Ângela França (since 2014)

143 - Angela França

Ângela was my first PhD student and graduated in 16th December 2013. She is now a post-doctoral fellow in a joint project between Minho University and the NIAID/NIH (Bethesda, USA), co-supervised by Michael Otto.

Ângela’s latest paper…
Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm-released cells induce a prompt and more marked in vivo inflammatory-type response than planktonic or biofilm cells”, provides insights into the understanding of the role of biofilm-released cells in S. epidermidis biofilm-related infections and pathogenesis, and also help explaining the relapsing character of these infections.
(Full list of publications at Pubmed)

Ângela has co-authored chapters in the following books:booksAF

Ângela has also contributed in the following scientific meetings:

  • Bacteriophages: Theoretical and practical aspects of their application in Medicine, Veterinary and Food, October 13th-15th 2016, Moscow, Russia
  • 3rd International Conference Pathophysiology of Staphylococci, 15-17 September 2016, Tubingen, Germany
  • Biofilms7,  26-28 June 2016, Porto, Portugal
  • Microbiotec’15, 10-12 December 2015, Évora, Portugal
  • Gordon Research Conferences Staphylococcal diseases, 12-17 July 2015, Lucca (Barga), Italy
  • Eurobiofilms 2015, 23-26 June 2015, Brno, Czech Republic
  • MicroBiotec 13, 6-8 December 2013, Aveiro, Portugal
  • BioMicroWorld2013: V International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology, 2-4 October 2013, Madrid, Spain
  • Biofilms 5, 10-12 December 2012, Paris, France
  • XXXIX Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Immunology, 11-15 November 2013, Coimbra, Portugal
  • XXXVIII annual meeting of the Portuguese Society for Immunology, 25-27 November 2012, Porto, Portugal.
  • 6th ASM conference on Biofilms, 29 September – 4 October 2012, Miami, USA
  •  Microbiotec11, 1-3 December 2011, Braga, Portugal
  • BioMicroWorld2011 – IV International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology, 14-16 September 2011, Torremolinhos, Spain
  •  FEMS 2011, 26-30 June 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
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