Celia M. Manaia (Portugal)
School of Biotechnology
The Portuguese Catholic University
Celia M. Manaia is an Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the School of Biotechnology of the Portuguese Catholic University, where she is part of the Faculty Direction board and leader of the Environmental Research Group Diagnosis of the Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina. Her research is focused on the bacterial ecology in human-impacted environments, with particular emphasis on the spread of antibiotic resistance over the urban water cycle and the interface water-soil. The approaches most used combine culture-dependent and culture-independent methods on the study of the dynamics of bacterial communities and genetic elements. Under the topic of antibiotic resistance, she holds a wide network of collaborations and is involved in several international projects and initiatives: STARE (project leader, Water JPI), NEREUS (vice president, COST Action ES1403), ANSWERS (team member, European Commission Horizon 2020 MSCA-ITN-2015-ETN: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks, TN-ETN), NORMAN-WG5 (team member, NORMAN network), HEARD (member of the international committee, the National Science Foundation of USA).