lysate patches". Paper presented in Paper presented in Tissue Engineering International Regenerative Medicine Society – European Chapter Meeting, Rhodes, 2019, Rhodes, 2019.
    Published
  2. Franco, Albina R.; Rogério Pirraco; Isabel B. Leonor; David L. Kaplan; Rui L. Reis. "Biological response of silk-based fibers functionalized with antimicrobial peptides by mimicking bacterial infection in vivo". Paper presented in TERMIS European Chapter Meeting 2017, Davos, 2017.
    Published • https://www.ecmconferences.org/abstracts/2017/Collection2/TERMIS_2017.html
  3. Raquel Costa-Almeida; Franco, Albina R.; Isabel B. Leonor; Pedro S. Babo; Tamagno Pesqueira; Rui L. Reis; Manuela E. Gomes. "A platelet lysate antibacterial bioactive patch for tendon repair". Paper presented in TERMIS-EU 2017, Davos, 2017.
    Published
  4. Raquel Costa-Almeida; Franco, Albina R.; Isabel B. Leonor; Pedro S. Babo; Rui L. Reis; Manuela E. Gomes; Albina R. Franco. "Antibacterial Potential of Platelet Lysate Membranes for Orthopedic Applications". Paper presented in Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting and Exposition 2017: Where Materials Become Medicine, Minneapolis, 2017.
    Published
  5. Franco, Albina R.; Isabel B. Leonor; David L. Kaplan; Rui L. Reis. "Silk fibroin-spider silk-like protein biomaterials for preventing microbial infections". Paper presented in 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montreal, 2016.
    Published
  6. Franco, Albina R.; Fernando Rodrigues; Isabel B. Leonor; Rui L. Reis; David L. Kaplan. "Exploring Silk Based Biomaterials Functionalized with Antimicrobial Peptides to Prevent Surgical Site Infections". Paper presented in 4th Termis World Congress, Boston, 2015.
    Published
Conference poster
  1. Albina R. Franco; Fernandes, E.M.; Rogério Pirraco; Isabel B. Leonor; David L. Kaplan; Rui L. Reis. "Antimicrobial spider silk proteins as a new platform to develop drug-free biomaterials for surgical sutures". Paper presented in The 2018 GENE2SKIN Winter School / CHEM2NATURE /TERM STEM, Guimarães, Portugal, 2018.
  2. Albina R. Franco; Rogério Pirraco; Isabel B. Leonor; Rui L. Reis; David L. Kaplan. "In vivo evaluation of silk-based fibers functionalized with antimicrobial peptides". Paper presented in Gene2Skin Conference, Porto, Portugal, 2017.
  3. Albina R. Franco; Isabel B. Leonor; David L. Kaplan; Rui L. Reis. "Bioengineered spider silk proteins functionalized with antimicrobial peptides as novel coating for surgical sutures". Paper presented in TERM STEM, Guimarães, Portugal,, 2016.
  4. Albina R. Franco; Isabel B. Leonor; David L. Kaplan; Rui L. Reis. "SILK FIBROIN-SPIDER SILK-LIKE PROTEIN BIOMATERIALS FOR PREVENTING MICROBIAL INFECTIONS". Paper presented in 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montréal, Canada, 2016.
  5. Pedro S. Babo; Ricardo L. Pires; Albina R. Franco; Lidia Santos; Fernando J. Rodrigues; Isabel B. Leonor; Rui L. Reis; Manuela E. Gomes. "PHOTOCROSSLINKABLE HYALURONAN HYDROGELS INCORPORATING PLATELETS LYSATE FOR PERIODONTAL TISSUE REGENERATION EXHIBIT MITOGENIC AND ANTI-MICROBIAL PROPERTIES". Paper presented in 4th TERMIS World Congress, Boston, USA, 2015.
  6. Albina R. Franco; Fernando J. Rodrigues; Isabel B. Leonor; Rui L. Reis; David L. Kaplan. "DEVELOPING SILK BASED BIOMATERIALS FUNCTIONALIZED WITH ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES TO PREVENT MICROBIAL INFECTIONS". Paper presented in TERM STEM, Guimarães, Portugal, 2015.
