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Sandra Hilário (SHilário) is graduated in Agronomic Engineering (2012) from the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV), completed her Master's Degree in Microbiology (2017) and her Ph.D. in Biology (specialization in Microbiology) (2023) at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro (CESAM/UA), financially supported by a 4-year FCT grant. During her bachelor's degree SHilário was recognized by the endowment of a merit scholarship and awarded for best business plan presented in national entrepreneurship contests with a trademark registration at INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property, nº 483760). The innovative idea aimed to obtain biomass pellets produced by forestry and agricultural residues as an eco-friendly energy source for biofuel production. In the last 5 years, SHilário's research has been focused on microbial diversity, molecular (micro)biology, mycology, phylogenetics, bioinformatics and genomics. She has also dedicated herself to researching the interactions between crops, fungal pathogens, and environmental stresses. SHilário's work has led to groundbreaking assessments of the blueberry-pathogen pathosystem under stress conditions, with implications for sustainable agriculture and crop management. Between July 2023 to March 2024, SHilário was a doctorate researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) from the University of Porto (UP), developing work in an FCT-funded project (249K EUR) focused on sustainable agriculture, by developing microbial biofertilizers and biopesticides for the management of the red palm weevil. Currently, SHilário is researcher at GreenUPorto - Sustainable Agrifood Production Research Centre (GreenUPorto, UP), working on the Horizon Europe funded project (5M EUR) "WHEATBIOME" that aims to unravel the potential of the wheat microbiome for the development of healthier, more sustainable and resilient wheat-derived food & feed products. Between 2019-2024, SHilário (co)authored 15 communications in national and international congresses; was invited speaker in 1 advanced course in "Bioinformatics for Microbiologists" and in classes of Phytopathology and Evolution and Microbial Diversity (Biology course) at UA; published 25 WoS papers (1 in Fungal Divers IF: 20.3) and 2 encyclopedia entries; and earned recognition from the Portuguese Society of Microbiology (SPM) and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS). The international visibility of SHilário's work is supported by more than 220 citations and an h-index of 9 (Scopus). She has also contributed to the research community and the broader society as reviewer in 17 SCI journals, co-guest editing role for Microorganisms. SHilário was involved in teaching activities, by mentoring undergraduate (3) and MSc students (5) from UA, 1 research fellow from UP, and 1 PhD student from the University of Padova (Italy). She has also engaged in knowledge transfer through the co-organization of international (1) and national (2) meetings/conferences and participation as scientific monitor at summer schools and workshops. SHilário had the opportunity to engage with stakeholders from Portuguese companies (Deifil Green Biotechnology, Mirtilusa, Acegrow) which helped her to gain skills in reducing the gap between science and the general public.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Sandra Hilário
Date of birth
1991/07/15

Citation names

  • Hilário, S.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
8216-73FB-943A
ORCID iD
0000-0002-6463-9757
Researcher Id
AAH-5717-2019
Scopus Author Id
57211586722

Email addresses

  • hilario.sandra@fc.up.pt (Professional)

