Graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto in 2010, I completed my PhD degree in Pharmacy – Microbiology Specialty in the same institution in July 2017. The work performed during my PhD sought to elucidate the molecular basis for the expansion of main multidrug resistant (MDR) bacterial pathogens (especially Klebsiella pneumoniae) by a multidisciplinary approach including conventional genotypic, phenotypic, and molecular tools and some of the most cutting-edge high-throughput omics (genomics, metabolomics, proteomics) approaches. On the behalf of my PhD, I have been awarded with the Young Investigation Award – Isabel Spencer Martins by Portuguese Society of Microbiology in 2017. I have joined the BEBP Uunit at Institut Pasteur in 2018, to work as a postdoctoral researcher on the MEDVETKLEBS project. This project aimed to develop and harmonize detection and strain culture methods for K. pneumoniae, organise broad sampling of ecological niches and of potential sources of this bacterium in order to perform genomics analysis and transmission modeling, including development of new methods for source attribution and risk assessment. In January 2023, I have joined the NRC of whooping cough and other Bordetella infections, hosted in the BEBP unit, as deputy director.
PER-SEVERE: Defining the contribution of variable microbial factors and host immunity to pertussis severity
Whooping cough is a respiratory disease caused by a bacterium (Bordetella Pertussis) which can, in certain cases and in particular in infants, be severe or even fatal (this is called malignant whooping cough). The […]
Welcome to the Nanopore User Group at Institut Pasteur webpage
About the Nanopore User Group: The Nanopore User Group at Institut Pasteur was established in 2019 with the primary goal of fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and advancing the application of Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) […]
KlebNet: a One Health network bridging science and surveillance on antimicrobial resistant Klebsiella
Join us on Google groups! KlebNET e-mail distribution list on Google groups. Please ask for registration, by explaining your interest in Klebsiella research or surveillance and providing your institution, so that the moderators can […]
Bordetella and whooping cough: Population Biology and Vaccination
Our research on Bordetella ranges from the population biology and epidemiology of various Bordetella species, including Bordetella pertussis (the major agent of whooping cough), to studies of host-pathogen relationships and immunity. Current research lines […]
Population biology of the bacterial pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae
Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of the most urgent threats to public health given its increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents including carbapenems, considered as last-resort antibiotics. In this project we aim to understand the ecological, epidemiological and […]
Genomic taxonomy of bacterial strains: universal nomenclatures for epidemiology and population biology
High-throughput sequencing has revolutionized our abilities to track and characterize novel bacterial strains as they emerge and disseminate globally. Genome-based epidemiological typing systems provide ultimate resolution for strain discrimination. Genome sequences may also be […]
BIGSdb-Pasteur is the genomic-based strain taxonomy and nomenclature platform of Institut Pasteur, powered by the BIGSdb software developed at Oxford University. This web platform hosts collections of curated, open or private databases of bacterial […]
2023Phages against Noncapsulated Klebsiella pneumoniae: Broader Host range, Slower Resistance., Microbiol Spectr 2023 Jun; (): e0481222.
2022Comparative phylogenomics of ESBL-, AmpC- and carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae originating from companion animals and humans., J Antimicrob Chemother 2022 Feb; (): .
2022High Prevalence of Klebsiella pneumoniae in European Food Products: a Multicentric Study Comparing Culture and Molecular Detection Methods., Microbiol Spectr 2022 02; 10(1): e0237621.
2022Klebsiella MALDI TypeR: a web-based tool for Klebsiella identification based on MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry., Res Microbiol ; 172(4-5): 103835.
2022Genomic evolution of the globally disseminated multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae clonal group 147., Microb Genom 2022 01; 8(1): .
2021The success of particular Acinetobacter baumannii clones: accumulating resistance and virulence inside a sugary shield., J Antimicrob Chemother 2021 01; 76(2): 305-311.
2020Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy typing: a real-time analysis of an outbreak by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae., Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2020 Dec; 39(12): 2471-2475.
2020Population genomics and antimicrobial resistance in Corynebacterium diphtheriae., Genome Med 2020 11; 12(1): 107.
2020Klebsiella pneumoniae carriage in low-income countries: antimicrobial resistance, genomic diversity and risk factors., Gut Microbes 2020 Sep; 11(5): 1287-1299.
2020Community-acquired infection caused by the uncommon hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae ST66-K2 lineage., Microb Genom 2020 08; 6(8): .
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