Full name: Mariana Sofia Oliveira Pandeirada
Birth date: 10 June 1990
Place of birth: Anaco, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela
Name used in publications: Mariana Sofia Pandeirada
Work address: Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, P- 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Residential address: Rua Direita, nº 103; 3810-568 Nariz, Aveiro, Portugal
Email: [email protected]
Area of scientific activity
Taxonomy, phylogeny and ecology of marine and freshwater phytoplankton groups, in particular of dinoflagellates.
Reviewer of the scientific journal Phycologia. Experience on identification of several phytoplankton groups down to genus or species level; microalgae isolation; establishment, maintenance and manipulation of microalgal cultures; life cycle studies of cultured material. Competent utilization of light microscopy; experience in the use of scanning electron microscopy and on sample preparation of delicate biological specimens. Contact with the preparation of samples for transmission electron microscopy. Capability to perform PCR’s, electrophoresis, DNA sequence alignments and to construct phylogenetic trees.