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Diana Madeira

Diana Madeira

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Researcher ID: N-3228-2013
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-2435-9283
  • Research Group: Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture
  • Title: Unravelling trans-generational plasticity and parental effects on marine invertebrates in a changing ocean - a proteomic and epigenetic approach Supervisor: Ricardo Calado, Mário Diniz, Piero Calosi Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/117491/2016 Start date: 2017-09-01 End date: 2020-09-01

Research interests

climate change
marine ecophysiology
transgenerational plasticity
environmental risk assessment
molecular ecology

Academic degrees

2016 PhD, Sustainable Chemistry, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2011 MSc, Marine Ecology, Universidade de Lisboa
2009 BSc, Biology, Universidade de Lisboa

Scientific activities

2017 to present - Post-doctoral researcher at UA
2016 to 2017 - Research assistant at FCT-UNL
2012 to 2016 - PhD candidate at FCT-UNL
2010 to 2011 - MSc Trainee at FCUL



Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Joana Filipa da Cunha Fernandes (CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Maude Boissonneault (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Fanny Vermandele (not a CESAM member)

Participation in research projects

2012/2015 – “A proteomic study on the combined effects of pCO2 and temperature on different life stages of the marine fish Sparus aurata” PTDC/MAR/119068/2010 - FCT – PhD student.
2013/2015 – “WarmingWebs - Role of biodiversity, species thermal tolerance and food web structure in the response to climate change: Temperate versus tropical ecosystems” PTDC/MAR-EST/2141/2012 – FCT – member of the research team.
2013/2014 – “Thermal stress on tidal pool organisms – a proteomic approach.” Award “Research Stimulus Program – Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian”. 
2016/2018 – “3Qs for Quality – Development of molecular sensors and technology for sea food quality evaluation” PTDC-MAR-BIO-6044-2014 – FCT – member of the research team.
2019/2022 “Respostas do ECOssistema PELÁGicO àS mudanças climáticas no oceano austral – EcoPelagos” 442637/2018-7 (R$ 2,000,000.00) - Programa Antárctico Brasileiro (PROANTAR) CNPq/MCTIC/CAPES/FNDCT nº 21/2018 - member of the research team.
2017/2020 Linking physiology to biogeography of Northern shrimp to facilitate adaptation to climate change – DFO (Strategic Program for Ecosystem-Based Research and Advice). UQAR & Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Collaborator.


Workshop “Scientific Writing” (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal, March 2011)
Hands-on Course on Proteins and Proteomics: Mass Spectrometry Module (Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal, July 2011)
Workshop "Nature Photography" (University of Lisbon, March 2012)
Workshop "Entrepreneurship" (University of Porto, April 2012)
Workshop "Data analysis" (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, June 2012)
Workshop “Night Photography” (Fnac Colombo, Lisbon, Portugal, February 2013)
Workshop “3D Electron Microscopy” (Instituto Superior das Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, December 2013)
“Laboratory Animal Science Course, FELASA Category C” (Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, University of Porto, May 2015).
Advanced course “Marine Evolution under Climate Change” (CeMEB – Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology, University of Gothenburg, held at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure, Kristineberg, Sweden, November 2016)
WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) 2015 for Workers (CCOHS – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety) #P3281EN, e-course, March 2018
Workshop "Introduction to R" (University of Aveiro, 23-24 May 2018)


Prizes and awards

2007 Honorable Mention – Foundation of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
2007 Merit Scholarship – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
2008 Merit Scholarship – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
2009 Merit Scholarship – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
2010 Merit Scholarship – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
2012 Programa de Estímulo à Investigação – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian / Calouste Gulbenkian Programme for Research Stimulus
2013 Prémio Oceano – Centro de Oceanografia / Ocean Award – Centre of Oceanography, University of Lisbon
2018 L'Oreal Portugal Medals of Honor for Women in Science 

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