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Susana Leitão

 

 

Susana Leitão, PhD

Post-Doc

 

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Name:  Susana Murtinheira da Trindade Leitão


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

Disease (fungal) resistance.  Drought tolerance.  Biotic-abiotic stresses interaction. Genetic diversity.  Molecular markers.  Genome-wide association

Lathyrus, Phaseolus vulgaris, Zea mays.


Academic qualifications

2020- PhD in Plant Sciences, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.

2007 - Master degree in Biological Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Professional experience

May 2021 - present: Post-Doc fellow (Junior Researcher) in the project “Programa de Conservação e Melhoramento Genético Vegetal em Feijão - Grain Legume Conservation and Breeding Program (Common bean)” financiado pelo PDR2020 - Ref. PDR2020-7.8.4-FEADER-042734, at the Genetics and Genomics of Plant Complex Traits (PlantX) Laboratory, ITQB, Oeiras. Supervisor: Dr. Carlota Vaz Patto

July 2020 - March 2021: Post-Doc fellow (Junior Researcher) in the project “DIVERSify - Designing InnoVative plant teams for Ecosystem Resilience and agricultural Sustainability. (Call H2020-SFS-2016-2017, Topic SFS-02-2016), at the Genetics and Genomics of Plant Complex Traits (PlantX) Laboratory, ITQB, Oeiras. Supervisor: Dr. Carlota Vaz Patto

April 2019 - May 2020 - Research fellow (BI fellow) in the project “Programa de Conservação e Melhoramento Genético Vegetal em Feijão - Grain Legume Conservation and Breeding Program (Common bean)” financiado pelo PDR2020 - Ref. PDR2020-7.8.4-FEADER-042734, Genetics and Genomics of Plant Complex Traits (PlantX) Laboratory, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras. Supervisor: Dr. Carlota Vaz Patto.

February 2018 - February 2019 - Research fellow (BI fellow) in the project "DIVERSIFOOD - Embedding crop diversity and networking for local high-quality food systems" (H2020-SFS2014-2, Topic SFS-07a-2014, Grant Agreement Nº 633571),  Genetics and Genomics of Plant Complex Traits (PlantX) Laboratory, ITQB NOVA, Oeiras. Supervisor: Dr. Carlota Vaz Patto.

February 2014 - March 2020 - PhD student with the project “Unravelling the genetic control of combined biotic/abiotic stress resistance in Phaseolus vulgaris L. The fusarium wilt-drought interaction”. Genetics and Genomics of Plant Complex Traits (PlantX) Laboratory, ITQB-UNL, Oeiras. Main supervisor: Dr. Carlota Vaz Patto. Co-supervisors: Dr. Diego Rubiales (IAS-CSIC, Spain) and Dr. Susana Araújo (IICT, Portugal).

March 2013 - January 2014 - Research fellow (BI fellow) in the project “SOLIBAM - Strategies for Organic and Low-input Integrated Breeding and Management” (SOLIBAM-FP7-KBBE-2009-3). Plant Cell Biotechnology Laboratory, ITQB-UNL, Oeiras. Supervisor: Dr. Carlota Vaz Patto.

November 2012 – February 2013 - Research fellow (BI) in the project “Exploiting antioxidants, flavours and aromas diversity on "broa" bread maize breeding” (PTDC/AGR-ALI/099285/2008). Plant Cell Biotechnology Laboratory, ITQB-UNL, Oeiras. Supervisor: Dr. Carlota Vaz Patto.

January 2011 – November 2012 - Research fellow (BI) in the project “Exploiting transcriptional variation to identify genes underlying quantitative resistance to major grain legume pathogens” (PTDC/AGR-GPL/103285/2008). Plant Cell Biotechnology Laboratory, ITQB-UNL, Oeiras. Supervisor: Dr. Carlota Vaz Patto.

July 2010 – January 2011 – Research fellow (BI) in the project “Exploiting antioxidants, flavours and aromas diversity on "broa" bread maize breeding” project (PTDC/AGR-ALI/099285/2008). Plant Cell Biotechnology Laboratory, ITQB-UNL, Oeiras. Supervisor: Dr. Carlota Vaz Patto.

April 2009 – June 2010 - Research fellow (BI) working on the establishment of a genetic linkage map for Lathyrus cicera and Lathyrus sativus F2 populations segregating for resistance to different biotic constraints. Funded by the ERA-NET Plant Genomics project: “Exploiting genetic variability of resistance genes in major European food legumes to improve varieties for sustainable agriculture” (ERA-PG/0008/2006). Plant Cell Biotechnology Laboratory, ITQB-UNL, Oeiras. Supervisor: Dr. Carlota Vaz Patto.

April 2008 – March 2009 - Research fellow in the projects “Genetic characterization of Plasmopara viticola in grapevines from Azores Islands” and “Identification and characterization of the molecular mechanisms implicated in the colour of grape berry”, at Biological Centre of Azores (CBA), University of Azores, Terra-Chã, Terceira Island, Portugal. Supervisors: Dr. Artur da Câmara Machado and Dr. Duarte Mendonça.

March – Sept. 2007 - Research training in the project “Flavour release from beta-glucan matrices”, at Dept. Food Science, Quality and Technology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Supervisors: Dr. Birthe Møller Jespersen, Dr. Mikael Petersen and Dr. Søren Engelsen.

 


                                                

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