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Dr Sonia Negrao


Sonia Negrao

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Biology and Environmental Science
01 716 2158
University College Dublin, School of Biology and Environmental Science, Science Centre - West Belfield Dublin 4


We live in an exciting age- the ‘omics’ revolution, where genomics-powered genetics and high-throughput phenotyping using temporal resolution are revolutionizing plant physiology. These advances require an interdisciplinary vision and the development of new methodologies using computer science and statistics. My experience with abiotic stress physiology in crop species, and its translation into field production, led me to inquiry about the “genetic mechanisms underlying stress adaptation using resilient crop species.” To achieve this goal, I concentrate on the genomic signatures of stress adaptation by performing association models using naturally occurring genetic diversity and high-throughput phenotyping. My research vision also integrates temporal resolution of plants adaptation to stress.


  • Research Scientist
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia19 May 2013 - 18 May 2018


  • PhD
    Instituto Tecnologia Química e Biológica Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ITQB-UNL)


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Instituto Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ITQB-UNL), Portugal


  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Portuguese
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • French
    Can read, speak and understand