António was my first PhD student to graduate. His thesis was entitled “The role of Gardnerella vaginalis biofilms in bacterial vaginosis” and was co-supervised by Kimberly Jefferson (VCU, Richmond, USA) and Lígia Rodrigues (CEB, University of Minho, Portugal). He had a BSc in Biochemistry (Évora University, 2006) and a MSc in Analytical Clinical and Forensic Toxicology (Porto University, 2009). António concluded his PhD in Biomedical Engineering on the 13th December 2013.
António’s latest paper…
“The influence of biofilm formation by Gardnerella vaginalis and other anaerobes on bacterial vaginosis” offers a new perspective on the etiological mystery behind dilemma of bacterial vaginosis, by reviewing the most recent literature addressing the relationship between biofilm formation and bacterial vaginosis development.
(Full list of publications at Pubmed)
António has also contributed in the following scientific meetings:
- 8th meeting of the European Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gyneacology, 25-27 October 2013, London, United Kingdom
- BioMicroWorld2013: V International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology, 2-4 October 2013, Madrid, Spain
- Biofilms 5, Paris, France, 10-12 December 2012
- 6th ASM conference on Biofilms, 29 September – 4 October 2012, Miami, USA
- Microbiotec11, , 1-3 December 2011, Braga, Portugal
- GRC Microbial Adhesion & Signal Transduction, July 24-29, 2011, Newport, RI, USA
- Eurobiofilms 2011, 6 – 8 July 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark