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Dr Nuno Silva

Dr Nuno Silva

Moredun Research Institute
Pentlands Science Park
Bush Loan
Midlothian EH26 0PZ


Nuno Silva graduated in Biology from the University of Azores in 2000 and completed a PhD degree in Molecular Microbiology at the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow in November 2006, with a thesis entitled “Genetic analysis of virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae”

After his PhD, Nuno was invited to join Progenika Inc as a senior scientist. On his return to Portugal, he joined STAB VIDA as Team Leader of the Vet Genetic department. After this period, Nuno Silva joined the Animal and Veterinary Research Center (CECAV) at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) as an auxiliary researcher. There, he developed his research in Antimicrobial Resistance in wildlife, farm animals and the environment.

In 2016, Nuno Silva joined Moredun to set up a new research project to focus on Antimicrobial Resistance initially working on ovine mastitis and looking at the molecular mechanisms involved in conferring resistance in bacterial pathogens.

Current Research

  • Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance in sheep
  • Potential impact of AMR in wild life, environment and farm animals
  • Antibiotic resistance from a food safety perspective

Selected Key Publications