Mariana Barbosa
Research Scientist

Research Activities
Development (design, cloning, production, purification and testing) of bi-functional biomolecular constructs combining Carbohydrate Binding Modules (CBMs) with valuable biological partners that allow the modification of cellulose with nanomaterials or biomolecules in a controlled way.

Selected Publications
Barbosa M, Costa F, Monteiro C, Duarte F, Martins MCL, Gomes P (2019) Antimicrobial coatings prepared from Dhvar-5-click-grafted chitosan powders, Acta Biomater. 84: 242-256, doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2018.12.001

Barbosa M, Vale N, Costa F, Martins MCL, Gomes P (2017) Tethering antimicrobial peptides onto chitosan: optimization of azide-alkyne “click” reaction conditions, Carbohydr. Polym. 165: 384-393, doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.02.050

Barbosa M, Martins MCL, Gomes P (2015) Grafting Techniques towards Production of Peptide-Tethered Hydrogels, a Novel Class of Materials with Biomedical Interest, Gels 1: 194-218, doi:10.3390/gels1020194

Maia FR, Barbosa M, Gomes DB, Vale N, Gomes P, Granja PL, Barrias CC (2014) Hydrogel depots for local co-delivery of osteoinductive peptides and mesenchymal stem cells, J. Control. Release 189: 158-168, doi:10.1016/j.jconrel.2014.06.030

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