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  Barbara dos Santos Correia  
  Phone: +351 234 247 186  
  e-mail: bscorreia@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD Student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Stress Biology
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/bscorreia  
  Thesis title: Linking ‘omics and ecophysiology in Eucalyptus: unravelling stress tolerance in a forest species
  Supervisor: Dra. Glória Pinto, Dr. Luís Valledor, Dr. Robert Hancock
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/86448/2012
  Start date: 2013-04-01
  End date: 2017-03-31
Research interests

- plant physiology and ecophysiology;

- molecular biology (gene expression and epigenetics);

- proteomics and metabolomics;

- forest trees (Quercus, Eucalyptus, Pinus) and climate change (abiotic stress).

Academic career


18 Sept 2006 - 22 Jun 2011

Degree in Biology (1st Cycle in Bologna Process), University of Aveiro. Final project (monograph): High temperature stress in oaks (Quercus spp.): biological responses and study protocols, supervision by Dr. Glória Pinto.

ERASMUS (Oviedo, Spain) training period: Ecophysiological and gene expression performance of cork oak plants during heat stress and after recovery (oral report). Supervision by Dr. Glória Pinto e Prof. Dr. Roberto Rodríguez (University of Oviedo, Astúrias, Espanha).

31 Ago 11 - 7 Dez 12

MSc in Applied Biology (2nd Cycle in Bologna Process), University of Aveiro. Thesis title: Water stress and recovery in Eucalyptus: Physiological profiles, supervision by Dr. Glória Pinto and Dr. Marta Pintó-Marijuan (ITQB-UNL).

07 Jan 13 - 07 Jul 17

PhD in Biology (3rd Cycle in Bologna Process), University of Aveiro. Thesis title: Linking ‘omics and ecophysiology in Eucalyptus: unravelling stress tolerance in a forest species, supervision by Dr. Glória Pinto, Dr. Luis Valledor (University of Oviedo) and Dr. Robert D. Hancock (James Hutton Institute).

Work experience

15 Sep 11 - 31 Mar 13

BI fellowship in the project ‘Ecophysiolytpus’, with the reference: BI/CESAM/PTDC/AGRCFL/112996/2009, under the supervision of Dr. Glória Pinto (CESAM - Department of Biology, University of Aveiro).

01 Abr 17 - 30 Set 17

BI fellowship in the project ‘Lentidev’, with the reference: REF.CBL.LENTIDEV.BI1/2017.ALT20-03-0246-FEDER-000020, under the supervision of Dr. Liliana Marum (CEBAL, Beja, Portugal).

ALIEN - An integrated approach to unravel Lasiodiplodia-grapevine Interactions [see details]

URGENTpine ­ UnRaveling host­pathoGEn iNteracTions in pine pitch canker disease [see details]

Chlamy4Future: Improving biofuel production by the regulation of central metabolism through abiotic stress mimicking. Are four novel cAMP-dependant kinases suitable as targets for C hlamydomonas strain engineering? [see details]

