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Francisco is doing research in evolutionary ecology of microorganisms, with a focus on bacteria, viruses and plasmids. His approach involves both laboratory work and theoretical research. He studies bacterial genetics, cooperation, competition, spite, and sex among bacterial cells, and their impact on pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance.
Domingues C.P.F., Rebelo J.S., Dionisio F., Botelho A., & Nogueira T. (2020) The social distancing imposed to contain COVID-19 can affect our microbiome: a double-edged sword in Human Health.mSphere, 5(5), e00716-20. DOI:10.1128/mSphere.00716-20 (IF2020 4,389; Q1 Microbiology)
Fuertes, M., Gonçalves, J.L., Faria, A., Lopes-dos-Santos, P., Conceição, I.C. & Dionisio, F. (2020) Maternal sensitivity and mother-infant attachment are associated with antibiotic uptake in infancy.Journal of Health Psychology, , 1359105320941245. DOI:10.1177/1359105320941245 (IF2020 3,231; Q2 Psychology, Clinical)
Gama, J.A., Fredheim, E.G.A., Cléon, F., Reis, A.M., Zilhão, R. & Dionisio, F. (2020) Dominance between plasmids determines the extent of biofilm formation.Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 2070. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2020.02070 (IF2020 5,640; Q1 Microbiology)
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