Research Grant Awardees in 2022

We are pleased to present the 28 recipients of a research grant in 2022. Congratulations!

Diana Priscila Pires

Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho

Braga, Portugal


Project: Chimeric phages as a new approach to target P. aeruginosa biofilm-related lung infections

Raquel Pereira Portela

UCIBIO-NOVA School of Science and Technology

Caparica, Portugal


Project: Characterization and Application of a New Bacteriocin System of Staphylococcus aureus

Yaovi M. G. Hounmanou

University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark


Project: Climate-related implications of the Baltic Sea on the increasing incidence of Vibriosis in Denmark during summers

Joana Gaifem

Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde da Universidade do Porto (i3S)

Porto, Portugal


Project: Glycans as the missing link to repair intestinal dysbiosis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Lidewij Rumke

UMC Utrecht

Utrecht, Netherlands


Project: Clinical and molecular epidemiology of group A streptococcal carriage and invasive disease in the Netherlands between 2009 and 2019

Maisem Laabei

University Of Bath

Bath, United Kingdom


Project: Elucidating the role of complement during Staphylococcus aureus internalization and intra-osteoblastic persistence

Laura Marcela Palma Medina

Center for Infectious Medicine (Cim), Karolinska Institute

Huddinge, Sweden


Project: The role of the tissue microenvironment in the development of group A streptococcal necrotizing soft tissue infections

Natalia Tiberti

IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital

Negrar, Italy


Project: Early serological markers for the differential diagnosis of acute febrile illness aetiology

Katharina Richter

Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, University of Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia


Project: Proof-of-concept of plasma-activated water as a novel antimicrobial lavage for MRSA wound infections

Andrea Maurizio Cabibbe

IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele

Milan, Italy


Project: Identifying the optimal medium for a broth microdilution reference method for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and pyrazinamide

Federico Iovino

Karolinska Institute

Stockholm, Sweden


Project: Blockade of pneumococcal-neuron interaction to prevent neuronal damage in bacterial meningitis

Ana Isabel Fernandes

Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde da Universidade do Porto (i3S)

Porto, Portugal


Project: Clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as tools to understand the metabolic reprogramming of macrophages during live infection

Alainna Jamal

Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada



Project: Risk of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacterales (CPE) Among Patients Admitted to Acute Care Hospitals from Long-Term Care Facilities in South-Central Ontario, Canada

Dukas Jurenas


Marseille, France


Project: Bacterial beta-encapsulated toxins – novel mechanism of secretion, implication in virulence and potential application

Alfonso Santos-Lopez

Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal

Madrid, Spain


Project: Using experimental evolution to understand the adaptation of a carbapenemase-producing plasmid to clinically relevant Escherichia coli isolates

Francine Gerard Baraggia

University Claude Bernard

Lyon, France


Project: Molecular study of a new T6SS NADase toxin of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Chaitanya Tellapragada

Karolinska Institute

Huddinge, Sweden


Project: Preserving activity of novel antimicrobials - dissecting the role of combination therapy

Marc Torrent Burgas

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain


Project: Engineering new antimicrobial peptides from heparin-binding proteins as selective antibiotics against Gram negative bacteria

Carina Valente

Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology of Human Pathogens, ITQB NOVA

Oeiras, Portugal


Project: The role on intra-species interactions in Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization PneumoISIS

Fany Reffuveille

UFR Pharmacie, Université de Reims

Reims, France


Project: InvitrOs: In vitro bone and joint prosthesis infection models for biofilm study

Joana Antunes

University of Minho

Guimarães, Portugal


Project: Bacterial cell-specific targeting and nanoparticle-mediated bactericidal action against the most common pathogens colonizing diabetic foot ulcers

Helena Veiga

Biology division, MOSTMICRO-ITQB research Unit, ITQB NOVA

Oeiras, Portugal


Project: Regulation of Staphylococcus aureus autolysin/adhesin protein Sle1 involved in daughter cells separation and pathogenesis

Elena Jordana Lluch

Balearic Islands Health Research Institute (IdISBa)

Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Project: Analysis of the role of corticoids in the modulation of biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the COPD context

Nicola Lynskey

Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Project: Characterisation of a novel epigenetic switch associated with virulent CC23 group B streptococci

Charlotte Avanzi

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, United States


Project: Leprosy Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance in Post Exposure Prophylaxis Setting in Tanzania

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Tristan Rubio

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Gosselies, Belgium


Project: Acinetobacter baumannii persistence to last-resort antibiotics in interaction with human cells and tissues

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Alexia Chauzy

Pharmacology of Antimicrobial Agents, INSERM

Poitiers, France


Project:In vitro pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling of the inoculum effect of various β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates on ceftazidime-avibactam

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Irene Zaghi

University of Bologna

Bologna, Italy


Project: ACUTE PROJECT: ADApting blood Culture systems To monitor antimicrobial Efficacy

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