Ricardo Araújo
Name: Ricardo Araújo
E-mail: raraujo@ipatimup.pt
Academic Degree: Doctor of philosophy

Ricardo Araújo
Ricardo Araújo
Member of
Visiting Researcher of Population Genetics

Short CV
Researcher, Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (Ipatimup), Portugal

Academic degrees
2007: PhD in Human Biology, in Medical Faculty, University of Porto, Portugal
2001: Degree in Biology, Sciences Faculty, University of Porto, Portugal

Participation in research projects
Active project: ""Characterization of voriconazole susceptibility in relevant clinical molds"", financed by Pfizer Inc. (project leader).
Active project: ""Role of oral microorganisms in Peritoneal Dialysis-related infections”, financed by UPorto (team member).
Active project: ""Phylogeography and population structure of the powdery mildew fungus, Erysiphe necator, from diverse Vitis vinifera cultivars grown in Portugal”, financed by UPorto (team member).
Ricardo Araújo also participated in 5 other projects financed by FCT, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and UPorto.

Co-author of 5 book chapters and 20 peer-reviewed publications in international journals.

Book chapters

1. M. Oliveira, O. Lage, R. Araujo. “Airborne fungi and bacteria in public facilities”. In “Advances in Environmental Research”, vol. 23. Nova Science Publishers, 2012. (Editor: Justin A. Daniels)
2. R. Araujo, J. P. Cabral. “Fungal air quality in medical protected environments”. In “Air quality”, pp. 357-382. Sciyo, 2010.
3. R. Araujo, C. Pina-Vaz, A. G. Rodrigues. “Mould infections: a global threat to immunocompromised patients”. In “Combating Fungal Infections: Problems and Remedy”, pp. 1-19. Springer-Verlag, 2010.
4. R. Araujo, A. Espinel-Ingroff. “Antifungal resistance: cellular and molecular mechanisms”. In “Combating Fungal Infections: Problems and Remedy”, pp.125-145. Springer-Verlag, 2010.
5. A. G. Rodrigues, C. Pina-Vaz, E. Ricardo, R. Araujo. ""O papel do ar ambiente e da água de consumo hospitalar como vectores de transmissão nosocomial de fungos do género Aspergillus"". In ""Investigação e

Current research interests
Molecular microbiology (application to clinics, environment and forensic sciences).
Molecular epidemiology and infections diseases.
Infection control strategies.
Susceptibility testing methodologies and spread of microbial resistance.

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First Author
1. Araujo R, Caramalho R, Coutinho C, Sá-Correia I
2. Araujo R, Oliveira M, Amorim A, Sampaio-Maia B
Unpredictable susceptibility of emerging clinical moulds to tri-azoles: review of the literature and upcoming challenges for mould identification. European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology 34: 1289-301, 2015. [Review] 
3. Araujo R, Eusebio N, Caramalho R
4. Araujo R, Gungor O, Amorim A
 doi: 10.2217/fmb.15.103 PMID: 26515651.
6. Araujo R, Pina-Vaz C, Rodrigues AG, Amorim A, Gusmão L
Simple and highly discriminatory microsatellite-based multiplex PCR for Aspergillus fumigatus strain typing. Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 15: 260-6, 2009. [Article] 
7. Araujo R, Espinel-Ingroff A
8. Araujo R, Costa-de-Oliveira S, Coutinho I, Rodrigues AG, Pina-Vaz C
Evaluating the resistance to posaconazole by E-test and CLSI broth microdilution methodologies of Candida spp. and pathogenic moulds. European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology 28: 1137-40, 2009. [Editorial Material] 
9. Araujo R, Coutinho I, Espinel-Ingroff A
 doi: 10.1093/jac/dkn415 PMID: 18824456.
10. Araujo R, Gonçalves Rodrigues A, Pina-Vaz C
11. Araujo R, Rodrigues AG
Variability of germinative potential among pathogenic species of Aspergillus. Journal of clinical microbiology 42: 4335-7, 2004. [Article] 
12. Araujo R, Rodrigues AG, Pina-Vaz C
 PMID: 15272066.
Senior Author
1. Teixeira J, Amorim A, Araujo R
Recombination detection in Aspergillus fumigatus through single nucleotide polymorphisms typing. Environmental microbiology reports 7: 881-6, 2015. [Article] 
2. Oliveira M, Lackner M, Amorim A, Araujo R
4. Almeida LA, Araujo R
Highlights on molecular identification of closely related species. Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases 13: 67-75, 2013. [Review] 
5. Caramalho R, Gusmão L, Lackner M, Amorim A, Araujo R
6. Monteiro-da-Silva F, Sampaio-Maia B, Pereira Mde L, Araujo R
Characterization of the oral fungal microbiota in smokers and non-smokers. European journal of oral sciences 121: 132-5, 2013. [Article] 
 doi: 10.1111/eos.12030 PMID: 23489903.
7. Beirão F, Araujo R
State of the art diagnostic of mold diseases: a practical guide for clinicians. European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology 32: 3-9, 2013. [Review] 
8. Eusebio N, Pinheiro T, Amorim AA, Gamboa F, Saraiva L, Gusmão L, Amorim A, Araujo R
9. Eusebio N, Coutinho CP, Sá-Correia I, Araujo R
SNaPBcen: a Novel and Practical Tool for Genotyping Burkholderia cenocepacia. Journal of clinical microbiology 51: 2646-53, 2013. [Article] 
10. Serrano R, Gusmão L, Amorim A, Araujo R
11. Amorim A, Guedes-Vaz L, Araujo R
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