  7. Marilia B. Santos; Albina R. Franco; Tiago H. Silva; Fernando J. Rodrigues; António Castro; Isabel B. Leonor; Rui L. Reis. "DEVELOPMENT OF ANTIBACTERIAL SURFACES BIOINSPIRED ON THE MICRO/NANOTOPOGRAPHY OF NATURAL SURFACES". Paper presented in POLARIS Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, 2015.
  8. Ana I. Rodrigues; Albina R. Franco; Rui L. Reis; Isabel B. Leonor. "Exploring the antibacterial effect of bioactive starch-scaffolds functionalized with silanol groups". Paper presented in TerStem Conference Porto, Portugal, 2014.
  9. Albina R. Franco; Paula M. L. Castro. "POTENTIAL OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI TO DEGRADE TRIFLUOROACETATE, A RECALCITRANT COMPOUND". Paper presented in 5th International Symposium on Biosorption and Bioremediation, Prague, 2012.
  10. Cristina S.C. Calheiros; Albina R. Franco; Vania S. Bessa; Antonio O. S. S. Rangel; Paula M. L. Castro. "MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES IN A CONSTRUCTED WETLAND FOR TOURISM WASTEWATER TREATMENT: A PHYTOREMEDIATION CASE STUDY". Paper presented in 5th International Symposium on Biosorption and Bioremediation, Prague, 2012.
  11. Albina R. Franco; Sofia I. A. Pereira; Paula M. L. Castro. "DEGRADATION PATHWAY OF MONO-FLUOROPHENOL BY PISOLITHUS TINCTORIUS: INFLUENCE ON PROTEIN EXPRESSION". Paper presented in 5th International Symposium on Biosorption and Bioremediation, Prague, 2012.
  12. Albina R. Franco; Nadine R. Sousa; Miguel A. Ramos; Paula M. L. Castro. "Plant growth bacteria as promoters of Betula pubescens establishment in anthropogenic sediments". Paper presented in 4th National Congress of Microbiology and Biotecnology (Microbiotec 11)”, Braga, Portugal, 2011.
  13. Cristina S.C. Calheiros; Albina R. Franco; Vania S. Bessa; Antonio O. S. S. Rangel; Paula M. L. Castro. "Microbial communities inhabiting a constructed wetland applied to tourism wastewater treatment". Paper presented in 4th National Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology (Microbiotec 11)”, Poster no 557, Braga, Portugal, 2011.
  14. Albina R. Franco; Miguel A. Ramos; Nadine R. Sousa; Rui S. Oliveira; Paula M. L. Castro. "Succession dynamics of ectomycorrhizal fungi in inoculated Quercus rubra seedlings – a field study". Paper presented in Simposio Internacional Gestión Forestal del Recurso Micológico” ,Valladolid, Spain, 2011.
  15. Albina R. Franco; Nadine R. Sousa; Miguel A. Ramos; Rui S. Oliveira; Paula M. L. Castro. "Degradation of 3-fluorophenol and sodium trifluoroacetate by ectomycorrhizal fungi". Paper presented in ICOM 9 –Edimburgo, UK, 2010.
  16. Albina R. Franco; Mariana Roriz; Carla Santos; Rui Rodrigues; A. C Rodrigues; Marta W. Vasconcelos. "Tree vaccination for pine wilt disease: resistance induction in Pinus spp. by inoculation with an avirulent nematode strain". Paper presented in MicroBiotec09 - Congresso Nacional de Microbiologia e Biotecnologia, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2009.
  17. Rui Rodrigues; Franco, Albina R.; M Markowski; Marta W. Vasconcelos. "Biotechnological strategies for resistance induction to the pinewood nematode (PWN) in Pinus pinaster". Paper presented in Plant GEM - Plant Genomics European Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009.
  18. Albina R. Franco; Nadine R. Sousa; Rui S. Oliveira; Paula M. L. Castro. "Establishment and field growth performance of Quercus rubra seedlings inoculated with selected ectomycorrhizal fungi". Paper presented in FEMS 2009 - 3rd Congress of European Microbiologists, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2009.
  19. Albina R. Franco; Rui Rodrigues; A. C. Rodrigues; Marta W. Vasconcelos. "Indução de resistência ao nemátode da madeira do pinheiro em plântulas de Pinus spp. através da inoculação com uma estirpe não virulenta". Paper presented in LUSAMBE - 1º Congresso Lusófono sobre Ambiente e Energia, Estoril, Portugal, 2008.
