20 years of Science and Innovation

Nuno F. Azevedo

Senior Researcher


Academic position: Associate Professor (FEUP)

Background: PhD in Chemical and Microbiological Technology – University of Minho, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Multispecies Biofilms.
  • Development of hybridization-based techniques.
  • Nucleic acid mimics for therapy and diagnostics.
  • Bioinformatics.
  • Mechanistics of biotechnological processes.

Selected Publications

Müller V., Sousa J.M., Koydemir H.C., Veli M., Tseng D., Cerqueira L., Ozcan A., Azevedo N. F. and F. Westerlund (2018). “Identification of pathogenic bacteria in complex samples using a smartphone based fluorescence microscope”, RSC Advances, 8(64):36493-36502.

Lima J.F., Carvalho J., Ribeiro I.P., Almeida C., Wengel J., Cerqueira L., Figueiredo C., Oliveira C. and N.F. Azevedo (2018). “Targeting miR-9 in gastric cancer cells using Locked Nucleic Acid Oligonucleotides”. BMC Molecular Biology, 19(1):6.

Rocha, R., Almeida C. and N.F. Azevedo (2018). “Influence of the fixation/permeabilization step on peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA-FISH) for the detection of bacteria”. Plos One, 13(5): e0196522.

Azevedo A.S., Almeida C., Melo L.F. and N.F. Azevedo (2017). “Impact of polymicrobial biofilms in catheter-associated urinary tract infections”. Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 43(4):423-439.

Selected Projects

"DelNAM - Strengthening the Research Area of Delivery of Nucleic Acid Mimics (NAMS) into bacteria to fight the antibiotic crisis", funded by European Commission (Horizon 2020). Starting Date: 2018; Duration 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator for FEUP’s Team.

“µFISH - Integration of fluorescence in situ hybridization with microfluidics for the quasi real-time detection of food pathogens", funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Starting Date: 2018; Duration 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator.

“PRINT-AID: anti-infective medical devices combining printing technologies and antimicrobial functionality”, an European Training Network funded by the European Commission. Starting Date: 2017; Duration 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator for FEUP’s Team.



Email: nazevedofe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 508 1692

Room: E209

Laboratory: E007

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