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

  1. Barradas C., Pinto G., Correia B., Castro B.B., Phillips A.J.L., Alves A. (in press) Drought x Disease interaction in Eucalyptus globulus under Neofusicoccum eucalyptorum infection. Plant Pathology. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppa.12703
  2. Cerqueira A., Alves A., Berenguer H., Correia B., Gomez-Cadenas A., Diez J.J., Monteiro P., Pinto G. (2017) Phosphite shifts physiological and hormonal profile of Monterey pine and delays Fusarium circinatum progression. Plant Physiology And Biochemistry. 114, 88-99. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2017.02.020
  3. Escandon M., Canal M.J., Pascual J., Pinto G., Correia B., Amaral J., Meijon M. (2016) Integrated physiological and hormonal profile of heat-induced thermotolerance in Pinus radiata. Tree Physiology. 36, 1, 63-77. (see details) ISI paper
  4. 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
  5. Correia B., Valledor L., Hancock R.D., Renaut J., Pascual J., Soares A.M.V.M., Pinto G. (2016) Integrated proteomics and metabolomics to unlock global and clonal responses of Eucalyptus globulus recovery from water deficit. Metabolomics. 12, 8, (see details) ISI paper
  6. 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
  7. Correia B., Rodriguez J.L., Valledor L., Almeida T., Santos C., Canal M.J., Pinto G. (2014) Analysis of the expression of putative heat-stress related genes in relation to thermotolerance of cork oak. Journal Of Plant Physiology. 171, 6, 399-406. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S017616171300477X
  8. Correia B., Pinto-Marijuan M., Neves L., Brossa R., Dias M.C., Costa A., Castro B.B., Araujo C., Santos C., Chaves M.M., Pinto G. (2014) Water stress and recovery in the performance of two Eucalyptus globulus clones: physiological and biochemical profiles. Physiologia Plantarum. 150, 4, 580-592. 1399-3054. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppl.12110
  9. Correia B., Pinto-Marijuan M., Castro B.B., Brossa R., Lopez-Carbonell M., Pinto G. (2014) Hormonal dynamics during recovery from drought in two Eucalyptus globulus genotypes: From root to leaf. Plant Physiology And Biochemistry. 82, 151-160. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2014.05.016
  10. Correia B., Valledor L., Meijón M., Rodriguez J.L., Dias M.C., Santos C., Cañal M.J., Rodriguez R., Pinto G. (2013) Is the interplay between epigenetic markers related to the acclimation of cork oak plants to high temperatures?. Plos One. 8, 1, e53543. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053543 (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0053543
  11. Silva S., Pinto G., Correia B., Pinto-Carnide O., Santos C. (2013) Rye oxidative stress under long term Al exposure. Journal Of Plant Physiology. 170, 10, 879-889. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0176161713000734
  12. Almeida T., Pinto G., Correia B., Santos C., Gonçalves S. (2013) QsMYB1 expression is modulated in response to heat and drought stress and during plant recovery. Plant Physiology And Biochemistry. 73, 274–281 (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2013.10.007
  1. Pinto G, Correia S, Corredoira E, Ballester A, Correia B, Neves L, Canhoto J (2015) In vitro culture of Eucalyptus: where do we stand?. In: Yill-Sung Park, Jan M Bonga, Heung-Kyu Moon (eds). (EDS.), Vegetative Propagation of Forest Trees. 431-452 . (see details)
  2. Pascual, J., Cañal, M.J., Correia, B., Escandon, M., Hasbún, R., Meijón, M., Pinto, G., and Valledor, L. (2014) Can Epigenetics Help Forest Plants to Adapt to Climate Change?. In: Springer. (EDS.), Epigenetics in Plants of Agronomic Importance: Fundamentals and Applications. 125-146. 978-3-319-07970-7 (Print) 978-3-319-07971-4 (Online). (see details)
    Link: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-07971-4_8
  1. Correia B. (2012) Water stress and recovery in Eucalyptus: Physiological profiles. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/10165
  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. Annacondia ML, Pascúal J, Escandón M, Valledor L, Correia B, Amaral J, Pinto G, Feito I, Meijón M, Cañal MJ (2016) Specific hormonal cross-talks define short and long term adaptive responses to UV and heat stresses in Pinus radiata. (see details)
  3. Cerqueira A, Alves A, Berenguer H, Correia B, Monteiro P, Diez J, Amaral J, Pinto G (2016) Phosphite delays the progression of Fusarium circinatum on Pinus radiata: a physiological approach. (see details)
  4. Barradas, C., Pinto, G., Berenguer, H., Correia, B., Alves, A. (2015) Pathogenicity of Botryosphaeriaceae species to Eucalyptus spp. in Portugal. (see details)
  5. 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)
  6. Escandón M, Cañal M, Pascual J, Pinto G, Correia B, Amaral J, Valledor L, Meijón M. (2015) Hormonal signalling and physiological response through low-intensity heat stress in Pinus radiata D. Don. (see details)
  7. Escandón M, Meijón M, Pascual J, Valledor L, Correia B, Dias MC, Pinto G, Cañal MJ (2013) Response to heat stress in plants and embryogenic callus of Pinus radiata D. Don. (see details)
  8. 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)
  9. Pinto G, Correia B, Silva S, Dias MC, Santos C, Valledor L (2013) Effect of drought and re-watering on the metabolomic profile and antioxidant response of Eucalyptus plants. (see details)
  10. Antunes SC, Santos L, Santos J, Correia B, Gonçalves F, Pinto G, Nunes B (2013) Evaluation of biochemical and standard effects of acetaminophen in Lemna minor vs Lemna gibba. (see details)
  11. Correia B, Valledor L, Renaut J, Meijón M, Dias MC, Santos C, Pinto G (2013) Ecophysiolyptus project: linking ‘omics and ecophysiology in Eucalyptus globulus. (see details)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. Correia B, Dias MC, Santos C, Pinto G (2011) Physiological and epigenetic responses of Cork Oak plants to climate changes: an integrative toolbox. (see details)
  16. Pinto G., Silva S., Dias M. C., Costa A., Correia B., Branco J., Gonçalves P., Correia C., Moutinho-Pereira J., Macedo B., Santos C. (2010) Impact of high temperature on photosynthesis, carbon metabolism and lipid peroxidation of Cork Oak plants. (see details)
  17. Pinto G., Silva S., Dias M. C., Costa A., Correia B., Branco J., Gonçalves P., Correia C., Moutinho J., Macedo B., Santos C. (2010) Analysing the impact of high temperature in ecophysiological parameters of two Eucalyptus globulus clones. (see details)
  18. Pinto G , Correia B, Dias MC, Costa A, Santos C, Rodriguez JL, Meijón M, Valledor L (2010) Ecophysiological and epigenetic responses to climate changes of the most economical important Portuguese forest trees: an integrative toolbox. (see details)