  20. Albina R. Franco; Ruth J. Mitchell; Colin D. Campbell; Ian C. Anderson; Ian J. Alexander. "The ectomycorrhizal fungi of birch colonising Calluna moorland in Northern Scotland". Paper presented in 5th International Conference on Mycorrhizae (ICOM 5), 2006.
  21. Rui S. Oliveira; Ana P. G. C. Marques; Cristina S.C. Calheiros; Albina R. Franco; M. Vosátka; J. C. Dodd; Antonio O. S. S. Rangel; Paula M. L. Castro. "Phytoremediation as a biotechnological tool for environmental requalification". Paper presented in MICRO’ 05-BIOTEC’ 05 - Congresso Nacional de Microbiologia e Biotecnologia, 2005.
  22. Joana M. Dias; Albina R. Franco; Rui S. Oliveira; Karl Ritz; Paula M.L. Castro. "Assessment of mycorrhizal colonisation potential of unmanaged soils at two target restoration sites with a fire history in Northern Portugal". Paper presented in MICRO’ 05-BIOTEC’ 05 - Congresso Nacional de Microbiologia e Biotecnologia, 2005.
  23. Rui S. Oliveira; Albina R. Franco; Paula M.L. Castro. "Management of nursery practices for ectomycorrhizal fungi application in the production of Pinus pinaster". Paper presented in VII Congresso Luso-Galaico de Macromicologia, 2005.
  24. Rui S. Oliveira; Albina R. Franco; Paula M. L. Castro. "Evaluation of mycorrhiza effects on the production of Pinus pinaster and Quercus ilex under nursery condition". Paper presented in BioMicroWorld 2005-First International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology, 2005.
  25. Albina R. Franco; Cristina S.C. Calheiros; Catarina C. Pacheco; Paulo de Marco; Manaia, C.M.; Paula M.L. Castro. "Culturable microbial communities in a wastewater treatment plant from a tannery industry". Paper presented in BIOTEC 2003-Tenth National Congress of Biotechnology, 2003.
  26. Albina R. Franco; C. Antunes; J. Silva; A.S. Carvalho; P. Teixeira. "Effect of monosodium glutamate and sorbitol in the survival of Carnobacterium divergens during freeze- drying". Paper presented in Food Safety 2002- Sixth Annual Conference on Food Safety, 2002.
Journal article
  1. Lya Piaia; Simone S Silva; Joana M Gomes; Albina R Franco; Emanuel M Fernandes; Flávia C M Lobo; Luísa C Rodrigues; et al. "Chitosan/ß-TCP composites scaffolds coated with silk fibroin: a bone tissue engineering approach". Biomedical Materials (2022): https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-605X/ac355a.
    10.1088/1748-605X/ac355a
  2. Cristina S. C. Calheiros; Sofia I. A. Pereira; Albina R. Franco; Paula M. L. Castro. "Spatial-Temporal Changes in Removal of Fecal Indicators and Diversity of Bacterial Communities in a Constructed Wetland with Ornamental Plants". Applied Sciences (2021): https://doi.org/10.3390/app11093875.
    10.3390/app11093875
  3. Flávia C. M. Lobo; Albina R. Franco; Emanuel M. Fernandes; Rui L. Reis. "An Overview of the Antimicrobial Properties of Lignocellulosic Materials". Molecules 26 6 (2021): 1749-1749. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26061749.
    10.3390/molecules26061749
  4. Amann, Elisabeth; Amirall, Amisel; Franco, Albina R.; Poh, Patrina S. P.; Sola Dueñas, Francisco J.; Fuentes Estévez, Gastón; Leonor, Isabel B.; et al. "A Graded, Porous Composite of Natural Biopolymers and Octacalcium Phosphate Guides Osteochondral Differentiation of Stem Cells". Advanced Healthcare Materials (2021): 2001692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adhm.202001692.
    In press • 10.1002/adhm.202001692
  5. Ramos, Nuno; Miranda, Margarida S.; Franco, Albina R.; Silva, Simone S.; Azevedo, Jorge; Dias, Isabel R.; Reis, Rui L.; Viegas, Carlos; Gomes, Manuela E.. "Toward Spinning Greener Advanced Silk Fibers by Feeding Silkworms with Nanomaterials". ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 8 32 (2020): 11872-11887. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03874.