Addresses

  • GreenUPorto, Campus de Vairão, Edifício de Ciências Agrárias (FCV2), Rua da Agrária, 747, 4485-661, Vairão, Vila do Conde, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Microbiology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Mycology
  • Agrarian Sciences - Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Agronomy
  • Agrarian Sciences - Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Plant Breeding and Plant Protection
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Education
Degree Classification
2019/01/01 - 2023/01/25
Concluded
Doctoral Programme in Biology (Doutoramento)
Major in Microbiology
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
"The genus Diaporthe on blueberry plants in Portugal: from species diversity to pathogenicity" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Approved with praise and distinction
2022/05/23 - 2022/05/27
Concluded
Plant-Microbe Interactions under a Scenario of Global Changes (Outros)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
18/20
2019/09/09 - 2019/09/13
Concluded
Advanced course on Data Analysis using R (Outros)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
18/20
2019/07/01 - 2019/07/05
Concluded
Advanced Course on Fundamentals of Animal Cell Culture (Outros)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Saúde Centro Regional de Viseu, Portugal
18/20
2019/01/27 - 2019/02/02
Concluded
Advanced course on Experimental Design and Analysis of Multivariate Data (Outros)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
18/20
2016/06/24 - 2017/12/11
Concluded
Microbiologia (Mestrado)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
"Botryosphaeriaceae and Diaporthaceae species associated with blueberry plants in Portugal" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17/20
2017/07/10 - 2017/07/14
Concluded
5th edition of the Advanced Course on Scientific writing and communication (Outros)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
18/20
2009/09/28 - 2012/10/18
Concluded
Engenharia Agronómica (Licenciatura)
Major in Fitotecnia
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal
16/20
2012/03/04 - 2012/09/18
Concluded
Curricular Internship on the "Production of lettuce in the Bairrada region: promoting plant health" (Outros)
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu Escola Superior Agrária de Viseu, Portugal

CALCOB, Cooperativa Agrícola de Oliveira do Bairro e Vagos, Portugal
17/20
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2024/05/15 - Current Contracted Researcher (Research) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
GreenUPorto - Sustainable Agrifood Production Research Centre, Portugal, Portugal
2023/07/01 - 2024/03/31 Contracted Researcher (Research) Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal
2023/12/05 - 2023/12/07 Visiting Researcher (Research) Universidade do Porto Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Portugal
2023/03/06 - 2023/03/08 Visiting Researcher (Research) Universität Innsbruck, Austria
Universität Innsbruck, Austria
2016/06/24 - 2016/06/25 Visiting Researcher (Research) Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2012/09/01 - 2012/09/30 Research Trainee (Research) CALCOB, Cooperativa Agrícola de Oliveira do Bairro e Vagos, Portugal
Quality control department of Cooperativa Agrícola de Oliveira do Bairro e Vagos, Portugal
2012/05/09 - 2012/05/09 Visiting Researcher (Research) Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal
Plant Biology Laboratory of Parque Botanico Arbutus do Demo, Portugal
2012/04/10 - 2012/04/12 Visiting Researcher (Research) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro Regional de Viseu, Portugal
Biochemestry Laboratory of Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro Regional de Viseu, Portugal

Other Careers

Category
Host institution
Employer
2013/09/01 - 2013/12/31 Assistente Técnico (Assistente Técnico) IdealDrinks, Associação Agrícola Colinas de São Lourenço , Portugal
Microbiology and Chemistry Laboratory of IdealDrinks, IdealTower, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2019/01/01 - 2023/01/25 The genus Diaporthe on blueberry plants: from species diversity to pathogenicity
SFRH/BD/137394/2018
PhD Student Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded

Contract

Designation Funders
2023/01/01 - 2027/12/31 WHEATBIOME - Unravelling the potential of the wheat microbiome for the development of healthier, more sustainable and resilient wheat-derived food & feed products
Researcher
GreenUPorto - Sustainable Agrifood Production Research Centre, Portugal, Portugal

REQUIMTE LAQV Porto, Portugal

Universidade de Vigo, Spain

Universitat de València, Spain

Instytut Biotechnologii Przemyslu Rolno-Spozywczego im prof Waclawa Dabrowskiego - Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy, Poland

Wageningen Research, Netherlands

Szkola Glówna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie, Poland

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Állatorvostudományi Egyetem, Hungary
European Commission
Ongoing
2021/01/15 - 2024/07/14 Mites associated with Red Palm Weevil (RPW; Rhynchophorus ferrugineus O.) in Portugal and recombinant anti-RPW endophytic bacteria
Researcher
Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal

Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing

Other

Designation Funders
2011/10 - 2012/05 CARDOP - Characterization and valuation of genetic resources of Cynara cardunculus L.
Invited Scientist Fellow
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu Escola Superior Agrária de Viseu, Portugal

Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro Regional de Viseu, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
PRODER

Ciência Viva
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Conference abstract
  1. Malheiro, Catarina; Marija Prodana; Joana Lopes; Gonçalo Oliveira; Idalina Gonçalves; Paula Ferreira; Manuel A. Coimbra; et al. "Can bioplastics help combat plastic pollution in soil? A degradability study in soil ruled by the microbial community. Corresponding and presenting author: Catarina Malheiro". Paper presented in 31st Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, SETAC (virtual conference), 2021.
Conference poster
  1. Rey, F; Abraúl, M; Hilário, S; Conde, T; Domingues, MR; Alves, A. "Exploring the potential of lipid extracts from the marine fungi Emericellopsis cladophorae and Zalerion maritima as a source of bioactive compounds". Paper presented in European Congress of Marine Biotechnology (ECBM 2023), Malaga, Spain, 2023.
  2. Azevedo, André C.; Hilário, S; Gonçalves, Micael F.M.. "The crosstalk between nasal mucosa microbiome and allergic rhinitis in pediatric age. Corresponding Author: André C. Azevedo". Paper presented in European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress 2023 (Hamburg, Germany), 2023.
  3. Hilário, S; Gonçalves, M.F.M.; Alves, A.. "Resolving species boundaries in the Diaporthe eres species complex. Corresponding and presenting author: Sandra Hilário". Paper presented in 16th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (Innsbruk, Austria), 2023.
  4. Hilário, S; Gonçalves, Micael; Tacão, Marta; Alves, A.. "Comparative genomics reveals an abundance of hydrolytic enzymes and secondary metabolite gene clusters in the fungal genus Diaporthe. Corresponding and presenting author: Sandra Hilário". Paper presented in 4th International Conference on Applied Microbiology and Beneficial Microbes (Paris, France), 2022.
  5. Hilário, S; Gonçalves, Micael; Tacão, Marta; Alves, A.. "Genome analysis of Diaporthe amygdali and D. eres: unraveling adaptation for plant cell wall degradation and its pathogenicity potential. Corresponding and presenting author: Sandra Hilário". Paper presented in Encontro Ciência 2022 (Lisbon Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal), 2022.
  6. Hilário, S.; Gonçalves, M. F. M.; Tacão, Marta; Alves, A.. "Genome analysis of Diaporthe amygdali and D. eres: unraveling adaptation for plant cell wall degradation and its pathogenicity potential. Corresponding and presenting author: Sandra Hilário". Paper presented in Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2021 (Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal), 2021.
  7. Gonçalves, M. F. M.; Hilário, S.; Van de Peer, Y; Esteves, Ana Cristina; Alves, A.. "Integrated genomic and metabolomic analysis of the marine fungus Emericellopsis cladophorae: insights into saltwater adaptability mechanisms and its biosynthetic potential. Corresponding and presenting author: Micael F.M. Gonçalves". Paper presented in Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2021 (Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal), 2021.
  8. Hilário, S; Santos, Liliana; Alves, A.. "Diversity of Diaporthe species on Vaccinium corymbosum plants in Portugal. Corresponding and presenting author: Sandra Hilário". Paper presented in Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2019 (University of Coimbra, Portugal), 2019.
  9. Cabral, António; Gonçalves, Christophe Ferreira; Helder Pereira; Hilário, S; Nave, Anabela; Costa, Cristina Amaro. "8 Principles of Integrated Protection (Decision 2009/128/EC of 21 October 2009). Corresponding author: Cristina Amaro Costa; Presenting Author: Christophe Gonçalves". Paper presented in 9th National Meeting of Integrated Protection (Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal), 2012.
Encyclopedia entry
  1. Hilário, Sandra; Gonçalves, Micael F. M.. "Omics to Study Fungal Plant Pathogens. Corresponding Author: Sandra Hilário". In Encyclopedia MDPI | Biology & Life Sciences, edited by Catherine Yang. MDPI, 2023. https://encyclopedia.pub/entry/42580.
  2. Hilário, Sandra; Gonçalves, Micael F.M.. "Fungal Endophytes and Their Benefits for Plants. Corresponding Author: Micael Gonçalves". In Encyclopedia MDPI | Biology & Life Sciences, edited by Conner Chen. MDPI, 2022. https://encyclopedia.pub/entry/38947.
Journal article
  1. Hyde, Kevin D.; Baldrian, Petr; Chen, Yanpeng; Thilini Chethana, K. W.; De Hoog, Sybren; Doilom, Mingkwan; de Farias, Antonio R. Gomes; et al. "Current trends, limitations and future research in the fungi?". Fungal Diversity (2024): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13225-023-00532-5.
