Mário Ramirez
  • Instituto de Microbiologia, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Research fields
  • Microbiology
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1998

Current position

Associate Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Laboratory Head, Molecular Microbiology and Infection Unit, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Publications (since 2013)

  1. Gouveia, C., Friaes, A., Cassiano-Neves, M., Melo-Cristino, J., Ramirez, M. (2013). MRSA and PVL positive Staphylococcus aureus are rarely found in community-acquired osteoarticular infections in children in Portugal, a country with high MRSA prevalence. Online Int J of Micr Res 1:20–24.
  2. Vaz, M., Meirinhos-Soares, L., Sousa, C. C., Ramirez, M., Melo-Cristino, J. and Lopes, J. A. (2013). Serotype discrimination of encapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae strains by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics. J Microbiol Methods 93(2): 102-107.    
  3. Carrico, J. A., Sabat, A. J., Friedrich, A. W., Ramirez, M. and Markers, E. S. G. f. E. (2013). Bioinformatics in bacterial molecular epidemiology and public health: databases, tools and the next-generation sequencing revolution. Euro Surveill 18(4): 20382.    
  4. Pinho, M. D., Matos, S. C., Pomba, C., Lubke-Becker, A., Wieler, L. H., Preziuso, S., Melo-Cristino, J. and Ramirez, M. (2013). Multilocus sequence analysis of Streptococcus canis confirms the zoonotic origin of human infections and reveals genetic exchange with Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis. J Clin Microbiol 51(4): 1099-1109.    
  5. Martins, E. R., Andreu, A., Melo-Cristino, J. and Ramirez, M. (2013). Distribution of pilus islands in Streptococcus agalactiae that cause human infections: insights into evolution and implication for vaccine development. Clin Vaccine Immunol 20(2): 313-316.    
  6. Frias, M. J., Melo-Cristino, J. and Ramirez, M. (2013). Export of the pneumococcal phage SV1 lysin requires choline-containing teichoic acids and is holin-independent. Mol Microbiol 87(2): 430-445.    
  7. Friaes, A., Pinto, F. R., Silva-Costa, C., Ramirez, M. and Melo-Cristino, J. (2013). Superantigen gene complement of Streptococcus pyogenes--relationship with other typing methods and short-term stability. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 32(1): 115-125.
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