    10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03874
  6. Franco, Albina R.; Fernandes, Emanuel M.; Rodrigues, Márcia T.; Rodrigues, Fernando J.; Gomes, Manuela E.; Leonor, Isabel B.; Kaplan, David L.; Reis, Rui L.. "Antimicrobial coating of spider silk to prevent bacterial attachment on silk surgical sutures". Acta Biomaterialia 99 (2019): 236-246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2019.09.004.
    10.1016/j.actbio.2019.09.004
  7. Franco, Albina R.. "Diverse Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) Communities Colonize Plants Inhabiting a Constructed Wetland for Wastewater Treatment". Water (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/w11081535.
    10.3390/w11081535
  8. Albina R. Franco; Erica Palma Kimmerling; Carla Silva; Fernando J. Rodrigues; Isabel B. Leonor; Rui L. Reis; David L. Kaplan. "Silk-Based Antimicrobial Polymers as a New Platform to Design Drug-Free Materials to Impede Microbial Infections". Macromolecular Bioscience (2018): 1800262-1800262. https://doi.org/10.1002/mabi.201800262.
    10.1002/mabi.201800262
  9. Costa-Almeida, R.; Franco, A.R.; Pesqueira, T.; Oliveira, M.B.; Babo, P.S.; Leonor, I.B.; Mano, J.F.; Reis, R.L.; Gomes, M.E.. "The effects of platelet lysate patches on the activity of tendon-derived cells". Acta Biomaterialia (2018): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85040765688&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.actbio.2018.01.006
  10. Vieira, S.; Franco, A.R.; Fernandes, E.M.; Amorim, S.; Ferreira, H.; Pires, R.A.; Reis, R.L.; Martins, A.; Neves, N.M.. "Fish sarcoplasmic proteins as a high value marine material for wound dressing applications". Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 167 (2018): 310-317. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85045643360&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.colsurfb.2018.04.002
  11. Pesqueira, T.; Costa-Almeida, R.; Mithieux, S.M.; Babo, P.S.; Franco, A.R.; Mendes, B.B.; Domingues, R.M.A.; et al. "Engineering magnetically responsive tropoelastin spongy-like hydrogels for soft tissue regeneration". Journal of Materials Chemistry B 6 7 (2018): 1066-1075. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85042164937&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1039/c7tb02035j
  12. Carlos Pires; Albina R. Franco; Sofia I. A. Pereira; Isabel Henriques; António Correia; Naresh Magan; Paula M. L. Castro. "Metal(loid)-Contaminated Soils as a Source of Culturable Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria for Remediation Applications". Geomicrobiology Journal 34 9 (2017): 760-768. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2016.1261968.
    10.1080/01490451.2016.1261968
  13. Babo, P.S.; Pires, R.L.; Santos, L.; Franco, A.; Rodrigues, F.; Leonor, I.; Reis, R.L.; Gomes, M.E.. "Platelet Lysate-Loaded Photocrosslinkable Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels for Periodontal Endogenous Regenerative Technology". ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering 3 7 (2017): 1359-1369. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85022206563&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00508
  14. Rodrigues, A.I.; Franco, A.R.; Rodrigues, F.J.; Leonor, I.B.; Reis, R.L.. "Unveiling the effect of three-dimensional bioactive fibre mesh scaffolds functionalized with silanol groups on bacteria growth". Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A 104 9 (2016): 2189-2199. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84979243576&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1002/jbm.a.35761
  15. Franco Albina; Leonor Isabel; Kaplan David; Reis Rui. "Silk fibroin-spider silk-like protein biomaterials for preventing microbial infections". Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 4 (2016): https://doi.org/10.3389%2Fconf.fbioe.2016.01.02644.
    10.3389/conf.fbioe.2016.01.02644
  16. Sousa, N.R.; Franco, A.R.; Ramos, M.A.; Oliveira, R.S.; Castro, P.M.L.. "The response of Betula pubescens to inoculation with an ectomycorrhizal fungus and a plant growth promoting bacterium is substrate-dependent". Ecological Engineering 81 (2015): 439-443. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84927780825&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.04.024
  17. Franco, A.R.; Pereira, S.I.A.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Effect of benfluralin on Pinus pinea seedlings mycorrhized with Pisolithus tinctorius and Suillus bellinii - Study of plant antioxidant response". Chemosphere 120 (2015): 422-430. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84912075337&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.08.019
  18. Paula Castro; Albina Franco; Miguel Ramos; Sara Cravo; Carlos Afonso. "Potential of ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus tinctorius to tolerate and to degrade trifluoroacetate into fluoroform". New Biotechnology 31 (2014): S65-S65. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.nbt.2014.05.1760.
    10.1016/j.nbt.2014.05.1760
  19. Franco, A.R.; Ferreira, A.C.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Co-metabolic degradation of mono-fluorophenols by the ectomycorrhizal fungi Pisolithus tinctorius". Chemosphere 111 (2014): 260-265. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84903625905&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.03.094
  20. Franco, A.R.; Sousa, N.R.; Ramos, M.A.; Oliveira, R.S.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Diversity and Persistence of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi and Their Effect on Nursery-Inoculated Pinus pinaster in a Post-fire Plantation in Northern Portugal". Microbial Ecology 68 4 (2014): 761-772. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84939898285&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s00248-014-0447-9
  21. Franco, A.R.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Inoculation of Pinus pinea seedlings with Pisolithus tinctorius and Suillus bellinii promotes plant growth in benfluralin contaminated soil". Plant and Soil 386 1-2 (2014): 113-123. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85027937321&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s11104-014-2247-x
  22. Moreira, H.; Marques, A.P.G.C.; Franco, A.R.; Rangel, A.O.S.S.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Phytomanagement of Cd-contaminated soils using maize (Zea mays L.) assisted by plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria". Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21 16 (2014): 9742-9753. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84906052496&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s11356-014-2848-1
  23. Sousa, N.R.; Franco, A.R.; Oliveira, R.S.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Reclamation of an abandoned burned forest using ectomycorrhizal inoculated Quercus rubra". Forest Ecology and Management 320 (2014): 50-55. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84896257507&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.foreco.2014.02.033
  24. Ramos, M.A.; Sousa, N.R.; Franco, A.R.; Costa, V.; Oliveira, R.S.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Effect of diflubenzuron on the development of Pinus pinaster seedlings inoculated with the ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus tinctorius". Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20 1 (2013): 582-590. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84871967893&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s11356-012-1056-0
  25. Marques, A.P.G.C.; Moreira, H.; Franco, A.R.; Rangel, A.O.S.S.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Inoculating Helianthus annuus (sunflower) grown in zinc and cadmium contaminated soils with plant growth promoting bacteria - Effects on phytoremediation strategies". Chemosphere 92 1 (2013): 74-83. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84876975485&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.02.055
  26. Oliveira, R.S.; Franco, A.R.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Combined use of Pinus pinaster plus and inoculation with selected ectomycorrhizal fungi as an ecotechnology to improve plant performance". Ecological Engineering 43 (2012): 95-103. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84860239821&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.01.021
  27. Sousa, N.R.; Franco, A.R.; Oliveira, R.S.; Castro, P.M.L.; Nadine R. Sousa; Albina R. Franco; Miguel A. Ramos; Rui S. Oliveira; Paula M. L. Castro. "Ectomycorrhizal fungi as an alternative to the use of chemical fertilisers in nursery production of Pinus pinaster". Journal of Environmental Management 95 SUPPL. (2012): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84856216195&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.07.016
  28. Sousa, N.R.; Ramos, M.A.; Franco, A.R.; Oliveira, R.S.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Mycorrhizal symbiosis affected by different genotypes of Pinus pinaster". Plant and Soil 359 1-2 (2012): 245-253. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84866478661&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s11104-012-1196-5
  29. Franco, A.R.; Santos, C.; Roriz, M.; Rodrigues, R.; Lima, M.R.M.; Vasconcelos, M.W.. "Study of symptoms and gene expression in four Pinus species after pinewood nematode infection". Plant Genetic Resources: Characterisation and Utilisation 9 2 (2011): 272-275. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79960128075&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1017/S1479262111000062
  30. Sousa, N.R.; Franco, A.R.; Ramos, M.A.; Oliveira, R.S.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Reforestation of burned stands: The effect of ectomycorrhizal fungi on Pinus pinaster establishment". Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43 10 (2011): 2115-2120. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80051671259&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.06.013
