Full Professor with Habilitation in Biomedical Sciences (Speciality Microbiology) in the Unit of Medical Microbiology of the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical and Global Health and Tropical Medicine from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.
He has a Bachelor in Sciences (Biology) with Major in Microbiology, a Master in Sciences in Biotechnology (Chemical Engineering) and a PhD degree in Biology (Microbial Genetics) from the Universidade de Lisboa.
Researcher and teacher in Medical Microbiology and President of the Pedagogical Council of the IHMT/UNL, and invited professor at the Faculdade de Medicina do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil).
His main areas of interest are in support of the mission and institutional strategy of teaching and capacity building for the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) in Biomedical Sciences, International Health and Tropical Medicine. Scientific activity devoted to the early diagnosis of active or latent tuberculosis (TB) infections as well as the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to deal with MDRTB and with other drug resistant bacterial infections. Research mainly focused on tuberculosis and antibiotic resistant infections in support for alternative therapies with adjuvants of the chemotherapy, as well as the early diagnosis of tuberculosis in low-resource countries by new nanotechnology based technologies.