CBMA

Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Ana Cristina Sousa Mesquita
Ana Cristina Sousa Mesquita
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PhD Student
Innovation for Life - Functional Genomics and Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Living
Microbial Functional Genomics
Pedro Santos
Universidade do Minho - Campus de Gualtar, Departamento de Biologia - 4710-057, Braga - P

Current Research & Key Publications

Genomic contextualization of heterogeneity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates: In collaboration with Professor Craig Winstanley (Univesity of Liverpool) and in the context of "Pseudomonas 1000 Genomes Project", supported by an international consortium, a collection of P. aeruginosa clinical isolates from Hospital de Braga will be explored to correlate phenotypic variability with genomic plasticity among a large number of distinct isolates and therefore generate information and tools to more efficiently circumvent P. aeruginosa infections. Ultimately, my PhD project aims to incorporate information from Portuguese P. aeruginosa isolates into the worldwide representative database and contribute to an extensive characterization of genomic fingerprints implicated in P. aeruginosa heterogeneity.

Mesquita CS, Soares-Castro P, Santos PM (2013). Pseudomonas aeruginosa: phenotypic flexibility and antimicrobial resistance. In Mendez-Vilas A, eds. Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education (Vol. 1, pp. 650-665). Formatex Research Center.

Research Projects

Pseudomonas 1000 Genomes Project (funded by Cystic Fibrosis Canada -Grant ID2610- and the UK CysticFibrosis Trust - Grant ID RS34): Clinical exploitation of genomics data produced by the Pseudomonas International Consortium.

CETSENTI - Cetaceans as marine ecosystem health sentinels (Refª. FCT RECI/AAG-GLO/0470/2012): Research Grantee until March 2014

Masters in Applied Biochemistry.
Thesis entitled "Strategies to characterize Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates and emerging phenotypic heterogeneity", using techniques for phenotype and genotype characterization of clinical isolates and in silico tools for genomic comparison analysis. Performed at Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, under supervision of Professor Craig Winstanley.

Publications

 

 

Mesquita CS, Soares-Castro P, Santos PM (2013). Pseudomonas aeruginosa: phenotypic flexibility and antimicrobial resistance. In Mendez-Vilas A, eds. Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education (Vol. 1, pp. 650-665). Formatex Research Center.

 

 

Mesquita CS, Soares-Castro P, Winstanley C, Santos PM. “Strategies to characterize emerging phenotypic heterogeneity of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate”, Poster Communication – I Symposium PhD Programme on Molecular and Environmental Biology, Braga, 28th November 2013.

Mesquita CS, Soares-Castro P, Faustino A, Fialho A, Winstanley C, Santos PM. “Phenotypic characterization and comparative genomics of two Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates”, Poster Communication – Pseudomonas Conference 2013, Lausanne, 07-11 September 2013.

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