Associate Professor, University Nova, Lisbon, Portugal
Scientific activity devoted to the early diagnosis of active or latent tuberculosis (TB) infections as well as the development of new therapeutical approaches to deal with MDRTB and with other drug resistant bacterial infections. Also interested in molecular biology of mycobacteria and immunology of TB. Research in tuberculosis and antibiotic resistant infections in support for alternative therapies of incurable diseases such as multidrug resistant tuberculosis and methicillin-vancomycin resistant staphylococcal infections. Immunology of tuberculosis. Strong interests in assisting Portuguese speaking countries of Africa in combating tuberculosis. Expertise in the laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis infections.