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A. Paulo G. Almeida

A. Paulo G. Almeida


Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IHMT/UNL)
Portugal

Biography

A. Paulo G. Almeida is Associate Professor in Medical Entomology/ Parasitology, at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IHMT/UNL), since 2009, where he is Director of the Unit of Medical Parasitology. He is currently a visiting professor at the ZRU, University of Pretoria. He has a Medical degree from the Classic University of Lisbon; Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H), Royal College of Physicians, London; MSc Medical Parasitology, University of London (LSHTM) and PhD in Medical Entomology/Parasitology, University of London (ICSTM). Researcher and teacher in Medical Entomology and Parasitology and Coordinator of the MSc in Medical Parasitology of the IHMT/UNL. Has been invited as teacher in University of Oporto, University of Algarve, Faculdade Ciências e Tecnologia/ UNL, Faculdade de Veterinária/ UTL, Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Políticas/ UTL and Faculdade de Ciências/ UL. APG Almeida is author/co-author of over 30 peer reviewed publications and 5 book chapters.

Research Interest

APG Almeida's main areas of interest are anti-vector (mosquito and tick) vaccines and immunity and Vector-Parasite relationships; Studies on mosquito vectors aimed at malaria, arboviruses (WNV, dengue), filariasis, vector incrimination, and epidemiology; Mosquito systematics, molecular biology, bioecological and surveillance and control studies in different ecological settings; Climate change and risk analysis of mosquito borne diseases, in collaboration with specialists on remote detection. Almeida has led various research projects in those areas, supervised several postgraduate degrees, and acted as a consultant for the Portuguese National Directorate of Health and ECDC.