Marcos Borges de Pinho

Full Name: Marcos Daniel Caetano Borges de Pinho

Academic Qualification:

  • PhD: Microbiology - FML/UL
  • Master Degree: Clinical Microbiology - FML/UL
  • Degree: Microbiology - ESB\UCP

Assistant Professor
Instituto de Microbiologia,Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa

My current work focuses the molecular epidemiology of group C and G streptococci. I am interested in the clonal composition of the population of group C and G streptococci isolated in Portuguese Hospitals, giving special attention to the differences in invasiveness of the strains.


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Preziuso, S., M. D. Pinho, A. R. Attili, J. Melo-Cristino, E. Acke, A. C. Midwinter, V. Cuteri, M. Ramirez. PCR based differentiation between Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis strains isolated from humans and horses. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 2014. 37(3): 169-72.

Pinho M. D., Matos S. C., Pomba, C., Lübke-Becker, A., Wieler, L. H., Preziuso, S., Melo-Cristino, J., Ramirez, M. Multilocus sequence analysis of Streptococcus canis confirms the zoonotic origin of human infections and reveals genetic exchange with Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis. J Clin Microbiol. 2013. 51:1099-1109.

Pinho, M. D., J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez. Fluoroquinolone resistance in Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis and evidence for a shared global gene pool with Streptococcus pyogenes. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2010. 54: 1769-1777.

McMillan, D. J., D. E. Bessen, M. Pinho, C. Ford, G. S. Hall, J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez. Population genetics of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis reveals widely dispersed clones and extensive recombination. PLoS One. 2010. 5: e11741.

Melo-Cristino J., L. Santos, C. Silva-Costa, A. Friães, M. D. Pinho, M. Ramirez. The Viriato study: update on antimicrobial resistance of microbial pathogens responsible for community-acquired respiratory tract infections in Portugal. Paediatric Drugs 2010. 12:11-17.

Pinho, M. D., J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez, the Portuguese group for the study of streptococcal infections. Clonal relationships between invasive and noninvasive lancefield group C and G Streptococci and emm-specific differences in invasiveness. 2006. J. Clin. Microbiol. 44:841-846.

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