20 years of Science and Innovation

Luciana Gomes

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Food industry and biomedical biofilms
  • Biofilm reactors
  • Biofilm characterization
  • Bacterial adhesion on modified surfaces
  • Recombinant protein production in biofilms

Selected Publications

Gomes LC, Deschamps J, Briandet R & Mergulhão FJ (2018) Impact of modified diamond-like carbon coatings on the spatial organization and disinfection of mixed-biofilms composed of Escherichia coli and Pantoea agglomerans industrial isolates. Int J Food Microbiol, 277, 74-82.

Moreira JMR, Gomes LC, Whitehead KA, Lynch S, Tetlow LA & Mergulhão FJ (2017) Effect of surface conditioning with cellular extracts on Escherichia coli adhesion and initial biofilm formation. Food Bioprod Process, 104, 1-12.

Gomes LC, Silva LN, Simões M, Melo LF & Mergulhão FJ (2015) Escherichia coli adhesion, biofilm development and antibiotic susceptibility on biomedical materials. J Biomed Mater Res A, 103, 1414- 1423.

Gomes LC, Moreira JMR, Teodósio, JS, Araújo, JDP, Miranda JM, Simões M, Melo LF & Mergulhão FJ (2014) 96-well microtiter plates for biofouling simulation in biomedical settings. Biofouling, 30, 535- 546.

Gomes LC & Mergulhão FJ (2017) Heterologous protein production in Escherichia coli biofilms: a non-conventional form of high cell density cultivation. Process Biochem, 57, 1-8.


Selected Projects

“LEPABE-2-ECO-INNOVATION: Biofilms in industrial, biomedical and marine applications”, funded by CCDR-N (P2020|Norte2020-Projetos Integrados ICD). Beginning: 2016. Duration 40 months. Role: Research Fellow.






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