Clara Sousa



  • 2014 - 2015: Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho


  • 2008: Tese de Doutoramento em Química, Universidade do Porto

  • 2016 - 2016: Tracking bacterial biofilm biomarkers in indwelling implantable devices infections
  • 2014 - 2015: Bioinformatics and Chemometrics

Recent Publications

An overview of the evolution of infrared spectroscopy applied to bacterial typing
  • Biotechnology Journal, 13(1700449), 2018
Exploiting intrinsinc fluorescence spectroscopy to discriminate Acinetobacter calcoaceticus- Acinetobacter baumannii complex species
  • RSC Advances, 7, 8581-8588, 2017
Discrimination of clinically relevant Candida species by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy with attenuated total reflectance (FTIR-ATR)
  • RSC Advances, 6, 92065-92072, 2016
Near-infrared spectroscopy for the detection and quantification of bacterial contaminations in pharmaceutical products
  • International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 492(1-2), 199-206, 2015
Unsuitability of MALDI-TOF MS to discriminate Acinetobacter baumannii clones under our routine experimental conditions
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 6(481), 2015
Characterization of a new genetic environment associated with GES-6 carbapenemase from a Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate belonging to the high-risk clone ST235
  • Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 70(2), 615-617, 2015
  • Grosso, Filipa; Silva, Liliana; Sousa, Clara C.S.; Ramos, Helena; Quinteira, Sandra; Peixe, Luísa
Extending the reservoir of bla IMP-5: the emerging pathogen Acinetobacter bereziniae
  • Future Microbiology, 10(10), 1609-1613, 2015
  • Sousa, C.C.S.; Grosso F; Meirinhos-Soares L; Peixe L; Lopes, J.
Identification of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clones using infrared spectroscopy
  • Journal of Biophotonics, 7(5), 287-294, 2014
Development of a FTIR-ATR based model for typing clinically relevant Acinetobacter baumannii clones belonging to ST98, ST103, ST208 and ST218
  • Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 133, 108-114, 2014
  • Sousa, C.C.S.; Botelho, João; Silva, Liliana; Grosso, Filipa; Nemec, Alexandr; Lopes, João; Peixe, Luísa
MALDI-TOF MS and chemometric based identification of the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex species
  • International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 304, 669-677, 2014
Energetics and stability of azulene: From experimental thermochemistry to high-level quantum chemical calculations
  • Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 73, 101-109, 2014
  • Sousa, C.C.S.; Silva, L.; Grosso, F.; Nemec, A.; Lopes, J.; Peixe, L.
Discrimination of the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus–Acinetobacter baumannii complex species by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
  • European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 133, 108-114, 2014
  • Novais, Â.; Sousa, C.C.S.; Dios Caballero, J.; Fernandez-Olmos, A.; Lopes, J.; Ramos, H.; Coque, T.M.; Cantón, R.; Peixe, L.
MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry as a tool for the discrimination of high-risk Escherichia coli clones from phylogenetic groups B2 (ST131) and D (ST69, ST405, ST393)
  • European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 33, 1391-1399, 2014
  • Branquinho, R.; Sousa, C.C.S.; Hugo Osório; Luís Meirinhos-Soares; Lopes, J.; João Carriço; Busse HJ; Abdulmawjood A; Klein G; Kampfer, P.; Pintado M; Peixe L
Bacillus invictae sp. nov., isolated from health products in Portugal
  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 64(Pt 11), 3867-3876, 2014
  • Branquinho, R.; Sousa, C.C.S.; Lopes, J.; Pintado, M.; Peixe, L.; Osório, H
Differentiation of Bacillus pumilus and Bacillus safensis using MALDI-TOF-MS
  • PLoS One, 9(10), e110127, 2014
  • Sousa, C.C.S.; Novais, A.; Magalhães, A.; Lopes, J.; Peixe, L.
Diverse high-risk B2 and D Escherichia coli clones depicted by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Scientific Reports, 3(3278), 2013
Experimental and computational thermochemistry of 6,7-dihydro-4(5H)-benzofuranone
  • Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 56, 83-88, 2013
  • Sousa, C.C.S.; M. Agostinha R. Matos; Luís M.N.B.F. Santos; Victor M.F. Morais
Energetics of 2- and 3-coumaranone isomers: A combined calorimetric and computational study
  • Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 67, 210-216, 2013
  • Vaz, M.; Meirinhos-Soares, L.; Sousa, C.C.S.; Ramirez, M.; Melo-Cristino, J.; Lopes, J.A.
Serotype discrimination of encapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae strains by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics
  • Journal of Microbiological Methods, 93(2), 102-107, 2013
When theory and experiment hold hands: The thermochemistry of γ-pyrone derivatives
  • Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 43(8), 1159-1163, 2011
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