Ana Isabel Lopes holds a BSc in Biology from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto and an MSc in Applied Microbioloy from Escola Superior de Biotecnologia – Universidade Católica Portuguesa (ESB-UCP). In the scope of her master’s thesis, entitled “Application of chitosan in the control of fungal infections by dermatophytes”, she acquired skills in the microbiology area, namely in the culture and manipulation of fungi and determination of antifungal activities of natural compounds such as chitosan.
After finishing her master’s degree, she did an internship at Centro de Genética Médica Doutor Jacinto de Magalhães (Porto), where she acquired skills in the field of medical genetics.
Currently, she is a PhD student in Biocenology and a researcher on project BIOMA, under the supervision of Dr. Manuela Pintado and Dr. Freni Tavaria, working on the development of antimicrobial films with plant extracts for biotechnological applications. Her main areas of interest are microbiology, natural polymers, plant extracts, biotechnology and antimicrobial films.
Lopes, Ana I.; Tavaria, Freni K.; Pintado, Manuela E. 2020. "Conventional and natural compounds for the treatment of dermatophytosis". Medical Mycology. 58: 707–720
Lopes, Ana I.; Tavaria, Freni K.; Pintado, Manuela E. 2017. "Application of Chitosan in the Control of Fungal Infections by Dermatophytes". Annals of Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology Journal. 1(1): 1006.
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