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David Pires received his BSc in Biology-Geology from the University of Minho in 2014 and his MSc in Ecology from the same university in 2016, specializing in Plant Nematology. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Évora, developing his project at the Nematology laboratory of the National Institute for Agrarian and Veterinary Research (INIAV, I.P.). He has over 5 years of experience in multidisciplinary R&D projects, including 3 months in an international context, having contributed to 2 EU-funded and 6 national projects. His current research focuses on the biological control of plant-parasitic nematodes, with a strong emphasis on multitrophic interactions. He's the author/co-author of 6 peer-reviewed papers (three as first author, one of which in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric), 2 conference proceedings, 2 technical articles, 19 talks (presented 14, four as invited speaker) and 17 posters (presented 9). He supervised/co-supervised 2 BSc students to completion, he's supervising another BSc and tutored 3 MSc students, 1 Senior Lab Technician and 1 MSc Research Fellow, providing basic training in Nematology. He has reviewed 42 manuscripts for 20 journals. He was member of the organizing committee of 7 events (1 conference, 4 seminars and 2 workshops), member of the scientific committee of 1 conference and volunteer at the 32nd Symposium of the European Society of Nematologists. He was a member on the Examination Board of 1 BSc student. He served as a Science Communications Assistant for an EU-funded project, where he implemented the strategic plan to disseminate outputs, while overseeing content creation for the project's website and social media. Other of his accomplishments include: i) having been awarded Best Poster presentation at an international conference; ii) having been appointed social media manager (Twitter/X) by the Governing Board of the European Society of Nematologists; iii) having been elected Student Representative on the Course Committee of the doctoral program in Biology at the University of Évora for the biennium 2022/2024. Amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, he took a proactive role in co-founding Active Plant Nematologists, a group dedicated to enhancing communication and collaboration among nematologists across the globe. He quickly took this opportunity to establish international collaborations.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
David Vila Pires

Citation names

  • Pires, David
  • Pires, D. V.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
8614-C24A-AF00
ORCID iD
0000-0002-3038-3319
AuthenticusID
R-00K-NZ8
Google Scholar ID
SnmZMooAAAAJ
Researcher Id
E-4182-2018
Scopus Author Id
57208862516

Email addresses

  • dvpires@uevora.pt (Professional)
  • david.pires@iniav.pt (Professional)
  • david.pires89@gmail.com (Personal)

Addresses

  • Laboratório de Nematologia, Av. da República, Quinta do Marquês - Edifício Florestal, 2780-157, Oeiras, Oeiras, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

Knowledge fields

  • Agrarian Sciences - Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Plant Breeding and Plant Protection
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Ecology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
French (Mother tongue)
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Spanish; Castilian Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Upper intermediate (B2) Proficiency (C2)
Education
Degree Classification
2021 - 2025
Ongoing
Biology (Doutoramento)
Major in Nematology
Universidade de Évora, Portugal
2021
Concluded
Plant Pathology and Entomology - Nematology (M2) (Outros)
Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
2018
Concluded
Molecular and Environmental Biology (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares))
Major in Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2016
Concluded
Ecology (Mestrado)
Major in Nematology
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
"Avaliação da resistência de cultivares de feijoeiro (Phaseolus spp.) a Meloidogyne javanica" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17/20
2014
Concluded
Biology-Geology (Licenciatura)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
12/20
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2022/01/01 - 2025/12/31 PineProtect - Exploring the biocontrol potential of Esteya spp. against the pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, in Pinus pinaster
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade de Évora, Portugal

MED - Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, Portugal

Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
Ongoing

Contract

Designation Funders
2023/05/01 - Current PurPest - Plant pest prevention through technology-guided monitoring and site specific control
Collaborator
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal
European Commission

Horizon 2020
Ongoing
2024/01/01 - 2024/01/31 Grupo Operacional GI(PiN) - Gestão Integrada do Pinhal/ Nemátode da Madeira do Pinheiro
Collaborator
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal
Fundo Europeu Agrícola de Desenvolvimento Rural (FEADER)
Concluded
2020/09 - 2022/10/14 PineENEMY - Exploring the NEmatode-MYcobiota interactions in Pine Wilt Disease
Collaborator
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal

Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

European Regional Development Fund
Concluded
2021/07/01 - 2021/12/31 PratyOmics - Plant metabolomics for the control of the root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans
Research Fellow
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
Ongoing
2020/08/10 - 2021/06/30 PineChem - Pine host chemistry and environmental factors driving the epidemiology of the pinewood nematode
Research Fellow
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal

Universidade de Évora Instituto Mediterrâneo para a Agricultura Ambiente e Desenvolvimento, Portugal

Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

European Regional Development Fund
Concluded
2019/01/02 - 2020/01/31 MICROEVOLD - Host-microbe interactions and the evolution of aging
Research Fellow
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal

Centro de Ecologia Evolução e Alterações Ambientais, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
Concluded
2017/07/01 - 2018/06/30 COCOON - Combined sustainable strategies for root-knot nematode management in protected crops
Research Fellow
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal

Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo Escola Superior Agrária, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

European Regional Development Fund
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Conference abstract
  1. Pires, David; Campôa, João; Branco, Jordana; Miranda, Isabel; Calvão, Teresa; Mota, Manuel Galvão de Melo e; Pimentel, Carla. "Population dynamics of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus associated with pine forest decline". Paper presented in Virtual Society of Nematologists Conference 2020, United States, 2021.
    Published
  2. Silva, Elsa; Pires, David; Carvalho, M.J.; Carvalho, L.; Ferreira, Patrícia; Cunha, Ana; Aguiar, Cristina; Ferreira, A.M.. "Propolis from Azores (Portugal): Antimicrobial and antiinflammatory properties". Paper presented in XXIst International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, Bruxelas, 2010.
    Published
Conference poster
  1. Pires, David; Faria, Jorge M. S.; Inacio, Maria Lurdes Silva. "PurPest: chemical profile of the pinewood nematode for rapid detection". Paper presented in ONTA 53rd Annual Meeting, 2023.
  2. Faria, Jorge Miguel Silva; Vicente, Cláudia S L; Moiteiro, Cristina; Pires, David; Inacio, Maria. "Biopesticides for an eco-friendly management of the Pine Wilt Disease". Paper presented in Encontro Ciência 2022, 2022.
  3. Pires, David; Vicente, Cláudia S L; Kubátová, Alena; Mota, Manuel Galvão de Melo e; Inacio, Maria Lurdes Silva. "Fungi-Nematode interactions between Esteya spp. and the pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus". Paper presented in Encontro Ciência 2022, 2022.
  4. Inacio, Maria; Camacho, Maria J.; Rusinque, Leidy; Vicente, Cláudia S L; Faria, Jorge Miguel Silva; Pires, David; Fontes, Ana Margarida. "Nematology lab of INIAV: a 10-year overview of research, training and services". Paper presented in 7th International Congress of Nematology, 2022.
  5. Pires, David; Vicente, Cláudia S L; Maria Lurdes Silva inacio; Mota, Manuel Galvão de Melo e. "Biological interactions between nematophagous fungi, Esteya spp., and the pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus". Paper presented in Advances in Nematology 2021, 2021.
