If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

My previous research interests covered the ecology, diversity and taxonomy of microorganisms, particularly fungi. More recently, I have been working in topics related to the epidemiology and development of novel diagnostic tools for pathogenic organisms, medical mycology and the study of the Human mycobiome. I aim to develop a successfully research line in our school to advance the challenging field of medical mycology. I am particularly interested in studying the epidemiology and therapeutic approaches of unusual and neglected fungal diseases.

Scholarly biography

I hold a degree in chemistry and a PhD in biology/microbiology by NOVA University (Lisbon, Portugal), and I completed a PGcert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Brighton. I have worked as lecturer and researcher at several institutions, including the Portuguese Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Veterinary Research Institute, and I now work as senior lecturer of microbiology at the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton.

Approach to teaching

I teach pharmaceutical and medical microbiology subjects to undergraduate students of pharmacy and other undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I like to unveil relevant case studies and results of my own research while teaching, which I believe expands the interest of the subjects and the engagement of students. I hope that my students are enquiring and creative, and that they make my life difficult by raising questions and initiating discussions pertinent to the subjects taught.

Supervisory Interests

I am willing to supervise Post-Graduate projects in the broad field of medical and pharmaceutical microbiology, with a particular emphasis for projects involving clinically-relevant fungi.

Education/Academic qualification

Award Date: 20 Apr 2019

University of Brighton

20152016

Award Date: 1 Jun 2016

PhD, NOVA University Lisbon

19992003

Award Date: 1 Oct 2003

NOVA University Lisbon

19921997

Award Date: 1 Jun 1997

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics where Joao Inacio Silva is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 6 Similar Profiles

Network

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or