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1993 …2021

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Research Interests

Effects of global climate change in the dynamics of biological partnerships involving microbes, in particular reef-forming corals and their associated algae; light scattering and propagation in coral tissue and skeleton; characterization of microbes at the cell and genetic level; characterization of the symbiotic relationship and of its limitations (i.e., coral bleaching when corals undergo thermal stress).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular Biology/Genetics, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1998

Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, BS/MS, University of Lisbon

… → 1990

Research interests

  • Coral bleaching
  • Reef-forming corals


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