Luísa Maria Sobreira Vieira Peixe
Associate Professor
Integrated Member
Research Group
Molecular Microbiology
R. Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228 Porto. 4050-313 Porto Portugal
220 428 580
Research Interests
Ecology and evolution of antibiotic resistance
Genetic elements driving the dissemination of resistance genes
Bacterial adaptative traits to surfaces and hosts (e.g. biofilm production, virulence)
High throughput methodologies for bacterial typing and detection of resistance mechanisms
Main publications
Grosso F, Quinteira S, Poirel L, Novais Â, Peixe L.Role of common blaOXA-24/OXA-40-carrying platforms and plasmids in the spread of OXA-24/OXA-40 among Acinetobacter species clinical isolates. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Jul;56(7):3969-72. doi: 10.1128/AAC.06255-11.

Novais A, Pires J, Ferreira H, Costa L, Montenegro C, Vuotto C, Donelli G, Coque TM, Peixe L.Characterization of globally spread Escherichia coli ST131 isolates (1991 to 2010). Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Jul;56(7):3973-6. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00475-12.

Grosso F, Quinteira S, Peixe L.. Understanding the dynamics of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii lineages within Portugal. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011 Aug;17(8):1275-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03469.x.

Freitas AR, Coque TM, Novais C, Hammerum AM, Lester CH, Zervos MJ, Donabedian S, Jensen LB, Francia MV, Baquero F, Peixe L.Human and swine hosts share vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium CC17 and CC5 and Enterococcus faecalis CC2 clonal clusters harboring Tn1546 on indistinguishable plasmids. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Mar;49(3):925-31. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01750-10.

Grosso F, Carvalho KR, Quinteira S, Ramos A, Carvalho-Assef AP, Asensi MD, Peixe L. OXA-23-producing Acinetobacter baumannii: a new hotspot of diversity in Rio de Janeiro? J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Jan;66(1):62-5. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkq406.

Coque TM, Novais A, Carattoli A, Poirel L, Pitout J, Peixe L, Baquero F, Cantón R, Nordmann P.Dissemination of clonally related Escherichia coli strains expressing extended-spectrum beta-lactamase CTX-M-15. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Feb;14(2):195-200. doi: 10.3201/eid1402.070350.

Novais C, Freitas AR, Sousa JC, Baquero F, Coque TM, Peixe LV. Diversity of Tn1546 and its role in the dissemination of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Portugal. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Mar;52(3):1001-8. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00999-07.

Antunes P, Machado J, Peixe L.Dissemination of sul3-containing elements linked to class 1 integrons with an unusual 3' conserved sequence region among Salmonella isolates. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Apr;51(4):1545-8.