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  Marta Tacão  
  Phone: +351 234 370 970  
  e-mail: martat@ua.pt  
  Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Stress Biology
 
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  Title:
  Supervisor: Isabel da Silva Henriques
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BPD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: BPD/114855/2016
  Start date: 2017-05-01
  End date: 2023-04-30
Current research interests

Antibiotic resistance in lotic ecosystems: mechanisms of resistance, dissemination of genetic determinants of resistance, diversity of resistant microbial communities

Academic degrees

PhD in Microbiology, University of Aveiro (2014)


Master in Molecular Microbiology, University of Aveiro (2003)


Degree in Biology, University of Aveiro (1999)

Advanced courses/ Workshops

- Workshop “Resistência a antibióticos: o problema e as soluções” - Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Biologia, Aveiro, Portugal, 2017;


- Advanced Course “Microbial Diversity: Methods and Applications”, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 2013;


- Advanced Coursedvanced Course “Antibiotic resistance in the environment” Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 2012;


- Workshop “DGGE in Microbiology - Principles and Practice” Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 2005;

Scientific Supervision
Master (Co-supervisor): Maria do Carmo Oliveira Vendas
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Pedro Teixeira
(not a CESAM member)

Final project (Co-supervisor): Sara Azenha
(not a CESAM member)
Final project (Co-supervisor): Ana Sofia Figueiredo
(not a CESAM member)



Projects
ARTEMan: Transferência de resistência a antibióticos entre o Ambiente e o Homem [see details]

StARE: Stopping Antibiotic Resistance Evolution [see details]

REFRESH – Minimizing microbial hazards in vegetables cultivated in the Estarreja municipality [see details]

ARISKA - Antibiotic resistance in the Antuã River: assessing risks to public health [see details]

PhytoMarsh - The phytosphere of salt-marsh plants: an underexplored microbial hot-spot [see details]

