Building the future by doing more together

Angela Cunha

Angela Cunha

Assistant Professor



Research interests

Applied and environmental microbiology
Microbial interactions and biotic relation involving microrganisms
Plant-bacteria interactions
Rhizosphere microbiology and stress responses
Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria
Halophilic bacteria and related bioactive compounds
Microbial biofilms
Photodynamic inactivation of bacteria and fungi in environmental matrices

Academic degrees

1998 - Bachelor in Biology
2001 - Doctorate in Biology

Scientific activities

2001 to present: Assistant Professor, Biologia Department, University of Aveiro
1994 - 2001: Assistant Lecturer, Biology Department, University of Aveiro
1988 - 1994: Trainee Assistant Lecturer, Biology Department, University of Aveiro

Research Cruises
1989, 1991 - RV Poseidon (Germany) - Bacterioplankton Dynamics at the Alboran Sea

Scientific Meetings
2003 - Convener of the 38th European Marine Biology Symposium
2012 - Session Chair at the II International Conference on Antimicrobial Research
2013 - Convener of Microbiotec´13

Others

2002 - Award IMAR/Luiz Saldanha attributed to Cunha at al 2001. Microbial Ecology 42(1):69-79

Editorial and reviewing activities
2017 - Guest Editor for Colloids and Interfaces (ISSN 2504-5377)
Ad-hoc reviewer for WOS journals (WOS Categories: Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Infectious Diseases, Food Science & Technology, Limnology, Marine & Freshwater Biology, Materials Science, Coatings & Films, Medicine, Research & Experimental, Microbiology, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Plant Sciences, Soil Science, Virology, Water Resources

Publications

Projects

PREVINE - Innovative approach for the PREVention of parasitosis and associated INfections that affecting farmEd fish See more

RhizoMiS - Redesigning the rhizosphere microbiome of Salicornia for exploitation of bioproducts and improvement of bioprocesses See more

AquaHeal - Microbial modulation in aquacultures with recirculation system: towards a production system suppressor of diseases See more

EcoTech-SPONGE- Assessing the ECOlogical functions and potential bioTECHnological applications of plasmid assemblages from microbial symbionts of marine SPONGEs See more

FRESHMEAT-AP - Carne fresca com prazo de validade alargado e maior segurança microbiológica recorrendo à tecnologia de Altas Pressões (AP) See more

PhotoDOM - Impact of solar radiation on dissolved organic matter photochemical and microbial processes in the estuarine environment See more

A study of academic development in universities through innovative approaches in teaching, assessment and feedback. See more

Rapid methods for the testing of tetrapyrrolic derivatives as photosensitizers for photodynamic antimicrobial therapy See more

Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias de Suporte à Criação de Produtos Inovadores (NOVELTEC) See more

DEPUROFAGO - Phage therapy - a new technology to depurate shellfish See more

AQUASAFE - Development of new technologies to anticipate and diagnose disease outbreaks in aquaculture See more

RASTREMAR - Use of molecular tools in the traceability of marine food products See more

Phage therapy as a low environmental impact alternative to inactive phatogenic bacteria in fishfarming plants. See more

Global climate change and pollution: a synergy designed for disaster? See more

SWIMGLO - The Gloria-SWIM plate boundary Faults connection and its importance on the propagation of tectonic deformation and deep See more

MicroMed - Desenvolvimento de um equipamento de medição do nível/grau de higienização e fúngico de produtos alimentares e de embalagem See more

MARMER: The role of salt marsh plants on mercury cycle. Identifying plant-bacteria-Hg interactions critical for ecosystem remediation See more

Dynamics of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in the Guadiana estuary - DYNCYANO See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria João Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Carolina Figueira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sofia Cruzeiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Rita Alves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Bruna David (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): André Marques (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Angela Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Anabela Amorim Oliveira (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Francisco Coelho (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Vanessa Oliveira (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Nádia Osório (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Antonio Miguel de Oliveira Louvado (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Clara Gomes (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Adriana Margarida Macedo Pereira dos Reis (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): José António Medeiros (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Maia Domingues (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Veronika Lykoholat (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sandra Beirão (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sara Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Patrícia Amaro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Veronika Lykholat (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sara Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sandra Beirão (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Patrícia Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Marina Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sónia Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Joana Couceiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Daniel Bonifácio (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vânia Bessa (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Inês Sousa (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Susana Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Susana Branco (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sónia Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Cecília da Cruz Pires (CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Pedro Renato Almeida (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Cristiana Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Diana Gomes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Celso Martins (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Deisy Rocha (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Isa Mira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Linda Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vânia de Araújo (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Francisco Coelho (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Vanessa Oliveira (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Luísa Mendes dos Santos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Antonio Miguel de Oliveira Louvado (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Maia Domingues (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Lúcia Fernandez (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Luísa Santos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Jacinta Oliveira (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Maria Clara Gomes (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Raquel Silva (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Vanessa Oliveira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Anabela de Oliveira Pereira (CESAM member)

Chapters of books

2017 | Cruz, A., Cavaleiro, A.J., Paulo, A., Louvado, A., Alves, M., Almeida, A., Cunha, A. Microbial Remediation of Organometals and Oil Hydrocarbons in the Marine Environment. In: Naik, MM, Dubey, SK (eds.) Marine Pollution and Microbial Remediation. Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 41-66 (in press).


2011 | Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Faustino, M.A.F., Tomé, A. C., Neves, M. G. P. M. S. Porphyrins as Antimicrobial Photosensitizing Agents. In: Photodynamic inactivation of microbial pathogens. Medical and environmental applications. M. R. Hamblin, G. Jori (Eds). Comprehensive Series in Photochemistry and Photobiology, Vol. 11, Chapter 5. RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK, pp: 83-160. ISBN: 978-84973-144-7.


2010 | Coelho, F.J.R., Sousa, S., Santos, L., Santos, A.L., Almeida, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Cunha, A. PAH degrading bacteria in an estuarine system. In: Interdisciplinary Studies on Environmental Chemistry — Biological Responses to Contaminants. Hamamura, N., Suzuki, S., Mendo, S., Barroso, C.M., Iwata, H., Tanabe, S. (Eds.) Terrapub, Tokyo, Japan. pp. 77-87.


2010 | Cunha, A., Almeida, A., Coelho, F.J.R.C., Gomes, N.C.M., Oliveira, V., Santos, A. L. Bacterial Extracellular Enzymatic Activity in Globally Changing Aquatic Ecosystems. Microbiology Book Series, Volume # 2: Current Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, p: 124-135.


2010 | Louvado, L., Santos, A.L., Coelho, F.J.R., Sousa, S., Moreira, A., Gomes, F., Almeida, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Cunha, A. Isolation of Surfactant-Resistant Bacteria from the Surface Microlayer. In: Interdisciplinary Studies on Environmental Chemistry — Biological Responses to Contaminants. Hamamura, N., Suzuki, S., Mendo, S., Barroso, C.M., Iwata, H., Tanabe, S. (Eds.) Terrapub,Tokyo,Japan. pp. 88-95.


2010 | Santos, A.L., Baptista, I., Oliveira, V., Henriques, I., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A., Correia, A., Cunha, A.  Oxidative stress induced by photochemical reactions occuring at the surface microlayer. In: Microorganisms in Industry and Environment: From Scientific and Industrial Research to Consumer Products. Mendez-Vilas, A. (Ed.) World Scientific Publishing Co. Singapura, p:181-184. ISBN-13: 978-981-4322-10-2.


2009 | Oliveira, A., Almeida, A., Carvalho, C., Tomé, J., Faustino, M. A. F., Neves, M. G., Tomé, A. C., Cavaleiro, J., Cunha, A. Assessment of the performance of porphyrin derivatives as photosensitizers for the inactivation of bacterial endospores. In: Current Research Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. Mendez-Vilas A. (Ed). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.,Singapore, pp: 166-169. ISBN-13: 978-981-283-754-7.


2007 | Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Santos, L., Salvador, S., Gomes, A. Evaluation of the impact of two aquaculture systems on bacterial communities of the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro. In: Current Research Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. Mendez-Vilas A. (Ed). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, pp: 236-239. ISBN-13: 978-981-283-754-7.


2007 | Costa, C., Carvalho, C. M. B., Tomé, J. P. C., Faustino, M. A. F.,  Neves, M. G. P. S., Tomé, A. C., Cavaleiro, J. A. S., Lin, Z., Rainho, J. P., Rocha, J., Cunha, A., Almeida, A. Sewage bacteriophage photoinactivation by immobilized porphyrins in solid matrixes. In: Current Research Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. Mendez-Vilas A. (Ed). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.,Singapore, pp: 338-341. ISBN-13: 978-981-283-754-7.


2006 | Cunha A., Almeida, A., Ré A., Martins A. e Alcântara, F. Perylene toxicity in the estuarine environment of Ria de Aveiro (Portugal). In: Modern Multidisciplinary Applied Microbiology - Exploiting Microbes and their Interactions. Mendez-Vilas A. (Ed). Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, pp:125-129.

Edition of publications

H. Queiroga, M.R. Cunha, A. Cunha, M.H. Moreira, V. Quintino, A.M.Rodrigues, J. Serôdio, R.M. Warwick (Eds) (2006). Marine Biodiversity: Patterns and processes, Assessment, Threats, Mangement and conservation. Proceedings of the 38th European Marine Biology Symposium, Aveiro, Portugal, September 8-12, 2003. Developments in Hydrobiology 183, Springer. 353 pp.

Publications in peer reviewed international scientific journals

2018 | Silva, R. N., Cunha, A., Tomé, A.C. Phthalocyanine-sulfonamide conjugates: synthesis and photodynamic inactivation of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 154:60-67.


2018 | Bonifácio, D., Martins, C., David, B., Lemos, C., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Almeida, A., Pinto, D.C.G.A., Faustino, M.A.F., Cunha, Â. Photodynamic inactivation of Listeria innocua biofilms with food-grade photosensitizers: a curcumin-rich extract of Curcuma longa versus commercial curcumin Journal of Applied Microbiology (online DOI: 10.1111/jam.13767)


2018 | Fernandez, L., Lin, Z. Schneider, R., Esteves, V., Cunha, A.,  Tome, J.P.C. Antimicrobial photodynamic activity of cationic nanoparticles decorated with glycosylated photosensitizers for water disinfection. ChemPhotoChem (online DOI: 10.1002/cptc.201700169)


2017 | Castro, K., Moura, N., Fernandes, A., Faustino, M.A., Simões, M., Cavaleiro, J., Nakagaki, S., Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Silvestre, A., Freire, C., Pinto, R. Control of Listeria innocua biofilms by biocompatible photodynamic antifouling chitosan based materials. Dyes and Pigments 137: 265-276.


2017 | Domingues, P.M., Almeida, A., Leal, L.S., Gomes, N.C.M., Cunha, A. Bacterial production of biosurfactants under microaerobic and anaerobic conditions. Aceite para publicação em Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology, 16(2):239–272.


2017 | Fernández, L., Borzecka, W., Lin, Z., Schneider, R.J., Huvaere, K., Esteves, V.I., Cunha, A., Tomé, J.P.C. Nanomagnet-photosensitizer hybrid materials for the degradation of 17β-estradiol in batch and flow modes. Dyes and Pigments 142: 535-543.


2017 | Fernández, L., Louvado, A., Esteves, V.I., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A., Cunha, A. Biodegradation of 17β-estradiol by bacteria isolated from deep sea sediments in aerobic and anaerobic media. Journal of Hazardous Materials 323, Part A: 359-366.


2017 | González-Delgado, J.A., van de Winckel, E., David, B., Simoni, M.M., de la Escosura, A., Cunha, A., Torres, T. Octacationic and Axially Di-substituted Silicon (IV) Phthalocyanines for Photodynamic Inactivation of Bacteria. Dyes and Pigments, 145:239-245.


2017 | Kuznetsova, A., Domingues, P.M., Silva, T., Almeida, A., Zheludkevich, M.L., Tedim, J., Ferreira, M.G.S., Cunha, A. Antimicrobial activity of 2-mercaptobenzothiazole released from environmentally-friendly nanostructured layered double hydroxides. Journal of Applied Microbiology 122, 1207—1218.


2017 | Oliveira, V., Gomes, N.C.M., Santos, M., Almeida, A., Lillebø, A.I.,  Ezequiel, J., Serôdio, J., Silva, A.M.S., Simões, M.M.Q., Rocha, S.M., Cunha, A. Effects of the inoculant strain Pseudomonas sp. SPN31 nah+ and of 2-methylnaphthalene contamination on the rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial communities of Halimione portulacoides. Current Microbiology, 74:575–583.


2017 | Rodrigues, C., Cunha, A. Assessment of the microbiological quality of recreational waters: indicators and methods. Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration, 2:25-43.


