Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Professor Mario Ramirez is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Faculdade de Medicina of Universidade de Lisboa and the Head of the Molecular Microbiology and Infection laboratory of the Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes, Lisbon, Portugal. He did his Ph.D. studies at The Rockefeller University in New York and served as consultant in Microbiology at the Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal. His research interests have focused on the Streptococcus genus and have included the study of bacterial populations, epidemiology of infections, antimicrobial resistance, novel tools in molecular typing analysis as well as more fundamental aspects of the biology of streptococci. He has also been involved in developing new methods and software for the analysis of microbial typing data and genomic information derived from high throughput sequencing technologies.
Professor Ramirez published more than 120 papers and 3 book chapters and acts regularly as a reviewer for various international journals. He is a member of several scientific societies, an ISAC-Fellow and treasurer and founder of the Vaccines Working Group of the International Society of Chemotherapy Infection and Cancer.