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Mara Alves

 

 

Mara Alves, PhD

Post-Doc

 

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Name:  Mara Lisa Vieira Alves


ITQBGenetics and Genomics of Plant Complex Traits (PlantX)

Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Apartado 127, 2781-901 Oeiras – PORTUGAL
Tel: (351) 214 469 632   Fax: (351) 214 411 277

 

Keywords

Quantitative crop genetics, Plant molecular breeding, Genome-wide association studies, Population genetics, Genetic diversity analysis.
 

Academic qualifications

2018 -  PhD degree in Biology, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

2007 - Master degree in Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2006 - Degree in Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.


Professional experience

March 2018 - Present: Post-doctoral researcher at the Genetics and Genomics of Plant Complex Traits (PlantX) Laboratory, ITQB-NOVA, Oeiras, in the project " DIVERSIFOOD - Embedding crop diversity and networking for local high quality food systems" (H2020-SFS-2014-2, Topic SFS-07a-2014, Grant Agreement Nº 633571). Scientific supervisor:  Doctor Carlota Vaz Patto

June 2017 - December 2017: Research fellow researcher at the Genetics and Genomics of Plant Complex Traits (PlantX) Laboratory, ITQB-NOVA, Oeiras, in the project "LEGATO - LEGumes for the Agriculture of TOmorrow" (FP7-KBBE-2013-7, Grant Agreement Nº 613551). Scientific supervisor: Doctor Carlota Vaz Patto 

Jan 2016 - December 2016:  Research fellow researcher at the Genetics and Genomics of Plant Complex Traits (PlantX) Laboratory, ITQB-NOVA, Oeiras, in the project "DIVERSOFOOD - Embedding crop diversity and networking for local high quality food systems" (H2020-SFS2014-2, Topic SFS-07a-2014, Grant Agreement Nº 633571). Scientific supervisor: Doctor Carlota Vaz Patto

Jan 2012 - Jan 2018: PhD student at the Genetics and Genomics of Plant Complex Traits (PlantX) Laboratory, ITQB-NOVA, Oeiras. PhD thesis: “Exploring maize genetic diversity - a quality driven perspective”.  Supervisors: Doctor Carlota Vaz Patto and Doctor Zlatko Šatović.

April 2008- Dec 2011: Research fellow at the Plant Cell Biotechnology Laboratory, ITQB, Oeiras, in the projects "Exploiting transcriptional variation to identify genes underlying quantitative resistance to major grain legume pathogens", "Analysis of the breeding potential fasciation traits in Portuguese maize landraces” and "SOLIBAM - Strategies for Organic and Low-input Integrated Breeding and Management". Scientific supervisor: Doctor Carlota Vaz Patto.

June 2007 - April 2008: Researcher in the project “EUDIGEN – Management of Eucalyptus globulus genetic diversity using molecular markers” at the Plant Cell Biotechnology Laboratory, ITQB, Oeiras. Supervisor: Professor Pedro Fevereiro. Coordinator: Doctor Jorge Paiva.

Sep 2006 - Dec 2007: Work in analysis of the molecular diversity of Olea europaea ssp. europaea cultivar ‘Cobrançosa’ and its wild relatives (oleasters), using co-dominant markers at the Plant Cell Biotechnology Laboratory, ITQB, Oeiras. Supervisor: Professor Pedro Fevereiro.

 

 


                                                

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