2016 | Alves, C., Duarte, M., Ferreira, M., Alves, A., Almeida, A., Cunha, A. Air quality in a school with dampness and mould problems. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 9(2):107-115.


2016 | Alves, E., Moreirinha, C., Faustino, M.A.F., Cunha, A., Delgadillo, I., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Almeida, A. Overall biochemical changes in bacteria photosensitized with cationic porphyrins monitored by infrared spectroscopy. Future Medicinal Chemistry, 8(6):613-628.


2016 | Bartolomeu, M., Rocha, S., Cunha, A., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Faustino, M.A.F., Almeida, A. Effect of photodynamic therapy on the virulence factors of Staphylococcus aureus. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7:267.


2016 | Bartolomeu, M., Coimbra, S., Cunha, Â., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Faustino, M.A.F., Almeida, A. Indirect and direct damage to genomic DNA induced by 5,10,15-tris(1-methylpyridinium-4-yl)-20-(pentafluorophenyl)porphyrin upon photodynamic action. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 20: 331–336.


2016 | Baptista I., Rocha, S.M., Cunha, Â., Saraiva, J.A., Almeida, A. Inactivation of Staphylococcus aureus by high pressure processing: An overview. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 36:128-149.


2016 | Coelho, F.J.R.C., Louvado, A., Domingues, P.M., Cleary, D., Ferreira, M., Almeida, A., Cunha, M.R., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M. Integrated analysis of bacterial and microeukaryotic communities in mud volcanoes with differential activity in the Gulf of Cadiz. Scientific Reports, 6:35272.


2016 | Fernández, L., Esteves, V.I., Cunha, A., Schneider, R.J., Tomé, J.P.C. Photodegradation of organic pollutants in water by immobilized porphyrins and phthalocyanines. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 20: 150–166.


2016 | Ferreira, M., Pereira, S., Almeida, A., Queirós, R., Delgadillo, I., Saraiva, J., Cunha, A. Effect of temperature and compression/decompression rates on high pressure inactivation of Listeria. Acta Alimentaria 45(1): 61-68.


2016 | Ferreira, M., Almeida, A., Delgadillo, I., Saraiva, J., Cunha, A. Susceptibility of Listeria monocytogenes to high pressure processing: a review. Food Reviews International, 4:377–399.


2016 | Gomes, M.C., Cunha, A., Trindade, T., Tomé, J.P.C. The Role of Surface Functionalization of Silica Nanoparticles for Bioimaging Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences, 9(4):1630005 (16 pages).


2016 | Santos, L., Pinto, A., Filipe, O.M.S., Cunha, A., Santos, E.B.H., Almeida, A. Insights on the optical properties of estuarine DOM - hydrological and biological influences. PLoS ONE 11(5):e0154519.


2016 | Silva, Y. J., Moreirinha, C., Pereira, C., Costa, L., Rocha, R. J. M., Cunha, Â., Gomes, N.C.M., Calado, R., Almeida A. Biological control of Aeromonas salmonicida infection in juvenile Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) with Phage AS-A. Aquaculture, 450: 225-233.


2016 | Simões, C., Gomes, M. C., Neves, M. G. P. M. S., Cunha, Â., Tomé, J. P. C., Tomé, A. C., Cavaleiro, J. A. S., Almeida A., Faustino M. A. F. Photodynamic inactivation of Escherichia coli with cationic meso-tetraarylporphyrins – The charge number and charge distribution effects. Catalysis Today 266:197-204.


2015 | Alves, E., Esteves, A.C., Correia, A., Cunha, A., Faustino, M.A.F., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Almeida, A. Protein profiles of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus warneri are altered by photosensitization with cationic porphyrins. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 14, 1169 - 1178.


2015 | Alves, E., Faustino, M.A.F., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Cunha, A., Nadais, H., Almeida, A. Potential applications of porphyrins in photodynamic inactivation beyond the medical scope. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews 22:34–57.


2015 | Baptista, I., Queirós, R., Cunha, A., Saraiva, J., Rocha, S.M., Almeida, A. Inactivation of enterotoxic and non-enterotoxic Staphylococcus aureus strains by high pressure treatments and evaluation of its impact on virulence factors. Food Control 57: 252-257.


2015 | Baptista I., Queirós R.P., Cunha A., Rocha S.M., Saraiva J.A., Almeida A. (2015) Evaluation of resistance development and viability recovery by toxigenic and non-toxigenic Staphylococcus aureus strains after repeated cycles of high hydrostatic pressure. Food Microbiology. 46, 515-520.


2015 | Coelho, F.J.C.R., Cleary, D.F.R., Rocha, R.J.M., Calado, R., Castanheira, J., Silva, A.M.S., Simões, M.M.Q., Oliveira, V., Lillebo, A., Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Lopes, I., Ribeiro, R., Moreira-Santos, M., Marques, C.R., Costa, R., Pereira, R., Gomes, N.C.M. Unraveling the interactive effects of climate change and oil contamination on lab-simulated estuarine benthic communities. Global Change Biology, 21:1871-1886.


2015 | Lopes, D., Melo, T., Alves, E., Gomes, M.C., Cunha, A., Faustino, M.A.F., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Domingues, M.R.M., Almeida, A. Evaluation of the interplay among the charge of porphyrinic photosensitizers, lipid oxidation and photoinactivation efficiency in Escherichia coli. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 141:145–153.


2015 | Lourenço, L.M.O., Sousa, A., Gomes, M.C., Faustino, M.A.F., Almeida, A., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Cunha, A., Tomé, J.P.C. Inverted methoxypyridinium phthalocyanines for PDI of pathogenic bacteria. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 14:853–1863.


2015 | Louvado, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Simões, M.M.Q., Almeida, A., Cunha, A. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in deep sea sediments: microbe-pollutant interactions in a remote environment. Science of the Total Environment, 526:312-328.


2015 | Maia, F., Silva, A.P., Fernandes, S., Cunha, A., Almeida, A., Tedim, J., Zheludkevich, M.L.,. Ferreira, M.G.S. Incorporation of biocides in nanocapsules for protective coatings used in maritime applications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 270: 150-157.


2015 | Martins, C., Correia, V.G., Aguiar-Ricardo, A., Cunha, A., Moutinho, M.G.M., Functionalized oxazoline based oligomers as broad spectrum antimicrobial agents for oral applications. SpringerPlus, 4(1):1-5.


