Ana Vanessa Pinto Modesto Bento

Ana Vanessa Pinto Modesto Bento

PhD Student

Research Line/Work:

Functionalization, design and bioproduction of Protein-Based Polymers

Email:

andrecosta@bio.uminho.pt

PhD Program

Innovation for Life – Functional Genomics and Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Living

Details

Research Group: Innovation for Life – Functional Genomics and Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Living

Research Line/Work: Functionalization, design and bioproduction of Protein-Based Polymers

Supervisor: Raul Machado

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Research

Current Work

AREA OF CURRENT SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY:

– Molecular biology/biotechnology
– Materials Science
– Design and production of functional recombinant protein-based polymers
– Materials with antimicrobial properties

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

– Molecular biology procedures
– Antimicrobial in vitro and ex vivo testing (with two specializations)
– Materials with antimicrobial properties
– Microbiology
– Production of recombinant proteins in Escherichia coli (batch and fed batch)
– Protein purification techniques
– In vitro mammalian cell culture
– Polymeric materials characterization techniques
– Python and HTML5/CSS3 programming
– Web Design

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Articles in Proceedings:

– da Costa A., Machado R., Ribeiro A., Gomes A., Rodríguez-Cabello J.C., Casal M. “Development of an ex vivo assay for the characterization of a new elastin-like polymer with antimicrobial properties”. 2013. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 7, Suplement s1, Page 11 (TS11)

– Machado R., da Costa A., Sencadas V., Gomes A., Lanceros-Mendez S., Rodríguez-Cabello J.C., Casal M. “Electrospun recombinant Protein-Based Polymers fibre matrices for skin regeneration”. 2013. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 7, Suplement s1, Page 12 (TS14)

– Pereira A.M., Bernardo T.C., da Costa A., Collins T., Machado R., Leonor I.B., Casal M., Reis R.L. “Development of new chimeric proteins for tissue engineering”. 2013. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 7, Suplement s1, Page 11 (TS11).

– Pereira A.M., Bernardo T.C., da Costa A., Collins T., Machado R., Leonor I.B., Casal M., Reis R.L. “Development of new chimeric proteins for tissue engineering”. 2013. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 7, Suplement s1, Page 46 (POL07).

– Collins T., Barroca M., Branca F., Azevedo-Silva J., da Costa A., Machado R., Casal M. “Optimising a cell factory system for the bioproduction of silk-elastin-like polymers”. 2013. 1st Internacional Conference on Natural Fibres (ICNF2013): Sustainable Materials for Advanced Applications, page 127. Raul Fangueiro (Editor), Guimarães, Portugal. ISBN: 978-989-20-3872-8

– Machado R., da Costa A., Sencadas V., Azevedo-Silva J., Collins T., Arias F.J., Lanceros-Mendez S., Rodríguez-Cabello J.C., Casal M. “Synthesis and processing of recombinant silk and elastin copolymers”. 2013. 1st Internacional Conference on Natural Fibres (ICNF2013): Sustainable Materials for Advanced Applications, page 153. Raul Fangueiro (Editor), Guimarães, Portugal. ISBN: 978-989-20-3872-8

– Campos A.R., Oliveira B., Machado R., Collins T., Azevedo-Silva J., da Costa A., Immonen K., Wikström L., Casal M. “Novel nanocellulose reinforced recombinant protein based polymer composites”. 2013. 1st Internacional Conference on Natural Fibres (ICNF2013): Sustainable Materials for Advanced Applications, page 333. Raul Fangueiro (Editor), Guimarães, Portugal. ISBN: 978-989-20-3872-8