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Felisa Rey Eiras

Felisa Rey Eiras

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : H-9250-2018
  • Title: Solar-powered animals – Decoding the functions of chloroplasts in the metabolism of sacoglossan sea slugs Supervisor: Profª Rosário Domingues, Dr. Ricardo Calado, Dr. Sónia Cruz Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/115347/2016 Start date: 2017-09-01 End date: 2023-08-31

Current Research Interests

- Role of lipids during the process of endosymbiosis in sacoglossan sea slugs

- Lipids in photosinthetic organisms

- Maternal effects in marine invertebrates

- Macroalgae

Short CV

Felisa Rey was born in 1979 (O Grove, Spain). She holds a degree in Marine Sciences (University of Vigo, Spain) and MSc in Marine Resources (University of Porto, Portugal & University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain). In 2016, she received her PhD degree in Marine Sciences and the Environment from University of Aveiro wiht the thesis: Maternal effects and settlement performance of the green crab Carcinus maenas. In 2017, she was awarded a Post-Doctoral fellowship from FCT, working on a project to unravel the mechanisms that allow photosynthetic sea slugs to sequester and retain functional plastids inside their cells, using lipidomic mass spectrometry-based analyses. During her professional career she collaborated in several educational projects in public and private institutions such as Aquarium, town councils and environmental consulting. She acquired expertise in analysis of marine samples using physiological, biochemical, mass spectrometry and lipidomic approaches. Her current research interests include solar-powered animals, mixotrophy, macroalgae and ecology of marine invertebrates. 

Academic degrees

2016 PhD in Marine Sciences and Environment (Doctoral Program PROMAR) Dpto. Biologia & CESAM, University of Aveiro 

2006 Master of Marine Sciences - Marine Resources - Aquaculture, University of Porto, Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar and University of Santiago

2002 Degree in Marine Science, University of Vigo 

Scientific Supervision

In progress (0)
Concluded (1)
Project Student - Biotechnology Degree (Main Supervisor): Davide Bosi (not a CESAM member)


In progress (3)
Omics4Algae - Lipidomic tools for chemical phenotyping, traceability and valorisation of seaweeds from aquaculture as a sustainable source of high added-value compounds See more

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

HULK - Functional Chloroplasts inside Animal cells: cracking the puzzle See more

Concluded (1)
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


WoS Papers (10)
Other Papers (1)
Books (0)
Book Chapter (0)
Thesis (2)
Communications (12)
Other Publications (0)

CESAM Funding: