Forging sustainability

Daniela Couto

Daniela Couto

PhD student

  • Thesis title: Lipidomics of microalgae: unraveling their lipid signature and bioprospecting bioactive phytochemicals
  • Supervisor: Pedro Miguel Dimas Neves Domingues/Maria do Rosário Gonçalves dos Reis Marques Domingues/Joana Gabriela Laranjeira da Silva

  • Researcher ID:
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-1632-327X
  • Ciencia ID: 8918-A106-FA91
  • Department: Department of Chemistry
  • Research Group: Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture (MBA)
  • Thesis title: Lipidomics of microalgae: unraveling their lipid signature and bioprospecting bioactive phytochemicals Supervisor: Pedro Miguel Dimas Neves Domingues/Maria do Rosário Gonçalves dos Reis Marques Domingues/Joana Gabriela Laranjeira da Silva Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BD/138992/2018 Start date: 2018-11-01 End date: 2022-11-01


Research interests

My research has been concerned with applications of mass spectrometry for the study of the alterations in the polar lipid profile of the microalgae upon different environmental and growth conditions and evaluate the bioactive properties of the lipid extracts, aiming to contribute to the use of microalgae as sustainable and renewable natural sources of bioactive compounds. In this context, the main work has been developed in the identification of lipidome of several microalgae under different growth conditions.

Academic degrees

Bachelor in Biochemistry. University of Aveiro. QOPNA. Aveiro
Master in Biochemistry with specialization in clinical Biochemistry. University of Aveiro. QOPNA. Aveiro

Projects

Scientific Supervision


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