Dr Ataíde is a Research Officer in Dr Jack Richards' group.
His main research interests are the immunopathological processes that occur in the placenta during malaria in pregnancy, and epidemiological aspects of malaria with expertise in what concerns the study of serology and mechanisms of immunity and pathogenicity.
Dr Ataíde is also developing the necessary GIS skills that will enable him to address the impact of geo-spatial features on the sero-epidemiology of malaria and other infectious diseases.
Students at all levels are encouraged to contact Dr. Ataide regarding opportunities in all aspects of his work.
Dr. Ataíde completed his university degree in Biotechnology Engineering in 2004 in Portugal. He then worked in Angola as project manager for an HIV and STD clinic for six months before returning to Portugal to join Dr Maria Mota’s malaria lab in 2005.
He conducted his PhD studies at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia with Professor Stephen Rogerson looking at the impact of HIV on the acquisition of immunity to malaria during pregnancy.
After completion of his PhD studies in 2011 he worked as a postdoc in Edinburgh with Dr Alex Rowe; at São Paulo, Brazil with Dr Claudio Marinho, and for three and a half years at Burnet Institute with Associate Professor Freya Fowkes' group.
- 2017-present: Research officer, Malaria and Tropical Diseases group, Burnet Institute
- 2014-2017: Research officer, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology group, Burnet Institute
- 2014-present: Research officer, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology group, Burnet Institute
- 2012-2014: Postdoctoral Scientist, Professor Cláudio Marinho’s laboratory, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- 2011: Postdoctoral Scientist in Professor Alex J. Rowe’s lab, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
- 2007-2011: Doctoral candidate enrolled at the University of Porto, Portugal. All research was conducted at the Department of Medicine of the University of Melbourne, Australia under the supervision of Prof Stephen J. Rogerson
- 2005-2006: Laboratory Technician in Prof. Maria M. Mota’s lab, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal
- 2004: HIV/STD clinic supervisor at the Portuguese Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPMP), an NGO in Angola, under the supervision of Dr Manuel Pedro (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The contribution of functional antimalarial immunity to measures of parasite clearance in therapeutic efficacy studies of artemisinin derivatives.
O'Flaherty K, Ataíde R, Zaloumis SG, Ashley EA, Powell R, Feng G, Reiling L, Dondorp AM, Day NP, Dhorda M, Fairhurst RM, Lim P, Amaratunga C, Pukrittayakamee S, Hien TT, Htut Y, Mayxay M, Faiz MA, Beeson JG, Nosten F, Simpson JA, White NJ, Fowkes FJI
J Infect Dis. 2019 Aug; 220(7):1178-1187
- Effectiveness of repellent delivered through village health volunteers on malaria incidence in villages in South-East Myanmar: a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol.
Win Han Oo, Cutts JC, Agius PA, Kyaw Zayar Aung, Poe Poe Aung, Aung Thi, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Htin Kyaw Thu, Wai Yan Min Htay, Ataide R, O'Flaherty K, Ai Pao Yawn, Aung Paing Soe, Beeson JG, Crabb B, Pasricha N, Fowkes FJI
BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Dec; 18(1):663
- Implications of population-level immunity for the emergence of artemisinin-resistant malaria: a mathematical model.
Scott N, Ataide R, Wilson DP, Hellard M, Price RN, Simpson JA, Fowkes FJI
Malar J. 2018 Aug; 17(1):279
- Declining transmission and immunity to malaria and emerging artemisinin resistance in Thailand: A longitudinal study.
Ataíde R, Powell R, Moore K, McLean A, Phyo AP, Nair S, White M, Anderson TJ, Beeson JG, Simpson JA, Nosten F, Fowkes FJI
J Infect Dis. 2017 Sep; 216(6):723-731
- Host immunity to Plasmodium falciparum and the assessment of emerging artemisinin resistance in a multinational cohort.
Ataide R, Ashley EA, Powell R, Chan JA, Malloy MJ, O'Flaherty K, Takashima E, Langer C, Tsuboi T, Dondorp AM, Day NP, Dhorda M, Fairhurst RM, Lim P, Amaratunga C, Pukrittayakamee S, Hien TT, Htut Y, Mayxay M, Faiz MA, Beeson JG, Nosten F, Simpson JA, White NJ, Fowkes FJ
PNAS. 2017 Mar; 114(13):3515-3520
- Antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax and prospective risk of Plasmodium spp. infection postpartum.
McLean ARD, Boel M, McGready R, Ataide R, Drew D, Tsuboi T, James G. Beeson JG, Francois Nosten, Julie A. Simpson and Freya J. I. Fowkes
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Mar; 96(5):1197-1204
- Antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax blood-stage and sporozoite antigens in the postpartum period.
McLean AR, Boel ME, McGready R, Ataide R, Drew D, Tsuboi T, Beeson JG, Nosten F, Simpson JA, Fowkes FJ
Sci Rep. 2016 Aug; 6:32159
- Pathogenesis of Malarial Parasites in Humans (Book Chapter)
Caroline Lin Lin Chua, Ricardo Ataíde, Alexandra J. Umbers, and Phillipe Boeuf
In: Human Emerging and Re-emerging Infections Set. Sunit K. Singh (Editor) Wiley-Blackwell. 2016 Jan; Chapter 21:399-422
- Malaria in Pregnancy Interacts with and Alters the Angiogenic Profiles of the Placenta.
Ataíde R, Murillo O, Dombrowski JG, Souza RM, Lima FA, Lima GF, Hristov AD, Valle SC, Di Santi SM, Epiphanio S, Marinho CR
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jun; 9(6):e0003824
- Malaria and immunity during pregnancy and postpartum: a tale of two species.
McLean ARD, Ataide R, Simpson JA, Beeson JG, Fowkes FJ
Parasitology. 2015 Mar; 142(8):999-1015
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