2015 | Matos, M. R. A., Gomes, M. T. S. R., Oliveira, J. A. B. P., Alves, E., Cunha, M. A. S. D. A., Almeida, A., Rudnitskaya, A. Assessment of transition metals toxicity in environmental matrices using potentiometric electrodes: inorganic mercury(ii) in the seawater as a case study. Electroanalysis, 27(8):1932-1938.


2015 | Pereira, C., Santos, L., Silva, Y.J., Cunha, A., Romalde, J., Nunes, M.L., Almeida, A. Seasonal variation of bacterial communities in shellfish harvesting waters: Preliminary study before applying phage therapy. Marine Pollution Bulletin 90(1–2):68–77.


2015 | Oliveira, V., Gomes, N.C., Almeida, A., Silva, A.M., Silva, H., Cunha, Â. (2014) Microbe-assisted phytoremediation of hydrocarbons in estuarine environments. Microbial Ecology, 69(1):1-12.


2015 | Rocha, D.M., Venkatramaiah, N., Gomes, M.C., Almeida, A., Faustino, M.A., Paz, F.A., Cunha, Â., Tomé, J.P. "Photodynamic inactivatio F.n of Escherichia coli with cationic ammonium Zn (ii) phthalocyanines." Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 14(10): 1872-1879.


2015 | Silva, Y.J., Manco, S., Costa, R., Rodrigues, V., Dias, J., Ferreira, H., Pousão-Ferreira, P., Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Calado, R., Gomes, N.C.M. Effect of different culture conditions on the structural diversity of prokaryote communities in the sediment of earth ponds stocked with gilthead seabream Sparus aurata (Linnaeus, 1758). Aquaculture Research, 46(7):1760-1769.


2015 | Sousa, I., Maia, F., Silva, A., Cunha, A., Almeida, A., Evtyugin, D.V., Tedim, J., Ferreira, M.G. A novel approach for immobilization of polyhexamethylene biguanide within silica capsules. RSC Advances, 5(112):92656-92663.


2014 | Almeida, J., Tomé, J.P.C., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tomé, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Cunha, Â., Costa, L., Faustino, M.A.F. Almeida, A. Photodynamic inactivation of multidrug-resistant bacteria in hospital wastewaters: influence of residual antibiotics. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 13, 626-633.


2014 | Alves, E., Fustino, M.A.F., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Cunha, A., Tomé, J., Almeida, A. An insight on bacterial cellular targets of photodynamic inactivation. Future Medical Chemistry (2014) 6(2), 141–164.


2014 | Alves, E., Rodrigues, J., Faustino, M.A.F., Nevs, M.G.P.M.S., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Lin, Z., Cunha, A., Nadais, M. H., Tomé, J., Almeida, A. A new insight on nanomagnetic-porphyrin hybrids for photodynamic inactivation of microorganisms. Dyes & Pigments, 110:80-88.


2014 | Baptista, I., Santos, A.L., Pereira, C. Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M.,  Almeida, A. Influence of incubation conditions on bacterial production estimates in an estuarine system. Aquatic Ecology, 48(3): 327-336.


2014 | Beirão, S., Fernandes, S., Coelho, J., Faustino, M.A.F. Tomé, J.P.C, Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tomé, A., Almeida, A., Cunha, A. Photodynamic inactivation of bacterial and yeast biofilms with a cationic porphyrin. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 90(6):1387–1396.


2014 | Gomes, N.C.M., Cleary, D.F.R., Manco, S., Ladeiro, B.C.F., Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Mendonça-Hagler, L.C.S., Smalla, K., Assessing variation in bacterial composition between the rhizospheres of two mangrove tree species. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 139(0): 40-45.


2014 | Mendes, C., Cunha, A., Gomes, N., Almeida, A. Proportion of prokaryotes enumerated as viruses by epifluorescence microscopy. Annals of Microbiology, 64(2): 773-778.


2014 | Mesquita, M.Q., Menezes, J.C., Pires, S.M., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Simões, M.M., Tomé, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A., Cunha, A., Almeida, A Daniel-da-Silva, A.L., Faustino, M.A.F. Pyrrolidine-fused chlorin photosensitizer immobilized on solid supports for the photoinactivation of Gram negative bacteria. Dyes and Pigments, 110: 123–133.


2014 | Mesquita, M.Q., Menezes, J.C.J.M.D.S., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tomé, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Cunha, Â., Almeida, A., Hackbarth, S. Röder, B., Faustino M.A.F. Photodynamic inactivation of bioluminescent Escherichia coli by neutral and cationic pyrrolidine-fused chlorins and isobacteriochlorins. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 24(3): 808-812.


2014 | Oliveira, V., Gomes, N.C.M., Cleary, D.F.R., Almeida, A., Silva, A.M.S., Simões, M.M.Q., Silva, H., Cunha, A. Halophyte plant colonization as a driver of the composition of bacterial communities in salt marshes chronically exposed to oil hydrocarbons. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 90(3):647–662.


2014 | Oliveira, V., Gomes, N. C. M., Almeida, A. Silva, H.M.S., Simões, M.M.Q., Smalla, K., Cunha, Â. Hydrocarbon contamination and plant species determine the phylogenetic and functional diversity of endophytic degrading bacteria. Molecular Ecology 23, 1392-1404.


2014 | Pereira M., Faustino M., Tomé J., Neves G. , Tomé A., Cavaleiro J., Cunha A, Almeida A. Influence of external bacterial structures in the efficiency of photodynamic inactivation by a cationic porphyrin. Photochemical & photobiological Sciences 13, 680-690.


2014 | Santos, A.L., Baptista, I., Gomes, N.C.M., Henriques, I., Almeida, A., Correia, A., Cunha, A. Contribution of chemical water properties to the differential responses of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton to ultraviolet-B radiation. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 87(2): 517-535.


2014 | Santos, L.M.P., Santos, A.L., Coelho, F.J.C.R., Gomes, N.C.M., Dias, J.M., Cunha, A., Almeida, A. Heterotrophic activities of neustonic and planktonic bacterial communities in an estuarine environment (Ria de Aveiro). Journal of Plankton Research 36: 230-242.


2014 | Santos, L.M.P., Vaz, L., Gomes, N.C.M., Vaz, N., Dias, J.M., Cunha, A., Almeida, A. Impact of freshwater inflow on bacterial abundance and activity in the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro Estuarine. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science,138(0): 107-120.