    Published • 10.1007/s13225-023-00532-5
  2. Pereira D. S.; Hilário, S; Gonçalves, M. F. M.; Phillips, A. J. L.. "Diaporthe Species on Palms: Molecular Re-Assessment and Species Boundaries Delimitation in the D. arecae Species Complex". Microorganisms 11 2717 (2023): https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2607/11/11/2717.
    10.3390/microorganisms11112717
  3. Bregant, C.; Batista, E.; Hilário, S.; Linaldeddu, B.T.; Alves, A.. "First report of Phytophthora hibernalis, P. multivora and P. niederhauserii causing root rot and bleeding cankers on Eucalyptus globulus in Portugal. Corresponding Author: Carlo Bregant". New Disease Reports 47 2 (2023): e12171. https://doi.org/10.1002/ndr2.12171.
  4. Bregant, C.; Rossetto, G.; Linaldeddu, B.T.; Batista, E.; Hilário, S.; Alves, A.. "First report of Neofusicoccum parvum causing canker and dieback on Alnus glutinosa in Portugal. Corresponding Author: Carlo Bregant". New Disease Reports 47 2 (2023): e12169. https://doi.org/10.1002/ndr2.12169.
  5. Hilário, S.; Gonçalves, Micael F. M.. "Mechanisms Underlying the Pathogenic and Endophytic Lifestyles in Diaporthe: An Omics-Based Approach. Corresponding Author: Sandra Hilário". Horticulturae 9 4 (2023): 423. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae9040423.
    10.3390/horticulturae9040423
  6. Abraúl, Mariana; Alves, Artur; Hilário, Sandra; Melo, Tânia; Conde, Tiago A.; Domingues, M. Rosário; Rey, Felisa; et al. "Evaluation of Lipid Extracts from the Marine Fungi Emericellopsis cladophorae and Zalerion maritima as a Source of Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant and Antibacterial Compounds. Corresponding Authors: M. Rosário Domingues and Felisa Rey". Marine Drugs 21 4 (2023): 199. https://doi.org/10.3390/md21040199.
    10.3390/md21040199
  7. Bregant, C.; Batista, E.; Hilário, S.; Linaldeddu, B.T.; Alves, A.. "Phytophthora Species Involved in Alnus glutinosa Decline in Portugal. Corresponding Author: Carlo Bregant". Pathogens 12 (2023): 276. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens12020276.
    10.3390/pathogens12020276
  8. Hilário, Sandra; Pinto, Catarina I. G.; Monteiro, P.; Santos, L.; Alves, A.. "The impact of two Diaporthe species on Vaccinium corymbosum physiological performance under different water availability scenarios. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". European Journal of Plant Pathology (2023): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10658-023-02651-w.
    10.1007/s10658-023-02651-w
  9. Azevedo, André C.; Hilário, Sandra; Gonçalves, Micael F. M.. "Microbiome in Nasal Mucosa of Children and Adolescents with Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review. Corresponding Author: Micael Gonçalves". Children 10 2 (2023): 226. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/children10020226.
    10.3390/children10020226
  10. Hilário, Sandra; Gonçalves, Micael F. M.. "Endophytic Diaporthe as Promising Leads for the Development of Biopesticides and Biofertilizers for a Sustainable Agriculture. Corresponding Author: Micael F.M. Gonçalves". Microorganisms 10 12 (2022): 2453. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10122453.
    10.3390/microorganisms10122453
  11. Hilário, Sandra; Gonçalves, Micael F. M.; Fidalgo, Cátia; Tacão, Marta; Alves, Artur. "Genome Analyses of Two Blueberry Pathogens: Diaportheamygdali CAA958 and Diaporthe eres CBS 160.32. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". Journal of Fungi 8 8 (2022): 804. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof8080804.
    10.3390/jof8080804
  12. Hilário, Sandra; Santos, Liliana; Phillips, Alan J.L.; Alves, Artur. "Caveats of the internal transcribed spacer region as a barcode to resolve species boundaries in Diaporthe. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". Fungal Biology 126 1 (2022): 54-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2021.10.005.
    10.1016/j.funbio.2021.10.005
  13. Gonçalves, Micael F. M.; Hilário, Sandra; Van de Peer, Yves; Esteves, Ana C.; Alves, Artur. "Genomic and Metabolomic Analyses of the Marine Fungus Emericellopsis cladophorae: Insights into Saltwater Adaptability Mechanisms and Its Biosynthetic Potential. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". Journal of Fungi 8 1 (2021): 31. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof8010031.
    10.3390/jof8010031
  14. Gonçalves, Micael F. M.; Hilário, Sandra; Tacão, Marta; Van de Peer, Yves; Alves, Artur; Esteves, Ana C.. "Genome and Metabolome MS-Based Mining of a Marine Strain of Aspergillus affinis. Corresponding Author: Ana Cristina Esteves". Journal of Fungi 7 12 (2021): 1091. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof7121091.
