Anabela Vilares is currently technical consultant of Infectious Disease Department of NIH of Lisbon, Portugal, the same institute she works since 2001. At the moment she’s writing her PhD thesis – “Genetic study of Toxoplasma gondii strains isolated from humans and animals” in Faculdade de Ciências of Lisbon. Anabela Vilares received Master degree in 2007 in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Medical University of Lisbon. She taught different disciplines since 2003 (Parasitology, Micology and Microbiology) at Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies of Lisbon, at Superior School of Health Ribeiro Sanches and University of Health Sciences. In addition to research and teach, she was part of African/Portuguese projects where hypothetical outbreak of Marburg Virus was held at hospital scenario in Africa. She also worked to the capacity of laboratories at Paediatric Hospital David Bernardino of Luanda and NIH of Luanda, Angola.
Anabela Vilares Research interests are in the area of parasitology, bioinformatics and genetics. At the moment she is studying the genetics, geographic distribution and behaviour of different Toxoplasma gondii strains isolated from humans and animals. She’s also interested in new diagnosis techniques (ex. Metagenomics).