  6. Pires, David. "Exploring the biocontrol potential of Esteya spp. against the pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, in Pinus pinaster". Paper presented in Encontro Ciência 2021, 2021.
  7. Pires, David; Campôa, João; Branco, Jordana; Miranda, Isabel; Calvão, Teresa; Mota, Manuel Galvão de Melo e; Pimentel, Carla. "Population dynamics of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus associated with pine forest decline". Paper presented in Virtual Society of Nematologists Conference, 2020.
  8. Pires, David; Branco, Jordana; Miranda, Isabel; Pimentel, Carla; Mota, Manuel Galvão de Melo e. "Distribution pattern and population densities of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus in pine tree tissues". Paper presented in Advances in Nematology, 2020.
  9. Moura, Luísa; Pires, David; Vieira dos Santos, Maria Clara; Mourão, Isabel; Costa, Sofia. "Caracterização de perfis metabólicos de Pochonia chlamydosporia por análise em microplacas Biolog FF". Paper presented in III Congresso Nacional das Escolas Superiores Agrárias, 2019.
  10. Pires, David; Santos, Josiane; Chelo, Ivo. "Host-microbe interactions and the adaptation for contrasting reproductive schedules in Caenorhabditis elegans experimental populations". Paper presented in XV National Meeting of Evolutionary Biology, 2019.
  11. Moura, Luísa; Pires, David; Santos, Maria Clara Vieira dos; Costa, Sofia. "Biolog FF MicroPlate characterization of substrate utilization by Pochonia chlamydosporia isolates". Paper presented in 33rd Symposium of the European Society of Nematologists, 2018.
  12. Mourão, Isabel; Silva, Mário Maia; Pires, David; Santos, Maria Clara Vieira dos; Brito, Luís Miguel; Costa, Sofia Rocha. "Host reaction of tomato rootstocks to Meloidogyne incognita". Paper presented in 33rd Symposium of the European Society of Nematologists, 2018.
  13. Santos, Maria Clara Vieira dos; Horta, J.; Conceição, I.L.; Abrantes, Isabel; Curtis, R.; Pires, David; Silva, Lurdes; et al. "Estratégias sustentáveis combinadas para a gestão de nemátodes das galhas radiculares em cultura protegida – o projeto COCOoN". Paper presented in Cátedra UNESCO em Biodiversidade e Conservação para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Centro de Ecologia Funcional, 2017.
  14. Pinto, João; Pires, David; Santos, Maria Clara Vieira dos; Mourão, Isabel; Moura, Luísa; Costa, Sofia Rocha. "Revestimento de sementes de tomateiro Solanum lycopersicum com clamidósporos do fungo nematófago Pochonia chlamydosporia". Paper presented in 2º Simpósio SCAP de Proteção das Plantas, 8º Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Fitopatologia e 11º Encontro Nacional de Proteção Integrada, 2017.
  15. Pires, David; Costa, Sofia; Mourão, Isabel; Almeida, Maria Teresa. "Host reaction of bean cultivars to the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne javanica". Paper presented in Final COST Conference on Vegetable Grafting: Vegetable Grafting to Improve Yield and Fruit Quality under Biotic and Biotic Stress Conditions, 2016.
  16. Pires, David; Costa, Sofia; Mourão, Isabel; Almeida, Maria Teresa. "Assessing the resistance of bean cultivars (Phaseolus spp.) to Meloidogyne javanica". Paper presented in 32nd Symposium of the European Society of Nematologists, 2016.
  17. Pires, David; Costa, Sofia; Mourão, Isabel; Almeida, Maria Teresa. "Avaliação da resistência de cultivares de feijoeiro (Phaseolus spp.) a Meloidogyne javanica, para uso como porta-enxerto". Paper presented in IV Colóquio de Horticultura Biológica, 2016.