Publications
  1. Tacão M, Araújo S, Vendas M, Alves A, Henriques I (in press) Shewanella species as the origin of blaOXA-48 genes: insights into gene diversity, associated phenotypes and possible transfer mechanisms. International Journal Of Antimicrobial Agents. (see details) ISI paper
  2. Tacao M., Silva I., Henriques I. (2017) Culture-independent methods reveal high diversity of OXA-48-like genes in water environments. Journal Of Water And Health. 15, 4, 519-525. (see details) ISI paper
  3. Tacão M, Tavares RS, Teixeira P, Roxo I, Ramalheira E, Ferreira S, Henriques I (2017) Co-occurrence of mcr-1 and blaKPC-3 in Escherichia coli ST744 recovered from a patient in Portugal after therapy with meropenem and colistin. Emerging And Infectious Diseases. 23(8), 1419-1421. (see details) ISI paper
  4. Araújo S., Silva I.A.T., Tacão M., Patinha C., Alves A., Henriques I. (2017) Characterization of antibiotic resistant and pathogenic Escherichia coli in irrigation water and vegetables in household farms. International Journal Of Food Microbiology. 257, 192-200. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.06.020
  5. Fidalgo C., Henriques I., Rocha J., Tacao M., Alves A. (2016) Culturable endophytic bacteria from the salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides: phylogenetic diversity, functional characterization, and influence of metal(loid) contamination. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 23, 10, 10200-10214. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-6208-1
  6. Rocha J., Tacao M., Fidalgo C., Alves A., Henriques I. (2016) Diversity of endophytic Pseudomonas in Halimione portulacoides from metal(loid)-polluted salt marshes. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 23, 13, 13255-13267. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: doi:10.1007/s11356-016-6483-x.
  7. Henriques I., Tacao M., Leite L., Fidalgo C., Araujo S., Oliveira C., Alves A. (2016) Co-selection of antibiotic and metal(loid) resistance in gram-negative epiphytic bacteria from contaminated salt marshes. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 109, 1, 427-434. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.05.031
  8. Teixeira P., Tacao M., Alves A., Henriques I. (2016) Antibiotic and metal resistance in a ST395 Pseudomonas aeruginosa environmental isolate: A genomics approach. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 110, 1, 75-81. (see details) ISI paper
  9. Tacao M., Correia A., Henriques I.S. (2015) Low Prevalence of Carbapenem-Resistant Bacteria in River Water: Resistance Is Mostly Related to Intrinsic Mechanisms. Microbial Drug Resistance. 21, 5, 497-506. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/mdr.2015.0072
  10. Tacão M., Moura A., Correia A., Henriques I. (2014) Co-resistance to different classes of antibiotics among ESBL-producers from aquatic systems. Water Research. 48, 100-107. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2013.09.021
  11. Pereira A., Santos A., Tacão M., Alves A., Henriques I., Correia A. (2013) Genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli from Tagus estuary (Portugal). Science Of The Total Environment. 461, 65-71. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.04.067
  12. Tacão M, Correia A., Henriques I. (2013) Environmental Shewanella xiamenensis Strains That Carry bla(OXA-48) or bla(OXA-204) Genes: Additional Proof for bla(OXA-48-Like) Gene Origin. Antimicrobial Agents And Chemotherapy. 57, 6399-6400. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00771-13
  13. Tacão M., Correia A., Henriques I. (2012) Resistance to broad-spectrum antibiotics in aquatic systems: anthropogenic activities modulate the dissemination of blaCTX-M-like genes. Applied And Environmental Microbiology. 78, 4134-4140. (see details) ISI paper
  14. Correia A., Henriques I., Tacão M. (2012) Carbapenem-resistant bacteria in river water. Salud I Ciencia. 19, 452-454. (see details) ISI paper
  15. Eusébio A., Tacão M., Chaves S., Tenreiro R., Almeida-Vara E. (2011) Molecular assessment of microbiota structure and dynamics along mixed olive oil and winery wastewaters biotreatment. Biodegradation. 22, 773-795. (see details) ISI paper
  16. Calhau V., Tacão M., Morgado F., Correia A., Henriques I. (2010) PCR–DGGE-based methodologies to assess diversity and dynamics of Aeromonas communities. Journal Of Applied Microbiology. 108, 608-623. (see details) ISI paper
  17. Moura A., Tacão M., Henriques I., Dias J., Ferreira P., Correia A. (2009) Characterization of bacterial diversity in two aerated lagoons of a wastewater treatment plant using PCR-DGGE analysis. Microbiological Research. 164, 560-569. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micres.2007.06.005
  18. Henriques I., Alves A., Tacão M., Almeida A., Cunha A., Correia A. (2006) Genetic diversity and dynamics of free-living bacterial community along an estuarine gradient (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science . 68, 139-148. (see details) ISI paper
  19. Tacão M., Moura A., Alves A., Henriques I., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2005) Evaluation of 16S-rDNA- and gyrB-DGGE for typing members of the genus Aeromonas. Fems Microbiology Letters. 1, 246, 11-18. (see details) ISI paper
  20. Tacão M., Alves A., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2005) BOX-PCR is an adequate tool for typing Aeromonas spp. . Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek . 2, 88, 173-179. (see details) ISI paper
  21. Saavedra, M.J., Guedes-Novais S., Alves A., Rema P., Tacão M., Correia A., Martínez-Murcia A. (2004) Resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics in Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). International Microbiology. 7, 207-211. (see details) ISI paper
  1. Vendas, Maria do Carmo Oliveira (2015) Sources of antibiotic resistance in the environment. MSc Thesis. [co-supervisor] (see details)
  2. Tacão M. (2009) Resistance to last-resort antibiotics in natural environments. PhD Thesis. (see details)
