OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

Nuno F. Azevedo
Project Coordinator

Assistant Professor
Detection and treatment of microbial infections using nucleic acid mimics (NAMs); Multispecies biofilms; Bioinformatics

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Rita S. Santos
Project Manager

Junior Researcher
Drug delivery into bacteria; crossing biological barriers; fluorescence in situ hybridization

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Luis F. Melo
Senior Researcher

Emeritus Professor
Dynamics and control of biofilms and surface contamination monitoring techniques

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Maria C. Pereira
Senior Researcher

Assistant Professor
Novel nanoengineered biomaterials for therapeutic and environmental applications

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Nuno F. Azevedo
Project Coordinator

Assistant Professor
Detection and treatment of microbial infections using nucleic acid mimics (NAMs); Multispecies biofilms; Bioinformatics

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Rita S. Santos
Project Manager

Junior Researcher
Drug delivery into bacteria; crossing biological barriers; fluorescence in situ hybridization

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Luis F. Melo
Senior Researcher

Emeritus Professor
Dynamics and control of biofilms and surface contamination monitoring techniques

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Maria C. Pereira
Senior Researcher

Assistant Professor
Novel nanoengineered biomaterials for therapeutic and environmental applications

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Filipe Mergulhão
Senior Researcher

Assistant Professor
Bacterial adhesion, biofilm development and mitigation; Recombinant protein production in bacterial systems

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Manuel Simões
Senior Researcher

Assistant Professor
Understanding of biofilm formation mechanisms and control with antimicrobial agents

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Nuno Guimarães
Junior Researcher

Fluorescence in situ hybridization; design of nucleic acid mimics (NAMs); bacterial antisense therapy and NAMs delivery

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Joana Loureiro
Post-Doctoral Researcher

Nanocarriers based strategies to improve the treatment of neurological disorders

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Filipe Mergulhão
Senior Researcher

Assistant Professor
Bacterial adhesion, biofilm development and mitigation; Recombinant protein production in bacterial systems

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Manuel Simões
Senior Researcher

Assistant Professor
Understanding of biofilm formation mechanisms and control with antimicrobial agents

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Nuno Guimarães
Junior Researcher

Fluorescence in situ hybridization; design of nucleic acid mimics (NAMs); bacterial antisense therapy and NAMs delivery

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Joana Loureiro
Post-Doctoral Researcher

Nanocarriers based strategies to improve the treatment of neurological disorders

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Luís Moreira
PhD Student

Design and application of nucleic acid mimics oligonucleotides (NAMs) in combination with nanoparticles for detection and/or growth inhibition of microorganisms

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Sara Pereira
PhD Student

Delivery of nucleic acid mimics into Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus as a novel method for treatment of the infection

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Beatriz Magalhães
PhD Student

Computational modelling of diffusion and hybridization of nucleic acid mimics

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Laura Cerqueira
External Researcher

PNA-FISH methods to detect bacteria in food and clinical samples

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Luís Moreira
PhD Student

Design and application of nucleic acid mimics oligonucleotides (NAMs) in combination with nanoparticles for detection and/or growth inhibition of microorganisms

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Sara Pereira
PhD Student

Delivery of nucleic acid mimics into Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus as a novel method for treatment of the infection

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Beatriz Magalhães
PhD Student

Computational modelling of diffusion and hybridization of nucleic acid mimics

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Laura Cerqueira
External Researcher

PNA-FISH methods to detect bacteria in food and clinical samples

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Mariana Gomes
Project Researcher

Mariana Gomes
Project Researcher

Stefaan C. De Smedt
Senior Researcher

Full Professor
Design and evaluation of nanomedicines for the advanced delivery of biotherapeutics

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Kevin Braeckmans
Senior Researcher

Full Professor
Development and application of microscopy-based methods for studying the interaction of drug delivery nanomaterials with biological barriers

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Ine Lentacker
Post-Doctoral Researcher

Ultrasound and microbubble assisted drug delivery, theranostics, gene therapy

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Stefaan C. De Smedt
Senior Researcher

Full Professor
Design and evaluation of nanomedicines for the advanced delivery of biotherapeutics

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Kevin Braeckmans
Senior Researcher

Full Professor
Development and application of microscopy-based methods for studying the interaction of drug delivery nanomaterials with biological barriers

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Ine Lentacker
Post-Doctoral Researcher

Ultrasound and microbubble assisted drug delivery, theranostics, gene therapy

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Jesper Wengel
Senior Researcher

Full Professor
Design and synthesis of chemically modified oligonucleotides for biotechnological and biomedical applications. Co-inventor of the LNA (locked nucleic acid) and the UNA (unlocked nucleic acid) technologies.

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Per Trolle Jørgensen
Center coordinator

Designing, managing and operating research activities

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Chenguang Lou
Researcher

Assistant Professor
Nucleic acids in chemical biology

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Jesper Wengel
Senior Researcher

Full Professor
Design and synthesis of chemically modified oligonucleotides for biotechnological and biomedical applications.Co-inventor of the LNA (locked nucleic acid) and the UNA (unlocked nucleic acid) technologies.

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Per Trolle Jørgensen
Center coordinator

Designing, managing and operating research activities

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Chenguang Lou
Researcher

Assistant Professor
Nucleic acids in chemical biology

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