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36. Almeida C., Azevedo N. F., Bento J. C., Cerca N., Ramos H., Vieira M. J. and C. W. Keevil (2013). Rapid detection of urinary tract infections caused by Proteus spp. using PNA-FISH”. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, (accepted).

35.     Machado A., Almeida C., Carvalho A., Boyen F., Haesebrouck F., Rodrigues L., Cerca N. and N. F. Azevedo (2013). Fluorescence in situ hybridization method using a peptide nucleic acid probe for identification of Lactobacillus spp. in milk samples”. International Journal of Food Microbiology, (accepted).

34.     Almeida C., Cerqueira L., Azevedo N. F. and M. J. Vieira. (2013). Detection of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis using real time PCR, immunocapture assay, PNA FISH and standard culture methods in different types of food samples”. International Journal of Food Microbiology 161(1):16-22.

33.     Bessa L. J., Correia D. M., Cellini L., Azevedo N. F. and I. Rocha (2012). “Optimization of culture conditions to improve Helicobacter pylori growth in Ham’s F-12 by response surface methodology”. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology 25(4):901-909.

32.     Azevedo N. F., Bragança S. M., Simões L. C., Cerqueira L., Almeida C., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira (2012). “Proposal for a method to estimate nutrient shock effects in bacteria”. BMC Research Notes 5(1):422.

31.     Sousa A. M., Ferreira A., Azevedo N., Pereira M. O. and A. Lourenço (2012). “Computational approaches to standard-compliant biofilm data for reliable analysis and integration”. Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics 9(3):203.

30.     Lourenço A., Ferreira A., Veiga N., Machado I., Pereira, M. O. and N. F. Azevedo (2012). “BiofOmics: a web platform for the systematic and standardized collection of high-throughput biofilm data”. PLoS ONE 7(6):e39960.

29.     Barreiros L., Peres J., Azevedo N. F., Manaia C. M. and O. C. Nunes (2012). “Environmental factors influencing molinate biodegradation by a two-member mixed culture in rice paddy field floodwater”. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 72:52-58.

28.     Lopes S. P., Ceri H., Azevedo N. F. and M. O. Pereira (2012). “Antibiotic resistance of mixed biofilms in cystic fibrosis: the impact of emerging microorganisms on infection treatment”. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 40(3):260-263.

27.     Azevedo N. F., Jardim T., Almeida C., Cerqueira L., Almeida A. J., Rodrigues F., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira (2011). “Application of flow cytometry for the identification of Staphylococcus epidermidis labelled by peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA FISH) in blood samples”. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 100(3):463-470.

26.     Cerqueira L., Fernandes R. M., Ferreira R. M., Carneiro F., Dinis-Ribeiro M., Figueiredo C., Keevil C. W., Azevedo N. F. and M. J. Vieira (2011). “PNA-FISH as a new diagnostic method for the determination of clarithromycin resistance of Helicobacter pylori”. BMC Microbiology 11:101.

25.     Almeida C., Azevedo N. F., Santos S., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2011). “Discriminating multi-species populations in biofilms with peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA FISH)”. PLoS ONE 6(3):e14786.

24.     Gião M. S., Azevedo N. F., Wilks S. A., Vieira M. J. and C. W. Keevil. (2011). “Interaction of Legionella pneumophila and Helicobacter pylori with bacterial species isolated from drinking water biofilms”. BMC Microbiology 11-57.

23.     Almeida C., Azevedo N. F., Fernandes R. M., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2010). “A fluorescence in situ hybridization method using a peptide nucleic acid probe for the identification of Salmonella spp. in a broad spectrum of samples”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76(13):4476-4485.

22.     Ferreira J. A., Azevedo N. F., Vieira M. J., Figueiredo C., Goodfellow B. J., Vitorino R., Monteiro M. A. and M. A. Coimbra. (2010). “Identification of cell-surface mannans in a virulent Helicobacter pylori strain”. Carbohydrate Research 345(6), 715-860.

21.     Gião M. S., Azevedo N. F., Wilks S. A., Vieira M. J. and C. W. Keevil. (2010). “Effect of chlorine on the incorporation of Helicobacter pylori into drinking water biofilms”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76(5):1669-73.

20.     Ferreira J. A., Pires C., Paulo M., Azevedo N. F., Domingues M. R., Vieira M. J., Monteiro M. A. and M. A. Coimbra. (2009). “Bioaccumulation of amylose-like glycans by Helicobacter pylori”. Helicobacter 14(6):559-570.

19.     Azevedo N. F., Huntington J. and K. Goodman. (2009). “The epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori and public health implications”. Helicobacter 14(Suppl 1):1-7. (invited review)

18.     Gião M. S., Wilks S. A., Azevedo N. F., Vieira M. J. and C. W. Keevil. (2009). “Validation of SYTO 9/Propidium Iodide uptake for rapid detection of viable but non-cultivable Legionella pneumophila”. Microbial Ecology 58(1):56-62.

17.     Almeida C., Azevedo N. F., Iversen C., Fanning S., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2009). “Development and application of a novel peptide nucleic acid probe for the specific detection of Cronobacter genomospecies (Enterobacter sakazakii) in powdered infant formula”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(9):2925-2930.

