Joana Machado

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Joana Machado

I graduated in Biology in 2012 and concluded a master’s degree in Environmental Toxicology and Contamination in 2014, both in Porto University.

Plant Sciences (particularly the Agronomical crops) have awakened in me a great interest especially after the conclusion of my master’s thesis where I have studied the effects of using contaminated water with cyanotoxins in the irrigation of Daucus carota (carrot), studying the impacts of these practices in plant's physiology (growth and photosynthesis), mineral and vitamin content as well as in bioaccumulation in edible tissues. Thereafter, I had the opportunity to work as a Research Fellow in some Portuguese R&D Institutions (ITQB, CESAM, CBQF/ESB/UCP) where I started to develop a solid background in plant physiology and biochemistry applied to agronomical crops.

In 2017, I started my PhD in Agronomical Sciences which aims to screen, exploit and understand the natural phenotypic and genotypic variation in Water and Nitrogen Use Efficiency (WUE/NUE) in tomato plants. My PhD work will be developed in collaboration with Porto University, Wageningen University and CBQF/ESB (Portuguese Catholic University).

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Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

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