Cristina Martins

Our interests focus on the development of nanostructured coatings to increase biomaterials hemocompatibility and to avoid biomaterial-associated infections. For that, we investigate the effect of surface immobilized ligands (proteins/peptides; fatty acids like and glycosylated compounds) in the guiding of specific protein/cell binding to control bacterial adhesion (e.g., for gastric infection or osteomyelitis prevention) and/or thrombus formation.

This research area fits well in the aims of BiotechHealth PhD Programme, more specifically in the research area of Nanodiagnostics and Nanotherapeutics.