2014 | Silva, Y. J., L. Costa, C. Pereira, Â. Cunha, R. Calado, N. C. M. Gomes and A. Almeida. Influence of environmental variables in the efficiency of phage therapy in aquaculture. Microbial Biotechnology, 7: 401–413.


2014 | Silva, Y., Costa, L., Pereira, C., Mateus, C., Cunha, A., Calado, R., Gomes, N.C.M., Pardo, M., Hernandez, I., Almeida, A. Phage therapy as an approach to prevent Vibrio anguillarum infections in fish larvae production. PLoS ONE 9(12):e114197.


2013 | Alves, E., Melo, T., Simões, C., Faustino, M.A., Tomé, .JP., Neves, M.G., Cavaleiro, J.A., Cunha, Â., Gomes, N., Domingues, P. (2013) Photodynamic oxidation of Staphylococcus warneri membrane phospholipids: new insights based on lipidomics. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 27:1607-1618.


2013 | Alves, E., Faustino, M.A.F., Tomé, J.P.C., Neves, M.G.P.M.S.,  Tomé, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A. Nucleic acid changes during photodynamic inactivation of bacteria by cationic porphyrins. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 21(17):4311-4318.


2013 | Coelho, F.J.R.C., Rocha, R.J.M., Pires, A.C.C., Ladeiro, B., Castanheira, J. M., Costa, R., Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Lillebø, A.I., Ribeiro, R., Pereira, R., Lopes, I., Marques, C., Moreira-Santos, M., Calado, R., Cleary, D.F.R., Gomes, N.C.M. Development and validation of an experimental life support system for assessing the effects of global climate change on coastal and estuarine marine benthic communities. Global Change Biology 19:2584–2595.


2013 | Coelho, F., Santos, A., Coimbra, J., Almeida, A., Cunha, Â., Cleary, D., C. Ricardo; Gomes, N. Interactive effects of global climate change and pollution on marine microbes: the way ahead. Ecology and Evolution, 3(6): 1808-1818.


2013 | Costa, L. Faustino, M.A.F., Tomé, J.P.C., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tomé, A. C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Cunha, A., Almeida, A. Involvement of type I and type II mechanisms on the photoinactivation of non-enveloped DNA and RNA bacteriophages. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 120: 10-16.


2013 | Domingues, P.M., Louvado, A., Oliveira, V., Coelho, F.J.C.R., Almeida, A. Gomes, N.C.M., Cunha, A. Selective cultures for the isolation of biosurfactant producing bacteria: comparison of different combinations of environmental inocula and hydrophobic carbon sources. Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology, 43(3): 237-55.


2013 | Gomes, M.C., Fernandes, R., Cunha, A., Tomé, J.P.C., Trindade, T. Fluorescence biolabeling using methylated silica nanoparticles containing a lanthanide complex. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 1:5429-5435.


2013 | Gomes, M.C., Silva, S., Faustino, M.A.F., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Almeida, A., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Tomé, J.P.C., Cunha, A. Cationic galactoporphyrin photosensitisers against UV-B resistant bacteria: oxidation of lipids and proteins by 1 O2. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 12: 262–271.


2013 | Oliveira, J., Cunha, Â., Almeida, A., Castilho, F. and Pereira, M. Comparison of Methodologies for the Extraction of Bacterial DNA from Mussels — Relevance for Food Safety. Food Analytical Methods, 6(1) 201-209.


2013 | Salvador, A.C., Baptista, I., Barros, A.S., Gomes, N., Cunha, A., Almeida, A., Rocha, S.M. Can volatile organic metabolites be used to simultaneously assess microbial and mite contamination level in cereal grains and coffee beans? PLoS One, PLoS ONE 8(4):e59338.


2013 | Santos, A.L., Gomes, N.C.M., Henriques, I., Almeida, A., Correia, A., Cunha, A. Role of transition metals in UV-B induced damage to bacteria. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 89(3):640-8.


2013 | Santos, A.L., Henriques, I., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A., Correia, A., Cunha, A. Growth conditions influence UVB sensitivity and oxidative damage in an estuarine bacterial isolate. Photochemical & Photobiological Science, 12:974-986.


2013 | Santos, A.L., Moreirinha, A.C., Lopes, D., Esteves, A.C., Henriques, I., Almeida, A., Domingues, M.R., Delgadillo, I., Correia, A., Cunha, A. Effects of UV Radiation on the Lipids and Proteins of Bacteria Studied by Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy. Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (12):6306–6315.


2013 | Santos, A.L. Oliveira, V., Baptista, I., Henriques, I., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A., Correia, A., Cunha, A. Wavelength dependence of biological damage induced by UV radiation on bacteria. Archives of Microbiology. 195, 1, 63-74.


 


2012 | Costa, D.C.S., Gomes, M.C., Faustino, M.A.F., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Cunha, A., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Almeida, A., Tomé, J.P.C. Comparative photodynamic inactivation of antibiotic resistant bacteria by first and second generation cationic photosensitizers. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 11, 1905–1913.


2012 | Costa, L., Faustino, M.A.F., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Cunha, A., Almeida, A., Photodynamic inactivation of mammalian viruses and bacteriophages. Viruses 4, 1034-1074.


2012 | Costa, L., Tomé, J.P.C., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tomé, A. C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Cunha, A., Faustino, M.A.F., Almeida, A. Susceptibility of non-enveloped DNA- and RNA–type viruses to photodynamic inactivation. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. 11 (10):1520-1523.


2012 | Cruz A., Oliveira V., Baptista I., Almeida A., Cunha A., Suzuki S., Mendo S. Effect of tributyltin (TBT) in the metabolic activity of TBT-resistant and sensitive estuarine bacteria. Environmental Toxicology. 27(1): 11-17.


2012 | Louvado, A., Coelho, F., Domingues, P., Santos, A.L., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A., Cunha, A. Isolation of Surfactant-Resistant Pseudomonads from the Estuarine Surface Microlayer. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 22(3):283-291.


2012 | Nogueira, V.I.J.O., Lopes, I., Rocha-Santos, T., Santos, A.L., Rasteiro, M.G., Antunes, F., Gonçalves, F., Soares, A.M.V.M., Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Pereira, R. Impact of organic and inorganic nanomaterials on the structure of the soil microbial community. Science of the Total Environment, 424, 344-350.


2012 | Oliveira, J., Cunha, A., Castilho, F., Pereira, M.J. Bacteriophage therapy as a bacterial control strategy in aquaculture. Aquaculture International. 20:879–910


2012 | Oliveira, J., Cunha, Â., Almeida, A., Castilho, F. and Pereira, M. Comparison of Methodologies for the Extraction of Bacterial DNA from Mussels — Relevance for Food Safety. Food Analytical Methods, 6(1) 201-209[A1] .


