20 years of Science and Innovation

Nuno F. Azevedo

Senior Researcher


Academic position: Assistant 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

Santos R.S., Dakwar G.R., Xiong R., Forier K., Remaut K., Stremersch S., Guimarães N., Fontenete S., Wengel J., Leite M., Figueiredo C., De Smedt S.C., Braeckmans K. and N.F. Azevedo (2015). “Effect of native gastric mucus on in vivo hybridization therapies directed at Helicobacter pylori”. Molecular Therapy – Nucleic acids, 4:e269.

Fontenete S., Guimarães N., Wengel J. and N.F. Azevedo (2016). “Prediction of melting temperatures in fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) procedures using thermodynamic models”. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 36(3):566-77.

Azevedo A.S., Almeida C., Melo L.F. and N.F. Azevedo (2016). “Impact of Delftia tsuruhatensis and Achromobacter xylosoxidans on E. coli dual-species biofilms treated with antibiotic agents”. Biofouling, 32(3):227-41.

Pérez Rodríguez G., Gameiro D., Pérez-Pérez M., Lourenço A. and N.F. Azevedo (2016). “Single Molecule Simulation of Diffusion and Enzyme Kinetics”. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 120(16):3809-20.

Fontenete S., Leite M., Guimarães N., Madureira P., Ferreira R.M., Figueiredo C., Wengel J. and N.F. Azevedo (2015). “Towards fluorescence in vivo hybridization (FIVH) detection of H. pylori in gastric mucosa using advanced LNA probes”. PLoS One, 10(4):e0125494.

Selected Projects

“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.

"Coded-FISH: an innovative tool for the detection of antibiotic-resistant clinical pathogens", funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Starting Date: 2016; Duration 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator for FEUP’s Team.

“DNA mimics: Nucleic acid mimics for the rapid detection of microorganisms", funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Starting Date: 2012; Duration 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator.


Email: nazevedofe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 508 1692

Room: E209

Laboratory: E007

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