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. Between Jan 2019 and June 2021, she was 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. Currently, she is a contracted researcher under the call - Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus (CEECIND/01578/2020), funded by Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). She is co-author of +80 publications, 9 proceeding, 3 book chapters, +80 poster communications, and +50 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; (co)supervised 5 BSc and 2 Master 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 "Lipidomic Studies for the Characterisation of Marine Lipids" from Marine Drugs. She is supervisor of 3 Master and 1 PhD student, and co-supervisor of 1 Master and 1 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