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João Piedade an Assistant Professor of Medical Virology, with tenure, at the Group of Virology of the Unit of Medical Microbiology, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), and a member of the R&D Center Global Health and Tropical Medicine.
He has a degree in Biology (1989), from the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, a Master in Biotechnology (Biochemical Engineering) (1996), from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, and holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology) (2004) from the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.
His current research interests focus on Molecular Virology, particularly, phylogeny and evolution of Primate lentiviruses and enteric viruses, molecular epidemiology of HIV infection and emerging viral infections. He was the principal investigator in one scientific project funded by FCT and participated, as a team member, in eleven competitive funded projects.
He has authored/co-authored 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, six national publications and three book chapters, and 82 scientific communications, presented at conferences and other scientific national and international meetings, as oral communications or posters. He is the coordinator of the VI M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology (2013-2015), has also coordinated several courses/curricular units, at the level of Bachelor, Masters and PhD, and has supervising experience (three B.Sc. students, two scientific research fellows and nine M.Sc. students).
He was appointed, or elected by his peers, to different academic organs at IHMT: IHMT Council (since 2009), Scientific Council (since 2009) and Pedagogical Council (since 2013). He served as Director of the Unit of Medical Microbiology between January 2011 and February 2013.
ResearcherID: A-2132-2009 [Average Citations per Article: 12.14; h-index: 12]
Scopus Author ID: 6603967989
My research interests have been focused on Molecular Virology, particularly:
- Phylogeny and evolution of Primate lentiviruses (human and simian immunodeficiency viruses);
- Molecular epidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus infection and emerging viral infections;
- Surveillance and molecular epidemiology of viruses causing gastroenteritis (adenovirus, norovirus and rotavirus);
- Molecular characterization of novel DNA enteric virus of simian origin (e.g. Adenoviridae and Polyomaviridae families).
- Esteves, A.; Parreira, R.; Venenno, T.; Franco, M.; Piedade, J.; Germano de Sousa, J.; Canas-Ferreira, W.F. (2002). Molecular epidemiology of HIV type 1 infection in Portugal: high prevalence of non-B subtypes. AIDS Res. Hum. Retroviruses, 18:313-25.
- Esteves, A.; Almeida, A.P.G.; Galão, R.P.; Parreira, R.; Piedade, J.; Rodrigues, J.C.; Sousa, C.A.; Novo, M.T. (2005). West Nile virus in Southern Portugal, 2004. Vector-Borne Zoonotic Dis., 5:410-3.
- Esteves, A.; Parreira, R.; Piedade, J.; Venenno, T.; Franco, M.; Germano de Sousa, J.; Patrício, L.; Brum, P.; Costa, A.; Canas-Ferreira, W.F. (2003). Spreading of HIV-1 subtype G and envB/gagG recombinant strains among injecting drug users in Lisbon, Portugal. AIDS Res. Hum. Retroviruses, 19:511-7.
- Piedade, J.; Venenno, T.; Prieto, E.; Albuquerque, R.; Esteves, A.; Parreira, R.; Canas-Ferreira, W.F. (2000). Longstanding presence of HIV-2 infection in Guinea-Bissau (West Africa). Acta Trop., 76:119-24.
- Istrate, C.; Sharma, S.; Nordgren, J.; Videira e Castro, S.; Lopes, Â.; Piedade, J.; Zaky, A.; Lima, A.; Neves, E.; Veiga, J.; Esteves, A. (2015). High rate of detection of G8P rotavirus in children with acute gastroenteritis in São Tomé and Príncipe. Arch. Virol., 160:423-8.