Célia Pais

University of Minho Portugal

Célia Pais has a PhD degree in Biology/Microbiology from the University of Minho, Portugal (1990), and a postgraduate degree in Plant Pathology from the Imperial College, London, UK, following a degree in Biology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal (1978). She is an associate professor with habilitation at the Biology Department, University of Minho, where she was the vice-president of the School of Sciences (2002–2006) and the head of the Biology Department (2012–2014). She participated in the creation of the PhD Programme in Environmental and Molecular Biology that she coordinated from 2008 to 2012. She develops her scientific activity at the Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology Research (CBMA), focusing on the study of yeast diversity and the development of new molecular tools for diagnosis and genotyping.

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