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Joana Amaral

Joana Amaral

PhD Student

  • Researcher ID V-3692-2018
  • ORCID 0000-0002-3572-0070
  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : RESEARCHID=V-3692-2018
  • Thesis title: Deciphering Pinus defence response against Fusarium circinatum infection: from physiology to Omics Supervisor: Dr. Glória Pinto (UA); Co-supervisors: Dr. Artur Alves (UA) and Dr. Luis Valledor (UniOvi, Spain) Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BD/120967/2016 Start date: 2017-05-01 End date: 2021-04-30

Research interests

Plant (eco)physiology
Plant disease
Plants and climate change
Plant stress response
Mitigation strategies to improve plant response to stressful scenarios
Microalgae as biorefineries: using genetic and metabolic engineering to reduce production costs
Plant in vitro culture
Systems Biology
Data integration

Academic degrees

Ongoing: Doctoral Program in Biology - Biology and Applied Biosciences, University of Aveiro.
2015: Master in Applied Biology, University of Aveiro.
2012: Degree in Biotechnology, Coimbra College of Agriculture (IPC - ESAC).

Scientific activities

Jul2016-Apr2017: BI fellow URGENTpine project. Supervisor:Glória Pinto. University of Aveiro.
Dec2015-Jun2016: Collaborator of Greenclon, Lda. Coimbra.
Apr2014-May2015: BI fellow Chlamy4future project. Supervisor:Luis Valledor. University of Aveiro.
Jun2013-Mar2014: BI fellow Ecophysiolyptus project. Supervisor:Glória Pinto. University of Aveiro.
Sept2012-Jun2013: BI fellow SuberStress project. Supervisor:Mª Celeste Dias. University of Aveiro.
May2012-Jul2012: Trainee Lifelong Learning/Erasmus Programme. Supervisor:Manuel Rey. University of Vigo.



Ecophysiolyptus - Physiological and gene expression profiles for early selection of Eucalyptus globulus in a climate change context See more

Scientific Supervision

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