Isabel L. Maurício is Assistant Professor of Medical Parasitology, at the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, NOVA University Lisbon (IHMT / UNL), since 2010. She has a degree in Biology from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences and a PhD in Infectious and Tropical Diseases by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London.
Isabel conducts research and teaches Medical Helminthology and Parasitology and is the Coordinator of the PhD in Human Genetics and Infectious Diseases at IHMT / UNL, and also has experience in supervision, teaching and coordination of courses.
Her research activities were, at LSHTM, as a Lecturer, mainly on leishmaniasis, having specialized in topics related to genetic diversity and recombination. She developed molecular typing methods for Leishmania and carried out phylogenetic studies, as well as population genetics.
Since 2010, at the IHMT, her activity has expanded to helminths, mainly soil transmitted helminths, filarial worms, Fasciola hepatica and other trematodes and their intermediate hosts. Isabel currently works in molecular epidemiology, particularly of helminths and Leishmania, their life cycles and recombination, and isothermal amplification methods for the diagnosis of helminths.
She participated, including as co-coordinator, in several research projects in these areas, has supervised several post-graduate students (PhD and MSc). She is also interested in gender issues and led a project for a network of Portuguese-speaking women scientists in African countries.
Isabel Maurício is the author of 43 articles with scientific arbitration and three book chapters. H index: 27; Average citations per item: 40; Average citations top 5 cited items: 179
- Franssen SU, Durrant C, Stark O, Moser B, Downing T, Imamura H, Dujardin JC, Sanders MJ, Mauricio I, Miles MA, Schnur LF, Jaffe CL, Nasereddin A, Schallig H, Yeo M, Bhattacharyya T, Alam MZ, Berriman M, Wirth T, Schönian G, Cotton JA. 2020. Global genome diversity of the Leishmania donovani complex. Elife. 9: e51243.
- Ferreira C, Afonso A, Calado M, Maurício I, Alho AM, Meireles J, Madeira de Carvalho L, Belo S. 2017. Molecular characterization of Dirofilaria spp. circulating in Portugal. Parasit Vectors. 10(1):250.
- Baleela R, Llewellyn MS, Fitzpatrick S, Kuhls K, Schönian G, Miles MA, Mauricio IL. 2014. Leishmania donovani populations in Eastern Sudan: temporal structuring and a link between human and canine transmission. Parasit Vectors. 7(1):496.
- Schoenian G, Mauricio IL, Cupolillo E. 2010. Is it time to revise the taxonomy of Leishmania? Trends in Parasitology 26(10):466-9
- Lukes J, Mauricio IL, Schonian G, Dujardin JC, Soteriadou K, Dedet JP, Kuhls K, Tintaya KW, Jirku M, Chocholova E, Haralambous C, Pratlong F, Obornik M, Horak A, Ayala FJ, Miles MA. 2007. Evolutionary and geographical history of the Leishmania donovani complex with a revision of current taxonomy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104:9375-9380.