Paulo Gouveia de Almeida is Full Professor in Medical Entomology/ Parasitology, and President of the Scientific Council, at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal (http://www.ihmt.unl.pt ). He has been a visiting/Extraordinary professor at the CVZ, Department of Medical Virology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
He has a Medical degree from the University of Lisbon; Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Royal College of Physicians, London; MSc Medical Parasitology (LSHTM) and PhD in Medical Entomology/Parasitology (ICSTM), University of London.
Researcher and teacher in Medical Entomology and Parasitology and Coordinator of the MSc in Medical Parasitology of the IHMT/UNL (2010-2014). Has been invited lecturer in University of Oporto, University of Algarve, Faculdade Ciências e Tecnologia/UNL, Faculdade de Veterinária/UTL, Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Políticas/UTL and Faculdade de Ciências/UL, and University Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo Mozambique.
His main areas of interest include anti-vector (mosquito and tick) immunity and vaccines, Vector-Parasite relationships; Studies on mosquito vectors aimed at malaria, arboviruses (WNV, dengue, RVF), and filariasis, including systematics, molecular biology, bioecology, epidemiology, surveillance and control in different ecological settings; Climate change and risk analysis of mosquito borne diseases.
He has led various research projects in those areas, supervised several postgraduate degrees, and acted as a consultant for the Portuguese National Directorate of Health and ECDC.
APG Almeida is author/co-author of over 50 peer reviewed publications and book chapters.
- Abílio, A.P., Kampango, A., Armando, E.J., Gudo, E.S., Neves, L.C.B., Parreira, R., Sidat, M., Fafetine, J.M. & Almeida, A.P.G. First confirmed occurrence of the yellow fever virus and dengue virus vector Aedes (Stegomyia) luteocephalus (Newstead, 1907) in Mozambique. Parasites Vectors 13, 350 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04217-9.
- Johnson T, Braack LEO, Guarido M, Venter M, Almeida APG. Mosquito community composition and abundance at contrasting sites in northern South Africa, 2014–2017. Journal of Vector Ecology 2020 Vol. 45: 104-117 https://www.bioone.org/journals/journal-of-vector-ecology/volume-45/issue-1/jvec.12378/Mosquito-community-composition-and-abundance-at-contrasting-sites-in-northern/10.1111/jvec.12378.full https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jvec.12378.
- Almeida, APG, Fouque, F, Launois, P, Sousa, CA and Silveira, H. 2017. From the lab to the field: capacity building in Medical Entomology to address vector-borne diseases emergencies. Trends in Parasitology, Volume 33, Issue 9, September 2017, Pages 664-668, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2017.05.011.
- Mixão, Verónica de Pinho; Bravo-Barriga, Daniel; Parreira, Ricardo; Novo, Maria Teresa; Sousa, Carla Alexandra; Frontera, Eva; Venter, Marietjie; Braack, Leo; Almeida, António Paulo Gouveia de. 2016. Comparative morphological and molecular analysis confirms the presence of the West Nile virus mosquito vector Culex univittatus in the Iberian Peninsula. Parasites & Vectors, (2016) 9:601. DOI 10.1186/s13071-016-1877-7 URL: http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/9/1/601
- Shaikevich EV, Vinogradova EB, Bouattour A, Gouveia de Almeida AP. 2016. Genetic diversity of Culex pipiens mosquitoes in distinct populations from Europe: contribution of Cx. quinquefasciatus in Mediterranean populations. Parasit Vectors. 2016 Jan 27;9:47. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1333-8.