2012 | Oliveira, V., Santos, A.L., Aguiar, C., Santos, L., Salvador, A.C., Gomes, N.C.M., Silva, H., Rocha, S. M., Almeida, A., Cunha, A. Prokaryotes in saltmarsh sediments of Ria de Aveiro: Effects of halophyte vegetation on abundance and diversity. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 110, 61-68.


2012 | Pereira, J. B., Carvalho, E.F.A., Faustino, M.A.F., Fernandes, R., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Gomes, N.C.M, Cunha, A., Tomé, J.P.C. Phthalocyanine thio-pyridinium derivatives as antibacterial photosensitizers. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 88(3):537-547.


2012 | Pires, A.C.C., Cleary, D.F.R., Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Dealtry, S., Mendonça-Hagler, L.C.S., Smalla, K., Gomes, N.C.M. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and barcoded-pyrosequencing reveal unprecedented archaeal diversity in mangrove sediment and rhizosphere samples. Applied Environmental Microbiology 78(16): 5520-5528.


2012 | Prata, C., Ribeiro, A., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A. Ultracentrifugation as a direct method to concentrate viruses in environmental waters: virus-like particles enumeration as a new approach to determine the efficiency of recovery. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14(1):64-70.


2012 | Santos, A.L., Gomes, N.C.M., Henriques, I., Almeida, A., Correia, A., Cunha, A. Contribution of reactive oxygen species to UV-B-induced damage in bacteria. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 117: 40-46.


2012 | Santos, A.L. Lopes, S., Batista, I., Henriques, I., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A., Correia, A., Cunha, A. The UV Responses of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton isolates depend on the physiological condition and involve a metabolic shift. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 80(3): 646-658.


2012 | Santos, A.L., Oliveira, V., Baptista, I., Henriques, I., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A., Correia, A., Cunha, A. Effects of UV-B radiation on the structural and physiological diversity of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 78(6):2066-2069.


2012 | Silva, R., Tomé, A., Tomé, J., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Faustino, M.A.F., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Oliveira, A., Al, Jmeida, A., Cunha, A. Photoinactivation of Bacillus endospores: inter-specific variability of the inactivation efficiency. Microbiology and Immunology 56: 692-699.


2012 | Vieira, A., Silva, Y.J., Cunha, Â., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A. Phage therapy to control multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa skin infections: in vitro and ex vivo experiments. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. 31(11):3241-3249.


2011 | Alves, E., Faustino, M.A.F., Tomé, J.P.C., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tomé, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A. Photodynamic antimicrobial therapy in aquaculture: photoinactivation studies of Vibrio fischeri. PLoS ONE 6(6): e20970. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020970.


2011 | Alves, E., Almeida, A., Costa, L., Cunha, A., Faustino, A., Neves, G. Bioluminescence and its application in the monitoring of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 92(6):1115-1128.


2011 | Arrojado, C., Pereira, C., Carvalho, C.M.B., Tomé, J.P.C., Faustino, M.A.F., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tomé, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A. Applicability of photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy as an alternative to inactivate fish pathogenic bacteria in aquaculture systems. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 10(10):1691-1700.


2011 | Baptista, I., Santos, A. L., Cunha, A., Gomes, N., Almeida, A. Bacterial biomass production in an estuarine system: high variability of leucine conversion factors and changes in bacterial community structure during incubation. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 62(3): 299-310.


2011 | Costa, L. Tomé, J.P.C., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tomé, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Faustino, F.A.F., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A. Evaluation of resistance development and viability recovery by a non-enveloped virus after repeated cycles of aPDT. Antiviral Research, 91(3), 278-282.


2011 | Coelho, F.J.R.C., Sousa, S., Santos, L., Santos, A.L., Almeida, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Cunha, A. Exploring the hydrocarbonoclastic bacterial communities in the estuarine surface microlayer. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 64:185-195.


2011 | Gomes, M.C., Woranovicz-Barreira, S.M., Faustino, M.A.F.,  Fernandes, R., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tomé, A.C., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Cunha, A., Tomé, J.P.C. Photodynamic inactivation of Penicillium chrysogenum conidia by cationic porphyrins. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 10, 1735-1743.


2011 | Oliveira, J., Cunha, A., Castilho, F., Romalde, J.L. Pereira, M.J. Microbial contamination and purification of bivalve shellfish: Crucial aspects in monitoring and future perspectives - A mini-review. Food Control 22, 805-816.


2011 | Pereira, C., Salvador, S., Arrojado, C., Silva, Y.S., Santos, A.L., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A. Evaluating seasonal dynamics of bacterial communities in marine fish aquaculture: a preliminary study before applying phage therapy. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13 (4):1053-1058.


2011 | Pereira, C., Silva, Y.S., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A. Bacteriophages with potential for inactivation of fish pathogenic bacteria: survival, host specificity and effect on bacterial community structure. Marine Drugs, 9(11), 2236-2255.


2011 | Prata, C., Ribeiro, A., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A. Ultracentrifugation as a direct method to concentrate viruses in environmental waters: virus-like particles enumeration as a new approach to determine the efficiency of recovery. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14(1):64 - 70.


2011 | Santos, A.L., Henriques, I., Correia, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A., Cunha, A. Effects of ultraviolet radiation on the abundance, diversity and activity of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton: Insights from microcosm studies. Aquatic Sciences, 73(1):63–77.


2011 | Santos, A.L., Lopes, S., Baptista, I., Henriques, I., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A., Correia, A., Cunha, A. Diversity in UV sensitivity and recovery potential among bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton isolates. Letters in Applied Microbiology 52: 360-366.


2011 | Santos, L., Santos, A., Coelho, F., Gomes, N.C.M., Dias, J., Cunha, A., Almeida, A. Relation between bacterial activity at the surface microlayer and estuarine hydrodynamics. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 77(3):636-646.


2011 | Tavares, A., Dias, S.R.S., Carvalho, C.M.B., Faustino, M.A.F., Tomé, J.P.C., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tomé, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Alves, E., Almeida, A. Mechanisms of photodynamic inactivation of a Gram-negative recombinant bioluminescent bacterium by cationic porphyrins. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 10(10): 1659 - 1669.


