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Artur Jorge da Costa Peixoto Alves

Artur Jorge da Costa Peixoto Alves

Assistant Professor with Habilitation

  • Author Name : Alves A.

Research interests

Microbial diversity and evolution
Stress-related fungal plant pathogens
Global changes and fungal plant diseases
Microorganisms as biocontrol agents
Biotechnological potential of microorganisms
Plant microbiology
Microbial interactions

Academic degrees

2018 - Habilitation in Biology, University of Aveiro
2006 - PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro
2001 - MSc in Molecular Microbiology, University of Aveiro
1998 - Degree in Biology, University of Aveiro

Scientific activities

2016 - (present) - Coordinator of CESAM’s Stress Biology Research Group
2020 - (present) - Director of the Master course in Molecular and Cell Biology
2018 - 2019 - Director of the Master course in Microbiology
2016 - 2018 - Vice-director of the Master course in Microbiology
2014 - 2018 - Principal Researcher, Departamento de Biologia, CESAM (Investigador FCT)
2013 - 2016 - Co-coordinator of CESAM’s Research Stress Biology Group
2009 - 2013 - Assistant Researcher, Departamento de Biologia, CESAM (Ciência 2008)
2007 - 2009 - Invited Assistant Professor, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro


2016 - (present) - European Journal of Plant Pathology (Springer) – Associate editor
2018 - (present) - International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (Microbiology Society) – Associate editor
2020 - (present) - Plants (MDPI) – Editor, section Plant Protection
2020 - (present) - Agriculture (MDPI) – Editor, section Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds
2020 - (present) - Forests (MDPI) – Editor, section Forest Ecophysiology and Biology Section
2021 - (present) - Mycologia (Mycological Society of America) – Associate editor
2022 - (present) - Italian Journal Mycology (University of Bologna) – Associate editor
2022 - (present) - Frontiers in Fungal Biology, section Marine and Freshwater Fungi (Frontiers) – Associate editor
2021 - 2022 - Microorganisms (MDPI) - Special Issue "Fungal–Plant Interactions under Climate Change" – Guest editor



URGENTpine2.0 - Desenvolvimento de uma floresta resiliente com base na plataforma experimental Pinus-Fusarium circinatum: do conhecimento à ação. See more

BioPlasMar - Plastic removal and valorization of marine resources through new product development See more

FATE - Study of adaptive evolution events associated with the rise of pathogenic potential in Aspergillii colonising polluted soils See more

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

F4F - Forest for Future See more

PLIMpine- Pine protection against Pitch canker through genetic resistance and Plant Immunization See more

AgroForWealth - Biorefining of agricultural and forest products, by-products and wastes: integrated strategic valorisation of resources towards society wealth and sustainability See more

ALIEN - An integrated approach to unravel Lasiodiplodia-grapevine Interactions See more

Symbiolite – A novel microbial-algal calcification process driven by coral symbiotic algae: Structure, function, ecological role and evolutionary significance See more

URGENTpine ­- UnRaveling host­pathoGEn iNteracTions in pine pitch canker disease See more

EXPLOCHAR: Exploring mechanisms of reducing drought and disease stress in eucalypt seedlings by applying biochar to soils See more

LUNA -Low-flying Unmanned Aereal forest monitoring system See more

MICRONEMA - Spatial and temporal analysis of microbial community in Pine Wilt Disease See more

PANDORA - Potential impact of climate changes on Botryosphaeriaceae-related diseases of Eucalyptus spp. in Portugal See more

Advanced Course on Protein Profiling of Microorganisms See more

PhytoMarsh - The phytosphere of salt-marsh plants: an underexplored microbial hot-spot See more

The microbiota of two bivalve species of economical relevance, Cerastoderma edule (common cockle) and Ruditapes philippinarum (manila clam): mode of association and transmission in sympatry situations See more

Inventory, dynamics and impact of the parasites trematodes and bacteria in bivalves of high economic importance in Portugal See more

Prometheus - PROteoME of Diplodia corticola, the cork oak paTHogEn fungUS See more

SEAGULL- Identification of nonpoint sources of faecal pollution in a natural environment: contributing data for risk assessment See more

Listeria monocytogenes in foods: contributing data for risk assessment See more

The plant pathogenic genus Phomopsis and its Diaporthe teleomorphs: development of morphological, biological and phylogenetic species concepts See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Cristina Sofia Fernandes Torcato (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Alberto António Coelho de Abreu (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Diana Salvador de Sá Dias (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Catarina da Silva Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Vânia Catarina Mendes Martins (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sofia Laura Ferreira Leite (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Margarida Freire Aleixo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Márcia Raquel Maia Saraiva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Maria Teresa Calixto Ribeiro Claro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Alexandra Montenegro Areal (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Isabel Cristina Matias Soares (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Diana Marina Gomes de Campos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Carina Rafaela Faria da Costa Félix (not a CESAM member)

Bolseira de investigação em projeto (Main Supervisor): Andreia Cerqueira (ex-CESAM member)

Bolseiro de investigação em projeto (Main Supervisor): Micael Gonçalves (ex-CESAM member)

Bolseira Investigação (Main Supervisor): Susana Manso Araújo (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Cátia Isabel Assis Fidalgo (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Anabela Rodrigues Lopes (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sofia Laura Ferreira Leite (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Forough Nazar Pour (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Micael Gonçalves (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carla Bernardete Rodrigues Barradas (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Eduardo Vaz Lemos Pires Batista (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sandra Hilário (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carina Rafaela Faria da Costa Félix (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Paulo Jorge da Rocha Cardoso (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Pedro Miguel Calhás Jorge Reis (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Susana Manso Araújo (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Isabel Oliveira Fernandes (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Nelita Gonçalves Faria de Bessa (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Joana S. C. Amaral (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Liliana Tavares dos Santos (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Cristina Esteves (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Jorge Martín García (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Jörg Christian Frommlet (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Ana Teresa Luís (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Glória Catarina Cintra da Costa Pinto (CESAM member)

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


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