Where Ideas Grow
Maria Pia Ferraz
Senior Researcher

Degree of Food Engineer in 1996, ESB-UCP PhD in Engineer Sceinces in 2000, FEUP and INEB. Research concerning bone infection, biofilms ano antibacterial materials since 2000 in INEB. Professor in Universidade Fernando Pessoa from 2000 to 2021. Since 2021 Professor in FEUP.

Selected Publications

Barros J., Melo L.D.R., Poeta P., Igrejas G., Ferraz M.P., Azeredo J., Monteiro F.J.,
Lytic bacteriophages against multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli isolates from orthopaedic implant-associated infections. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents54(3):329-337, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 43] [IF: 4,6]
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.06.007 SCOPUS: 85069824931.

Barros J.A.R., Melo L.D.R.d., Silva R.A.R.d., Ferraz M.P., Azeredo J.C.V.d.R., Pinheiro V.M.d.C., Colaço B.J.A., Fernandes M.H.R., Gomes P.d.S., Monteiro F.J.,
Encapsulated bacteriophages in alginate-nanohydroxyapatite hydrogel as a novel delivery system to prevent orthopedic implant-associated infections. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine24:, 2020. [Journal: Article] [CI: 47] [IF: 6,5]
DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2019.102145 SCOPUS: 85077500728.

Ribeiro M., Ferraz M.P., Monteiro F.J., Fernandes M.H., Beppu M.M., Mantione D., Sardon H.,
Antibacterial silk fibroin/nanohydroxyapatite hydrogels with silver and gold nanoparticles for bone regeneration. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine13(1):231-239, 2017. [Journal: Article] [CI: 111] [IF: 6,5]
DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2016.08.026 SCOPUS: 84996551392.

Ribeiro M., De Moraes M.A., Beppu M.M., Garcia M.P., Fernandes M.H., Monteiro F.J., Ferraz M.P.,
Development of silk fibroin/nanohydroxyapatite composite hydrogels for bone tissue engineering. European Polymer Journal67:66-77, 2015. [Journal: Article] [CI: 83] [IF: 3,5]
DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2015.03.056 SCOPUS: 84927167438.

Ribeiro M., Monteiro F.J., Ferraz M.P.,
Infection of orthopedic implants with emphasis on bacterial adhesion process and techniques used in studying bacterial-material interactions.. Biomatter2(4):176-194, 2012. [Journal: Review] [CI: 563]
DOI: 10.4161/biom.22905 SCOPUS: 84887364389.

Barros J., Ferraz M.P., Azeredo J., Fernandes M.H., Gomes P.S., Monteiro F.J.,
Alginate-nanohydroxyapatite hydrogel system: Optimizing the formulation for enhanced bone regeneration. Materials Science and Engineering C105:, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 54] [IF: 5,9]
DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2019.109985 SCOPUS: 85070098816.

Teixeira S., Fernandes H., Leusink A., Van Blitterswijk C., Ferraz M.P., Monteiro F.J., De Boer J.,
In vivo evaluation of highly macroporous ceramic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A93(2):567-575, 2010. [Journal: Article] [CI: 55] [IF: 3]
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.32532 SCOPUS: 77950190285.