Joana Azeredo is an Associate Professor with habilitation at the Department of Biological Engineering of the University of Minho and develops her research activity at the Centre of Biological Engineering, where she leads the Biofilm Science and Technology research Group.
Her current research focuses on interaction of bacteriophages with biofilms and development of bacteriophage based biotechnological applications for detection and control pathogens.
Joana Azeredo was graduated in 1994 as Biological Engineer from the University of Minho and obtained a PhD in Microbial Technology from the University of Minho (1998). She has been responsible for 2 European projects and 7 national projects related to the areas previously mentioned. She was responsible for the supervision of 15 completed PhD students.
She regularly serves as international expert project reviewer for national and international funding agencies and as peer-reviewer for international scientific journals. She has extensive publishing and editorial experience, both as a prolific author (+150 international peer reviewed papers), member of editorial boards and editor of thematic issues and books. Her work has received +3000 citations and her current h-index is 37 (Scopus).