Technical researcher of the Research and Teaching Unit of Medical Parasitology at Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL). He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Analysis (Escola Superior de Saúde Egas Moniz) and a Master’s Degree in Medical Parasitology (2015, IHMT-UNL). Since 2020 he is an effective member of the Occupational Health, Biosafety and Quality Committee of IHMT-UNL. He is the co-author of 27 scientific articles published in specialized journals and has supported several national and international projects.
José works in the field of Health Sciences and his activity is mainly carried out on leishmaniasis field, and also in research work on diseases transmitted by viruses and ticks. He is responsible for the serological, parasitological and molecular diagnosis of human and canine leishmaniasis at IHMT-UNL, with extensive experience in Leishmania and cell line cultures maintenance and cryopreservation.
- Carla Maia, Nazli Ayhan, José Manuel Cristóvão, André Pereira, Remi Charrel. 2022. Human seroprevalence of Toscana virus and Sicilian phlebovirus in the southwest of Portugal. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2022 Jan;41(1):137-14. doi: 10.1007/s10096-021-04332-0
- Gert Van der Auwera, Leigh Davidsson, Pierre Buffet, Marie-Thérèse Ruf, Marina Gramiccia, Stefania Varani, Carmen Chicharro, Aldert Bart, Gundel Harms, Peter L. Chiodini, Hanne Brekke, Florence Robert-Gangneux, Sofia Cortes, Jaco J Verweij, Alessandra Scarabello, Sara Karlsson Söbirk, Romain Guéry, Saskia van Henten, Trentina Di Muccio, Elena Carra, Pieter van Thiel, Martin Vandeputte, Valeria Gaspari, Johannes Blum, LeishMan Surveillance network. 2022. LeishMan Surveillance Network members who contributed to this article (in addition to authors above): Emmanuel Bottieau, Jan Clerinx, Lieselotte Cnops, José Manuel Cristovão, JeanClaude Dujardin, Eleonora Fiorentino, Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Luigi Gradoni, Andreas K Lindner, Diana Lockwood, Stephen Walker, Aldo Scalone, Johan van Griensven. Surveillance of leishmaniasis cases from 15 European centres, 2014 to 2019: a retrospective analysis. Surveillance.
- Carla Maia, José Cristóvão, André Pereira, Tatiana Kostalova, Tereza Lestinova, Petra Sumova, Petr Volf, Lenea Campino. Monitoring Leishmania infection and exposure to Phlebotomus perniciosus using minimal and non-invasive canine samples. Parasit Vectors. Apr 21;13(1):119. doi: 10.1186/s13071-020-3993-7
- André Pereira, Ricardo Parreira, José Manuel Cristóvão, Germano Castelli, Federica Bruno, Fabrizio Vitale, Lenea Campino, Carla Maia. Phylogenetic insights on Leishmania detected in cats as revealed by nucleotide sequence analysis of multiple genetic markers. Infect Genet Evol. 2020 Jan;77:104069. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2019.104069.
- Pereira A., Cristóvão J., Vilhena H., Martins A., Cachola P., Henriques J., Coimbra M., Catarino A., Lestinova T., Spitzova T., Volf P., Campino L. and Maia C. 2019. Antibody response to Phlebotomus perniciosus saliva in cats naturally exposed to phlebotomine sand flies is positively associated with Leishmania infection. Parasites & Vectors, 12:128.