Inês Morão holds a MSc in Biotechnology of Marine Resources and is currently a PhD student in Biology and Ecology of Global Change at Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon and with Polytechnic of Leiria. Her scientific interests are ecotoxicology, marine biology, conservation and biomarker tools. Her journey into marine conservation began during her undergraduate studies when she first encountered sea turtles in São Tomé. This experience she assisted local NGOs in São Tomé and Príncipe, focusing on the awareness and conservation of sea turtles in their nesting areas. For her MSc thesis, Inês Morão collected tissue samples from turtles for molecular analysis, aiming to assess the impact of metal contamination on the health and fitness of these populations. Continuing this research into her PhD, she is further investigating the health of sea turtle populations. Despite her relatively short time in scientific research, she performed 5 oral presentations in congress (ICYMARE and SETAC) and some lectures/talks in Portugal and also in São Tomé and Príncipe. Her work includes collecting and analyzing sea turtle tissue samples to evaluate pollution levels and their effects on the animals' health. Inês Morão is also actively involved in the scientific community, contributing to the organization of the ICYMARE conference in Germany and being a member of OYSTER (Orienting Young ScienTists of EuromaRine)

Personal identification

Full name
Inês Filipa Cigarro Morão

Citation names

  • Morão, Inês F. C.
  • Morão, Inês
  • Morão, Inês F.

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Email addresses

  • ines.morao@ipleiria.pt (Professional)


  • CETEMARES, Centro de I&D, Formação e Divulgação do Conhecimento Marítimo, 2520-620, Peniche, Leiria, Portugal (Professional)


Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Marine Biology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Biodiversity Conservation
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Ecology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Biochemical Research Methods
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology
  • Natural sciences - Earth and Environmental Sciences - Environmental Sciences


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Portuguese (Mother tongue)