Patrícia Antunes

senior researcher

Assistant Professor (since 2007)
Phone number
+351 22 5074320
Ciência Vitae

Recent publications

  • Mourao, J; Rebelo, A; Ribeiro, S; Peixe, L; Novais, C; Antunes, P. 2020. Atypical Non-H2S-Producing Monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium ST3478 Strains from Chicken Meat at Processing Stage Are Adapted to Diverse Stresses. Gut Pathogens, 9, DOI: 10.3390/pathogens9090701
  • Mourao, J; Rebelo, A; Ribeiro, S; Peixe, L; Novais, C; Antunes, P. 2020. Tolerance to arsenic contaminant among multidrug-resistant and copper-tolerant Salmonella successful clones is associated with diverse ars operons and genetic contexts. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.15016
  • Antunes, P; Novais, C; Peixe, L. 2020. Food-to-Humans Bacterial Transmission. MICROBIOLOGY SPECTRUM, 8(1), DOI: 10.1128/microbiolspec.mtbp-0019-2016
  • Duarte, B; Pereira, AP; Freitas, AR; Coque, TM; Hammerum, AM; Hasman, H; Antunes, P; Peixe, L; Novais, C. 2019. 2CS-CHX<sup>T</sup> Operon Signature of Chlorhexidine Tolerance among Enterococcus faecium Isolates. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 85(23), DOI: 10.1128/aem.01589-19
  • Joana Campos; Joana Mourão; Luísa Peixe; Patrícia Antunes. 2019. Non-typhoidal Salmonella in the Pig Production Chain: A Comprehensive Analysis of Its Impact on Human Health. Gut Pathogens, 8(1), DOI: 10.3390/pathogens8010019

Main research interests

  • Food Microbiology; Food Safety; Public Heath; Molecular Epidemiology.
  • Epidemiological and molecular studies of non-typhoid Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens from different ecological niches (human, food products, animal and environmental).
  • Understand the main factors influencing the emergence and persistence of particular clones and genetic elements associated with horizontal transmission of antibiotic and biocide resistance
  • Characterization of genes and mobile genetic elements involved in resistance to antibiotics and other molecules with antimicrobial activity and/or virulence
  • Understand the role of community ecological niches in the selection and spread of bacteria and / or genes with human clinical interest
  • New methods for detection, identification and typing of foodborne pathogens