Olga Maria Guerreiro de Matos graduated with an MD degree at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Portugal. Dr. Matos is an Associate Professor with Habilitation in Medical Parasitology at Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), UNL.
Dr. Matos has research interests in the fields of Medical Parasitology, Medical Protozoology,Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, and Molecular Biology. She was/is a principalinvestigator/co-investigator in several national and international research projects, and integrated/integrates European networks for the study of intestinal parasites and pneumocystosis.
Dr. Matos offers specialized Laboratory Community Services in the area of Medical Parasitology, and teaches in several Post-graduate, Master and PhD Courses of her University, and other Public Universities.
Dr. Matos has participated as member of evaluation panels of Research Centers and Projects in both the European Union and South Africa. She holds editorial functions in the Editorial Board of
4 International Research Journals and has acted as peer-reviewer in more than 40 International and National Research Journals of the specialty.
Molecular epidemiology of infections: Pneumocystis jirovecii, Toxoplasma gondii, Giardia duodenalis, Cryptosporidium spp. and Microsporidia, in humans and animals; Drug resistance and susceptibility genes: P. jirovecii and T. gondii infections. Host-parasite relationship: P. jirovecii and Cryptosporidium spp.; Epidemiology of Chagas disease in Portugal, a non-endemic country; Development of new tools for diagnosis and molecular characterization of opportunistic, emergent and re-emergent parasitoses. Survey and in vitro studies of medicinal plants with anti-parasitic activity.
Team: Maria Luísa Lobo da Costa (Post-Doc Fellow), Ana Tomás Chocalheiro (PhD Student), Cátia Mota (Master Student), Liliana Silva (Master Student), Mónica Garcia (Master Student), Marta Ribeiro (Master Student) e Mafalda Pinto (Master Student)
- Lobo M. L., Augusto J., Antunes F., Ceita J., Xiao L., Codices V. & Matos O. (2014). Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis, Enterocytozoon bieneusi and other intestinal parasites in young children in Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe. PLoS One, 9(5): e97708.
- Esteves F., Gaspar J., De Sousa B., Antunes F., Mansinho F. & Matos O. (2012). Pneumocystis jirovecii multilocus genotyping in pooled DNA samples: A new approach for clinical and epidemiological studies. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 18: E177-E184.
- Esteves F, Gaspar J, De Sousa B, Antunes F, Mansinho K & Matos O. (2011). Clinical relevance of multiple single-nucleotide polymorphisms in Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia: development of a multiplex PCR-single-base-extension methodology. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49: 1810-1815.
- Matos O., Alves M., Xiao L. H., Cama V. & Antunes F. (2004). Cryptosporidium felis and C. meleagridis in persons with HIV, Portugal. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10: 2256-2257.
- Alves M., Xiao L., Sulaiman I., Lal A. A., Matos O. & Antunes F. (2003). Subgenotype analysis of Cryptosporidium isolates from humans, cattle, and zoo ruminants in Portugal. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41: 2744-2747.