Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa
Instituto de Microbiologia, Instituto de Medicina Molecular
Av. Prof. Egas Moniz
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We aim to understand the dynamics of populations of bacterial pathogens and how they respond to selective forces. We focus on the effect of antimicrobial use, human vaccination and host diversity on bacterial populations. Investigations are also exploring the relationships between commensal and disease causing populations of the same bacterial pathogen with the aim of identifying particularly successful clones at causing disease as well as successful colonizers for further characterization. A strong bioinformatics effort in the area of bacterial population simulation, microbial typing data sharing, data analysis and visualization tools is ongoing. The development of novel laboratory methodologies for the diagnosis of infectious diseases is also an active area of research.
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