Mariana Roriz

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Mariana Roriz

mroriz@ucp.pt

I graduated in Biosciences (specialization in Microbiology) in 2008 and concluded a master’s degree in Microbiology in 2010, from Escola Superior de Biotecnologia of Universidade Católica Portuguesa. I joined the PlanTech group in early 2009 and I started to perform studies mainly on the population dynamics of the pinewood nematode and its associated bacteria, the subject of my master’s thesis. Since then, I’ve focused on the understanding of the physiological, morphological and molecular responses of legumes to iron deficiency chlorosis. With these studies, I gained experience in several techniques such as bacterial characterization, photosynthetic pigments determination, root iron reductase measurements, molecular biology techniques, and mineral analysis in several types of samples, through microwave digestion and further ICP-OES analysis. In 2016, I started my PhD, which aims at understanding the impact of plant-growth promoting bacteria as iron deficiency chlorosis control agents through morphological, physiological and molecular analysis in soybean plants.

 

Publications:

Omohimi CI, Piccirillo C, Roriz M, Ferraro V, Vasconcelos MW, Sanni LO, Tomlins K, Pintado MM, Abayomi LA (2017) Study of the proximate and mineral composition of different Nigerian yam chips, flakes and flours. Journal of Food Science and Technology 55(1): 42–51. doi: 10.1007/s13197-017-2761-y;

Santos CS, Carvalho SMP, Leite A, Moniz T, Roriz M, Rangel AOSS, Rangel M, Vasconcelos MW (2016) Effect of tris (3-hydroxy-4-pyridinonate) iron(III) complexes on iron uptake and storage in soybean (Glycine max L.). Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 106: 91-100. doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2016.04.050;

Santos CS, Roriz M, Carvalho SMP, Vasconcelos MW (2015) Iron partitioning at an early growth stage impacts iron deficiency responses in soybean plants (Glycine max L.). Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 325. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00325;

Roriz M, Carvalho SMP, Vasconcelos MW (2014) High relative air humidity influences mineral accumulation and growth in iron deficient soybean plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. 5: 726. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00726;

Roriz M, Santos C, Vasconcelos MW (2011) Population dynamics of bacteria associated with different strains of the pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus after inoculation in maritime pine (Pinus pinaster). Experimental Parasitology 128(4): 357-64. doi: 10.1016/j.exppara.2011.04.008;

 

Researcher Center

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Academic CV