Maria João Vieira

Professor Associado com Agregação


  • Desde  2008: Professor Associado com Agregação, Universidade do Minho
  • 2002 - 2008: Professor Associado, Universidade do Minho
  • 1995 - 2002: Professor Auxiliar, Universidade do Minho


  • 1995: Doutoramento em Ciências de Engenharia, Universidade do Minho

Honras e Prêmios

  • 2012: Prémio 8ª edição do Concurso Nacional de Inovação BES na categoria "Recursos Naturais & Alimentação" com o projeto "PNA FISH".
  • 2009: Best poster prize (500€) – 1st International Conference on Cronobacter. “Development and application of a novel peptide nucleic acid probe for the specific detection of Cronobacter (Enterobacter sakazakii) in powdered infant formula”, Dublin, Ireland, 2009.


Alunos de Investigação

Publicações Recentes

Water-induced modulation of Helicobacter pylori virulence properties
  • Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 109(4), 414-419, 2014
A new colorimetric peptide nucleic acid-based assay for the specific detection of bacteria
  • Future Microbiology, 9(10), 1131-1142, 2014
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Method Using Peptide Nucleic Acid Probes for rapid detection of Lactobacillus and Gardnerella spp.
  • BMC Microbiology, 13(1), 82, 2013
Detection of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis using real time PCR, immunocapture assay, PNA FISH and standard culture methods in different types of food samples
  • International Journal of Food Microbiology, 161(1), 16-22, 2013
Biofilm formation with mixed cultures of Pseudomonas aeruginosa/Escherichia coli on silicone using artificial urine to mimic urinary catheters
  • Biofouling - The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 29(7), 829-840, 2013
Rapid detection of urinary tract infections caused by Proteus spp. using PNA-FISH
  • European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 32(6), 781-786, 2013
Detection of Escherichia coli O157 by Peptide Nucleic Acid Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (PNA-FISH) and Comparison to a Standard Culture Method
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(20), 6293-6300, 2013
Validation of a fluorescence in situ hybridization method using peptide nucleic acid probes for detection of Helicobacter pylori clarithromycin resistance in gastric biopsy specimens
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51(6), 1887-1893, 2013
Mixing and matching siderophore clusters: structure and biosynthesis of serratiochelins from Serratia sp. v4
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134(33), 13550-13553, 2012
Characterization of contaminants from a sanitized milk processing plant
  • PLoS One, 7(6), 2012
A comparative study of drinking water biofilm monitoring with flow cell and Propella™ bioreactors
  • Water Science and Technology-Water Supply, 12(3), 334-342, 2012
Proposal for a method to estimate nutrient shock effects in bacteria
  • BMC Research Notes, 5(422), 1-6, 2012
The effects of metabolite molecules produced by drinking water-isolated bacteria on their single and multispecies biofilms
  • Biofouling - The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 27(7), 685-699, 2011
Interaction of Legionella pneumophila and Helicobacter pylori with bacterial species isolated from drinking water biofilms
  • BMC Microbiology, 11(57), 2011
Discriminating multi-species populations in biofilms with peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization(PNA FISH)
  • PLoS One, 6(3), e14786, 2011
PNA-FISH as a new diagnostic method for the determination of clarithromycin resistance of Helicobacter pylori
  • BMC Microbiology, 11(101), 1-7, 2011
A review of current and emergent biofilm control strategies
  • LWT - Food Science and Technology, 43(4), 573-583, 2010
Influence of the diversity of bacterial isolates from drinking water on resistance of biofilms to disinfection
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(19), 6673-6679, 2010
Adhesion and biofilm formation on polystyrene by drinking water-isolated bacteria
  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek - Journal of Microbiology, 98(3), 317-329, 2010
Application of flow cytometry for the identification of Staphylococcus epidermidis by peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA FISH) in blood samples
  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek - Journal of Microbiology, 100(3), 463-470, 2010
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