Paula Duque
Principal Investigator, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)

Paula Duque obtained a BSc in plant biology and a PhD in physiology and biochemistry both at the University of Lisbon, having conducted part of her doctoral work at the HortResearch Institute in Auckland, New Zealand. Her postdoctoral studies were conducted at The Rockefeller University in New York, first in Nam-Hai Chua’s lab on stress signaling in the plant model Arabidopsis thaliana and then with Magda Konarska on the mechanisms of mRNA splicing human cells. She returned to Portugal in 2007 to take up her present position as Group Leader at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC). Her research team uses Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system and combines reverse genetics, physiology and biochemistry to investigate how plants perceive and respond to environmental cues at the molecular level. Two major lines of work in her lab focus on the biological relevance of alternative splicing and membrane transport in plant stress tolerance. More information Website – https://gulbenkian.pt/ciencia/research-groups/pduque

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