Encyclopedia entry
  1. Pires, David. "Bacterial and Fungal Biocontrol Agents against Plant-Parasitic Nematodes". , 2023. https://encyclopedia.pub/entry/41313.
    Published
  2. Pires, David. "Nematode Communities and Soil Health under Climate Change". MDPI, 2023. https://encyclopedia.pub/entry/47443.
    Published
Journal article
  1. Pires, David; Orlando, Valeria; Collett, Raymond L.; Moreira, David; Costa, Sofia R.; Inácio, Maria L.. "Linking Nematode Communities and Soil Health under Climate Change". Sustainability 15 15 (2023): 11747. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su151511747.
    Open access • Published • 10.3390/su151511747
  2. Pires, David; Vicente, CSL; Menéndez, Esther; Faria, Jorge Miguel Silva; Rusinque, Leidy; Camacho, Maria João; Inacio, Maria. "The fight against plant-parasitic nematodes: current status of bacterial and fungal biocontrol agents". Pathogens 11 10 (2022): https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens11101178.
    Open access • Published • 10.3390/pathogens11101178
  3. Pires, David; Vicente, Cláudia S. L.; Inácio, Maria L.; Mota, Manuel. "The Potential of Esteya spp. for the Biocontrol of the Pinewood Nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus". Microorganisms 10 1 (2022): 168. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10010168.
    Open access • Published • 10.3390/microorganisms10010168
  4. Santos, Maria Clara Vieira dos; Horta, Joana; Moura, Luísa; Pires, David Vila; Conceição, Isabel; Abrantes, Isabel; Costa, Sofia Rocha. "An integrative approach for the selection of Pochonia chlamydosporia isolates for biocontrol of potato cyst and root knot nematodes". Phytopathologia Mediterranea 58 1 (2019): 187-199. https://doi.org/10.14601/Phytopathol_Mediterr-23780.
    Open access • Published • 10.14601/PHYTOPATHOL_MEDITERR-23780
  5. Moura, Luísa; Mourão, Isabel; Silva, Mário M.; Pires, David; Santos, M. Clara Vieira dos; Brito, L.M.; Costa, Sofia R.. "Response of tomato rootstocks to Meloidogyne incognita for yield improvement under greenhouse condition". IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 147 (2019): 137-138. https://www.iobc-wprs.org/members/shop_en.cfm?mod_Shop_detail_produkte=325.
    Published
  6. Pires, David; Costa, Sofia; Mourão, Isabel; Almeida, Maria Teresa. "Avaliação da resistência de cultivares de feijoeiro (Phaseolus spp.) a Meloidogyne javanica, para uso como porta-enxerto". Actas Portuguesas de Horticultura (2016): 126-132. https://aphorticultura.pt/publicacoes-2014-2017-n25/.
    Open access • Published
Magazine article
  1. Faria, Jorge Miguel Silva; Cavaco, Tomás; Nunes, João C. ; Gonçalves, Diogo; Vicente, Cláudia S L; Pires, David; Bonifácio, Luís; Inacio, Maria. "O nemátode da madeira do pinheiro: novas abordagens de controlo e monitorização", Vida Rural, 2023, http://hdl.handle.net/10174/36155.
  2. Pires, David; Vicente, Cláudia Sofia Leite; Faria, Jorge Miguel Silva; Mota, Manuel Galvão de Melo e; Inacio, Maria Lurdes Silva. "Pinhal sustentável: o combate ao nemátode da madeira do pinheiro com fungos antagonistas", Vida Rural, 2022, http://hdl.handle.net/10174/32355.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Pires, David. "Avaliação da resistência de cultivares de feijoeiro (Phaseolus spp.) a Meloidogyne javanica". Master, Universidade do Minho, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/45577.

