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Chronic disease and infection

Helena Soares Paula Videira


Helena Soares (NMS), Maria Miragaia (ITQB NOVA) and Paula Videira (NOVA FCT)





Chronic and infectious diseases are one of the major global human health problems that include neurodegeneration, inflammation, immunological dysregulation, and old and emerging microbial infectious diseases. Chronic diseases have been leveraged by the longer human lifespan, while globalization, migrations, exponential increasing of travellers have been associated with an alarming escalade of microbes that are resistant to antibiotics. NOVA Saúde Chronic Disease and Infection Group promotes research, evidence-based knowledge and awareness to develop new effective and sustainable approaches and solutions to these problems. The group fosters academic and social discussion in order to respond to the daily challenges pose to patients, as well as, to the health systems and their professionals.


Alexandra R Fernandes
Departamento Ciências da Vida, FCT-NOVA
Diagnostic and novel therapies: focus on overcoming drug resistance/toxicity
Paula Videira
Departamento Ciências da Vida, FCT-NOVA
Immunotechnologies for identification of new biomarkers and development of new therapeutic strategies. Focus diseases of glycosylation (Congenital Glycosylation (CDG) and cancer) and impaired immune response. Modulation of the immune response mediated by dendritic cells and antibodies.
Fabrizio Macagno
Communication and miscommunication in chronic care (diabetes care)
Maria Grazia Rossi
Comunication in chronic care, Metaphors for health, Medical argumentation and reasoning
Helena Soares
Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas, NMS|FCM
Chronic Inflammatory diseases, HIV-1, rheumatoid arthritis. Molecular mechanisms of sex-bias in inflammation
Paulo Paixão
Cláudia Conceição
Global Health and Tropical Medicine/ Saúde Global e Medicina Tropical (GHTM) | IHMT
Travel medicine; Tropical medicine; Global health; Health policy
Miguel Viveiros
Global Health and Tropical Medicine/ Saúde Global e Medicina Tropical (GHTM) | IHMT
Bacterial resistance to antimicrobials. Tuberculosis multi and extensively resistant. Efflux pumps and antimicrobial resistance. New approaches for bacteriological and molecular diagnosis of antimicrobial resistance. Design of new personalized antimicrobial therapies.
Lígia Saraiva
Molecular, Structural and Cellular Microbiology (MOSTMICRO) | ITQB
Microbial Resistance, Host-Pathogen interaction, Antimicrobial Compounds
Maria Miragaia
Molecular, Structural and Cellular Microbiology (MOSTMICRO) | ITQB
Origin of antibiotic resistance; bacterial evolution and molecular epidemiology of opportunistic bacteria
Raquel Sá Leão
Molecular, Structural and Cellular Microbiology (MOSTMICRO) | ITQB
Vaccines, antimicrobial resistance, molecular epidemiology
Paulo Sousa


Email: novasaude@unl.pt