2010 | Carvalho, C., Alves, E., Costa, L., Tomé, J., Faustino, M., Neves, M., Tomé, A., Cavaleiro, J., Almeida, M., Cunha, A., Rocha, J., Lin, Z. Functional Cationic Nanomagnet-Porphyrin Hybrids for the Photoinactivation of Microorganisms. ACS Nano 4, 12, 7133–7140.


2010 | Costa L., Carvalho C., Tomé J., Faustino A., Neves G., Tomé A., Cavaleiro J., Cunha A., Almeida A. Sewage bacteriophage inactivation by cationic porphyrins: influence of light parameters. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. 9, 1126-1133.


2010 | Gomes, N.C.M., Cleary, D.F.R., Pinto, F.N., Egas, C., Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Mendonça-Hagler, L.C.S., Smalla, K. Taking root: enduring effect of rhizosphere bacterial colonization in mangroves. PLoS ONE 5(11): e14065. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014065


2010 | Lopes, J. F., Almeida, M.A., Cunha, A. Modelling the ecological patterns of a temperate lagoon in a very wet spring season. Ecological Modelling, 221:2302-2322.


2010 | Oliveira, V., Santos, A. L., Coelho, F., Gomes, N.C.M., Almeida, A., Cunha, A. Effects of monospecific banks of salt marsh vegetationon sediment bacterial communities. Microbial Ecology, 60(1):167–179.


2010 | Tavares, A., Carvalho, C.M.B., Faustino; M.A., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tomé, J.P.C., Tomé, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Cunha, A.,  Gomes, N., Alves, E., Almeida, A. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy: study of bacterial recovery viability and development of potential resistance after treatment. Marine Drugs 8(1): 91-105.


2009 | Almeida A., Cunha Â., Gomes N. C., Alves E., Costa L., Faustino M. A. Phage Therapy and Photodynamic Therapy: Low Environmental Impact Approaches to Inactivate Microorganisms in Fish Farming Plants. Marine Drugs, 7(3):268-313.


2009 | Alves, E., Costa, L., Carvalho, C.M.B., Tomé, J.P.C., Faustino, M.A.F., Neves, M.G.P.S., Tomé, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A.C., Cunha, A., Almeida, A. Charge effect on the photoinactivation of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria by cationic meso-substituted porphyrins. BMC Microbiology, 9:70-83.


2009 | Carvalho, C.M.B., Tomé, J.P.C., Faustino, M.A.F., Neves, M G.P.M.S., Tomé, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Costa, L., Alves, E., Oliveira, A., Cunha, A., Almeida, A. Antimicrobial photodynamic activity of porphyrin derivatives: Potential application on medical and water disinfection. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 13: 574–577.


2009 | Cunha, A., Almeida, A. Inorganic nutrient regulation of bacterioplankton heterotrophic activity in an estuarine system (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). Hydrobiologia, 628(1):81-93.


2009 | Lopes, A.R., Azeiteiro, U.M., Bessa, V.S., Pereira, C., Salvador, S., Almeida, A., Cunha, M.A., Pereira, M.J. Spring pelagic communties of phytoplankton, cyanobacteria, associated heterotrophic bacteria and viruse in an eutrophic shallow temperate lake. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 18(5b):875-884.


2009 | Oliveira, A., Almeida, A., Carvalho, C. M. B., Tomé, J. P. C., Faustino, M. A. F., Neves, M. G. P. M. S., Tomé, A. C., Cavaleiro, J. A. S., Cunha, A. Porphyrin derivatives as photosensitizers for the inactivation of Bacillus cereus endospores. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 106:1986–1995.


2009 | Santos, A.L., Mendes, C., Gomes, N.C.M., Henriques, I., Correia, A., Almeida, A., Cunha, A. Short-term variability of abundance, diversity and activity of estuarine bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton. Journal of Plankton Research, 31(12):1545-1555.


2008 | Alves, E., Carvalho, C. M. B. Tomé, J. P. C., Faustino, M. A. F., Neves, M. G. P. S., Tomé, A. C., Cavaleiro, J. A. S., Cunha, A., Mendo, S., Almeida, A. Photodynamic inactivation of recombinant bioluminescent Escherichia coli by cationic porphyrins under artificial and solar irradiation. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 35(11):1447-54.


2008 | Costa, L., Alves, E., Carvalho, C. M. B., Tomé, J. P. C., Faustino, M. A. F., Neves, M. G. P. S., Tomé, A. C., Cavaleiro, J. A. S., Cunha, A., Almeida, A. Sewage bacteriophage photoinactivation by cationic porphyrins: a study of charge effect. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 7:415- 422.


2007 | Almeida, M. A., Cunha, M. A., Dias, J. Bacterial productivity distribution during a rainy year in an estuarine system. Microbial Ecology, 53:208–220.


2007 | Almeida, M. A., Cunha, M. A., Fernandes, S., Sobral, P., Alcântara, F. Copper effects on bacterial activity of estuarine silty sediments. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 73: 743-752.


2007 | Carvalho, C., Gomes, A., Fernandes, S., Prata, A., Almeida, M. A., Cunha, M. A., Tomé, J., Faustino, M. A., Neves, M. G., Tomé, A., Cavaleiro, J. A., Lin, Z., Rainho, J., Rocha, J. Photoinactivation of bacteria in wastewater by porphyrins: Bacterial b-galactosidase activity and leucine-uptake as methods to monitor the process. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 88:112–118.


2007 | Santos, L., Cunha, M.A., Silva, H., Caçador, I., Dias, J.M., Almeida M.A. Influence of salt marsh on bacterial activity in two estuaries with different hydrodynamic characteristics (Ria de Aveiro and Tagus Estuary). FEMS Microbiology Ecolology, 60:429–441.


2006 | Cunha, A., Almeida, A. Influence of an estuarine plume and a marine sewage outfall on the dynamics of coastal bacterioplankton communities. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 44:253-262.


2006 | Cunha, A., Almeida, A., Ré A., Martins A., Alcântara, F. Perylene toxicity in the estuarine environment of Ria de Aveiro (Portugal). Ecotoxicology, 15(2):171-185.


2006 | Henriques, I. S., Alves, A., Tacão, M., Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Correia, A. Seasonal and spatial variability of free-living bacterial community composition along an estuarine gradient (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 68:139-148.


2005 | Almeida, M. A., Cunha, M. A., Alcântara, F. Relationship of bacterioplankton production with primary production and respiration in a shallow estuarine system (Ria de Aveiro, NW Portugal). Microbiological Research 160(3):315-328.