Other

Other output
  1. Os efeitos da atual pandemia de COVID-19 na Estratégia da Biodiversidade da UE para 2030. 2020. Pires, David. https://www.agroportal.pt/os-efeitos-da-atual-pandemia-de-covid-19-na-estrategia-da-biodiversidade-da-ue-para-2030-david-vila-pires/.
  2. Catálogo de Variedades de Feijão Cultivadas em Portugal. 2007. Lima, Ana Filipa Gonçalves; Pires, David. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7956037.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2023/12/07 Advancing collaborative Nematology research through social media: insights from Active Plant Nematologists Advances in Nematology 2023
Association of Applied Biologists (London, United Kingdom)
2023/11/22 Biocontrol of nematodes using fungi: the case of the pinewood nematode PhytoHealth International Webinar Series
De La Salle University (Manila, Philippines)
2023/10/10 PineProtect - Exploring the biocontrol potential of Esteya spp. against the pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus Sessões Públicas de Doutoramento em Biologia (Public PhD Sessions in Biology)
Institute for Advanced Studies and Research (Évora, Portugal)
2023/09/26 Active Plant Nematologists: a project dedicated to promoting Plant Nematology ONTA 53rd Annual Meeting
Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America (Cairo, Egypt)
2023/07/04 Antagonistic fungi in the fight against the pinewood nematode 2nd MED Meeting
MED - Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development (Évora, Portugal)
2022/12/08 Investigating a correlation between growth rate and pathogenicity of nematophagous fungi, Esteya spp., against Bursaphelenchus xylophilus Advances in Nematology 2022
Association of Applied Biologists (London, United Kingdom)
2022/09/06 PineEnemy - Biological control of pinewood nematode using the fungal antagonists Esteya spp. IUFRO All-Division 7 Meeting
IUFRO (Lisbon, Portugal)
2022/05/26 Fungal allies in the fight against the pinewood nematode Mycology Seminars of the Department of Botany
Charles University (Praga, Czech Republic)
2022/05/03 Unraveling the biotic interactions between Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, Pinus pinaster and nematophagous fungi, Esteya spp. 7th International Congress of Nematology
European Society of Nematologists (Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France)
2022/02/25 Social media platforms: new ways to communicate Nematology 1st Pan-African Nematology Network workshop
Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya)
2022/02/04 Reviewing the potential of Esteya spp. for the biocontrol of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus Seminars in Biology
University of Évora (Évora, Portugal)
2022/02/03 PineProtect - Exploring the biocontrol potential of Esteya spp. against the pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, in Pinus pinaster Thesis Seminar
University of Évora (Évora, Portugal)
2021/05/26 Exploring the biocontrol potential of Esteya spp. against the pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus in Pinus pinaster ESN's Virtual Nematology Conference 2021
European Society of Nematologists (Wageningen, Netherlands)
2021/05/19 Facing the job market: a young Nematologist’s perspective Nematology Seminar Day 2021 - Career Development and Soft Skills: What's after graduation in Nematology?
Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2024/02/05 - Current Ophiostomatales fungi in the fight against the pinewood nematode
Supervisor of Cláudio Carapeto
Biologia (Degree)
Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa, Portugal
2023/03/29 - 2023/06/20 Antagonistic fungi in the fight against the pinewood nematode
Supervisor of Gonçalo Rafael
Biologia (Degree)
Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa, Portugal
2022/07/18 - 2022/07/29 Assessing the activity of fungal antagonists in the disease caused by the pinewood nematode
Co-supervisor of João Afonso
AlumnISA Internship (Other)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal

Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2024/01/16 - 2024/01/31 Gestão Integrada do Pinhal / Nemátode da Madeira do Pinheiro - GO GIPIN (2024/01/31 - 2024/01/31)
Seminar (Other)
Federação Nacional das Associações de Proprietários Florestais (FNAPF), Portugal

Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas IP, Portugal

Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal
2024/01/16 - 2024/01/31 Controlo do Nemátode-da-Madeira-do-Pinheiro: lições para o amanhã (2024/01/31 - 2024/01/31)
Workshop (Other)
Federação Nacional das Associações de Proprietários Florestais (FNAPF), Portugal

Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas IP, Portugal

Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal
2023/04/04 - 2023/10/13 Virtual Nematology Conference 2023 (2023/10/12 - 2023/10/13)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands

European Society of Nematologists, Netherlands

Active Plant Nematologists, United States
2023/06/01 - 2023/06/19 NemaINIAV Seminars in Biology (2023/06/19 - 2023/06/19)
Seminar (Member of the Organising Committee)
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal
2021/03/25 - 2021/03/25 "The Effect of Nematodes on Soil Health" virtual seminar (2021/03/25 - 2021/03/25)
Seminar (Member of the Organising Committee)
Active Plant Nematologists, United States

Adama USA, United States
2020/10/30 - 2020/10/30 "Plant Parasitic Nematodes, The Hidden Enemy For Perennial Crops" virtual seminar (2020/10/30 - 2020/10/30)
Seminar (Member of the Organising Committee)
Adama USA, United States

Active Plant Nematologists, United States
2016/08/28 - 2016/09/01 32nd Symposium of the European Society of Nematologists (2016/08/28 - 2016/09/01)
Symposium (Other)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

