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Cláudio Alexandre Tabaio Brandão

Cláudio Alexandre Tabaio Brandão

PhD Student

  • Author Name : Brandão C.
  • Doctoral Programme: Biologia
  • Thesis title: Mechanistic and functional studies on a novel Symbiodinium-driven calcification process under current and future climatic conditions
  • Supervisor: Dr Jörg Christian Frommlet

  • Researcher ID: B-5679-2011
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-1419-5649
  • Ciencia ID: 3915-CC65-3320
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Coastal and Deep-Ocean Ecology & Conservation (CDEC)
  • Thesis title: Mechanistic and functional studies on a novel Symbiodinium-driven calcification process under current and future climatic conditions Supervisor: Dr Jörg Christian Frommlet Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BD/119270/2016 Start date: 2011-05-01 End date: 2021-04-30


Research interests


Marine Biology;
Marine Ecology;
Symbiosis between corals and dinoflagellates;
Photobiology of Symbiodineaceans




Complementary skills


Scientific Diving (Open Water Instructor | >1000 logged dives | >100 scientific dives

Underwater Photography & Videography

Coastal Skipper

Radiotelephone Operator (UHF, VHF)






Awards


2019 | OP@CESAM participatory budgeting

2018 | Lizard Island Doctoral Fellowship

2017 | European Coral Reef Symposium Student Grant


Academic degrees


2017-Present | PhD Student in Biology | University of Aveiro and University of Technology Sydney | Thesis title: "Mechanistic and functional studies on a novel Symbiodinium-driven calcification process under current and future climatic conditions", supervised by Dr. Jörg Frommlet and co-supervised by Prof. Dr. João Serôdio and Prof. Dr. David Suggett

2010-2012 | Master in Applied Biology | University of Aveiro | Thesis title: "New insights into the Symbiodinium life cycle and strain interactions", supervised by Dr. Jörg Frommlet and co-supervised by Prof. Dr. João Serôdio

2007-2010 | Degree in Marine Biology and Biotechnology | Polytechnic of Leiria | Project title: "AquaRio – Planning of a land-based aquaculture facility of ornamental fauna and flora", supervised by Prof. Teresa Baptista and Prof. Dr. João Correia


Scientific activities


2017-Present | PhD Student at the University of Aveiro (CESAM/Phycology Lab) and University of Technology Sydney

2017 | Research Assistant | University of Aveiro | (BI/CESAM/0077/PTDC/MAREST/3726/2014)

2015 | Research Assistant | University of Algarve (CCMAR 31-04-01-FEP-352)

2015 | M@RBIS Campaign | Mapping Marine Biodiversity along the Portuguese Coast | Member of the SCUBA Photography Team

2014-2015 | Research Assistant | University of Lisbon (FCUL 31-03-05-FEP-37)

2012 | M@RBIS Campaign | Mapping Marine Biodiversity along the Portuguese Coast | Member of the SCUBA Photography Team

2011-2012 | Research Assistant | University of Aveiro (CESAM PTDC/MAR/113962/2009)





Oral Communications



Brandão, C., Nitschke, M.R., Fidalgo, C., Scharfenstein, H., Suggett, D., Serôdio, J., Frommlet, J.C. (2021) Exploring the endolithic niche of symbiodiniaceans in reef sediments at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. 14th International Coral Reef Symposium 19-23 July 2021, Bremen (Virtual), Germany. (International Conference)

Frommlet, J.C, Nitschke, M.R., Sweet, M., Cleary, D.F., Brandão, C., Fidalgo, C., Gomes, N., Serôdio, J. (2021) The endolithic niche of symbiodiniaceans in reef sediments from across the globe. 14th International Coral Reef Symposium 19-23 July 2021, Bremen (Virtual), Germany. (International Conference)

Vicente T., Gonçalves M., Fidalgo C., Brandão C., Alves A. (2019) Diversity of fungi associated with macroalgae from Ria de Aveiro (Poster Presentation). Microbiotec’19 Congress, 5-7 December 2019, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Nitschke M., Fujise L., Stat M., Brandão C., Fidalgo C., Serôdio J., Frommlet J., Suggett D. (2019) Resolving the ecology of free-living Symbiodiniaceae through culturing, quantitative PCR, and eDNA metabarcoding. 92nd Australian Coral Reef Conference 7 - 9 May 2019, Moreton Island, Queensland

Nitschke, M., Frommlet, J., Simões, J., Brandão, C., Fidalgo, C., Fujise, L., Kühl, M., Suggett, D., Alves, A., Serôdio, J. (2017) Symbiodinium-bacteria interactions support microbial calcification and symbiolite formation. European Coral Reef Symposium, December 2017, Oxford

Frommlet, J., Brandão C., Suggett, D., Serôdio, J. (2012) Revisiting the nature of sexual reproduction in Symbiodinium. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, 9-13 July 2012, Cairns, Australia.


Others


Advanced Courses



2020 (20th - 24th July 2020) | Data Analysis using R | Department of Biology - University of Aveiro

2018 (23rd - 27th Jul 2018) | Advanced Course on Microbial Diversity: Methods and Applications

2018 (29th Jan - 2nd Feb 2018) | Experimental Design and Analysis of Multivariate Data | Department of Biology - University of Aveiro

2017 (8th - 12nd May 2017) | Introduction to R: concepts, data exploration and analysis | Department of Biology - University of Aveiro

2014 (28th Apr - 2nd May 2014) | Scientific Writing and Communication | Department of Biology - University of Aveiro

2012 (18th - 22nd June 2012) |4th Course on Optical Microscopy Imaging for Biosciences | IBMC - Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Porto


Publications

Projects

SeReZoox - Sexual reproduction of zooxanthellae: an overlooked aspect of coral bleaching? See more

Scientific Supervision

Talks

 


 


 


 


CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020