    10.3390/jof7121091
  15. Hilário, Sandra; Santos, Liliana; Alves, Artur. "Diversity and Pathogenicity of Diaporthe Species Revealed from a Survey of Blueberry Orchards in Portugal. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". Agriculture 11 12 (2021): 1271. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11121271.
    10.3390/agriculture11121271
  16. Santos, João; Hilário, Sandra; Pinto, Glória; Alves, Artur. "Diversity and pathogenicity of pestalotioid fungi associated with blueberry plants in Portugal, with description of three novel species of Neopestalotiopsis. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". European Journal of Plant Pathology 162 3 (2021): 539-555. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10658-021-02419-0.
    10.1007/s10658-021-02419-0
  17. Rodríguez-Gálvez, Edgar; Hilário, Sandra; Batista, Eduardo; Lopes, Anabela; Alves, Artur. "Lasiodiplodia species associated with dieback of avocado in the coastal area of Peru. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". European Journal of Plant Pathology 161 1 (2021): 219-232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10658-021-02317-5.
    10.1007/s10658-021-02317-5
  18. Hilário, Sandra; Gonçalves, Micael F. M.; Alves, Artur. "Using Genealogical Concordance and Coalescent-Based Species Delimitation to Assess Species Boundaries in the Diaporthe eres Complex. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". Journal of Fungi 7 7 (2021): 507. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof7070507.
    10.3390/jof7070507
  19. Gonçalves, Micael F. M.; Abreu, Alberto C.; Hilário, Sandra; Alves, Artur. "Diversity of marine fungi associated with wood baits in the estuary Ria de Aveiro, with descriptions of Paralulworthia halima, comb. nov., Remispora submersa, sp. nov., and Zalerion pseudomaritima, sp. nov. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". Mycologia 113 3 (2021): 664-683. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2021.1875710.
    10.1080/00275514.2021.1875710
  20. Hilário, Sandra; Santos, Liliana; Alves, A.. "Diaporthe amygdali, a species complex or a complex species? Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". Fungal Biology 125 7 (2021): 505-518. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2021.01.006.
    10.1016/j.funbio.2021.01.006
  21. Lopes, Ana Filipa; Batista, Eduardo; Hilário, Sandra; Santos, Liliana; Alves, Artur. "Occurrence of Diaporthe species in Eucalyptus globulus, Pinus pinaster and Quercus suber in Portugal. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". Forest Pathology 51 2 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/efp.12674.
    10.1111/efp.12674
  22. Rodríguez-Gálvez, Edgar; Hilário, Sandra; Lopes, Anabela; Alves, Artur. "Diversity and pathogenicity of Lasiodiplodia and Neopestalotiopsis species associated with stem blight and dieback of blueberry plants in Peru". European Journal of Plant Pathology 157 1 (2020): 89-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10658-020-01983-1.
    10.1007/s10658-020-01983-1
  23. Hilário, Sandra; Amaral, Inês A.; Gonçalves, Micael F. M.; Lopes, Anabela; Santos, Liliana; Alves, Artur. "Diaporthe species associated with twig blight and dieback of Vaccinium corymbosum in Portugal, with description of four new species. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". Mycologia 112 2 (2020): 293-308. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2019.1698926.
    10.1080/00275514.2019.1698926
  24. Hilário, Sandra; Lopes, A.; Santos, L.; Alves, A.. "Botryosphaeriaceae species associated with blueberry stem blight and dieback in the Centre Region of Portugal. Corresponding Author: Artur Alves". European Journal of Plant Pathology 156 1 (2019): 31-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10658-019-01860-6.
    10.1007/s10658-019-01860-6
Newsletter article
  1. Hilário, S. "Scientific Literacy: The blueberry – from the merits of the fruit to the phytopathogenic threats to its cultivation", Boletim Bio-Síntese DBio , 2023, https://www.ua.pt/pt/dbio/biossintese.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. "The genus Diaporthe on blueberry plants in Portugal: from species diversity to pathogenicity". PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, 2023. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/38462.
  2. "Botryosphaericeae and Diaporthaceae species associated with blueberry plants in Portugal". Master, Universidade de Aveiro, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/21454.

