Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre

Olga Cardoso

Olga Cardoso

Olga Maria Antunes Rodrigues Carvalho Cardoso

Auxiliary Professor

PhD in Microbiology and Parasitology, Univ. Coimbra, 2001

Academic exams of Scientific and Pedagogic Proficiency, Faculty of Pharmacy, Univ. Coimbra, 1990

Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Univ. Coimbra, 1984

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Teaching activities

General Microbiology 


Clinical Bacteriology 

Food Microbiology

Research group
Environment, Reaction, Separation and Thermodynamics (GERST)
Research interests
Clinical Bacteriology
Bacteria and Public Health
Environmental Microbiology
Funded research projects
“Study of Helicobacter pylori primary and secondary resistance to antimicrobial agents”
Key publications

Cardoso, O., Leitão, R., Figueiredo, A., Sousa, J. C., Duarte, A., Peixe, L. Metallo-beta-lactamase VIM-2 in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from Portugal. Microbial Drug Resistance 2002 8: 93-97

Cardoso O, Alves AF, Leitão R. Metallo-b-lactamase VIM-2 in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from a cystic fibrosis patient. Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents 2008 31: 375-379.doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2007.12.006

Pereira SG, Paixão J, Leitão R, Cardoso O. Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a hydropathic facility: diversity, susceptibility and imipenem resistance mutation. Lett Appl Microbiol 2011 53: 518-524  doi: 10.1111/j.1472-765X.2011.03139.x

Pereira SG, Reis T, Mendez IP, Cardoso O. Prevalence and molecular epidemiology of imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa carrying metallo-beta-lactamases from two central hospitals in Portugal. Microbial Drug Resistance 2013 19: 392-396 doi: 10.1089/mdr.2013.0029.

Pereira SG, Cardoso O. Mobile genetic elements of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from hydrotherapy facility and respiratory infections. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2014 20: O203-O206 doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.123589.

Almeida N, Romãozinho JM, Donato MM, Luxo C, Cardoso O, Cipriano MA, Marinho C, Sofia C. Triple therapy with high dose proton-pump inhibitor, amoxicillin and doxycycline is useless for Helicobacter pylori eradication: a proof-of concept study. Helicobacter 2014 DOI: 10.1111/hel.12106

Theses supervision
Pseudomonas aeruginosa in thermal environment: prevalence and determinants of pathogenicity. Sónia Margarida Gonçalves Pereira dos Santos. PhD thesis (2014)
Other information
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8902-0213