Carla C. C. R. de Carvalho

Principal Investigator

Research Activities

- Mechanisms of resistance and adaptation of bacterial cells to stress. Application of these mechanisms in micro-scale to improve biocatalysis, biotransformation, bioremediation and biomedicine processes.
- Production of specialised lipids in Rhodococcus.
- Application of lipidomics to study bacterial persistence, adhesion and biofilm formation.
- Processes to prevent and destroy biofilms.
- Development of fluorescence microscopy and image analysis techniques to monitor biological processes.

Selected Publications

Cortes, M. A. L. R. M., de Carvalho, C. C. C. R., “Effect of carbon sources on lipid accumulation in Rhodococcus cells”, Biochem. Eng. J. 94 (2015) 100-105. doi:10.1016/j.bej.2014.11.017

de Carvalho, C.C.C.R., Caramujo, M. J., “Fatty acids as a tool to understand microbial diversity and their role in food webs of Mediterranean temporary ponds”, Molecules 19, (2014),5570-5598. DOI:10.3390/molecules19055570

de Carvalho, C.C.C.R., Costa, S. S., Fernandes, P., Couto, I., Viveiros, M., “Membrane transport systems and the biodegradation potential and pathogenicity of genus Rhodococcus”, Frontiers in Physiology, 5,(2014), article 133, 1-13. DOI:10.3389/fphys.2014.00133

de Carvalho, C.C.C.R., Marques, M. P. C., Hachicho, N., Heipieper, H. J., “Rapid adaptation of Rhodococcus erythropolis cells to salt stress by synthesizing polyunsaturated fatty acids”, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(2), (2014),5599-5606. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-014-5549-2

de Carvalho, C.C.C.R., Caramujo, M. J., “Bacterial diversity assessed by cultivation-based techniques show predominance of Staphylococccus species on coins collected in Lisbon and Casablanca”, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 88(1),(2014), 26-37. DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12266

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