Luísa Maria Sobreira Vieira Peixe

Research Lab Leader

Associate Professor with "Agregação" (since 2006)
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Ciência Vitae

Main publications

  • Botelho, J; Grosso, F; Quinteira, S; Brilhante, M; Ramos, H; Peixe, L. 2018. Two decades of bla(VIM-2)-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa dissemination: an interplay between mobile genetic elements and successful clones. JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY, 73, DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkx517
  • Botelho, J; Grosso, F; Peixe, L. 2018. Unravelling the genome of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate belonging to the high-risk clone ST235 reveals an integrative conjugative element housing a bla(GES-6) carbapenemase. JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY, 73, DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkx337
  • Freitas, AR; Tedim, AP; Novais, C; Coque, TM; Peixe, L. 2018. Distribution of putative virulence markers in Enterococcus faecium: towards a safety profile review. JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY, 73, DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkx387
  • Freitas, AR; Novais, C; Duarte, B; Pereira, AP; Coque, TM; Peixe, L. 2018. High rates of colonisation by ampicillin-resistant enterococci in residents of long-term care facilities in Porto, Portugal. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, 51, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2017.11.007
  • Novais, C; Campos, J; Freitas, AR; Barros, M; Silveira, E; Coque, TM; Antunes, P; Peixe, L. 2018. Water supply and feed as sources of antimicrobial-resistant Enterococcus spp. in aquacultures of rainbow trout (Oncorhyncus mykiss), Portugal. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 625, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.265

Main research interests

  • Transmission and evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria in different ecological niches
  • Biomarkers identification, design and production of quick, inexpensive tools for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases.
  • Female Urinary Microbiota in Health and Disease
  • Enhance the efficacy of industrial processes for the production of safe, sustainable and high quality food
  • Elucidation of bacterial resistance/tolerance mechanisms to antimicrobials


  • "Agregação" in Microbiology, Faculdade de Farmácia- Univ. do Porto (1996)