Elsa Maria Leclerc Duarte

Elsa Maria Leclerc Duarte

Animal Biosciencies, Integrated in MED
Animal Biosciencies
Integrated in MED


Elsa L Duarte received her veterinary degree (DVM) from the Technical University of Lisbon in 1996 and spent 4 years in practice. She received a Master Degree in Marine Science in 2000 (University of Oporto) and a PhD in Veterinary Medicine in 2009 (University of Évora), both related to microbiology. She received post-graduated training in medical mycology and mycobacteria/tuberculosis molecular epidemiology (Institut Pasteur 2001 & 2005). Since 2000, she has been lecturing microbiology and infectious diseases to the master degree in veterinary medicine and master degree in biochemistry of the University of Évora. She has recently joined an ERASMUS plus programme in food safety and lectures to the Zoonoses and Food Safety module of the One Health Master Course since 2021 (University of Évora/ Nova Medical School Universidade Nova joint MSc). She was appointed Director of studies of the PhD in Veterinary Science and Group Leader of the Animal Bioscience Group of the research centre MED (Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development). Since 2020, she was recognized an EVBS De facto diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Microbiologists. Her research interests include bacteriology and mycology, in particular mycotoxicology, mycobacteriology, zoonoses and infectious diseases of wildlife. She recently participated in project aiming at studying the impact of mycotoxins on early life gut microbiota. Her current research interests are zoonosis, animal tuberculosis and antimicrobial stewardship.

Present Research
  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • animal tuberculosis
Research Interests
  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • zoonosis
  • mycology and mycotoxins
  • infectious diseases

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Thematic lines to which I contribute:
Animal Production & Health
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Functioning

Publications & Patents



Project Funding Lead Institution Role Start End Scope
FoSaMed - Enhancing Food Safety in the Mediterranean European Commission – Erasmus + Program Universidade de Évora - MED Participant 2021-01-15 2024-01-14 Internacional
earlyMYCO - Exposição precoce a MICOtoxinas e potencial impacto na saúde Portugal 2020 - SAICT Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge. IP MED Representative 2018-10-01 2021-09-30 Nacional
FIGHT-TWO - Desenvolvimento de vacina edível para o controlo da doença hemorrágica viral (RHDV2) nos coelhos-bravos Portugal 2020 - SAICT INIAV - Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária MED Representative 2018-10-01 2021-09-30 Nacional
AMSTEWARD-Evidence-based resources to improve antimicrobial stewardship FCT Universidade de Évora MED Representative 2023-01-23 2024-07-23 Nacional