Fernando has a BSc in Clinical analysis and Public Health and a MSc in Health Biochemistry (from the Health Technology Superior School of Porto). He is currently doing his PhD in Bioengenering (MIT-Portugal) on the theme of S. epidermidis biofilms physiology. He is being co-supervised by Manuel Vilanova (ICBAS, Porto) and Holger Rodhe (UKE, Hamburg, Germany).
Fernando’s latest paper…
“Evidence for inter- and intra-species biofilm formation variability among a small group of coagulase-negative staphylococci” characterizes the biofilm structure and composition by six different species and provides evidence that support the hypothesis that biofilm formation heterogeneity was associated with the biofilm matrix composition and not with the bacteria themselves.
(Full list of publications at Pubmed)
Fernando has also contributed in the following scientific meetings:
- FEMS2017: 7th Congress of European Microbiologists, July 9th-13th, Valência, Spain
- Bacteriophages: Theoretical and practical aspects of their application in Medicine, Veterinary and Food, October 13th-15th 2016, Moscow, Russia
- Biofilms7, 26-28 June 2016, Porto, Portugal