Pedro
Ferraz
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DP_AEM student
Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental (CBMA)
Doctoral Program in Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA)
2015-2019
Cândida Lucas
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Phd Thesis

Bio-control of phytopathogenic fungi relevant for cacao- and olive-derived economy

The work plan aims at developing a new economically viable and simple bio-control protocol for application in phytopathology. It focuses on the diseases caused by filamentous fungi, in particular Moniliophtora perniciosa in cocoa plant and fruit, and Colletotrichum acutatum complex or C. gloeosporioides in olive tree and fruit. The protocol will be based on the utilization of antagonistic yeast strains that must be easily and cheaply cultivated. The protocol/s developed during this thesis will be considered for patenting and/or licencing.

Publication and Meetings

 

·     1st Joint BIOTECnico and AEM PhD PROGRAMS WORKSHOP (January 21-22, 2016, Lisbon)

       Oral presentation: “Technological Development of Biocidal Strategies Economically Viable for the Contention of Infections by the Filamentous Phytopathogenic Fungus Moniliophthora perniciosa (Stahel) Aime & Phillips-Mora”

 

 

 

· 1st Joint Workshop of the PhD Programs in Applied and Environmental Microbiology (DP_AEM) and Molecular and Environmental Biology (PDBMA); 26-30 September 2016, Braga

 

Oral presentation: “Biocontrol of phytopathogenic fungi relevant for cacao- and olive-derived economy”

 

· 2nd Joint BIOTECnico and AEM PhD Programs Workshop; 15-16 February 2017, Lisbon

Oral presentation: “Biocontrol of phytopathogenic fungi relevant for cacao- and olive-derived economy”

Poster presentation: “Yeast-based biocontrol of Moniliophthora perniciosa cacao plant fungal infections”

 

· 2nd Joint Workshop of the PhD Programs in Applied and Environmental Microbiology (DP_AEM) and Molecular and Environmental Biology (PDBMA); 25-29 September 2017, Braga

Oral presentation: “Biocontrol of phytopathogenic fungi relevant for cacao- and olive-derived economy”

·     GlycoBiology Summer School (September 23-25, 2015, Braga)

 

 •   XIX National Congress of Biochemistry; 8-10 December 2016, Guimarães

Member of the Organizing Committee

Poster Communication: “Yeast-based biocontrol of Moniliophthora perniciosa cacao plant fungal infections”

 

   MICROBIOTEC’17; 7-9 December 2017, Porto

Poster Communication:Yeast-based biocontrol of the cacao plant fungal pathogen causing the Witches' Broom Disease”

·  Qualifica 2016 - Feira de Educação, Formação, Juventude e Emprego (Exponor): an invitation from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, no espaço POCH (Programa Operacional Capital Humano (April 15, 2016, Porto)

Training

· Biopolymers based on renewable resources: from synthesis to applications (April 11-22, 2016)

 

· Protein Degradation and Trafficking in Health and Disease (April 26-May 6, 2016)

 

· Genomics, Metagenomics and Bioinformatics (July 4-15, 2016)

•   Workshop: Safety - Waste, Spills and PPE, 15 March 2017, Braga

 

•   Workshop: Microscopy Course, 25 May 2017, Braga

 

•   Workshop: Homogenizer for lysis and extraction of nucleic acids, 30 January 2018, Braga

   Communication Skills (course level 1), 30 September 2016, Braga

 

   Communication Skills (course level 2), February-July 2017, Braga