European Society of Nematologists, Netherlands

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2023/12/07 - 2023/12/07 Gave the talk "Advancing collaborative nematology research through social media: Insights from Active Plant Nematologists"
Meeting
Advances in Nematology 2023
Association of Applied Biologists, United Kingdom
2023/11/15 - 2023/11/16 Participated as an online delegate
Meeting
IPM and Biocontrol 2023: Increasing collaboration across the innovation cycle
Association of Applied Biologists, United Kingdom
2023/10/12 - 2023/10/13 Chaired and co-chaired the sessions "Nematodes as bioindicators of soil health" and "Management of plant-parasitic nematodes", and moderated the workshop on "Interactions between EPNs and other soil microorganisms: Behavior and Insights" by Dr. David Shapiro-Ilan (USDA)
Conference
Virtual Nematology Conference 2023
Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands

European Society of Nematologists, Netherlands

Active Plant Nematologists, United States
2023/09/24 - 2023/09/29 Gave a talk on "Active Plant Nematologists: a project dedicated to promoting Plant Nematology" and presented a poster about "PurPest: chemical profile of the pinewood nematode for rapid detection"
Meeting
ONTA 53rd Annual Meeting
Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America (ONTA), United States
2023/07/03 - 2023/07/04 Gave an oral presentation on "Antagonistic fungi in the fight against the pinewood nematode"
Meeting
2nd MED Meeting
MED - Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, Portugal
2022/10/10 - 2022/10/10 "Little worms, big troubles" activity, on the importance of studying plant-parasitic nematodes and how to keep their numbers in check
Festival
FIC.A - International Science Festival
Senciência, Portugal
2022/09/30 - 2022/09/30 Amigos e vilões (insetos e nemátodes)
Exhibition
Noite Europeia dos Investigadores 2022 (European Researchers' Night)
Pavilhão do Conhecimento-Centro Ciência Viva, Portugal
2022/07/25 - 2022/07/25 Nemátodes: Bons ou Maus? Uma abordagem aos danos causados por nemátodes fitoparasitas
Exhibition
23.º Aniversário do Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Centro Ciência Viva
Pavilhão do Conhecimento-Centro Ciência Viva, Portugal
2022/05/16 - 2022/05/18 Presented the poster "Fungi-Nematode interactions between Esteya spp. and the pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus."
Meeting
Encontro Ciência 2022
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal

Ciência Viva, Portugal
2021/12/14 - 2021/12/14 Presented the poster "Biological interactions between nematophagous fungi, Esteya spp., and the pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus"
Meeting
Advances in Nematology 2021
Association of Applied Biologists, United Kingdom
2021/10/12 - 2021/10/17 "Little worms, big troubles" activity, on the importance of studying plant-parasitic nematodes and how to keep their numbers in check
Festival
FIC.A - International Science Festival
Senciência, Portugal
2021/09/24 - 2021/09/24 Event held under the European Green Deal, the Nematology laboratory at INIAV, I.P. promotes healthy soils and a reduction of synthetic pesticide use, looking for environmentally sustainable alternatives to control important plant-parasitic nematodes.
Exhibition
2021 European Researchers' Night
Ciência Viva, Portugal

Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Portugal
2021/06/28 - 2021/06/30 Presented the poster "Exploring the biocontrol potential of Esteya spp. against the pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, in Pinus pinaster."
Meeting
Encontro Ciência 2021
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal

Ciência Viva, Portugal
2020/12/15 - 2020/12/16 Presented the poster "Population dynamics of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus associated with pine forest decline".
Conference
Virtual Society of Nematologists Conference 2020
Society of Nematologists, United States
2020/12/15 - 2020/12/15 Presented the poster "Distribution pattern and population densities of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus in pine tree tissues".
Conference
Advances in Nematology 2020
Association of Applied Biologists, United Kingdom
2019/11/14 - 2019/11/15 Presented the poster "Host-microbe interactions and the adaptation for contrasting reproductive schedules in Caenorhabditis elegans experimental populations".
Meeting
XV Encontro Nacional de Biologia Evolutiva
Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal
2017/10/26 - 2017/10/27 Co-author of the poster "Revestimento de sementes de tomateiro Solanum lycopersicum com clamidósporos do fungo nematófago Pochonia chlamydosporia".
Congress
2º Simpósio SCAP de Proteção das Plantas; 8º Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Fitopatologia e 11º Encontro Nacional de Proteção Integrada
Instituto Politécnico de Santarém Escola Superior Agrária, Portugal
2016/08/28 - 2016/09/01 Presented the poster "Assessing the resistance of bean cultivars (Phaseolus spp.) to Meloidogyne javanica".
Symposium
32nd Symposium of the European Society of Nematologists
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2016/03/17 - 2016/03/19 Presented the poster "Avaliação da resistência de cultivares de feijoeiro (Phaseolus spp.) a Meloidogyne javanica, para uso como porta-enxerto".
Conference
IV Colóquio de Horticultura Biológica
Universidade do Algarve - Campus de Gambelas, Portugal

