Speakers

Pomba, Constanca

Constança Pomba, DVM, MSc, PhD    

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Antimicrobial Therapy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal    

EXPERTISE    

My research focuses on the antimicrobial treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in animals and the Public Health repercussions of the clonal dispersal of these bacterial pathogens and of their resistance genes. I also study the surveillance of these multidrug-resistant bacteria and their molecular mechanisms and aim at identifying new potential targets for the treatment of bacterial infections.    

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ROLE AND DISTINCTION     

Head of the Laboratory of Antimicrobial and Biocide Resistance, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Animal Health (CIISA), University of Lisbon, Portugal    

Member and former Vice-Chair of Antimicrobial Working Party and Member of the Antimicrobial Advice Ad Hoc Expert Group (AMEG) of the Committee for Medicinal Products For Veterinary Use, European Medicine Agency, London, United Kingdom    

Member and Treasurer of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Study Group on Veterinary Microbiology (ESGVM)    

RESEARCH DEGREE SUPERVISION AND HIGHER DEGREE EXAMINING    

8 PhD/doctoral, 40 MSc/master students, and 2 Postdoctoral Fellows    

Examined 14 PhD/doctoral theses and 40 MSc/master theses