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Lia Ascensão

Lia Ascensão

Assistant Professor (Retired)




Research interests

Cell Biology
Plant Secretion Biology
Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
Secondary Metabolism
Biological Activities of Natural Products

Academic degrees

1972 - Graduation in Biology (5-year course, scientific branch), Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa.
1985 - PhD in Biology (Cell Biology), Universidade de Lisboa

Scientific activities

1983/1992 - Researcher at the Centro de Engenharia Biológica, Linha de Acção nº 4, INIC.

1993/2006 - Researcher at the Centro de Biotecnologia Vegetal (CBV), Instituto de Biotecnologia e Química Fina - Pólo I.

2006/2014 – Researcher at the Instituto de Biotecnologia e Química Fina do Laboratório Associado Instituto para a Biotecnologia e Bioengenharia (IBB).

2015 to date – Researcher at the Centro de Biotecnologia Vegetal (CBV) from the Laboratório Associado Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar Lisboa (CESAM) [Biologia de Adaptação e Processos Ecológicos/Adaptation Biology and Ecological Processes].

Others

PROFESSIONAL CARRIER
1972/1974 - Probationary Assistant, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal.
1974/1985 - Assistant, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal.
1985/1990 - Probationary Assistant Professor, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal.
1990/2013 - Assistant Professor with tenure, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal.
2013/to date - Retired Professor with Collaboration Agreement with Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal.

Publications

Projects

PlantBioNem – Plant biotechnology in nematodes invasion mechanism elucidation See more

Scientific Supervision

Research Projects

Active participation in 12 research projects (competitive funding), acting as Principal Investigator at FCUL in 3.

Scientific Supervision

Main supervision and co-supervision of


 


22 Final Projects (Biology Degree),


10 MSc Theses


7 PhD Theses


3 Post-doc Projects


 

Main Research Areas

Biology of Plant Secretion, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Plant Secondary Metabolism, Plant Bioactive Compounds, Plant Cell Biology, Plant Anatomy, Histochemistry

Academic Qualifications

• 1985 - PhD in Biology (Plant Cell Biology), Universidade de Lisboa


• 1972 - Graduation in Biology(a 5 years course), Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa


CESAM Funding: