SurfSAFE project

Focused on the field of surface modification and biofilm analysis, necessary to enable development of tailor-made antifouling and antimicrobial, non-toxic surfaces inspired by nature

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3 days ago

πŸ“Œ This week our SurfSAFE researchers from UPorto, Ana Azevedo and Marta Lima presented their work at the IV Chemical & Biological Engineering Doctoral Symposium β€œInnovation in Chemical and Biological Engineering: Advancing Science and Industry"! πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ‘ Congratulations! πŸŽ‰ #SurfSAFE #Biofilm #Research #FEUP #LEBAPE #CBEDS ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

πŸ“… Today is the International Microorganism Day! πŸŽ‰ πŸ“Œ On this day, in 1683, the Dutch Antonie van Leeuwenhoek - a merchant with no fortune or university degrees – wrote to the Royal Society of London about his teeth being the home to β€œmany very little animalcules”, reporting the first description of a single-celled organism! πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ“ πŸ‘‰ Microorganisms are a major problem in the food industry because they can cause several foodborne outbreaks. Under the scope of the SurfSAFE project, we focus on microorganisms that are able to develop biofilm communities. Despite disinfection procedures, microorganisms may prevail in food processing areas due to the specific characteristics of the biofilm lifestyle, which makes them more tolerant to several antimicrobial agents. πŸ’ŠCongratulations to all microbiologists and researchers worldwide for your valuable work in this field! πŸ‘πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬#SurfSAFE #Biofilm #Research #FEUP #LEBAPE #InternationalMicroorganismDay ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet our Scientific Team

The consortium of this project brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts