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27 Jan 2012 - Gertrude Thompson | January 27, 2012 | 14h30 | Auditorium, Campus de Vairão

Gertrude Thompson will give a seminar entitled on "Current research lines in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases" (CIBIO, ICBAS) on 27th of January at 14.30, in Campus Agrário de Vairão auditorium.


The CIBIO's recently integrated group "Microbiology and Infectious Diseases" will present a general overview of its current research lines. The interfaces between wildlife, domestic animals and humans facilitate infectious diseases emergence that can pose a threat to human, domestic and wildlife populations, for which the microbial world should be addressed across species as an attempt to identify pathogens evolution and their reservoirs. Also, the understanding of the emergence of drug-resistant microbes to antimicrobials being used today is addressed, to help determine how such resistance might be overcome. Our goals in research are therefore to understand microbes and their relations with the affected hosts, their impact in health, conservation and biodiversity promoting integrated activities.


Gertrude Thompson is an associate professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Veterinary Clinics, ICBAS - University of Porto. Her research interests are focused on microbes and the diseases they produce in animals and men and she has been studying their diversity, evolution and pathogenesis.



Right after, at 15:45, Catarina Rato will present the Student Seminar on "Phylogeny, Phylogeography and Mitochondrial Evolutionary Patterns of the Mediterranean Geckos Tarentola and Hemidactylus turcicus". Catarina is a PhD student supervised by David James Harris e Salvador Carranza.

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