Carla Mendes Cabral

Assistant Professor


Faculty of Science and Technology

University of the Azores

Rua da Mãe de Deus

9500-321 Ponta Delgada

São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal



Carla Mendes Cabral

Assistant Professor

Carla Mendes Cabral is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of the Azores since 2004, teaching courses in the area of Microbiology. She graduated in Biology by the Lisbon University and holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of the Azores. The scientific activity includes: study of the insect pathogenicity in the nematode symbiont bacteria Photorhabdus sp. and Xenorhabdus sp.; study of proteases produced by Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus; study of Bacillus thuringiensis isolated in the Azores; study of the genetic diversity of microorganisms isolated from several environments in the Azores and characterization of bioactivities (enzymatic activity, antibacterial, nematicidal and insecticidal activity); identification and sequencing of the genes coding for the active molecules; construction and maintenance of collections of the isolated microorganisms.


IPM Popillia - Integrated Pest Management of the invasive Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica
BIOCOMES - Biological control manufacturers in Europe develop novel biological control products to support the implementation of Integrated Pest Management in agriculture and forestry
BIOTRANSFER 2 - Transferencia de la investigación biotecnológica orientada a la rentabilidad empresarial y movilización de flujos de negocio
EPN+ - Improving the efficacy of a biological control agent using CRISPR-Cas9
NanoNema - Formulation of a biodegradable nanoinsecticide using entomoapthogen’s secreted peptides with insecticidal activity

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