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Rita Maravilha



Rita Maravilha L. Marques, MSc

PhD student


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Name:  Rita Maravilha L. Marques

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



Golden gate cloning, genetical genomics, biotic stress, resistance genes, powdery mildew, Erysiphe pisi, Lathyrus sativus L., regeneration, plant transformation, Populus alba x tremula, Phytophthora cinnamomi, Phytophthora cactorum.

Academic qualifications

2020 - Master degree in Biotechnology for Sustainability, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

2018 - Bachelor degree in Biology, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

  Professional experience

March 2021 - present: Plants for Life Ph.D. student at ITQB NOVA and The Sainsbury Laboratory. The project is entitled “Durable resistance mechanisms against powdery mildew in grass pea: Gene evolution, genetical genomics, and breeding tools development”.

September 2020 - December 2021: Masters Thesis "Transformation of poplar to introduce resistance to Phytophthora sp"

June - July 2018: Summer internship at the Plant Cell Biotechnology Lab at ITQB NOVA, Portugal.



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