José C. Soares is a Biologist and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from University of Porto in 2005. Thereafter, he received his Masters degree in Biology from the same University in 2009. His thesis focused on studying the biodiversity of Staphylococcus species isolated from a manufacturing dairy plant. After graduation, he joined to the Portuguese Catholic University – College of Biotechnology as a research assistant working with biotechnology applied to textile processing, antimicrobial functional textiles and with topographical and temporal diversity of the human staphylococcal skin profile associated to atopic dermatitis. In addition, he also has worked with probiotics and staphylococcal strains isolated from food model systems.
In the PlanTech lab, his current work is aimed towards studying the impact of elevated carbon dioxide under iron-limited conditions in the morphological, physiological, and molecular plant responses.
Odila Pereira, J., Soares, J., Sousa, S., Madureira, A.R., Gomes, A., Pintado, M. (2016) Edible films as carrier for lactic acid bactéria. LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 73, November 2016, Pages 543-550
Sara Silva, Eduardo M. Costa, Mª Rosário Costa, Miguel F. Pereira, Joana O. Pereira, José C. Soares, Mª Manuela Pintado (2015). Aqueous extracts of Vaccinium corymbosum as inhibitors of Staphylococcus aureus. Food Control, Volume 51, May 2015, Pages 314-320 doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2014.11.040
Ana Raquel Madureira, José C. Soares, Manuela E. Pintado, Ana M.P. Gomes, Ana Cristina Freitas, F. Xavier Malcata (2015). Effect of the incorporation of salted additives on probiotic whey cheeses. Food Bioscience, Volume 10, 1 June 2015, Pages 8-17
Cristina Lopes, Jose Soares, Freni Tavaria, Ana Duarte, Osvaldo Correia, Oksana Sokhatska, Milton Severo, Diana Silva, Manuela Pintado, Luis Delgado, Andre Moreira (2015) Chitosan Coated Textiles May Improve Atopic Dermatitis Severity by Modulating Skin Staphylococcal Profile: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLOS ONE, November 30, 2015
José C. Soares, Cristina Lopes, Freni K. Tavaria, Luís Delgado, Manuela M. Pintado (2013). A diversity profile from the staphylococcal community on atopic dermatitis skin: a molecular approach. Journal of Applied Microbiology.
Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)