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Dr Corrado Minetti

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Professional biography

I graduated in biology at the University of Turin, Italy, with a specialization in zoology and ecology. I then moved to the UK to specialize in medical parasitology and entomology with a Master at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). After a PhD in parasite molecular epidemiology at Liverpool University, I moved back to LSTM with a PostDoc (both in the laboratory and on the field in Ghana) focussing on the epidemiology, diagnostics, and xenomonitoring of lymphatic filariasis, malaria, and arboviruses. Before joining OU in May 2024, I completed a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) training fellowship in public health microbiology at the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Ricardo Jorge (INSA) in Lisbon. 

Memberships: British Society for Parasitology (BSP), European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), EPIET Alumni Network (EAN)  

Research interests

I work on the integration of epidemiological and molecular (including genomic) data to study and investigate infectious disease transmission and outbreaks. This include both basic and applied aspects in the fields of disease surveillance, preparedness, and control. More specifically, I am interested in (re-)emerging public health issues and vector-borne pathogens such as arboviruses and malaria. Member of the Global Health and Development cluster. 

Teaching interests

Infectious disease epidemiology, public health microbiology. Biomedical Sciences degree (under construction)

Impact and engagement

I hold a first level master in science journalism and institutional communication of science from the University of Ferrara (Italy), and I have a personal interest in science communication and public engagement. 


Orogenital and anal infection by Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma genitalium, and other sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men in Lisbon (2024-04)
Minetti, Corrado; Rocha, Miguel; Miguel Duque, Luís; Meireles, Paula; Correia, Cristina; Cordeiro, Dora; João, Inês; Manita, Carla; Soeiro, Sofia; Almeida Santos, João; Matos, Rita; Almeida, Catarina; Cortes Martins, Helena; Vinagre, Elsa; Lopo, Sílvia and José Borrego, Maria
International Journal of STD & AIDS, 35(5) (pp. 379-388)

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing reveals reduced susceptibility to azithromycin and other antibiotics in Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 isolates from Portugal (2024)
Minetti, Corrado; Barton, Rachael; Farley, Caitlin; Brad Spiller, Owen; Rodrigues, Raquel and Gonçalves, Paulo
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases ((early access))

Prevention, protocols, and lab capacity: lessons from a norovirus outbreak in the Algarve (2023)
Sá, Regina; Roque, Joana; Marques Mendes, Pedro; Gonçalves, Inês; Sousa, Judite; Matos, Cátia; Júnior, Álvaro; Coelho, Anabela; Belo Correia, Cristina; Manageiro, Vera; Minetti, Corrado; De Sousa, Rita; Horta Correia, Filomena; Lopes, Carlos; Fonseca, Ana; Almeida, Soraia; Jesus Ferreira, Maria; Almendra, Tiago; des Neves, Natalie; Fernandes, Aida; Queiroz, Carolina; Maia, Carla; Bodião, Joaquim; Cristina Guerreiro, Ana and Investigation Team, Outbreak
Archives of Virology, 168, Article 299 (2023)

Targeting a highly repetitive genomic sequence for sensitive and specific molecular detection of the filarial parasite Mansonella perstans from human blood and mosquitoes (2022)
Pilotte, Nils; Thomas, Tamara; Zulch, Michael F.; Sirois, Allison R.; Minetti, Corrado; Reimer, Lisa J.; Williams, Steven A. and Saunders, Lori J.
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 16, Article e0010615(12)

Ongoing monkeypox virus outbreak, Portugal, 29 April to 23 May 2022 (2022)
Perez Duque, Mariana; Ribeiro, Sofia; Martins, João Vieira; Casaca, Pedro; Leite, Pedro Pinto; Tavares, Margarida; Mansinho, Kamal; Duque, Luís Miguel; Fernandes, Cândida; Cordeiro, Rita; Borrego, Maria José; Pelerito, Ana; de Carvalho, Isabel Lopes; Núncio, Sofia; Manageiro, Vera; Minetti, Corrado; Machado, Jorge; Haussig, Joana M; Croci, Roberto; Spiteri, Gianfranco; Casal, Ana Sofia; Mendes, Diana; Souto, Tiaga; Pocinho, Sara; Fernandes, Teresa; Firme, Ana; Vasconcelos, Paula and Freitas, Graça
Eurosurveillance, 27(22)

