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28 Feb 2019
CESAM researcher awarded with one of the L’Oreal Medals of Honor for Women in Science 2018
Awarded research focus on the molecular and physiological mechanisms underpinning transgenerational plastic responses of marine organisms exposed to ocean warming and pollution.

Diana Madeira, post-doctoral research fellow of EurOcean's Member CESAM, was awarded with one of the L’Oreal Portugal Medals of Honor for Women in Science 2018.

In this 15th edition, 4 scientists were awarded 15.000€ to develop projects within the areas of health and environmental sciences. The aim of the research proposal is to unravel the molecular and physiological mechanisms underpinning transgenerational plastic responses of marine organisms exposed to ocean warming and pollution. This project will contribute to the improvement of environmental management plans envisaging the long-term sustainability of aquatic resources. 

Diana Madeira is a marine biologist working on eco-physiological research within a global change context. She has contributed to rank the vulnerability of over 30 marine species (temperate and tropical) to ocean warming based on molecular and thermal tolerance assays, studied how ocean warming impacts different life-cycle stages of marine fish and is currently working on long-term plastic responses of marine organisms to global change in collaboration with several institutions including Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and Université du Québec à Rimouski (Canada).

You can learn more about Diana's research in a radio interview to Portugal's Antena 1 here (jump to 08:17; in Portuguese).

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