16.     Gião M. S., Wilks S. A., Azevedo N. F., Vieira M. J. and C. W. Keevil. (2009). “Comparison between standard culture and peptide nucleic acid 16S rRNA hybridization quantification to study the influence of physico-chemical parameters on Legionella pneumophila survival in drinking water biofilms”. Biofouling 25(4):343-351.

15.     Gião M. S., Wilks S. A., Azevedo N. F., Vieira M. J. and C. W. Keevil. (2009). “Incorporation of natural uncultivable Legionella pneumophila into potable water biofilms provides a protective niche against chlorination stress”. Biofouling 25(4):335-41.

14.     Azevedo N. F., Lopes S. P., Keevil C. W., Pereira M. O. and M. J. Vieira. (2009). “Time to “go large” on biofilm research: advantages of an omics approach”. Biotechnology letters 31:477–485.

13.     Cerqueira L., Azevedo N. F., Almeida C., Jardim T., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2008). “DNA mimics for the rapid identification of microorganisms by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)”. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 9(10):1944-1960.

12.     Gião M. S., Azevedo N. F., Wilks S. A., Vieira M. J. and C. W. Keevil. (2008). “Persistence of Helicobacter pylori in heterotrophic drinking water biofilms”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74(19):5898–5904.

11.     Azevedo N. F., Almeida C., Fernandes I., Cerqueira L., Dias S., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2008). “Survival of gastric and enterohepatic Helicobacter spp. in water: implications for transmission”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74(6):1805-1811.

10.     Juhna T., Birzniece D., Larsson S., Zulenkovs D., Sharipo A., Azevedo N. F., Ménard-Szczebara F., Castagnet S., Féliers C. and C. W. Keevil (2007). “Detection of Escherichia coli in biofilms from pipe samples and coupons in drinking water distribution networks”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73(22):7456-7464.

9.       Guimarães N., Azevedo N. F., Figueiredo C., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2007). “Development and application of a novel peptide nucleic acid probe for the specific detection of Helicobacter pylori in gastric biopsies”. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 45: 3089-3094.

8.       Azevedo N. F., Guimarães N., Figueiredo C., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2007). “A new model for the transmission of Helicobacter pylori: role of environmental reservoirs as gene pools to increase strain diversity”. Critical Reviews in Microbiology 33:157-169.

7.       Bragança S. M., Azevedo N. F., Simões L. C., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2007). “Use of fluorescence in situ hybridization for the visualization of Helicobacter pylori in real drinking water biofilms”. Water Science & Technology 55(8-9):387-93.

6.       Azevedo N. F., Almeida C., Cerqueira L., Dias S., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2007). “Coccoid form of Helicobacter pylori as a morphological manifestation of cell adaptation to the environment”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73(10):3423-2427.

5.       Azevedo N. F., Pacheco A. P., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2006). “Adhesion of water stressed Helicobacter pylori to abiotic surfaces”. Journal of Applied Microbiology 101(3):718-724.

4.       Azevedo N. F., Pinto A. R., Reis N. M., Vieira M. J. and C. W. Keevil. (2006). “Shear stress, temperature and inoculation concentration influence on the adhesion of water-stressed Helicobacter pylori to stainless steel 304 and polypropylene”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72(4):2936-2941.

3.       Simões L., Azevedo N., Pacheco A., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2006). “Drinking water biofilm assessment of total and culturable bacteria under different operating conditions”. Biofouling 22(2):91-99.

2.       Azevedo N. F., Pacheco A. P., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira. (2004). “Nutrient shock and incubation atmosphere influence the recovery of viable Helicobacter pylori from water”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70(1):490-493.

1.       Azevedo N. F., Vieira M. J. and C. W. Keevil. (2003). “Establishment of a continuous model system to study Helicobacter pylori survival in potable water biofilms”. Water Science & Technology 47:155–160.

 

 

 

 

 

Patents:

 

3.       Title: Peptide nucleic acid probe, kit and method for the detection and/or quantification of  Salmonella and relevant applications.

Inventors: Almeida C., Azevedo  N. F., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira

Patent Assignee Names: University of Minho, University of Southampton.

Deposited on the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI-Portugal) on the 29th of March 2010, with the number 105029.

 

2.       Title: Peptide nucleic acid probe (PNA), kit and method for the specific detection of Helicobacter pylori and chlarithromycin-associated resistances and relevant applications.

Inventors: Azevedo N. F., Cerqueira L., Faria N. and M. J. Vieira

Patent Assignee Names: University of Minho.    

Submitted to the National Institute of Intellectual Property (Portugal) on the 11th September 2009, with the number 104774.

 

1.       Title: Peptide nucleic acid probe (PNA), kit and method for the specific detection of Helicobacter pylori and relevant applications.

Inventors: Azevedo N. F., Guimarães N., Figueiredo C., Keevil C. W. and M. J. Vieira

Patent Assignee Names: University of Minho, University of Porto and University of Southampton

Deposited on the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI-Portugal) on the 21st of June 2007, with the number 103767. International patent submitted on the 20th of June 2008 (PCT/IB2008/052455) and published on the 24th of December 2008 (WO 2008/155742).