2005 | Cunha, A., Pedro, R., Almeida, A., Silva, H. Activity and growth efficiency of heterotrophic bacteria in a salt marsh (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). Microbiological Research, 160(3): 279-290.


2004 | Henriques, I., Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Correia, A. Molecular sequence analysis of prokaryotic diversity in the middle and outer sections of the Portuguese estuary Ria de Aveiro. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 49:269–279.


2004 | Pato, P., Pinto, C., Cunha, A., Almeida, M.A., Pereira, E., Vale, C., Duarte A. Tidal variability in the transport of particulate mercury. RMZ – Materials and Geoenvironment, 51(1):1300-1303.


2004 | Yamasaki, A., Cunha, M.A.S.D.A, Oliveira, J. A. B. P., Duarte, A. C., Gomes, M. T. S. R. Assessment of copper toxicity using an acoustic wave sensor. Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 19:1203-1208.


2003 | Cunha, M. A., Almeida, M. A., Alcântara, F. Ectoenzymatic activity and glucose heterotrophic metabolism in a shallow estuary (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal): influence of bed sediments and salt marshes. Acta Oecologica 24: S97-S107.


2003 | Cunha, M. A., J. M. Dias, Almeida, M. A., Lopes, J. F., Alcântara, F. Fluxes of bacterioplankton between a tidal estuary and the sea: returning to the “Outwelling Hypothesis”. Aquatic Ecology, 37(1):45-54.


2002 | Almeida, M. A., Cunha, M. A., Alcântara, F. Is bacterioplankton production in the Ria de Aveiro influenced by of salt marshes and bed sediment? Aquatic Ecology, 36(4):469-482.


2002 | Almeida, M. A., Cunha, M. A., Alcântara, F. Seasonal changes in the proportion of bacterial and phytoplankton production along a salinity gradient in a shallow estuary. Hydrobiologia, 475(1):251-262.


2001 | Almeida, M. A., Cunha, M. A., Alcântara, F. Factors influencing bacterial production in shallow estuarine systems. Microbial Ecology, 42(3):416-426.


2001 | Almeida, M. A., Cunha, M. A., Alcântara, F. Loss of estuarine bacteria by viral infection and predation in microcosm conditions. Microbial Ecology, 42(4):562-571.


2001 | Almeida, M. A., Cunha, M. A., Alcântara, F. Physiological responses of marine and brackish water bacterial assemblages in a tidal estuary (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 25:113-125.


2001 | Cunha, M. A., Almeida, M. A., Alcântara, F. Short-time responses of the natural planktonic bacterial community to the changing water properties in an estuarine environment: ectoenzymatic activity, glucose incorporation and biomass production. Microbial Ecology 42(1):69-79.


2000 | Cunha, M. A., Almeida, M. A., Alcântara, F. Patterns of ectoenzymatic and heterotrophic bacterial activities along a salinity gradient in a shallow tidal estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 204:1-12.


1999 | Cunha, M. A., Almeida, M. A., Alcântara, F. Compartments of oxygen consumption in a tidal mesotrophic estuary. Acta Oecologica, 20(4):227-235.

Awards

IMAR – Luiz Saldanha Award' 2002 granted to the research article “Cunha, M. A., Almeida, M. A. and Alcântara, F. (2001). Short-time responses of the natural planktonic bacterial community to the changing water properties in an estuarine environment: ectoenzymatic activity, glucose incorporation and biomass production. Microbial Ecology 42(1):69-79”


Prémio Clube Usuários SPME 2011 - Prémio para o melhor trabalho em SPME (2ª Edição) para o trabalho Salvador, A., Baptista, I., Barrosa, A.S., Gomes, N, Cunha, A., Almeida, A., Rocha S. M. (2011) Can volatile organic metabolites be used to simultaneously assess microbial and mite contamination level of cereal grains and coffee beans?  


2011 | Rocha, S. M., Costa, V.; Ferreira, J.; Almeida, A.; Cunha, A.; Gomes, N.; Stein, P.; Petronilho, S.; Baptista, I. "Equipamento e processo de extracção por fluxo de contaminantes biológicos e químicos". Patente de invenção nacional n.º 105390, Data do pedido provisório: 22-11-2010. Data do pedido de conversão em pedido dedifinitivo: 18-11-2011.


2010 | Rocha, S. M.; Costa, V.; Ferreira, J.; Almeida, A.; Cunha, A.; Gomes, N.; Stein, P.; Petronilho, S.; Baptista, I. "Equipment and flow extraction process of biological and chemical contaminants". International Patent: PCT (PT-PPI 42961-10), Data do pedido provisório: 10-12-2010.


2007 | Carvalho, B.M.B., Costa, L., Alves, E., Almeida, M.A.P., Cunha, M.A.S.D.A., Cunha, Tomé, J.P.C., Faustino, M.A.F., Neves, M.G.P.M.S., Tome, A.C., Cavaleiro, J.A.S., Lin, Z., Rainho, J.P. Materiais híbridos nanomagnete-porfirina, processo para a síntese e respectiva aplicação em desinfecção de águas. Patente de invenção nacional n.º 103828, 21-09-2007.

Present research activities

LPlant-bacterial interactions and application of growth-promoting bacteria in the mitigation of stress in halophytes.

Photodynamic inactivation of microorganisms and control of microbial biofilms in the environment.

Application of biosurfactants in the control of microbial biofilms.

Bioremediation of organic pollutants.

Research interests

Environmental microbiology: ecology of bacterial communities in aquatic environments, with special interest in marine water and sediments.


Plant-bacteria interactions in the rhizosphere and endosphere of salt marsh halophytes.


Microbial processes of production, processing and mineralization of organic matter. Bacterial communities in sediments: methane formation and sulfate reduction.


Interactions between microorganisms and hydrocarbons bioremediation and bioprospecting. Bacterial biodegradation of pollutants and microbe enhanced phytorremediation.


Interactions light-organisms and photodynamic inactivation of microorganisms and microbial biofilms.

Professional Career

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant – Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (1987-1988).


Teaching Assistant (Junior) - Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (1989-1994).


 Teaching Assistant (Senior) - Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (1994-2001).


 Assistant Professor – Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (2001-).

Academic degrees

Diploma in Biology, University of Aveiro (1988)
Diploma of Pedagogic Competence and Scientific Capacity (Equivalent to MSc. Diploma), University of Aveiro (1994)
PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro (2001)

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