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  Cláudia de Jesus  
  Phone: +351 234 247 186  
  e-mail: cmjesus@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD Student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Stress Biology
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/cmjesus  
  Thesis title: Salicylic acid as elicitor to enhance grapevine resilience to combined biotic and abiotic stress.
  Supervisor: Dra. Glória Catarina Pinto (University of Aveiro), Dra. Mónica Meijón (University of Oviedo), Dr Jesús Jorrín-Novo (University of Cordoba)
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/123887/2016
  Start date: 2017-05-01
  End date: 2021-04-30
Research interests

- Plant physiology and ecophysiology;

- Plant response to global environmental change;

- Plant propagation and stock quality (Eucalyptus globulus);

- Oxidative stress;

- Mitigation strategies to improve the performance of plant response to climate change (plant elicitors).


Academic career


Sept 2014 - July 2014

Master in Applied Biology (2nd cycle in bologna process), University of Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal).

Thesis title: Salicylic acid and drought tolerance improvement in Eucalyptus. (http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/13377)

 Sept 2007 - Jun 2012

Degree in Biology (1st Cycle in Bologna Process), University of Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal).

Traineeship: Influence of nursery propagation strategies on Eucalyptus globulus plant stock quality.


Work experience

Research Assistant (plant physiologist/biochemist) in the Plant Biology and Crop Science Department (Rothamsted Research), Harpenden (UK). Jan 2016 – Apr 2017. Project title: Trehalose 6-phosphate chemical intervention for broad-range crop resilience.

BI Fellowship in the project LUNA (Low-flying UNmanned Aereal forest monitoring system), Aveiro (Portugal). Aug 2014 – Jun 2015.

BI Fellowship in the project ClimVineSafe (PTDC/AGR-ALI/110877/2009), Aveiro (Portugal). Sept 2012 –  Aug 2013.

Traineeship in Altri Florestal SA, Olho Marinho, Óbidos (Portugal). Sep 2011 – 01 Jul 2012. Title: Influence of nursery propagation strategies on Eucalyptus globulus plant stock quality

Research collaborator in the project 'Ecophysiolyptus: Physiological and gene expression profiles for early selection of Eucalyptus globulus in a climate change context'. Jan - Jun 2012 

Ecophysiolyptus: Physiological and gene expression profiles for early selection of Eucalyptus globulus in a climate change context [see details]

  1. Berenguer H., Alves A., Amaral J., Leal L., Monteiro P., Jesus C., Pinto G. (2018) Differential physiological performance of two Eucalyptus species and one hybrid under different imposed water availability scenarios. Trees - Structure And Function. 32, 2, 415-427. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00468-017-1639-y
  2. Paul M.J., Oszvald M., Jesus C., Rajulu C., Griffiths C.A. (2017) Increasing crop yield and resilience with trehalose 6-phosphate: targeting a feast-famine mechanism in cereals for better source-sink optimization. Journal Of Experimental Botany. 68, 16, 4455-4462. (see details) ISI paper
  3. Correia B., Valledor L., Hancock R.D., Jesus C., Amaral J., Meijon M., Pinto G. (2016) Depicting how Eucalyptus globulus survives drought: involvement of redox and DNA methylation events. Functional Plant Biology. 43, 9, 838-850. (see details) ISI paper
  4. Jesus C., Meijon M., Monteiro P., Correia B., Amaral J., Escandon M., Canal M.J., Pinto G. (2015) Salicylic acid application modulates physiological and hormonal changes in Eucalyptus globulus under water deficit. Environmental And Experimental Botany. 118, 56-66. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098847215001136
  5. Dias M.C., Pinto G., Guerra C., Jesus C., Amaral J., Santos C. (2013) Effect of irradiance during acclimatization on content of proline and phytohormones in micropropagated Ulmus minor. Biologia Plantarum. 57, 4, 769-772. (see details) ISI paper
  1. Correia B, Valledor L, Hancock RD, Jesus C, Amaral A, Meijon M, Pinto G (2016) Drought response of the blue gum tree (Eucalyptus globulus) is characterized by changes in redox and DNA methylation status. (see details)
  2. Correia B, Jesus C, Amaral J, Berenguer H, Monteiro P, Alves A, Pinto G. (2015) Linking ‘omics and ecophysiology in eucalyptus: unravelling stress tolerance in a forest species. (see details)
  3. Verheijen F., Silva F., Amaro A., Pinto G., Mesquita R., Jesus C., Alves A., Keizer J. (2015) Trade-offs between soil hydrology and plant disease effects after biochar amendment in sandy soil. (see details)
  4. Keizer J.J, Gonzalez-Pelayo O., Fária S., Machado A.I., Maia P., Martins M., Santos L., Van Eck C., Varela M., Vasques A., Pinto G., Jesus C., Amaral J., and the CASCADE Consortium (2014) IMPACTS OF RAINFALL EXCLUSION ON PLANT-SOIL-WATER INTERACTIONS FOLLOWING SINGLE VS. REPEATED WILDFIRES. . (see details)
  5. González-Pelayo O, Machado A, Vasques A, Kieskamp A, van Eck C, Santos L, Hosseini M, Maia P, Prats S, Coelho C, Keizer JJ, de Jesus C, Amaral J, Santos C, Pinto G, Esteves V, van den Elsen E, Valdecantos A, Bautista S, Mayor A, Bloem J, de Ruiter P, Ritsema C. (2014) Post-fire vegetation and soil recovery under induced drought: an example of a climate change manipulation experiment. (see details)
  6. Correia B, Silva S, Jesus C, Valledor L, Dias MC, Costa A, Santos C, Pinto G (2013) Involvement of carbohydrates and antioxidant enzymes in the oxidative balance during drought and recovery: the Eucalyptus case. (see details)
  7. Dias M. C., Jesus C., Pinto G., Santos C., Gonçalves B., Malheiro A., Correia C., Moutinho-Pereira J. (2013) The role of kaolin and bordeaux mixture in Vitis vinifera under water stress conditions: oxidative stress. (see details)
  8. Dias M. C., Pintó-Marijuan M., Vale J., Picado J., Moreira S., Jesus C., Correia B., Neves L., Araujo C., Costa A., Oliveira M., Santos C., Pinto G. (2012) Does foliar application of salicylic acid alleviates drought stress effects in Eucalyptus globulus. (see details)
  9. Jesus C, Correia B, Araujo C, Louro M, Majada J, Dias MC, Santos C, Neves L, Pinto G (2012) Influence of nursery propagation strategies on Eucalyptus globulus plant stock quality: Physiological and morphological indicators. (see details)
  10. Correia B, Pintó-Marijuan M, Neves L, Araújo C, Jesus C, Ramos CFL, Carow K, Brossa R, Dias MC, Costa A, Silva S, Santos C, Chaves MM, Pinto G (2012) Eucalyptus globulus Performance under Drought Conditions and after Recovery. (see details)
  11. Jesus C, Amaral J, Dias MC, Pinto G, Santos C, Malheiro A, Correia C, Moutinho-Pereira J. (2012) Shortterm climate change mitigation strategies for Mediterranean vineyards. (see details)