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Cláudia de Jesus Fernandes Covas

Cláudia de Jesus Fernandes Covas

PhD Student

  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • Thesis title: Unravel the biosynthesis and bioactivity of Bacteroidetes lanthipeptides Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sónia Mendo/Prof. Dr. Pedro Domingues Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia Grant reference: SFRH/BD/98446/2013 Start date: 2014-03-02 End date: 2018-03-02

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Main Research Interests

In the last years, I have developing my expertise in Microbiology and Genetics with focus on search for new antibacterial peptides produced by Bacteria in environments with high radioactivity. In my PhD, I have been focused in the characterization of a new Pedobacter ssp. with high biotechnological potential, especially regarding antibacterial activity. More specifically, I am focused on the isolation and characterization of antibacterial compounds (peptides and lipids) produced by P. lusitanus NL19 strain. 


Academic Degrees

2010 Mater degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Brazil. Final classification: 19 values (out of 20 values)

2007 Bachelor of Genetics. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - Brazil. Final classification: 15 values (out of 20 values)

2003 Degree in Biology. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - Brazil. Final classification: 15 values (out of 20 values)



Best Poster Presentation Prizes

Sessão 2 | Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology

Cláudia Covas (et al.) Pedobacter sp. Nl19: a novel species with a high biotechnological potential

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