Caring about the future

Diana Sofia Gusmão Coito Madeira

Diana Sofia Gusmão Coito Madeira

Junior Researcher (CEEC, FCT)

  • Author Name : D. Madeira

Research interests

climate change
marine ecophysiology
transgenerational plasticity
environmental risk assessment
molecular ecology

Academic degrees

2016 PhD, Sustainable Chemistry, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2011 MSc, Marine Ecology, Universidade de Lisboa
2009 BSc, Biology, Universidade de Lisboa

Scientific activities

2020 to present - Researcher at CESAM-UA (Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus FCT, CEECIND/01250/2018, starting 1/10/2020 to 30/9/2026)
2017 to 2020 - Post-doctoral researcher at CESAM-UA
2016 to 2017 - Research assistant at UCIBIO, FCT-UNL
2012 to 2016 - PhD candidate at FCT-UNL
2010 to 2011 - MSc Trainee at FCUL



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

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Marta Meném Campos (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Filipa da Cunha Fernandes (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Fanny Vermandele (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Rúben Xavier Grave da Silva (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): André Lucas dos Reis Cuenca (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Joana Filipa da Cunha Fernandes (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Célia Almeida (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Madalena Missionário (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Margarida Travesso (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Maude Boissonneault (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Daniel Acebes Najarro (not a CESAM member)

Organization of scientific events

11th July 2020 – SEB+ session associated with the “Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Annual Meeting 2020”, titled Within and transgenerational plastic responses and adaptive evolution of marine metazoans in a changing ocean: from molecules to biotic communities. Prague, Czech Republic. Postponed due to COVID-19. URL:

Jury member

December 2017 - Master thesis: Cheila Alexandre. Microplastics as vectors of heavy metals for fish. Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.
December 2019 - Final exam of the course “Summary Review BIO9010”: PhD candidate Ella Guscelli. Literature review and analysis of the scientific article “Multi-omics analysis of thermal stress response in a zooxanthellatecnidarian reveals the importance of associating with thermotolerant symbionts by Cziesielski et al., 2018”. University of Quebec in Rimouski, Canada.
January 2020 - PhD thesis: Vanessa Mendonça. Functioning of coastal food webs – intertidal rock pools as a case study. Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

Participation in research projects

2012/2015 – “A proteomic study on the combined effects of pCO2 and temperature on different life stages of the marine fish Sparus aurata” PTDC/MAR/119068/2010 - FCT – PhD student.
2013/2015 – “WarmingWebs - Role of biodiversity, species thermal tolerance and food web structure in the response to climate change: Temperate versus tropical ecosystems” PTDC/MAR-EST/2141/2012 – FCT – member of the research team.
2013/2014 – “Thermal stress on tidal pool organisms – a proteomic approach.” Award “Research Stimulus Program – Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian”. 
2016/2018 – “3Qs for Quality – Development of molecular sensors and technology for sea food quality evaluation” PTDC-MAR-BIO-6044-2014 – FCT – member of the research team.
2019/2022 -  “Respostas do ECOssistema PELÁGicO àS mudanças climáticas no oceano austral – EcoPelagos” 442637/2018-7 (R$ 2,000,000.00) - Programa Antárctico Brasileiro (PROANTAR) CNPq/MCTIC/CAPES/FNDCT nº 21/2018 - member of the research team.
2017/2020 - Linking physiology to biogeography of Northern shrimp to facilitate adaptation to climate change – DFO (Strategic Program for Ecosystem-Based Research and Advice). UQAR & Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Collaborator.
2021/2023 - ExtremeOceans - "Unravelling evolutionary physiology landscapes of coastal marine fauna under extreme temperatures through systems-biology" PTDC/BIA-BMA/1494/2020 - FCT - member of the research team (task leader).


Workshop “Scientific Writing” (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal, March 2011)
Hands-on Course on Proteins and Proteomics: Mass Spectrometry Module (Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal, July 2011)
Workshop "Nature Photography" (University of Lisbon, March 2012)
Workshop "Entrepreneurship" (University of Porto, April 2012)
Workshop "Data analysis" (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, June 2012)
Workshop “Night Photography” (Fnac Colombo, Lisbon, Portugal, February 2013)
Workshop “3D Electron Microscopy” (Instituto Superior das Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, December 2013)
“Laboratory Animal Science Course, FELASA Category C” (Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, University of Porto, May 2015).
Advanced course “Marine Evolution under Climate Change” (CeMEB – Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology, University of Gothenburg, held at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure, Kristineberg, Sweden, November 2016)
WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) 2015 for Workers (CCOHS – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety) #P3281EN, e-course, March 2018
Workshop "Introduction to R" (University of Aveiro, 23-24 May 2018)
8th Workshop in Lipidomics, Mass Spectrometry Center, University of Aveiro, 20th March 2019


Researcher ID: N-3228-2013
Scopus Author ID: 54401593300
ORCID: 0000-0002-2435-9283
CIÊNCIAID: 0313-5EB2-1A99

Reviewer & Editor activities

>20 indexed journals
3 funding agencies (Dutch Research Council, European Science Foundation, US National Science Foundation)
Review Editor Aquatic Physiology Section (Frontiers in Physiology/Frontiers in Marine Science)
Editor for Aquaculture, Fish and Fisheries (Wiley)
Guest Editor for 2 research topics in Frontiers 

Prizes and awards

2007 Honorable Mention – Foundation of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
2007 Merit Scholarship – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
2008 Merit Scholarship – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
2009 Merit Scholarship – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
2010 Merit Scholarship – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
2012 Programa de Estímulo à Investigação – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian / Calouste Gulbenkian Programme for Research Stimulus
2013 Prémio Oceano – Centro de Oceanografia / Ocean Award – Centre of Oceanography, University of Lisbon
2018 L'Oreal Portugal Medals of Honor for Women in Science 

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