Pr Luísa Custódio
PhD in Plant BiotechnologyPrincipal Investigator at Centro de Ciências do Mar
Luísa Custódio is an agronomist and completed a PhD in Biological Sciences (Plant Biotechnology) in 2006. At present, she is a senior researcher and the group leader of the XtremeBio research group, in Centre of marine Sciences (CCMAR) located in the University of Algarve (Portugal). Her research interests include the identification of bioactive compounds in marine organisms and salt tolerant plants, the determination of the nutritional status of different edible marine organisms, the sustainable cultivation of selected salt tolerant plants and micropropagation of endangered or elite ecotypes. She is the PI of five R&D funded projects, supervises 5 PhD students, and published 130 articles in scientific journals (h-index 30, according to SCOPUS).