Tânia Melo is graduated in Biochemistry (2009, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal). In 2011, she concluded her MSc in Biochemistry – minor in Molecular methods (University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal). In 2017, she received her PhD degree in Biochemistry from University of Aveiro with the thesis: Analytical strategies based on mass spectrometry toward identifying nitro oxidative modifications in phospholipids, providing her consolidate skills and know-how in nitration of phospholipids, mass spectrometry and lipidomics approaches. During her Ph.D., Tânia worked as a trainee in the lab of Dra Maria Fedorova (University of Leipzig, Germany), expertise in oxidative modifications in lipids and proteins (ECOST-STSM-CM1001-020613-030049), and in the laboratory of Dra Dolores Peréz-Sala (CIB-CSIC, Spain), expertise in post-transducional modifications of proteins, which allowed her to strengthen her expertise in mass spectrometry and molecular biology applied to health and disease. From September 2017 to January 2019, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Mass Spectrometry Centre (Department of Chemistry & QOPNA) at UA, where she developed work in both lipidomics and proteomics approaches. This allowed her to develop work with different mass spectrometers, coupled to liquid and gas chromatography apparatus, which allowed her to build up her knowledge and skills on experimental methodologies, informatics tools and mass spectrometry data analysis. Currently, she is a researcher at the UA, under the project Omics4Algae - Lipidomic tools for chemical phenotyping, traceability and valorisation of seaweeds from aquaculture as a sustainable source of high added-value compounds. Tânia is co-author of 52 publications, 9 proceeding, 3 book chapters, 60 poster communications, and 29 oral communications in several national and international scientific meetings. She has been a member of scientific projects, organizing and scientific committees of several meetings (courses, workshops) and participated in juris and evaluation committees. Tânia has been participating as trainer in practical courses of mass spectrometry (LC-MS and lipidomics) taught to Master and PhD students, researchers and stakeholders; supervised 5 BSc students; and actively collaborated in the supervision of 1 undergraduate, 12 Master students and 2 PhD students. She has also been invited by international journals to participate as reviewer and as Guest Editor. Currently, she is a Guest Editor in the special issue “Lipid Profiling (Lipidome) of Marine Organisms to Foster Biotechnological and Medical Applications" of an international journal (Marine Drugs), and she is supervisor of 1 Master student, co-supervisor of one 1 PhD student, and support the supervision of other PhD student. Her research interests include the applications of Omics tools to different fields of research namely Lipidomics and Proteomics in Health & Disease, (Nitro)Oxidative Lipidomics and more recently Marine Lipidomics.

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Tânia Sofia Rodrigues de Melo

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  • Ciências Naturais - Ciências da Terra e do Ambiente
  • Ciências Naturais - Ciências Biológicas