  3. Tacão M. (2003) Molecular characterisation of Aeromonas spp. resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  1. Fidalgo C, Tacão M, Rocha J, Henriques I, Alves A (2015) Culturable endophytic bacteria from salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides: functional characterization, phylogenetic diversity and influence of metal contamination. (see details)
  2. Araújo S., Tacão M., Leite L., Oliveira C., Alves A., Henriques I. (2015) Effect of metal contamination on antibiotic resistance traits in epiphytic bacteria. (see details)
  3. Tacao M., Araújo S., Correia A., Alves A., Henriques I. (2014) Environmental enterobacteria carrying blaOXA-48-like genes. (see details)
  4. Tacão M., Leite S., Correia A., Alves A., Henriques I. (2013) Antibiotics and heavy metals co-resistance among phyllosphere bacteria in saltmarshes. (see details)
  5. Tacão M., Correia A., Henriques I. (2013) Shewanella xiamenensis strains isolated in river water that carry blaOXA-48-like genes. (see details)
  6. Tacão M., Moura A., Correia A., Henriques I. (2013) Co-prevalence of integrons and resistance to aminoglycosides, quinolones, tetracyclines in ESBL-producers from freshwater systems. (see details)
  7. Tacão M., Correia A., Alves A., Henriques I. (2013) Enterobacteria carrying OXA-48-like genes isolated from non-human sources. (see details)
  8. Tacão M., Henriques I., Correia A. (2012) Diversity of blaCTX-M-like genes among polluted and unpolluted rivers. (see details)
  9. Tacão M., Henriques I., Correia A. (2011) Lotic cefotaxime resistance: what runs in the water?. (see details)
  10. Tacão M., Henriques I., Correia A. (2011) Beta-lactam resistance in a portuguese lotic ecosystem: focus on clinically relevant extended-spectrum beta-lactamases. (see details)
  11. Pestana J.LT., Tacão M., Lemos M.F.L., Campos B., Henriques I., Alves A., Correia A., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M. (2010) Are Changes in microbial communities’ structure suitable indicators of Ecosystem Functioning in Lotic waters?. (see details)
  12. Calhau V., Tacão M., Morgado F., Correia A., Henriques I. (2009) Diversity and dynamics of Aeromonas communities in the estuary Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. (see details)
  13. Eusébio A., Vaz A., Tacão M., Eusébio M., Ribeiro C., Tenreiro R., Almeida-Vara E. (2009) Detection of D/N functional genes during a biotreatment of mixed olive oil and winery wastewaters. (see details)
  14. Eusébio A., Tacão M., Chaves S., Tenreiro R., Almeida-Vara E. (2009) Molecular assessment of microbial community structure and dynamics along mixed olive oil and winery wastewaters biotreatment. (see details)
  15. Calhau V., Tacão M., Morgado F., Correia A., Henriques I. (2008) PCR-DGGE based methodologies to assess dynamics and diversity of Aeromonas communities. (see details)
  16. Eusébio A., Tacão M., Baeta-Hall L., Freitas P., Almeida-Vara E., Marques I.P. (2008) TGGE-monitoring of the microbial community along the olive mill wastewaters anaerobic treatment. (see details)
  17. Eusébio A., Tacão M., Chaves S., Gadanho M., Duarte J.C., Almeida-Vara E., Tenreiro R. (2007) Assessment of a winery effluent microbial community dynamics by LH-PCR/DGGE analysis. (see details)
  18. Guincho J., Tacão M., Eusébio A., Ribeiro C., Almeida-Vara E. (2007) Pesquisa e isolamento de bactérias nitrificantes em efluentes agro-industriais. (see details)
  19. Eusébio A., Tacão M., Mateus M., Gadanho M., Duarte J.C., Tenreiro R., Almeida-Vara E. (2006) Microbial community structure shifts along a winery wastewater bio-treatment by PCR-DGGE. (see details)
  20. Moura A., Henriques I., Tacão M., Correia A. (2005) Evaluation of wastewaters as hot spots for horizontal gene transfer. (see details)
  21. Henriques I., Alves A., Tacão M., Cunha A., Almeida A., Correia A. (2005) Genetic diversity and dynamics of free-living bacterial communities along an estuarine gradient (Ria de Aveiro, portugal). (see details)
  22. Tacão M., Henriques I., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2005) Typing Aeromonas spp. by DGGE with four phylogenetic markers: 16S-rDNA, gyrB, rpoD and sodB. (see details)
  23. Moura A., Tacão M., Henriques I., Correia A. (2004) Evaluation by DGGE analysis of seasonal changes of bacterial diversity in a wastewater treatment plant. (see details)
  24. Pedro P, Tação M, Almeida A, Silva H, Cunha A (2003) Growth efficiency of heterotrophic bacteria in a salt marsh. (see details)
  25. Saavedra M.J., Tacão M., Novais S., Correia A. (2003) Metallo-beta-lactamase encoding sequences as molecular markers for carbapenem resistance in Aeromonas spp. (see details)
  26. Tacão M., Novais S., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2003) Molecular diversity of metallo-beta-lactamase genes encoded by Aeromonas spp. isolated from rainbow trouts. (see details)
  27. Tacão M., Novais S., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2002) Molecular characterisation of Aeromonas spp. resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. (see details)
  28. Tacão M., Novais S., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2002) Estudo molecular de Aeromonas spp. resistentes a antibióticos beta-lactâmicos e isoladas de aquaculturas. (see details)
  29. Araújo S., Silva I., Tacão M., Alves A., Henriques I. Antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli from vegetables and irrigation water: a public health concern. . (see details)
  30. Vendas M., Araújo S., Tacão M., Henriques I. Sources of antibiotic resistance in the environment: Shewanella as the probable origin of OXA-48-like genes encoding resistance to last-resort antibiotics. (see details)
  31. Araújo S., Silva I., Tacão M., Alves A., Henriques I. Antibiotic resistance in environmental Escherichia coli: a public health concern. (see details)
  32. Araújo S., Silva I., Tacão M., Alves A., Henriques I. Escherichia coli contamination in irrigation water and fresh produce: prevalence, molecular diversity and antibiotic resistance. . (see details)
  33. Araújo S., Tacão M., Leite L., Oliveira C., Alves A., Henriques I. Effect of metal contamination on antibiotic resistance traits in epiphytic bacteria. . (see details)
  34. Araújo S., Tacão M., Leite L., Oliveira C., Alves A., Henriques I. Effect of metal contamination on antibiotic resistance traits in epiphytic bacteria. (see details)