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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Carlos Bastos

Carlos Bastos

Supervisor: Dr Nuno Faria


I hold a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Aveiro (Portugal). My master thesis project was carried out in the Biomineral Research group at the MRC Human Nutrition Research in Cambridge under the Erasmus Programme. Thereafter, I joined the group as a Research Assistant and later also as a Part-time PhD student in Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge.


Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:

Research Interests

My research is focused on the development of novel biominerals for biological and medical applications.




  • Copper
  • Wound healing
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Particle characterisation
  • Nanotechnology

Key Publications

1. Powell, J. J., Faria, N. J. R. and Bastos, C. A. P. (2013). Oxygen sensors and their uses, WO/2012/101407.

2. Bastos, C. A. P., Powell, J. J., Faria, N. J. R. and Vis, B. M. (2015). Materials and methods relating to stabilised polymeric silicate compositions, WO/2015/121666.

3. Bastos, C. A. P., Powell, J. J. and Faria, N. J. R. (2015). Stabilised silicate compositions and their use as antiperspirant compositions, WO/2015/121667.

4. Bastos, C. A. P., Bruggraber, S. F. A., Faria, N. J. R. and Powell, J. J. (2016). Antibacterial compositions comprising copper oxo-hydroxide nanoparticles and their uses as biocidal agents, WO/2016/170152.