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Full professor of Biotechnology
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7204-7428
Scopus Author ID: 56249997600
Anabela Romano, PhD in Biology (Plant Biotechnology) from the University of Lisbon (1994), is the leader of the Plant Biotechnology Lab since 1995, the year she joined the faculty at the University of Algarve, is the Director of the Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering at the Faculty of Science and Technology and director of the MED/UAlg - Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, and was previously Vice-Rector of the University of Algarve. Her current research focuses on the use of biotechnological approaches toward the propagation, conservation, and sustainable use of plant genetic resources and on the biological and chemical characterization of natural compounds. She is actively engaged in training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and teaches graduate and undergraduate-level courses like Plant Biotechnology, Plant Diversity, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Natural Product Biotechnology, among others. She has supervised several post-doc, PhD and master students. She is the principal investigator of several financed research projects and evaluator of national and international research projects and grants. She has published several original papers in refereed publications, book chapters and books and has been invited to present lectures at specialized national and international congresses and other scientific meetings.