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Cátia Fidalgo

Cátia Fidalgo

Junior Researcher




Research interests

Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Novel species

Academic degrees

Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)
Masters in Applied Microbiology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)
PhD in Biology (University of Aveiro)

Scientific activities

June 2019 - present: Junior Researcher in the FCT project "EvoSym - Evolução e adaptação do genoma da lesma do mar para estabelecer a simbiose fotossintética"

June 2017 - May 2019: BI fellowship from FCT: "Symbiolite - A novel microbial­algal calcification process driven by coral symbiotic algae: Structure, function, ecological role and evolutionary significance"

March 2013 - September 2017: PhD fellowship from FCT: "Endophytic bacterial communities of salt marsh plants from Hg-contaminated sites" (SFRH/BD/85423/2012). CESAM, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro.

August 2012 - January 2013: BI fellowship from FCT: "PhytoMarsh - A Fitosfera de plantas de sapal: um "hot-spot" microbiano pouco explorado" (PTDC/AAC-AMB/118873/2010). CESAM, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro.

2010-2012: Masters thesis in "Heavy metal resistance in extremophilic yeasts: a molecular and physiological approach". BioFIG Center for Biodiversity, Functional & Integrative Genomics. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

2009-2010: Voluntary work in the Environmental Microbiology research group, in different projects, including microbial community studies and heavy metal resistance characterization in acidophilic yeasts. BioFIG Center for Biodiversity, Functional & Integrative Genomics. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

2008-2009: Voluntary work in the Virulence and Epidemiology research group, in order to characterize clinical and food-borne Enterococci. BioFIG Center for Biodiversity, Functional & Integrative Genomics. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

Publications

Projects

EvoSym - Sea slug genome evolution and adaptation to establish photosynthetic symbiosis See more

PhytoMarsh - The phytosphere of salt-marsh plants: an underexplored microbial hot-spot See more

Scientific Supervision

Academic Degrees

2017 Doctorate in Biology, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro


2011 Master Degree in Applied Microbiology. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon


2009 Degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon


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