Helena Rebelo de Andrade

PhD (2001) in Microbiology (Biological Sciences – Virology and Epidemiological Surveillance), Universidade de Lisboa
Invited Professor, Virology, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa
Research Associated Scientist, Instituto Nacional de Saúde, Lisboa

Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa — Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal

T (+351) 217 508 159
Researcher ID E-1871-2014
Group Researcher ID B-4239-2014
Scopus Author ID 9238568800

Research Interests

H. Rebelo-de-Andrade leads a research group focus on two main areas: the molecular determinants of pathogenesis and virulence and antiviral research, including new antiviral targets.  Within the area of molecular determinants of pathogenesis and virulence, the research is centred in the functional compatibility of the cassette of internal genes of influenza virus as determinants of viral replication and cellular apoptosis induction kinetics.  Within the area of antiviral research, the investigation is mainly focused in the phenotypic and genotypic evaluation of virus susceptibility to different classes of antiviral drugs, providing knowhow on the natural variation of antiviral drug susceptibility according to influenza sub(types) and along winter seasons.

Selected Publications

Pozo F, Bruno L, Rebelo-de-Andrade H, Vicent E, Rossyvaikis A, Broger E, Daniel R, Lankenby A, Meijer A. Guidance for clinical and public health laboratories testing for influenza virus antiviral drug susceptibility in Europe. J Clin Virol 2013; 57: 5-12

Gíria MT, Rebelo de Andrade H, Santos LA, Correia VM, Pedro SV, Santos MA. Genomic signatures and antiviral drug susceptibility profile of A(H1N1)pdm09. J Clin Virol 2012; 53: 140-144

Sacadura-Leite E, Sousa-Uva A, Rebelo-de-Andrade H. Antibody response to the influenza vaccine in healthcare workers. Vaccine 2012; 30: 436-41

Nunes B, Viboud C, Machado A, Ringholz C, Rebelo-de-Andrade H, Nogueira P, Miller M. Excess mortality associated with influenza epidemics in Portugal, 1980 to 2004. PLoSOne 2011; 6: e20661

Correia V, Rebelo-de-Andrade H, Santos L, Lackanby A, Zambon M. Antiviral drug profile of seasonal influenza viruses circulating in Portugal from 2004/2005 to 2008/2009 winter season. Antiviral Research 2010; 86: 128-136