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Ricardo Jorge Guerra Calado

Ricardo Jorge Guerra Calado

Principal Researcher (Research Career) with Habilitation

  • Author Name : Calado R.

  • Researcher ID: C-7035-2008
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-1670-9335
  • Ciencia ID: 2817-ECE8-7561
  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture (MBA)
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Research interests

Blue BioEconomy
Sustainable Aquaculture
Traceability of Seafood and Live Marine Organisms
Bioprospecting of Marine Natural Products
Marine Lipidomics

Academic degrees

2020 Habilitation in Biology, University of Aveiro
2005 PhD in Biology, Specialization in Animal Biotechnology by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon
1999 5 years degree (Licenciatura) in Biology Applied to Animal Resources - Marine Branch by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon with the final classification of 16 (out of 20).

Scientific activities

2017-Present: Principal Researcher at the Department of Biology (dbio) and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and ECOMARE of the University of Aveiro
2013-2017: Principal Researcher (Financed by FCT Program IF) at the Department of Biology (dbio) and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro
2008-2013: Assistant Researcher (Financed by FCT Program Ciencia 2007) at the Department of Biology (dbio) and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro
2006-2008: Post-doc researcher (Financed by FCT) at the Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR-CIMAR) of the University of the Algarve
2005: Founding partner and production manager of the enterprise LusoReef – Criação de Espécies Marinhas Lda., the first Portuguese enterprise fully dedicated to the culture of marine ornamental species.
2000-2005: PhD student (Financed by FCT) at Guia’s Marine Laboratory Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, performing research on the culture of marine ornamental species.



PUFApods - Merging blue and green food systems - Using marine gammarid amphipods supplied with plant food processing side streams to produce n-3 LC-PUFA See more

A-AAGORA - Blueprint for Atlantic-Arctic Agora on cross-sectoral cooperation for restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems and increased climate resilience through transformative innovation See more

Ship Clones - Characterization and search for biomarker of marine transmissible cancers See more

Sea2See: Innovative blockchain traceability technology and Stakeholders’ Engagement strAtegy for boosting Sustainable sEafood visibility, social acceptance and consumption in Europe See more

KleptoSlug - Kleptoplasty: The sea slug that got away with stolen chloroplasts See more

BESIDE - Institutional, BEhavioural, critical and adaptive economics towards SustaInable Development, management of natural capital and circular Economy See more

BlueCC - Commercial exploitation of marine collagen and chitin from marine sources See more

FISHAQU - Knowledge Exchange in sustainable Fisheries management and Aquaculture in the Mediterranean region See more

ProBioMar - Modelling processes and functions of lagoon ecosystems: a better management and conservation of marine biological resources See more

Estabulação em terra em sistema recirculado fechado (RAS) de juvenis de salmão do Atlântico (Salmo salar) See more

CtLight - Effects of light on the photobiology and growth of the commercially valuable macroalgae Codium tomentosum See more

Omics4Algae - Lipidomic tools for chemical phenotyping, traceability and valorisation of seaweeds from aquaculture as a sustainable source of high added-value compounds See more

SUShI - SUStainable use of Insect protein in aquaculture feed See more

TraSeafood - Tracing the Geographic Origin of Seafood as a Pathway Towards the Smart Valorization of Endogenous Marine Resources See more

BioPradaRia - Restoration, management and conservation of biodiversity and biological resources associated with Ria de Aveiro seagrass ecosystems See more

AquaMMIn - Development and validation of a modular integrated multitrophic aquaculture system for marine and brackish water species See more

CephsandChefs - Octopus, squid, cuttlefish, sustainable fisheries and chefs See more

ValorMar -Integral Valorization of Marine Resources: Potential, Technological Innovation and New Applications See more

PORBIOTA - Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity See more

SmartBioR - Smart Valorization of Biological Marine Resources See more

GENIALG - GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative Macro-ALGal biorefinery See more

RESTORE - Phytoremediation of saline soils using Salicornia ramossisima See more

HALOFOOD - Decoding lipid profile of saltmarsh halophytes for human consumption and livestock nutrition See more

SunSole - Pilot Project of Sole culture in a Semi-Intensive land-based aquaculture See more

DepurPlus - Optimization of marine bivalve mollusks purification process See more

MCES - The Economic Valuation and Governance of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services See more

LínguaTox - Língua bioeletrónica para a deteção de toxinas marinhas em bivalves See more

PhotoSymbiOxiS - Physiological and behavioural photoprotective processes against oxidative stress in marine photosynthetic symbioses See more

LarvalSources - Assessing the ecological performance of marine protected area (MPA) networks See more

NO RESET - Metamorphosis does not reset embryonic and larval history. Clarifying the role of offspring provisioning and larval feeding on early post-settlement performance of coastal marine invertebrates See more

Dynamics of the intestinal microbial flora, digestive enzymes activity and biochemical composition of marine invertebrate larvae in a globally changing ocean (Nº E-116/10) See more

STEP - Integrated System for Managing Fishfarm Effluents See more

SymbioCoRe - SYnergies through Merging BIOlogical and biogeochemical expertise in COral REsearch See more

AQUASAFE - Development of new technologies to anticipate and diagnose disease outbreaks in aquaculture See more

RASTREMAR - Use of molecular tools in the traceability of marine food products See more

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

LUSOEXTRACT – Finding new natural compounds isolated from unique Portuguese ecosystems (AAC/SI/35/2009) See more

Global climate change and pollution: a synergy designed for disaster? See more

PORTONOVO- Water Quality in Harbours. / 2009-1/119 See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Marco Custódio (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Luísa Marques (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Cristovão Nunes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Gisela Dionísio (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Serrano (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Nuno Ribau (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Gina Neto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Marcela Carraro de Melo Vaz (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Harith Farooq (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Karla Vercesi de Queiróz (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Giulia Ferrari (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vinicia Matias (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ali Espinoza (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Felipe Cohen (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Natália Pegoraro Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Tânia Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Yanira Lopez (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ewelina Piatkowska (not a CESAM member)

Technician with PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Matzen da Silva (ex-CESAM member)

Estagio Profissionalizante (Main Supervisor): Teresa Costa (not a CESAM member)

Tecnica de Laboratório Doutorada (Main Supervisor): Sónia da Cruz Manco (ex-CESAM member)

Technician MSc (Main Supervisor): Bruna Marques (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Fernando António Francisco Ricardo (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Daniela M. Porfírio Rodrigues (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Marcela Carraro de Melo Vaz (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Daniel Jerónimo (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Rui Jorge Miranda Rocha (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Catarina Moniz da Rocha (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Miguel Albuquerque da Costa Leal (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Felisa Rey Eiras (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Gisela Dionísio (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Karla Vercesi de Queiróz (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Thiago Piassa (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Eduardo Freitas (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Diana Lopes (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Luísa Marques (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Marco Custódio (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Patricia Pochelon (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Yolanda José Silva (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Maria Pavlaki (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Bruna Marques (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Violeta Loureiro Ferreira (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Felipe Cohen (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Diana Sofia Gusmão Coito Madeira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Miguel Albuquerque da Costa Leal (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Miguel Albuquerque da Costa Leal (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Fernando António Francisco Ricardo (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Felisa Rey Eiras (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Ana Sofia de Carvalho Saraiva (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Rui Jorge Miranda Rocha (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Unnikrishnan Unniyampurath (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Sónia Marisa Gonçalves da Cruz (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Rui Jorge Miranda Rocha (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Maria Elisabete Alves Maciel (ex-CESAM member)

Public Key FCT


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


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