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  • Phone: 06131 / 39 26717
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"Studying host-symbiont interaction requires multidisciplinary approaches, facilitated by the training and networking provided by the RTG."


  • 2018-2020 (October-January): Master thesis at the Host Microorganism Interaction Laboratory at IGC (Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciência) – Functional Characterization of Wolbachia effector proteins (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • 2017-2018: Curricular year of Medical Microbiology Master’s program (Mestrado em Microbiologia Médica), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • 2014-2017: Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Portugal) - Third year specialization: Molecular Biology and Genetics

Working Experience

  • Since 2020: PhD studies on the establishment of the symbiosis between the semi-aquatic reed beetles and their bacterial symbionts, Evolutionary Ecology group at the Institute for Organismic and Molecular Evolutionary Biology (Mainz, Germany)
  • 2017-2018 (September – July): Trainee at IGC (Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciência) in Host-Microorganism Interaction laboratory: understanding the role of Drosophila immune system on Wolbachia phenotypes, isolation and characterization of novel over-proliferative Wolbachia variants
  • 2017 (February-August): Trainee at IGC in Host-Microorganism Interaction laboratory - Cloning bacterial genes using the Gateway system and restriction enzymes
  • 2015 (August-September): Lab rotation at IGC in the Evolution and Development laboratory