Maria do Amparo Ferreira Faustino

Maria do Amparo Ferreira Faustino
Department of Chemistry & QOPNA, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro

Education :        
1992 - University of Aveiro, Portugal, "Licenciatura" (5 year BA degree) in Teaching of Physics and Chemistry
1999 - University of Aveiro, Portugal, PhD in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry). Thesis Title “Synthesis of new porphyrin derivatives and their potential application in PDT”

Work Experience :

Organic Chemistry
Organic synthesis; synthetic methodologies leading to tetrapyrrolic derivatives and their functionalisation, Structural characterization mainly by, UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, NMR (mono and bi-dimensional), Mass spectrometry.

Scientific Interests
Synthesis, reactivity and characterization of tetrapyrrolic macrocycles. Functionalization of porphyrin and related derivatives via cycloaddition reactions (Diels-Alder, 1,3 dipolar and 1,5-electrocyclizations) with structural features to be considered as dyes in solar cells (DSSC) and in medical and environmental applications (photodynamic therapy of neoplastic tissues, microorganisms photoinactivation, dermatologic formulations). Utilization of photochemical techniques to develop environmentally friendly approaches in the field of water treatment.

Supervision Experienced           
27 MSc Thesis concluded and 1 MSc under development.
3 PhD Thesis concluded and 4 PhD under development

Selected Publications.
(10 most relevant from more than 120 publications, 2110 citations
h index: 26)

Research ID:  J-5787-2012
Orcid: 0000-0003-4423-3802
Scopus Author ID: 6601979742
•  “Part 2. meso-Tetraphenylporphyrin Dimer Derivatives as a Potencial Photosensitizers in Photodynamic Therapy”, MAF Faustino, MGPMS Neves, JAS Cavaleiro, M Neumann, H-D. Brauer, G Jori, Photochem. Photobiol., 2000, 72, 217-225.
•   ”Characterization of isomeric cationic porphyrins with -pyrrolic substituents by electrospray mass spectrometry: the singular behavior of a potential virus photoinactivator”, RA Izquierdo, CM Barros, MG Santana-Marques, AJ Ferrer Correia, EMP Silva, F Giuntini, MAF Faustino, JPC Tomé, AC Tomé, AM Silva, GPMS Neves, JAS Cavaleiro, A Peixoto, MM Pereira, AACC Pais, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom., 2007, 18, 218-225
•  “Funtional Cationic Nanomagnet-Porphyrin Hybrids for the Photoinactivation of Microorganisms” CMB Carvalho, E Alves, L Costa, JPC Tomé,a MAF Faustino, MGPMS Neves, AC Tomé,  JAS Cavaleiro, MA Almeida, MA Cunha, Z Lin, J Rocha, ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 7133-714
•  “Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy: Study of Bacterial Recovery Viability and Potential Development of Resistance after Treatment” A Tavares, CMB Carvalho, MA Faustino, MGPMS Neves, JPC Tomé, AC Tomé, JAS Cavaleiro, Â Cunha, NCM. Gomes, E Alves, A Almeida, Marine Drugs, 2010, 8, 91-105.
•  “Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in Aquaculture: Photoinactivation Studies of Vibrio fischeri” E Alves, MAF Faustino, JPC Tomé, MGPMS Neves, AC Tomé, JAS Cavaleiro, A Cunha, NCM Gomes, A Almeida, PLoS ONE 2011, 6(6): e20970. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020970.
•  “Photodynamic inactivation of multidrug-resistant bacteria in hospital wastewaters: influence of residual antibiotics" J Almeida, JPC Tomé, MGPMS Neves, AC Tomé, JAS Cavaleiro, A Cunha, L Costa, MAF Faustino, A Almeida, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2014, 13, 626-633 (DOI: 10.1039/C3PP50195G)
•  Overall biochemical changes in bacteria photosensitized with cationic porphyrins monitored by infrared spectroscopy, E Alves, C Moreirinha, MAF Faustino, Â Cunha, I Delgadillo, MGPMS Neves, A Almeida, Future Medicinal Chemistry, 2016, 8 (6), 613-628: doi: 10.4155/fmc-2015-0008
•  “Effect of photodynamic therapy on the virulence factors of Staphylococcus aureus” M Bartolomeu S Rocha, Â Cunha, MGPMS Neves, MAF Faustino, A Almeida, Frontiers In Microbiology, 2016, 7, 267 Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00267
•   “Control of Listeria innocua biofilms by biocompatible photodynamic antifouling chitosan based materials” KADF Castro, NMM Moura, A Fernandes, MAF Faustino, MMQ Simões, JAS Cavaleiro, S Nakagaki, A Almeida, Â Cunha, AJD Silvestre, CSR Freire, RJB PintoMGPMS Neves, Dyes and Pigments, 2017, 137, 265-276.
•  “Strategies in Corroles Functionalization” JFB Barata, MGPMS Neves, MAF Faustino, AC Tomé, JAS Cavaleiro, Chemical Reviews, 2017, 117 (4), 3192-3253. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00476