Laboratory evaluation of molecular xenomonitoring using mosquito excreta/feces to amplify Plasmodium, Brugia, and Trypanosoma DNA (2020-06-03)
Pilotte, Nils; Cook, Darren A.N.; Pryce, Joseph; Zulch, Michael F.; Minetti, Corrado; Reimer, Lisa J. and Williams, Steven A.
Gates Open Research, 3, Article 1734

Effects of insecticide resistance and exposure on Plasmodium development in Anopheles mosquitoes (2020-06)
Minetti, Corrado; Ingham, Victoria A and Ranson, Hilary
Current Opinion in Insect Science, 39 (pp. 42-49)

Field evaluation of DNA detection of human filarial and malaria parasites using mosquito excreta/feces (2020)
Minetti, Corrado; Pilotte, Nils; Zulch, Michael; Canelas, Tiago; Tettevi, Edward J.; Veriegh, Francis B. D.; Osei-Atweneboana, Mike Yaw; Williams, Steven A. and Reimer, Lisa J.
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 14, Article e0008175(4)

Selection and exploitation of prevalent, tandemly repeated genomic targets for improved real-time PCR-based detection of Wuchereria bancrofti and Plasmodium falciparum in mosquitoes (2020)
Zulch, Michael F.; Pilotte, Nils; Grant, Jessica R.; Minetti, Corrado; Reimer, Lisa J.; Williams, Steven A. and Carvalho, Luzia Helena
PLOS ONE, 15, Article e0232325(5)

An assessment of mosquito collection techniques for xenomonitoring of anopheline-transmitted Lymphatic Filariasis in Ghana (2018-11)
Opoku, Millicent; Minetti, Corrado; Kartey-Attipoe, Worlasi D.; Otoo, Sampson; Otchere, Joseph; Gomes, Bruno; de Souza, Dziedzom K. and Reimer, Lisa J.
Parasitology, 145(13) (pp. 1783-1791)

A superhydrophobic cone to facilitate the xenomonitoring of filarial parasites, malaria, and trypanosomes using mosquito excreta/feces (2018)
Cook, Darren A.N.; Pilotte, Nils; Minetti, Corrado; Williams, Steven A. and Reimer, Lisa J.
Gates Open Research, 1(7)

Focusing nucleic acid-based molecular diagnostics and xenomonitoring approaches for human helminthiases amenable to preventive chemotherapy (2016)
Minetti, Corrado; Lacourse, E. James; Reimer, Lisa and Stothard, J. Russell
Parasitology Open, 2, Article e16

Giardiasis (2016)
Minetti, Corrado; Chalmers, Rachel M; Beeching, Nick J; Probert, Chris and Lamden, Kenneth
BMJ, Article i5369(355)

Determination of Giardia duodenalis assemblages and multi-locus genotypes in patients with sporadic giardiasis from England (2015-12)
Minetti, Corrado; Lamden, Kenneth; Durband, Caroline; Cheesbrough, John; Fox, Andrew and Wastling, Jonathan M.
Parasites & Vectors, 8, Article 444 (2015)

Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Sporadic Giardiasis and Parasite Assemblages in North West England (2015-10)
Minetti, Corrado; Lamden, Kenneth; Durband, Caroline; Cheesbrough, John; Platt, Katherine; Charlett, Andre; O'Brien, Sarah J.; Fox, Andrew and Wastling, Jonathan M.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53(10) (pp. 3133-3140)

Investigation of Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted from Faeces for the Diagnosis of Giardiasis (2015-09)
Bond, Ashley; Vernon, April; Reade, Sophie; Mayor, Arno; Minetti, Corrado; Wastling, Jonathan; Lamden, Kenneth and Probert, Chris
Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, 24(3) (pp. 281-286)

A trade-off between traits that contribute to male and female function in hermaphrodites (2015-01)
Di Bona, V.; Minetti, C.; Trotta, V.; Sella, G. and Lorenzi, M.C.
Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 27(1) (pp. 79-92)

Occurrence and Diversity of Giardia duodenalis Assemblages in Livestock in the UK (2014-12-08)
Minetti, C.; Taweenan, W.; Hogg, R.; Featherstone, C.; Randle, N.; Latham, S. M. and Wastling, J. M.
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 61(6) (e60-e67)

Population size, not density, serves as a cue for sex ratio adjustments in polychaete worms (2013-12)
Minetti, C.; Sella, G. and Lorenzi, M. C.
Italian Journal of Zoology, 80(4) (pp. 547-551)