Diretora de Departamento (PhD)
Sandra Correia

Director, Protection of Specific Crops

PhD in Biology (Plant Physiology), University of Coimbra, Portugal

Areas of expertise:

Plant stress response mechanisms, including plant-microbe interaction, with experience in integrating plant physiology, molecular biology, genetics, and genome-enabled approaches

Previous positions:

Researcher at the Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra

Post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra

Researcher at the plant biotechnology company Klón – Innovative Technologies from Cloning (Cantanhede, Portugal)

24 Scientific publications; h-index (Scopus): 9

Two relevant publications:

Correia, S., Alhinho, A.T., Casimiro, B., Miguel, C.M., Oliveira, M.M., Veríssimo, P., Canhoto, J. (2019). NEP-TC a rRNA Methyltransferase Involved on Somatic Embryogenesis of Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum Cav.). Frontiers in Plant Science. 10:438. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00438

Dias, M.C., Correia, S., Serôdio, J., Silva, A.M.S., Freitas, H., Santos, C. (2018) Chlorophyll fluorescence and oxidative stress endpoints to discriminate olive cultivars tolerance to drought and heat episodes. Scientia Horticulturae. 231, 31–35. DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2017.12.007