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2023/06/28 Fungos antagonistas no combate ao nemátode da madeira do pinheiro (Antagonistic fungi in the fight against the pinewood nematode)
Supervisor
Gonçalo Rafael (Other)
Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa, Portugal

Ad Hoc journal article review

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2024/03/01 - Current Plant Protection Science (1805-9341) Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
2024/02 - Current BMC Microbiology (1471-2180) Springer Nature
2024/02 - Current European Journal of Plant Pathology (1573-8469) Springer Nature
2024/01 - Current Forest Pathology (1439-0329) John Wiley & Sons
2023/11 - Current Animals (2076-2615) MDPI
2023/10 - Current Ecology and Evolution (2045-7758) John Wiley & Sons
2023/09 - Current FEMS Microbiology Letters (1574-6968) Oxford University Press
2023/08 - Current Plant Pathology (1365-3059) John Wiley & Sons
2023/06 - Current Fermentation (2311-5637) MDPI
2023/06 - Current Phytopathology (0031-949X) The American Phytopathological Society
2023/05 - Current Pest Management Science (1526-4998) John Wiley & Sons
2023/03 - Current Diversity (1424-2818) MDPI
2023/02 - Current Biocontrol Science and Technology (1360-0478) Taylor & Francis
2023/01 - Current AIMS Microbiology (2471-1888) AIMS Press
2023/01 - Current PLoS ONE (1932-6203) PLOS
2022/12 - Current Cells (2073-4409) MDPI
2022/12 - Current Forests (1999-4907) MDPI
2022/11 - Current Microorganisms (2076-2607) MDPI
2022/11 - Current Plant Disease (0191-2917) The American Phytopathological Society
2022/06 - Current Heliyon (2405-8440) Cell Press

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2020/05 - Current Order of Biologists Member
2017/10 - Current European Society of Nematologists Member and Volunteer Social Media Assistant
2021/02 - 2022/12 Association of Applied Biologists Member

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2022 - 2024 Student Representative on the course committee of the Doctoral Program in Biology
Member
Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2023/08 - 2023/09 Virtual Nematology Conference 2023 Zoom (Virtual)

Consulting

Activity description Institution / Organization
2021/08/23 - 2021/08/27 Provided diagnostic services for pinewood nematode detection from national forest surveys (ICNF) MED - Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, Portugal

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2023/12/14 - 2023/12/15 Plant Protection I (Proteção de Plantas I) BSc in Agricultural Engineering (Engenharia Agronómica) (Licenciatura) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2023/06/28 - Current Supervising an internship on the fungal diversity of cyst nematodes in Portugal Gonçalo Rafael
2021/09/08 - 2021/09/17 Trained three MSc students in Nematology, namely in the extraction and morphological identification of the pinewood nematode Inês Fernandes, Gabriela Ciriani & Tiago Coelho
2021/08/23 - 2021/08/27 Trained a Senior Lab Technician and a MSc Research Fellow in Nematology, from extracting and picking nematodes, to mounting temporary slides, and identifying key morphological features Teresa Rosmaninho & Quelvina Fortes
Distinctions

Award

2021 Best Poster (Advances in Nematology 2021)
Association of Applied Biologists, United Kingdom

Other distinction

2022 Journal Issue Cover (Pathogens Vol. 11, Iss. 10) and Editor's Choice
MDPI AG, Switzerland
2021 FCT PhD Fellowship (2021.08030.BD)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal