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Alexandra Simões is a Post-Doc Fellow at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IHMT/UNL), since June 2015.
She has a four years degree in Biotechnology of Natural Products by Universidade Independente, Master degree in Medical Microbiology by IHMT/UNL and a PhD in Biology – Molecular Biology, by Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Her main areas of interest are the management and control of healthcare-associated infections, particularly in the field of microbiology of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
She has participated as team member in various research projects in the areas of epidemiology of antibiotic resistant bacteria, vaccine impact, and prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections; co-supervised postgraduate students and has teaching assistant in Postgraduate Courses.
A. S. Simões is author/co-author of 9 peer reviewed publications, 3 papers in periodicals without referees, and several oral communications and posters in national and international scientific meetings.