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Victor Manuel Balcão is currently Adjunct Professor I - RG of Industrial Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Sorocaba (UNISO, Sorocaba, Brazil), where he also leads the research group i (bs)^2 - intelligent biosensing and biomolecule stabilization, and holds a BPE fellowship granted by FAPESP (developing a research project with acronym "PsaPhageKill" at the Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro, in Portugal) (process FAPESP BPE refª 2018/05522-9). Previously, he hold a Fellowship of Productivity in Research level 2 from CNPq (process 308208/2017-0). From September 2000 to December 2013 he was Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University Fernando Pessoa (UFP) in Porto, Portugal . He graduated in 1991 in Food Engineering from the School of Biotechnology, Portuguese Catholic University, and obtained his PhD in Biotechnology (Food Science and Engineering) in December 1998 also from the School of Biotechnology of the Portuguese Catholic University. On November 4, 2013 , he obtained the recognition of his PhD degree from the University of São Paulo (Ph.D. in Biochemical-Pharmaceutical Technology, Area of Food Technology, Ph.D. Diploma registered under number 116247, in accordance with the Article 48 of Law 9394/96). Between 1999 and 2001 he held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Enzyme Engineering in Madrid. In 2002 he was formally elected Member of Sigma XI - The Scientific Research Society (North Carolina, USA). His scientific activity has focused primarily on the (i) structural and functional stabilization of protein entities (bacteriophages, proteins and bioactive peptides) for biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food applications, and (ii) development of biomimetic systems. He is also a Research Associate of the Centre for Biological Engineering, University of Minho (Braga, Portugal), and Researcher at the Institute of Chemistry of the State University of Campinas. From August 2012 to July 2013 he was at the University of Sorocaba as a Visiting Researcher with funding from FAPESP . https://publons.com/researcher/1290468/victor-balcao/ (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
Infectious diseases kill between 17-20 million people a year worldwide, and about 10 million people acquire hospital infections (HI) and, from this universe, almost 300,000 die. HIs increase both the length of permanence in the hospital and treatment costs, besides contributing significantly to the morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. In Brazil, the exact prevalence of HIs ...
Hydrogels are structures formed by three-dimensional network of crosslinked hydrophilic polymers. The biopolymeric hydrogels are very interesting for use in skin regeneration and treatment of skin wounds, such as bandages, due to many factors, including low toxicity. In preparing hydrogels are used both natural and synthetic polymers, polymerized by different processes. In this research...
The indiscriminate use of antibiotics combined with the adaptive capacity of microorganisms allowed the emergence of microbial strains with varying and increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance (Berquó et al., 2004; Davey et al., 2006; Silva, 2008). The increase in bacterial resistance against various antimicrobial agents limits the therapeutic options available for the effective tr...
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