Ana Catarina Ferreira has graduated in Biology at the University of Aveiro in 2009, where she also completed her Master degree in Applied Biology with specialization in Environmental and Health Microbiology in 2010. In September of 2016, Catarina Ferreira concluded her PhD in Biosciences with specialization in Microbiology at the University of Coimbra.
After she concluded her PhD, she participated as a researcher in two projects at CBQF. The project NanoDiaBac involved the analysis of plasmids from environmental and clinical bacterial isolates and their association to the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes. The second project involved the analysis of the resistome in a hydrographic basin.
Currently she is a postdoctoral researcher in the project RISKAR that involves assessing the potential of environmental antibiotic resistant bacteria to spread in the environment and/or be transmitted to humans. Her main research areas are environmental and health microbiology with current research activity related to the acquisition, and dissemination of antibiotic resistance in bacteria from healthcare facilities and natural environment.
Silva, V.; Hermenegildo, S.; Ferreira, C.; Manaia, C.M.; Capita, R.; Alonso-Calleja, C.; Carvalho, I.; Pereira, J.E.; Maltez, L.; Capelo, J.L.; Igrejas, G.; Poeta, P. (2020) Genetic Characterization of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Human Bloodstream Infections: Detection of MLSB Resistance. Antibiotics, 9, 375. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics9070375
Vaz‐Moreira, I., Ferreira, C., Nunes, O.C. and Manaia, C.M. (2019) Sources of Antibiotic Resistance. In Antibiotic Drug Resistance (eds J.‐L. Capelo‐Martínez and G. Igrejas). doi: 10.1002/9781119282549.ch10
Ferreira, C., Bogas, D., Bikarolla, S. K., Varela, A. R., Frykholm, K., Linheiro, R., Nunes, O. C., Westerlund, F., Manaia, C. M. (2019) Genetic variation in the conjugative plasmidome of a hospital effluent multidrug resistant Escherichia coli strain. Chemosphere 220: 748-759. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.12.130
Ferreira, C., Soares, A.R., Lamosa, P., Santos A., Da costa M.S. (2016) Comparison of the compatible solute pool of two slightly halophilic planctomycetes species, Gimesia maris and Rubinisphaera brasiliensis. Extremophiles, 20: 811. doi:10.1007/s00792-016-0868-0