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Olga Maria Guerreiro de Matos – Graduated with an MD degree at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Lisboa, Portugal. Dr. Matos is an Associate Professor with Habilitation in Medical Parasitology at Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), UNL, Lisboa, Portugal.
Dr. Matos has research interests in the fields of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, and Molecular Biology. She was/is principal investigator/co-investigator in several national and international research projects, and integrated/integrates European networks for the study of Intestinal parasitoses and Pneumocystis pneumonia. She is the author of 10 book chapters and more than 90 articles published in international and national scientific journals of the specialty and 1 Patent application no. PT109078.
Dr. Matos mentored/is currently mentoring 4 post-doc grants, 5 PhD and 29 master students, 16 undergraduate students, and trained, supervised, and sponsored numerous traineeships in technical development and research.
Dr. Matos offers specialized Laboratory Community Services in the area of Medical Parasitology and Opportunistic Protists, and teaches in several Post-graduate, Master and PhD Courses of her University, and other Public Universities.
Dr. Matos has participated as member of evaluation panels of Research Centers and Projects for Infect-ERA JTC-EU, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)-EU Diarrhoeal Diseases, EDCTP-EU Lower Respiratory Infections, AERES – France, FCT-Portugal, Austrian Science Fund, Ministry of Science, Technology & Space of Israel, Institut Mérieux – France and National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) Research Trust – South Africa. She holds editorial functions in the Editorial Board of 3 International Research Journals and has acted as peer-reviewer in more than 40 International and National Research Journals of the specialty.
Molecular epidemiology of infections: Pneumocystis jirovecii, Toxoplasma gondii, Giardia duodenalis, Cryptosporidium spp. and Microsporidia, in humans and animals; Drug resistance and susceptibility genes: P. jirovecii and T. gondii infections. Host-parasite relationship: P. jirovecii and Cryptosporidium spp.; Epidemiology of Chagas disease in Portugal, a non-endemic country; Development of new tools for diagnosis and molecular characterization of opportunistic, emergent and re-emergent parasitoses. Survey and in vitro studies of medicinal plants with anti-parasitic activity.
Equipa: Fernando Cardoso (Assistant Researcher), Maria Luísa Lobo da Costa (Post-Doc), Ana Tomás Chocalheiro (PhD Student), Cátia Mota (Master Student), Liliana Silva (Master Student), Mónica Garcia (Master Student), Marta Ribeiro (Master Student) e Mafalda Pinto (Master Student)
- LOBO M. L., PATROCINIO G., SEVIVAS T., DE SOUSA B. & MATOS O. (2017). Portugal and Angola: similarities and differences in Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence and risk factors among pregnant women. Epidemiology and Infection, 145(1): 30-40.
- TOMÁS A.L., CARDOSO F., ESTEVES F. & MATOS O. (2016). Serological diagnosis of pneumocystosis: production of a synthetic recombinant antigen for immunodetection of Pneumocystis jirovecii. Scientif Reports, 6, 36287.
- ESTEVES F., DE SOUSA B., CALDERÓN E. J., HUANG L., BADURA R., MALTEZ F., BASSAT Q., DE ARMAS Y., ANTUNES F. & MATOS O. (2016). Multicenter study highlighting clinical relevance of new high-throughput methodologies in molecular epidemiology of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 22(6): 5566.e9-566.e19.
- ALANIO A., HAUSER P. M., LAGROU K., MELCHERS W. J. G., HELWEG-LARSEN J., MATOS O., CESARO S., MASCHMEYER G., EINSELE H., DONNELLY J. P., CORDONNIER C., JOHAN MAERTENS J. & BRETAGNE S. on behalf of the 5th European Conference on Infections in Leukemia (ECIL-5†), a joint venture of The European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS) and The European LeukemiaNet (ELN) (2016). ECIL guidelines for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in patients with haematological malignancies and stem cell transplant recipients. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 71(9): 2386-2396. (Review article)
- Lobo M. L., Augusto J., Antunes F., Ceita J., Xiao L., Codices V. & Matos O. (2014). Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis, Enterocytozoon bieneusi and other intestinal parasites in young children in Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe. PLoS ONE, 9(5): e97708.