  31. Calheiros, C.S.C.; Teixeira, A.; Pires, C.; Franco, A.R.; Duque, A.F.; Crispim, L.F.C.; Moura, S.C.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Bacterial community dynamics in horizontal flow constructed wetlands with different plants for high salinity industrial wastewater polishing". Water Research 44 17 (2010): 5032-5038. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77957314832&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.watres.2010.07.017
  32. Piccirillo, C.; Demiray, S.; Franco, A.R.; Castro, P.M.L.; Pintado, M.E.. "High added-value compounds with antibacterial properties from Ginja cherries by-products". Waste and Biomass Valorization 1 2 (2010): 209-217. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79952362692&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s12649-010-9019-5
  33. Oliveira, R.S.; Franco, A.R.; Vosátka, M.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Management of nursery practices for efficient ectomycorrhizal fungi application in the production of Quercus ilex". Symbiosis 52 2-3 (2010): 125-131. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79951678830&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s13199-010-0092-0
  34. Dias, J.M.; Oliveira, R.S.; Franco, A.R.; Ritz, K.; Nunan, N.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Assessment of mycorrhizal colonisation and soil nutrients in unmanaged fire-impacted soils from two target restoration sites,Evaluación de la colonización micorrícica y de los nutrientes del suelo en dos zonas de restauración afectadas por fuego". Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 8 SPL ISS. (2010): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79951721300&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  35. Franco, A.R.; Calheiros, C.S.C.; Pacheco, C.C.; De Marco, P.; Manaia, C.M.; Castro, P.M.L.. "Isolation and characterization of polymeric galloyl-ester-degrading bacteria from a tannery discharge place". Microbial Ecology 50 4 (2005): 550-556. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-29244483375&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s00248-005-5020-0
Newspaper article
  1. Franco, Albina R.. "Spider silk stitches up antibacterial coatings", MaterialsToday, 2019, Biomaterials, https://www.materialstoday.com/biomaterials/news/spider-silk-stitches-up-antibacterial-coatings-/.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Franco, Albina R.. "Potential of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi as drivers of plant establishment on soils contaminated with fluorinated organic compounds". PhD, Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/13914.
  2. Franco, Albina R.. "Ectomycorrhizal fungal community composition of Betula colonising Calluna moorland". Master, University of Aberdeen School of Biological Sciences, 2008. https://digitool.abdn.ac.uk/view/action/singleViewer.do?dvs=1550664911848~955&locale=en_US&VIEWER_URL=/view/action/singleViewer.do?&DELIVERY_RULE_ID=10&application=DIGITOOL-3&frameId=1&usePid1=true&usePid2=true©RIGHTS_DISPLAY_FILE=copyrightstheses.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2019/05/27 Exploring the antibacterial mechanism of action by platelet lysate patches 2019 European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-EU)
TERMIS-EU (Rhodes, Greece)
2017/06/29 Biological response of silk based fibers functionalized with antimicrobial peptides by mimicking bacterial infection in vivo European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-EU)
Termis (Davos, Switzerland)
2017/06/26 A platelet lysate antibacterial bioactive patch for tendon repair European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-EU)
Termis (Davos, Switzerland)
2017/06/07 New antibacterial spider silk coatings to prevent bacteria adherence to surgical sutures Chem2Nature Second School
3 B's Research Group (Porto, Portugal)
2016/10/27 Effect of platelet lysate membranes on tendon-derived cells: A potential patient-derived patch for tendon repair TERM STEM 2016 & The GENE2SKIN Conference
3 B's Research Group (Guimaraes, Portugal)
2015/09/11 Exploring Silk Based Biomaterials Functionalized With Antimicrobial Peptides To Prevent Surgical Site Infections 4th TERMIS 2015 World Conference
TERMIS (Boston, United States)
2015/09/03 Antibacterial Effect of Bioactive Starch-based Scaffolds Functionalized with Silanol Groups 27th European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2015)
European Society of Biomaterials (Cracóvia, Poland)
2014/10/21 Antimicrobial spider silk chimeric proteins for preventing surgical site infections 2014 TermStem & 2nd Polaris Workshop
3B's Research Group (Porto, Portugal)
2014/07/13 Potential of ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus tinctorius to tolerate and to degrade trifluoroacetate into fluoroform 16th European Congress on Biotechnology, 2014
European Federation of Biotechnology (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
