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Cátia Fidalgo

Cátia Fidalgo

Research Assistant

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine & Estuarine Ecology
  • Title: Symbiolite - A novel microbial­-algal calcification process driven by coral symbiotic algae: Structure, function, ecological role and evolutionary significance Supervisor: João Serôdio; Jörg Frommlet; Artur Alves Category: BO Grant type: BI Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: BI/CESAM/009/PTDC/MAR-EST/3726/2014 Start date: 2017-06-01 End date: 2018-05-31


Professional Activity

June 2017 - present BI fellowship from FCT: "Symbiolite - A novel microbial­algal calcification process driven by coral symbiotic algae: Structure, function, ecological role and evolutionary significance"


March 2013 - September 2017 PhD fellowship from FCT: "Endophytic bacterial communities of salt marsh plants from Hg-contaminated sites" (SFRH/BD/85423/2012). CESAM, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro.


August 2012 - January 2013 BI fellowship from FCT: "PhytoMarsh - A Fitosfera de plantas de sapal: um "hot-spot" microbiano pouco explorado" (PTDC/AAC-AMB/118873/2010). CESAM, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro.


2010-2012 Masters thesis in "Heavy metal resistance in extremophilic yeasts: a molecular and physiological approach". BioFIG Center for Biodiversity, Functional & Integrative Genomics. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.


2009-2010 Voluntary work in the Environmental Microbiology research group, in different projects, including microbial community studies and heavy metal resistance characterization in acidophilic yeasts. BioFIG Center for Biodiversity, Functional & Integrative Genomics. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.


2008-2009 Voluntary work in the Virulence and Epidemiology research group, in order to characterize clinical and food-borne Enterococci. BioFIG Center for Biodiversity, Functional & Integrative Genomics. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.


 

Academic Degrees

2017 Doctorate in Biology, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro


2011 Master Degree in Applied Microbiology. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon


2009 Degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

Scientific Supervision

In progress
Concluded

Projects

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

Publications

WoS Papers (7)
Fidalgo C., Henriques I., Rocha J., Tacao M., Alves A. (2016) Culturable endophytic bacteria from the salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides: phylogenetic diversity, functional characterization, and influence of metal(loid) contamination. In: Academic Degrees. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 23, 10, 10200-10214.
Rocha J., Tacao M., Fidalgo C., Alves A., Henriques I. (2016) Diversity of endophytic Pseudomonas in Halimione portulacoides from metal(loid)-polluted salt marshes. In: Academic Degrees. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 23, 13, 13255-13267.
Henriques I., Tacao M., Leite L., Fidalgo C., Araujo S., Oliveira C., Alves A. (2016) Co-selection of antibiotic and metal(loid) resistance in gram-negative epiphytic bacteria from contaminated salt marshes. In: Academic Degrees. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 109, 1, 427-434.
Fidalgo C., Riesco R., Henriques I., Trujillo M.E., Alves A. (2016) Microbacterium diaminobutyricum sp nov., isolated from Halimione portulacoides, which contains diaminobutyric acid in its cell wall, and emended description of the genus Microbacterium. In: Academic Degrees. International Journal Of Systematic And Evolutionary Microbiology. 66, 4492-4500.
Fidalgo C., Rocha J., Proenca D.N., Morais P.V., Alves A., Henriques I. (2017) Saccharospirillum correiae sp nov., an endophytic bacterium isolated from the halophyte Halimione portulacoides. In: Academic Degrees. International Journal Of Systematic And Evolutionary Microbiology. 67, 6, 2026-2030.
Fidalgo C., Martins R., Proenca D.N., Morais P.V., Alves A., Henriques I. (2017) Zunongwangia endophytica sp nov., an endophyte isolated from the salt marsh plant, Halimione portulacoides, and emended description of the genus Zunongwangia. In: Academic Degrees. International Journal Of Systematic And Evolutionary Microbiology. 67, 8, 3004-3009.
Fidalgo C., Rocha J., Martins R., Proenca D.N., Morais P.V., Henriques I., Alves A. (2017) Altererythrobacter halimionae sp nov and Altererythrobacter endophyticus sp nov., two endophytes from the salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides. In: Academic Degrees. International Journal Of Systematic And Evolutionary Microbiology. 67, 8, 3057-3062.
Other Papers (0)
Books (0)
Book Chapter (1)
Dias T., Stürmer S.L., Chaves S., Fidalgo C., Tenreiro R., Correia P., Carvalho L., Martins-Loução M.A., Sheppard L.J., Cruz C. (2011) Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity. In: Proceedings of the INI/CLRTAP/CBD Expert Workshop, 16-18th November 2009. (EDS.), Academic Degrees.
Thesis (3)
Fidalgo C. (2011) Heavy metal resistance in extremophilic yeasts: a molecular and physiological approach. In: Academic Degrees. MSc Thesis.
Fidalgo C (2017) Endophytic bacterial communities of Halimione portulacoides. In: Academic Degrees. PhD Thesis.
Fidalgo C (2017) Endophytic bacterial communities of Halimione portulacoides. In: Academic Degrees. PhD Thesis.
Communications (6)
Fidalgo C., Araújo S., Henriques I., Correia A., Alves A. (2013) Endophytic bacterial diversity in the salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides. In: Academic Degrees.
Fidalgo C., Henriques I., Alves A. (2013) Culturable endophytic bacteria from Halimione portulacoides: diversity and influence of Hg contamination. In: Academic Degrees.
Fidalgo C., Tenreiro A., Tenreiro R., Malhó R., Chaves S. (2011) Arsenic Resistance in an Extremophilic Yeast: a Cytological and Molecular Approach. In: Academic Degrees.
Fidalgo C., Tenreiro A., Tenreiro R., Malhó R., Chaves S. (2011) Unveiling Cadmium Resistance Mechanisms in an Extremophilic Yeast. In: Academic Degrees.
Fidalgo C, Tacão M, Rocha J, Henriques I, Alves A (2015) Culturable endophytic bacteria from salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides: functional characterization, phylogenetic diversity and influence of metal contamination. In: Academic Degrees.
Fidalgo C, Alves M, Henriques I, Alves A (2017) The endophytic microbiome of Halimione portulacoides. In: Academic Degrees.
Other Publications (0)

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