Research Interests

​Microbial plankton ecology, quantification of plankton biomass by flow cytometry, characterization of dissolved organic matter, metabolic activity of bacterioplankton in environmental samples and in microcosms experiments.


Education Profile

  • ​B.Sc., Marine Biology, Forpescas-Professional School, Olhao, Portugal, 1994

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-current: Laboratory and Field Technician, Morán Lab, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014-2015: Laboratory and Field Technician, SAMERCK project, Jones Lab, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2002-2014: Research Technician, CCMAR-Marine Research Center, Algarve University, Faro, Portugal

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)