2012/06/04 Bioremediation on anthropogenic affected areas: Ectomycorrhizal and plant growth bacteria as promoters on pine establishment 1st Symposium on Subsoil Characterization and Remediation
Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (Porto)
2011/06/29 Potential of Persistent Ectomycorrhizal Fungi in Fire Impacted Soil to Degrade Fluorinated Pollutants 2011 4Th Congress of European Microbiology
FEMS (Genebra)
2007/01/28 Mycorrhizal fungi – drivers of successional processes? SBS Seminars
University of Aberdeen (Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2011/09/01 - 2012/05/31 Microbial communities associated with Pinus pinaster under stress conditions
Co-supervisor of Claudio Alegria Serpa
Master in Genetics and Biotechnology (Degree)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
2010/04/01 - 2010/06/30 Persistence of ectomycorrhizal fungi in Pinus pinaster roots 5-yr after out planting
Co-supervisor of Joana Dias
3th year Project - Degree in Microbiology (Degree)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
2010/04/01 - 2010/06/30 Persistence of ectomycorrhizal fungi in Pinus pinaster roots 5-yr after out planting
Co-supervisor of Ana Silva
3rd year Final Project on Bachelor in Microbiology (Degree)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2017/06/05 - 2017/06/09 Conference organizing committee Chem2Nature Conference 2017. (2017/06/05 - 2017/06/09)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
2014/10/20 - 2014/10/24 Conference organizing committee TERM STEM 2014 AND POLARIS 2ND WORKSHOP, Porto 2014. (2014/10/20 - 2014/10/24)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2019/07/08 - 2019/07/12 Achilles Conference and FoReCaST Workshop; Learn from top experts in the field of advanced tissue engineering at
Conference
Achilles Conference and FoReCaST Workshop
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
2019/05/27 - 2019/05/31 Co-chair of session "Infections" at TERMIS 2019, Rhodes, Greece
Conference
Termis-EU 2019
TERMIS-EU 2019, Greece
2019/05/08 - 2019/05/08 Workshop CTR on Translational Science in Musculoskeletal
Workshop
Workshop CTR on Translational Science in Musculoskeletal
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
2018/12/12 - 2018/12/14 Chem2Nature Workshop
Workshop
Chem2Nature Workshop
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
2018/10/23 - 2018/10/26 GENE2SKIN AND CHEM2NATURE FINAL CONFERENCES
Conference
GENE2SKIN AND CHEM2NATURE FINAL CONFERENCES
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
2016/10/24 - 2016/10/28 GENE2SKIN AND TERMSTEM 2016, The objective is to present a poster entitled "Bioengineered spider silk proteins functionalized with antimicrobial peptides as a novel coating for surgical sutures".
Conference
GENE2SKIN AND TERMSTEM 2016
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
2016/06/26 - 2016/06/28 Biofilms 7 meeting, to attend the Biofilms 7 meeting are to learn from major topics of current and prospective interests related to cutting-edge issues of biofilms in industry, environment and health and their uses in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
Conference
Biofilms 7
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2015/05/01 - 2015/07 Short term mission to Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Boston, USA, To develop a suture for skin application by combining the outstanding mechanical properties of spider silk with peptides with antimicrobial activity with silk fibroin. To evaluate the in vitro behavior of the developed sutures.
Other
Tufts University, United States
2015/03/16 - 2015/03/17 POLARIS Training course “Managing Intellectual Property and Innovation, The main aim of this training course is to improve the understanding and the basics of IP management and protection (patent applications, production facilities, marketing/sales services, etc.) to guarantee the efficient protection and exploitation of the results, knowledge, and products generated within a Research Group.
Workshop
POLARIS Training course “Managing Intellectual Property and Innovation
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
2014/10 - 2014/10/25 Event participation with the poster "Exploring the antibacterial effect of bioactive starch-scaffolds functionalized with silanol groups"
Conference
TermStem Conference 2014
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
2014/05/18 - 2014/08/04 Short term visit to Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Boston, develop recombinant proteins using spider silk with peptides with antimicrobial activity.
Other
Short term visit
Tufts University, United States
2012/06/24 - 2012/06/28 Event participation with the posters "DEGRADATION PATHWAY OF MONO-FLUOROPHENOL BY PISOLITHUS TINCTORIUS: INFLUENCE ON PROTEIN EXPRESSION", "MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES IN A CONSTRUCTED WETLAND FOR TOURISM WASTEWATER TREATMENT: A PHYTOREMEDIATION CASE STUDY", and "POTENTIAL OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI TO DEGRADE TRIFLUOROACETATE, A RECALCITRANT COMPOUND".
