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Filomena Martins Pereira, born in Angola, 1957, Portuguese nationality, with a degree in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Lisbon University, with a PhD in Microbiology (Faculty of Medicine, Witwatersrand University, South Africa). Actually, Associate Professor with Habilitation Title.
Worked at Sta Maria Hospital, Lisbon (January 1982-July 1984), Baragwanath Hospital, Pediatric Department (August – December 1984), at the South African Institute for Medical Research (SAIMR), Microbiology Department – STD unit and various Hospital Microbiology Laboratories (1985 – 1991).
Working at the IHMT since 1993, firstly at the Microbiology Department and from 2013 at the Tropical Clinic Unit, with an interval of two years working at a pharmaceutical company in the HIV area (Gilead Sciences).
During these years has given lectures to various courses: short courses, graduation courses and post-graduation courses in South Africa, Portugal, Angola and S. Tomé.
Research interests are: STI epidemiology, diagnosis and antibiotic resistance, prevention of Group B streptococci (GBS) neonatal infections, antibiotic susceptibility patterns and description of resistance genes. Travel medicine and child nutrition are recent research interests (since being at the Tropical Clinical Unit).
Member of various institutional organs, such as the IHMT, Scientific and Pedagogic Councils, Deputy Director and Vice-President of the Scientific Council (1997-2000) of the IHMT and Director of the STD Unit (1997-2010).
Member of the ADMT (Association for the Development of Tropical Medicine) Direction Board until May 2015.
With respect to community services worked in the Laboratory Diagnosis of Mycobacteria (1993 to 1995) and of STI (1994 to 1991-SAIMR and 1993-2010 – IHMT) and in clinical practice of STI in South Africa, Portugal and from 2013 in travel medicine.
Other activities include being a consultant for some STI projects in Angola and Consultant of the Portuguese General Direction of Health for the STI area.
Supervised 6 PhD and 12 Master thesis.
Author of 44 peer reviewed publications in international journals, 6 in national journals (2 peer reviewed) and 7 book chapters.
Research interests are:
- STI epidemiology, clinical and laboratory diagnosis and antibiotic resistance
- Prevention of Group B streptococci (GBS) neonatal infections, antibiotic susceptibility patterns and description of resistance genes
- Travel medicine
- Borges-Costa J, Matos C, Pereira F (2012). Sexually transmitted infections in pregnant adolescents: prevalence and association with maternal and foetal morbidity. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. Aug:26(8):972-5.
- Nebenzahl H G, Â Lopes, R Castro, F Pereira (2013). Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus and syphilis among individuals attending anonymous testing for HIV in Luanda, Angola. SAMJ March: 301 (3):186-188.
- Nebenzahl H G, Castro R, Tavira L, Pereira F (2013). Assessing therapeutic management of vaginal and urethral symptoms in an Anonymous HIV Testing Center in Luanda, Angola. J Infect Dev Ctries; 7(10):720-725.
- Castro R, Lopes A, Pereira F (2014). Evaluation of an Immunochromatographic Point-of-Care Test for the Simultaneous Detection of Nontreponemal and Treponemal Antibodies in Patients With Syphilis. Sex Transm Dis. Aug; 41(8):467-9
- Florindo C, Damiao V, Silvestre I, Farinha C, Rodrigues F, Nogueira F, Martins-Pereira F, Castro R, Borrego MJ, Santos-Sanches I (2014). Epidemiological surveillance of colonising group B Streptococcus epidemiology in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley regions, Portugal (2005 to 2012): emergence of a new epidemic type IV/clonal complex 17 clone.; Group for the Prevention of Neonatal GBS Infection. Euro Surveill. 12;19 (23). pii: 20825.