Marta Pingarilho finished her PhD Sciences of Live (speciality Genetics) in NOVA-Medical School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal in May 2013.
Assistant Researcher at Global Public Health. Marta Scientific research is focused in the molecular epidemiology of HIV and other viruses, as well as on the dynamics of transmission of HIV infection and on HIV drug resistance. The aim of her research is to generate a better understanding of HIV epidemic according to demographic, socio-behavioral and clinical data and contribute to the development of better HIV prevention strategies at a national and international level. It is also expected to predict future levels of drug resistance to different drug classes, which will be highly valuable for the establishment of future treatment guidelines.
Marta teaches Health of the Vulnerable Populations and Epidemiology at IHMT-NOVA. Supervises or supervised 3 PhD thesis and 7 master theses. In 2016 and 2017 the working group to which she belongs received the prize of Gilead Génese programme and in 2019 the Ricardo Camacho Award from Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo Clínico da SIDA.
Coordinated and Co-coordinated 3 national and international projects and participates/participated in 6 national or international projects.
Has published around 25 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including AIDS, Viruses and Scientific Reports. She has participated in several national and international congresses with about 18 oral presentations (2 awards of best oral communication) and about 25 poster presentations.
- Pingarilho M, Pimentel V, Miranda MNS, Silva AR, Diniz A, Ascenção BB, Piñeiro C, Koch C, Rodrigues C, Caldas C, Morais C, Faria D, da Silva EG, Teófilo E, Monteiro F, Roxo F, Maltez F, Rodrigues F, Gaião G, Ramos H, Costa I, Germano I, Simões J, Oliveira J, Ferreira J, Poças J, da Cunha JS, Soares J, Henriques J, Mansinho K, Pedro L, Aleixo MJ, Gonçalves MJ, Manata MJ, Mouro M, Serrado M, Caixeiro M, Marques N, Costa O, Pacheco P, Proença P, Rodrigues P, Pinho R, Tavares R, de Abreu RC, Côrte-Real R, Serrão R, Castro RS, Nunes S, Faria T, Baptista T, Martins MRO, Gomes P, Mendão L, Simões D and Abecasis A (2022) “HIV- 1-Transmitted Drug Resistance and Transmission Clusters in Newly Diagnosed Patients in Portugal Between 2014 and 2019”. Front. Microbiol. 13:823208. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.823208
- Pingarilho M, Pimentel V, Diogo I, Fernandes S, Miranda M, Pineda-Pena A, Libin P, Theys K, Martins MRO, Vandamme AM, Camacho R, Gomes P, Abecasis A “Increasing Prevalence of HIV-1 Transmitted Drug Resistance in Portugal: Implications for First Line Treatment Recommendations.” 2020 Oct 30;12(11):1238. doi: 10.3390/v12111238.
- Abecasis AB, Pingarilho M, Vandamme AM, “Phylogenetic analysis as a forensic tool in HIV transmission investigations: a literature review.”, 2018 March 13 , 32(5): 543-554
- Pimentel, Victor Figueiredo; Pingarilho, Marta; Sole, Giordano; Alves, Daniela; Miranda, Mafalda; Diogo, Isabel; Fernandes, Sandra; Pineda-Pena, Andrea; Martins, M. Rosário O.; Camacho, Ricardo; Gomes, Perpétua; Abecasis, Ana B. on behalf of the Portuguese HIV-1 Resistance Study Group; “Differential patterns of post-migration HIV-1 infection acquisition among Portuguese immigrants of different geographical origin” AIDS: February 25, 2022 – Volume – Issue – doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003203
- Miranda MNS, Pingarilho M, Pimentel V, Martins MdRO, Kaiser R, Seguin-Devaux C, Paredes R, Zazzi M, Incardona F and Abecasis AB (2022) “Trends of Transmitted and Acquired Drug Resistance in Europe From 1981 to 2019: A Comparison Between the Populations of Late Presenters and Non-late Presenters”. Front. Microbiol. 13:846943. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2022.846943