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Maria Fátima da Fonseca

Maria Fátima da Fonseca

PhD student

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • Thesis title: Carbapenemases de Serratia fonticola UTAD54/ Carbapenemases of Serratia fonticola UTAD54 Supervisor: Prof. Doutor António Correia/ Doutor James Spencer Category: Grant type: Funding entity: Grant reference: Start date: 0000-00-00 End date: 0000-00-00

Research Interests

Antibiotic resistance. Research of bacterial mechanisms of antibiotic resistance; biochemical characterization of beta-lactamases; studies on 3D structure of beta-lactamases. Research of virulence factors in Serratia fonticola.

Molecular Microbiology Lab

Personal Data

Born in France, January 1980.

BSc (licenciatura) in Biology, 2002, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Master on Molecular Microbiology, 2005, University of Aveiro, Portugal,

Scientific Supervision

In progress


In progress


WoS Papers (4)
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Moura A., Silva L., Bárrios S., Fonseca F., Henriques I., Correia A. (2007) Bacterial community composition over a dry winter in meso- and eutrophic Portuguese water bodies. In: Personal Data. Fems Microbiol Ecol. 59, 3, 638–650
Henriques I., Fonseca F., Alves A., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2006) Ocurrence and diversity of integrons and beta-lactamase genes among ampicillin-resistant isolates from estuarine waters. In: Personal Data. Research In Microbiology. 157, 938-947.
Fonseca F., Sarmento A. C., Henriques I,, Samyn B., van Beeumen J., Domingues P., Domingues M. R., Saavedra M. J., Correia A. (2007) Biochemical characterization of SFC-1, a class A carbapenem- hydrolyzing beta-lactamase. In: Personal Data. Antimicrobial Agents And Chemotherapy. 51, 4512-4514.
Henriques I., Fonseca F., Alves A., Saavedra M. J., Correia A. (2008) Tetracycline-resistance genes in Gram-negative isolates from estuarine waters. In: Personal Data. Letters In Applied Microbiology. 47, 526-533.
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Books (0)
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Thesis (1)
Fonseca F. (2005) Sobreexpressão e purificação da carbapenemase SFC-1 produzida por um isolado de Serratia fonticola. In: Personal Data. MSc Thesis.
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CESAM - Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar - Universidade de Aveiro

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