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Maria Angela Cunha

Maria Angela Cunha

Assistant Professor
University of Aveiro
Portugal

Biography

Prof. Angela Cunha is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department of the University of Aveiro, Portugal and a researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies. She has been involved in lecturing graduate and post graduate courses in the fields of Microbiology and Genetics and is currently the Director of the Bachelor Course in Biology. Her main research field is the distribution and activity of microorganisms in the environment, the contribution of bacteria to biogeochemical cycles and the interactions between microorganisms and plants in the perspectives of bioremediation and plant growth promotion.

Research Interest

Oil-degrading microorganisms and microbe-enhanced phytoremediation; Plant-bacteria interactions and rhizosphere microbiology; Biosurfactant-producing bacteria and other bacterial bioactive compounds; Photodynamic inactivation of microorganisms in environmental matrices; Control of environmental biofilms.