Forging sustainability

Maria Elisabete Alves Maciel

Maria Elisabete Alves Maciel

Auxiliary Researcher

  • Researcher ID: I-8868-2017
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-3637-6854
  • Ciencia ID:
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture (MBA)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Maciel E) AND AD= (Aveiro); AUTHOR IDENTIFIERS: (0000-0003-3637-6854)

Research interests

Marine Lipidomics: Lipid signature of marine organisms (bivalves, fish and macrophytes)
Plant Lipidomics: bioprospection and valorization of halophyte plants
Lipids as a biologically active compounds
Lipidomics under oxidative stress conditions: Study of the structural modifications of lipids

Academic degrees

2014 - PhD in Biochemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2010 - MSc in Biomolecular Methods, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2008 - First degree in Biochemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Scientific activities

May 2018 – Present: Assistant Researcher contracted under Project SmartBioR - Smart Valorization of Biological Marine Resources (Centro 2020)

Feb 2015 – Apr 2018: Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Biology & CESAM and Department of Chemistry & QOPNA, University of Aveiro, Portugal.Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) (SFRH/BPD/104165/2014)

Mar 2011 - Dec 2014: PhD student at the Department of Chemistry & QOPNA, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) (SFRH/BD/73203/2010)


Guest Editor of the special issue ‘Lipid Profiling (Lipidome) of Marine Organisms’ in the open access journal Marine Drugs

Aug 2018 - Present: Member of EuroMarine working group for research infrastructures (RIs)

Taught short course:
• Practical courses on mass spectrometry - From the basics to LC-MS data acquisition and interpretation (1st, 2nd,3rd and 4th edition)
• Practical Courses on Mass Spectrometry -Advanced Course in Lipidomics (1st edition)



HALIUS - Halotolerant rhizobacteria for enhanced tolerance of Olea europaea to saline stress and infection See more

Omics4Algae - Lipidomic tools for chemical phenotyping, traceability and valorisation of seaweeds from aquaculture as a sustainable source of high added-value compounds See more

SUShI - SUStainable use of Insect protein in aquaculture feed See more

TraSeafood - Tracing the Geographic Origin of Seafood as a Pathway Towards the Smart Valorization of Endogenous Marine Resources See more

SmartBioR - Smart Valorization of Biological Marine Resources See more

HALOFOOD - Decoding lipid profile of saltmarsh halophytes for human consumption and livestock nutrition See more

ACCLifeSci - Advanced Analytical Chemistry for Life Sciences See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Rui Pedro de Melo Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Pedro Martins Duarte (not a CESAM member)

 BSc students (Co-supervisor): Alicia Rodrigues Antunes (not a CESAM member)

BSc students (Co-supervisor): Vitor Azevedo (not a CESAM member)

Participation in R&D projects

2015-2017- Member of the research team of “Advanced Analytical Chemistry for Life Sciences” (ACCLifeSci) (ERASMUS+), Universidade de Białystok, Polónia.

Member of the research team of the funded project: the role of aminophospholipid glycosylation in oxidative stress and their immune response: a lipidomic approach (PTDC/QUI­BIQ/104968/2008)

Prizes and awards received

2016 – Best communication - Elisabete Maciel, Ricardo Calado, Ana Lillebø, Daniel Ettilinc, Pedro Domingues and Rosário Domingues.  Valorization of autochthonous halophyte plants through hydrophilic interaction chromatography coupled to Q Exactive mass spectrometer received the award for the best Communication in LC-MS at the international conference XVI COLACRO- Latin-American Congress on Cromatography

CESAM Funding: