Clara Sousa
Post-doc Researcher
Integrated Member
Research Group
Molecular Microbiology
Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, N228 4050-313 Porto
351 964 624
Research Interests
Current research activity is focused on the application of high throughput methodologies as FTIR spectroscopy and MALDI-TOF MS/MS coupled with chemometric tools in bacterial discrimination and identification. Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, epidemiology and evolution of bacterial resistance to antibiotics are related interest topics.
Main publications
1. Sousa C, Lopes J. 2013 “Infrared spectroscopy detection coupled to chemometrics to characterize foodborne pathogens at a sub-species level.” In: Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Food Science and Technology, Chapter 20, pp.385-417, edited by Daniel Granato and Gaston Ares, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (in press)

2. Sousa C, Novais Â, Magalhães A, Lopes J, Peixe L. 2013 Widespread high-risk B2 and D Escherichia coli clones depicted by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Scientific Reports, 3:3278.

3. Sousa C, Matos M, Morais V. 2013 Energetics and stability of azulene: from experimental to high-level quantum chemical calculations. Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. DOI: 10.1016/j.jct.2013.11.008.

4. Sousa C, Santos L, Matos M, Morais V. 2013 Energetics of 2- and 3-coumaranone isomers: a combined calorimetric and computational study. Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 67:210-216.

5. Vaz M, Meirinhos-Soares L, Sousa C, Ramirez M, Melo-Cristino J, Lopes J. 2013 Serotypes discrimination of encapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae strains by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 93(2): 102-107.

6. Sousa C, Matos M, Morais V. 2013 Experimental and Computational Thermochemistry of 6,7-Dihydro-4(5H)-benzofuranone. Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 56:83-88.

7. Sousa C, Grosso F, Meirinhos-Soares L, Peixe L, Lopes J. 2012 Identification of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clones using infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Biophotonics, DOI:10.1002/jbio.201200075.

8. Sousa C, Matos M, Morais V. 2011 Calorimetric and computational study of 7-hydroxycoumarin. Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 43:1435-1440.

9. Sousa C, Matos M, Morais V. 2011 When theory and experiment hold hands: The thermochemistry of -pyrone derivatives. Journal of chemical Thermodynamics, 43:1159-1163.

10. Sousa C, Morais V, Matos M. 2010 Energetics of the isomers: 3- and 4-hydroxycoumarin. Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 42:1372-1378.