Symposium
5th International Symposium on Biosorption and Bioremediation, Prague 2012
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
2011/12/01 - 2011/12/03 Event participation with the posters "Microbial communities inhabiting a constructed wetland applied to tourism wastewater treatment ", and "Plant growth bacteria as promoters of Betula pubescens establishment in anthropogenic sediments"
Congress
4th National Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Microbiotec 2011
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
2010/08/01 - 2010/08/06 Event participation with the poster "Degradation of 3-fluorophenol and sodium trifluoroacetate by ectomycorrhizal fungi"
Congress
ICOM 9
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
2009/06/28 - 2009/07/02 Event participation with the poster "Establishment and field growth performance of Quercus rubra seedlings inoculated with selected ectomycorrhizal fungi"
Congress
FEMS 2009 - 3rd Congress of European Microbiologists
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2019/06/28 Contribution to the characterization of reinforced silk fibers pulled out of silkworms directly fed with nanoparticles
(Thesis) Main arguer
Nuno Filipe Oliveira Ramos (Master)
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2014/09/11 - Current TISSUE ENGINEERING AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY Society member
2001/12/01 - Current Sociedade Portuguesa de Microbiologia Member

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2020/02/10 - 2020/02/14 Biomaterials associated infections: Principles and future trends Doctoral Program in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares)) Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal
2019/02/03 - 2019/02/07 Biomaterials associated infections: Principles and future trends Doctoral Program in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares)) Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal
2016/11/07 - 2016/11/11 Biomaterials associated infections: Principles and future trends Doctoral Program in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares)) Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2021/01/11 - Current Topic Editor in "Microorganisms" (IF4.152), in the Medical Microbiology section
Evaluator
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute AG, Switzerland, Switzerland

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2019/11/11 "Spider silk stitches up antibacterial coatings" Materials Today News

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2021/01/04 - Current European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences ( 0928-0987) Elsevier
2021/01 - Current Microorganisms (2076-2607) MDPI
2020/12/01 - Current Acta Biomaterialia (1742-7061) Elsevier
2019/12 - Current Environmental pollution (0269-7491) Elsevier
2018/08/01 - Current Forests (1999-4907) MDPI AG
2017/12/01 - Current PeerJ (2167-8359) PeerJ
2017/11/01 - Current Journal of Fungi (2309-608X) MDPI AG
2017/11/01 - Current International Journal of Molecular Sciences (1422-0067) MDPI AG
2017/05/01 - Current Molecules (1420-3049) MDPI AG
2017/05/01 - Current Agronomy (2073-4395) MDPI AG
2016/05/15 - Current Chemosphere (0045-6535) Elsevier

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2021 - Current Rita Sousa PhD student - PhD Program TERM Rita Sousa
2017 - 2019 Nuno Ramos MSc student - Msc in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade de Trás os Montes e Alto Douro; Nuno Ramos
2017 - 2017 Elisabeth Amann Visiting PhD student - Technical University of Munich; Elisabeth Amann
2015 - 2017 Tamagno Pesqueira MSc student, MSc in Biomedical Engineering, University of Minho; Tamagno Pesqueira
2014 - 2016 Sara Vieira MSc student - Biomedical Engineering Biomaterials; Sara Vieira
2013 - 2015 Ricardo Pires MSc student - MSc in Biomedical Engineering Biomaterials, University of Minho; Ricardo Leandro Pires
2011/05 - 2011/08 Natacha Ogando MSc student - Plant growth bacteria as promoters of Betula pubescens establishment in anthropogenic sediments Natacha Ogando
2009/09/01 - 2010/08/31 Debora Silva BSc student - Degradation of fluorinated compounds by ectomycorrhizal fungi. Debora Silva
Distinctions

Other distinction

2017 SYIS Oral Presentation nomination for best work at TERMIS-EU 2017
2015 Post Doc fellowship FCT grant SFRH/BPD/100760/2014
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2012 3rd Place Prize Poster 5th International Symposium on Biosorption and Bioremediation, Prague, June 24 - 28, 2012
2008 PhD fellowship FCT grant SFRH/BD/47722/2008: Biodegradation of Fluorinated Organic Compounds by Ectomycorrhizal Fungi
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2006 Travel Grant to attend ICOM 5 Conference Granada, Spain
British Mycological Society, United Kingdom
2005 ACES Studentship 2005/7
Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability, United Kingdom