CESAM researcher Luísa Magalhães awarded by FLAD to study parasites in marine ecosystems

The CESAM researcher won the FLAD Science Award Atlantic, with 300 M€ to study parasitic diseases in marine ecosystems.

In this third edition of the FLAD Science Award Atlantic, the jury considered the project “UNTIE – UNravelling the role of emerging parasitic diseases in the structure and function of coastal communiTIes and ecosystems” very relevant from the scientific point of view and of great interest to Portugal, since some of the molluscs and bivalves to be studied represent one of the main export sectors.

The project is in partnership with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center of the Smithsonian Institution in the United States.

According to FLAD, the work to be developed by the researcher from the CESAM & Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro will focus on the impact of trematode parasites that infect marine invertebrates, especially bivalves of high ecological and economic importance, using experiments in Chesapeake Bay in the United States and in the Ria de Aveiro.

More details: https://www.flad.pt/luisa-magalhaes-e-a-vencedora-do-flad-science-award-atlantic-2022/