Maria Aida da Costa e Silva da Conceição Duarte

PhD (1988) in Pharmacy (Microbiology), Universidade de Lisboa
Associate Professor, Clinical Bacteriology and Microbiology Control of Pharmaceutical Products

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

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Researcher ID M-5272-2013
Group Researcher ID B-5277-2014
Scopus Author ID 35495748300

Research Interests

Aida Duarte has been involved in projects related with a)the molecular mechanisms of resistance to antibiotics among gram negative bacteria; b) characterization of nosocomial strains by molecular typing; c) the antimicrobial activity of bioactive compounds. In view of this, the actual research interests and ongoing projects are the molecular characterization of the antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in Gram-negative bacteria of diverse origins and study the interference of antibiotics, disinfectants and antiseptics against bacteria in planktonic and in biofilm form. Also, the scientific knowledge of the virulent mechanisms in bacteria, with focus in multidrug resistant strains in community as in hospital setting is important in view to further development of alternatives therapeutic options.

Selected Publications

Sabino R, Rodrigues R, Costa I, Carneiro C, Cunha M, Duarte A, Faria N, Ferreira FC, Gargaté MJ, Júlio C, Martins ML, Nevers MB, Oleastro M, Solo-Gabriele H, Veríssimo C, Viegas C, Whitman RL, Brandão J. Routine screening of harmful microorganisms in beach sands: Implications to public health. Science of the Total Environment, 2014, 472: 1062–1069.

Rodrigues JF, Casado A, Palos C, Santos C, Duarte A, Fernandez-Llimos F. A computer-assisted prescription system to improve antibacterial surgical prophylaxis. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2012; 33 (4): 435-437.

Narciso A, Nunes F, Amores T, Lito L, Melo-Cristino J, Duarte A. Persistence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli strains in the host for long periods of time: relationship between phylogenetic groups and virulence factors. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2011; 31 (6):1211-1217.

Da Silva GJ, Mendonça N, Batista G, Duarte A. Sequence types of Portuguese carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates collected over 10 years. Journal of Antimicrobial and Chemotherapy, 2010; 65: 2254-2256.

Brizio A, Vasco S, Gonçalves AR, Lito LM, Melo Cristino J, Salgado MJ, Duarte A. Survey of extended-spectrum b-lactamases in Escherichia coli isolates from a Portuguese hospital and characterisation of a novel class 1 integron (In60A) carrying the blaCTX-M-9 gene. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 2006; 28: 320-324.