Intellectual property

Trademark
  1. 2012. "Biopellets - Biomass pellets produced by material from forestry and agricultural residues, an eco-friendly energy source for biofuel production (nº 483760)".
    Registered
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2023/12/01 Understanding the relationship between nasal mucosa microbiome and allergic rhinitis in pediatric age (co-author) The 15th Excellence in Pediatrics Conference
Excellence in Pediatrics Institute (Paris, France)
2023/03/07 Resolving species boundaries in the Diaporthe eres species complex 16th European Conference on Fungal Genetics | Concurrent Session: Evolution, biodiversity and taxonomy
Congress Messe Innsbruck (Innsbruck, Austria)
2022/12/20 Genomics on fungal plant pathogens : Functional Annotation Speaker at the discipline of Evolution and Microbial Diversity (master students)
Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2022/11/07 Comparative genomics reveals an abundance of hydrolytic enzymes and secondary metabolite gene clusters in the fungal genus Diaporthe (Plenary Speech) 4th International Conference on Applied Microbiology and Beneficial Microbes | Session Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics
Coalesce Research Group, Greenville, USA (Paris, France)
2022/10/18 Sequenciação e análise do genoma de dois fungos patogénicos para a cultura do mirtilo. Congresso Internacional de Microbiologia em Língua Portuguesa | Sessão temática de Microbiologia ambiental
Portuguese Society of Microbiology (online event, Portugal)
2022/02/15 How to build phylogenetic trees? 3rd Edition of the Advanced Course Bioinformatics for Microbiologists
Universidade de Aveiro; Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro Regional de Viseu, Portugal (Portugal)
2021/11/16 Fungal Plant Pathogens - diversity, pathogenicity and genomics Speaker at the discipline of Phytopathology (undergraduate students)
Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2021/07/08 The genus Diaporthe on blueberry plants in Portugal: from species diversity to pathogenicity. Research Summit 2021
Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro)
2020/10/29 Fungal pathogens on blueberry plants Speaker at the discipline of Phytopathology (Bachelor degree)
Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2020/06/25 The genus Diaporthe on blueberry plants in Portugal: from species diversity to pathogenicity. Research Summit 2020
Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2019/07/04 The genus Diaporthe on blueberry plants in Portugal: from species diversity to pathogenicity. Research Summit 2019
Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2012/05/24 - 2012/05/24 National Workshop on Grapevine Black Rot (2012/05/24 - 2012/05/24)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal
2011/11/17 - 2011/11/18 9th National Meeting of Integrated Protection (2011/11/17 - 2011/11/18)
Congress (Member of the Organising Committee)
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2024/05/16 - 2024/05/16 Webinar Attendee
Seminar
FEMS Microbiology Ecology Webinar on Insect-Microbiome Interactions
Federation Of European Microbiological Societies, Netherlands
2024/03/12 - 2024/03/13 Web Conference Attendee
Seminar
Climate change resilience practices for Mediterranean perennial crops
EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Secure Societies, Belgium
2022/11/04 - 2022/11/04 Seminar Attendee
Seminar
Production, Development and Quality of Forest Plants (F4F - Forest for Future Project; CENTRO-08-5864-FSE-000031)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal

Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2022/09/17 - 2022/09/17 Scientific Monitor
Workshop
2nd International Microorganism day
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Sociedade Portuguesa de Microbiologia, Portugal

Fábrica Centro Ciência Viva de Aveiro, Portugal
2019/09/26 - 2019/09/27 Assistance to the organization commitee
Conference
3rd International Conference on Food Contaminants - Challenges on Risk Assessment (ICFC 2019)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge, Portugal
2019/07/19 - 2019/07/19 Scientific Monitor
Workshop
Academia de Verão
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2016/10/31 - 2016/11/02 Conference Attendee
Conference
7ª Conferência Luso-Brasileira de Acesso Aberto (CONFOA)
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal

Ad Hoc journal article review

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2024/04/27 - Current Scientific Reports (2045-2322) Nature
2024/04/24 - Current Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology (1096-1178) Elsevier
2024/03/28 - Current Critical Reviews in Microbiology (1549-7828) Taylor & Francis Online
2024/03/17 - Current Gene (1879-0038) Elsevier
2024/02/11 - Current Italian Journal of Mycology (2531-7342) ABIS-AlmaDL (University of Bologna)
2022/09/10 - Current Journal of Phytopathology (1439-0434) Wiley Online Library
2022/09/06 - Current Journal of Plant Pathology (2239-7264) Springer
2021/02/24 - Current Plant Disease (1943-7692) American Phytopathological Society
2021/01/30 - Current European Journal of Plant Pathology (1573-8469) Springer
2023/11 - 2024/01 Genes (2073-4425) MDPI
2023/03 - 2023/12 Agriculture (2077-0472) MDPI
2023/04 - 2023/10 International Journal of Molecular Sciences (1422-0067) MDPI
2022/09 - 2023/10 Microorganisms (2076-2607) MDPI
2022/09 - 2023/06 Journal of Fungi (2309-608X) MDPI
2022/12 - 2023/05 Molecules (1420-3049) MDPI
2023/01 - 2023/04 Plants (2223-7747) MDPI
2023/03 - 2023/03 Sustentability (2071-1050) MDPI
2022/11 - 2023/03 Toxins (2072-6651) MDPI
2022/10 - 2022/11 BioTech (2673-6284) MDPI
2021/12 - 2022/02 BMC Genomics (1471-2164) Springer Nature

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2022/09 - Current Portuguese Society of Microbiology (SPM) Associate member

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2022/02/14 - 2022/02/18 3rd edition of the Advanced Course on Bioinformatics for Microbiologists. Session: How to build phylogenetic trees? (40 hours) Curso (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares)) Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro Regional de Viseu, Portugal

