Sanna is Principal Investigator (2020.03171.CEECIND) working in the Nanomedicine group. Her project relies on the development of a novel topical bacteriophage delivery system.
She holds a PhD degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Minho, Portugal, that included visiting periods both at the Universities of Oulu and Helsinki in Finland. She was a postdoctoral researcher (2009-2013) at the Centre of Biological Engineering of the University of Minho and was a recipient of an FCT Investigator grant (2013-2018) that focused on the prevention and control of food and clinically relevant pathogens. She joined INL in 2019 as a Research Fellow funded by Marie Curie COFUND fellowship. She has coordinated 3 national projects, edited 2 hard-cover books and 1 eBook, published over 60 articles, 12 book chapters, and supervised over 25 postdoctoral, PhD and MSc researchers.
- Pinto AM, Silva MD, Pastrana LM, Banobre-Lópes, Sillankorva S (2021)
The clinical path to deliver encapsulated phages and endolysins
FEMS Microbiology Reviews
- Costa MJA, Pastrana LM, Teixeira JA, Sillankorva S, Cerqueira MAC (2021)
PHBV films loaded with FO1 bacteriophage using polyvinyl alcohol-based nanofibers and coatings: a comparative study
Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 69:102646
- Silva MD, Oliveira H, Faustino A, Sillankorva S (2020)
Characterization of MSlys, the endolysin of Streptococcus pneumoniae phage MS1
Biotechnology reports, 28:e00547
- Pinto AM, Cerqueira MA, Bañobre-Lopes M, Pastrana LM, Sillankorva S.
Bacteriophages for chronic wound treatment: from traditional to novel delivery systems
Viruses, Feb 2020, 12(2), 235, 10.3390/v12020235
- Alves D, Cerqueira MA, Pastrana L, Sillankorva S.
Entrapment of a phage cocktail and cinnamaldehyde on sodium alginate emulsion-based films to fight food contamination by Escherichia coli and Salmonella Enteritidis
Food Research International, Feb 2020, 128, 108791