Joana Abreu Silva

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Joana Abreu Silva

Joana Abreu Silva holds a BSc degree in Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences (2014) and a MSc degree in Public Health, Faculty of Medicine (2017) from the University of Porto, Portugal. As a Research Trainee and Fellow different Lab environments, Joana developed technical and scientific skills on the research areas of molecular epidemiology, zoonotic pathogens, viral and bacterial infections in hospital settings.

Under FCT-funded studentships (SFRH/BD/148411/2019), she is a PhD candidate in Biotechnology, Faculty of Biotechnology-UCP Porto in collaboration with bioMérieux France. Abreu-Silva, J. scientific interests have evolved towards Comparative genomics & Transcriptomics to unveil and ultimately predict the potential of environmental antibiotic resistant bacteria to cause opportunistic infections in humans.

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Marano Roberto BM, et al. A global multinational survey of cefotaxime-resistant coliforms in urban wastewater treatment plants. Environment International, 2020. 144:106035
(DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.106035)

López Cabo M, L. Romalde J, Simal-Gandara J, Gago Martínez A, Giráldez Fernández J, Bernárdez Costas M, Pascual del Hierro S, Pousa Ortega Á, Manaia CM, Abreu Silva J, Rodríguez Herrera J. Identification of Emerging Hazards in Mussels by the Galician Emerging Food Safety Risks Network (RISEGAL). A First Approach. Foods, 2020. 9:1641
(DOI: 10.3390/foods9111641)

Nascimento MSJ, Pereira SS, Teixeira J, Abreu-Silva J, Oliveira RMS, Myrmel M, Stene-Johansen K, Øverbø J, Gonçalves G, Mesquita JR. A nationwide serosurvey of hepatitis E virus antibodies in the general population of Portugal. The European Journal of Public Health, 2018. 28(4):720-724
(DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckx213)

Teixeira J, Mesquita JR, Pereira SS, Oliveira RM, Abreu-Silva J, Rodrigues A, Myrmel M, Stene-Johansen K, Øverbø J, Gonçalves G, Nascimento MS. Prevalence of hepatitis E virus antibodies in workers occupationally exposed to swine in Portugal. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 2017. 206(1):77-81
(DOI: 10.1007/s00430-016-0484-8)

Mesquita JR, Oliveira D, Rivadulla E, Abreu-Silva J, Varela MF, Romalde JL, Nascimento MS. Hepatitis E virus genotype 3 in mussels (Mytilus galloprovinciallis), Spain. Food Microbiology, 2016. 58:13-15
(DOI: 10.1016/


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