Rui Figueiredo
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PhD student
Group at CNC

Rui Figueiredo was born in Figueira da Foz. He is master in biology by Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra. He was research fellow in the Hospitals of the University of Coimbra, and currently is PhD student of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra.




Area of Research: 

Antimicrobial resistance;
Bacterial virulence

Research Summary:
Selected Publications: 

1. Mendonça, Nuno; Figueiredo, Rui; Mendes, Catarina; Card, Roderick; Anjum, Muna F.; Da Silva, Gabriela Jorge. Microarray evaluation of antimicrobial resistance and virulence of Escherichia coli isolates from Portuguese poultry: an increased risk for public health. Antibiotics 2016, 5, 4; doi:10.3390/antibiotics5010004

2. Figueiredo, Rui; Card, Roderick; Nunes, Carla; AbuOun, Manal; Bagnall, Mary C.; Nunez, Javier; Mendonça, Nuno; Anjum, Muna F.; da Silva, Gabriela Jorge. Virulence Characterization of Salmonella enterica by a New Microarray: Detection and Evaluation of the Cytolethal Distending Toxin Gene Activity in the Unusual Host S. Typhimurium. PLOS ONE, v. 10, n. 8, p.e0135010-e0135010, 2015. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135010

3. Figueiredo, Rui; Henriques, Ana; Sereno, Rui; Mendonça, Nuno; da Silva, Gabriela Jorge. Antimicrobial Resistance and Extended-Spectrum ß-Lactamases of Salmonella enterica Serotypes Isolated from Livestock and Processed Food in Portugal: An Update. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, v. 12, n. 2, p. 110-117, 2015.
DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2014.1836.

4. Figueiredo, Rui; Henriques, Ana; Sereno, Rui; Mendonça, Nuno; da Silva, Gabriela Jorge. Antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella enterica isolated from food of animal origin. Revista Portuguesa de Ciências Veterinárias, n. 108, p. 39-43, 2013.


Financiado por Fundos FEDER através do Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade – COMPETE 2020 e por Fundos Nacionais através da FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia no âmbito do projecto Estratégico com referência atribuida pelo COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007440

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