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2022/10/21 Interview at the online newspaper from Univeristy of Aveiro entitled "Prizes for UA-CESAM doctoral students awarded at Microbiologia2022", regarding the honorable mention received at Conferência Internacional de Microbiologia em Língua Portuguesa. Jornal UA - Available at https://www.ua.pt/pt/noticias/16/78160

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2023/02/06 - Current Microorganisms - Special Issue "Microorganisms as Biocontrol Agents in Plant Pathology" (2076-2607) MDPI
2023/04 - 2024/02 Frontiers in Fungal Biology - Research Topic "Genetic Determinants of Endophytic and Pathogenic Lifestyles in Fungal Plant Pathogens: A Genomics Approach" (2673-6128) Frontiers Media S.A.

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2023/10/01 - 2024/01/12 Explaining the metholology used for phylogenetic analysis of Fusarium spp. and Bacillus spp. identification, and application of haplotype networks to study the invasion route of the red palm weevil (Research Fellow, CIIMAR/UP) Inês Matos
2022/10/24 - 2022/12/05 Explaining and contextualising the biological basis of the practice and the methodology to be used for DNA extraction of filamentous fungi (Master degree in Microbiology, CESAM/UA) Ângela Freitas
2022/02/15 - 2022/05/31 Assisting in DNA extraction of fungi, PCR amplification of target genes, DNA sequencing and application of phylogenetic methods (Doctoral progamme in Land, Environment, Resources and Health, University of Padova, Italy) Carlo Bregant
2022/03/11 - 2022/05/25 Contextualising the basic concepts on the use of laminar air flow chamber for filamentous fungi management (Master degree in Biotechnology, CESAM/UA) Pedro Lopes
2022/03/11 - 2022/05/25 Contextualising the basic concepts on the use of laminar air flow chamber for filamentous fungi management (Master degree in Biotechnology, CESAM/UA) Pedro Gonçalves
2022/01/10 - 2022/05/15 Explaining the methodology for DNA extraction of yeasts from wine samples, culture techniques and PCR amplification of target genes (Master degree in Food Biotechnology, CESAM/UA and Sogrape Wine Company) Daniel Rego Mota
2022/03/11 - 2022/03/31 Explaining the methodology used for fungal growth and its managment in the laminar air flow chamber (Bachelor degree in Biochemistry, CESAM/UA) Mariana Abraúl
2022/03/11 - 2022/03/31 Elucidating the procedures used for fungal growth, culture and aseptic techniques (Bachelor degree in Biotechnology, CESAM/UA) Alexandre Santiago
2020/10/01 - 2021/06/27 Assisiting in fungal culture techniques, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, phylogenetic methods and pathogenicity assays on blueberry plants (Master degree in Microbiology, CESAM/UA) João Diogo Fernandes Santos
2017/02/01 - 2017/06/28 Explaining the methodology used for DNA extraction of fungi and genetic fingerprinting (Bachelor degree in Biology, CESAM/UA) Diana Fernandes
Distinctions

Award

2015 Merit Scholarship 2011/2012
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal

Caixa Geral de Depositos, Portugal
2011 Best business plan winning team at the "Concurso Regional de Ideias de Negócio Portugal Empreendedor" (Team awarded with 800 euros)
Câmara de comércio e indústria do centro, Portugal
2011 Best business plan winning team at the 8th Poliempreende contest (Regional edition) (Team awarded with 1000 euros)
Caixa Geral de Depositos, Portugal
2011 3rd "Best business plan" at the 8th Poliempreende contest (National edition)
Caixa Geral de Depositos, Portugal

Other distinction

2022 Honorable Mention - Best Oral Presentation
Portuguese Society of Microbiology, Portugal
2022 Early Career Scientist grant - Meeting Attendance
Federation Of European Microbiological Societies, Netherlands
2021 Best Pitch at the Research Summit 2021
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal