Cláudia Sofia Leite Vicente

Cláudia Sofia Leite Vicente

Plant protection, Integrated in MED
Plant protection
Integrated in MED


Claudia SL Vicente is an Assistant Researcher at Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - MED from University of Evora (Evora, Portugal), with active collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária (Oeiras, Portugal). C Vicente PhD thesis was obtained in 2010 at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain) with European Doctorate Mention, awarded with honors (Sobresaliente CUM LAUDE) and funded by a FCT Fellowship 2004-2008. Her PhD Thesis concerned the evaluation of biological nitrogen fixation of Biserrula pelecinus L. (forage legume) under stress conditions (water stress and nutrients limitation conditions). During 2009 until 2012, she was afilliated in ICAAM - MED, where she devoted her research into the study of nematode-bacteria association in the complex disease Pine Wilt Disease. Following a 1,5 years in Chubu University (Japan), C Vicente was awarded with high merit postdoctoral fellowship from the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), continuing her studies in Chubu University until 2016. In 2017, she was awarded with a FCT Postdoctoral fellowship 2016 and, more recently CEEC18 as Assistant Researcher at MED-UE.

Currently, her research interests focus on plant-nematode interactions in the Plant Protection MED-group, while maintains her national and international collaboration works in multi-species interactions (bacteria-nematode and bacteria-insects) in natural environments . In the past 10 years, C. Vicente has specialised in molecular biology and different Omics (genomics; metagenomics, and transcriptomics) of microbial communities under the scope of Nematology and Plant Protection. C Vicente is the Principal investigator of 1 National FCT project (PratyOMICS) and 2 Calls ICAAM-UE, and participated as a Researcher in other 8 national and international project(s). She is presently supervising 3 FCT PhD students, supervised 1 MSc dissertation and 4 LSc/BSc students in UE. She was Associate Editor from Frontiers in Plant Science. Since October 2022, she is the head of NemaLab (Laboratory of Nematology) from MED.

Since April 2024, C VICENTE  is board member of the European Society of Nematologists (ESN). 

Present Research
  • Bursaphelenchus xylophilus
  • Nematode Parasitism
  • Pratylenchus penetrans
  • Nematode biocontrol
Research Interests
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Plant Nematology
  • Nematode-Microbe Interactions
  • Plant Pathology
  • Biocontrol
  • Plant-Microbe Interactions

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Thematic lines to which I contribute:
Agro-silvo-pastoral System - Montado
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Functioning

Publications & Patents



Project Funding Lead Institution Role Start End Scope
NemaWAARS - O motif para desvendar os mecanismos de regulação de genes de parasitismo no nemátode da madeira do pinheiro para o controlo da doença e desenvolvimento de plantas resistentes. FCT - Projetos de IC&DT em todos os Domínios Científicos - 2021 Universidade de Évora Participant 2022-01-01 2024-12-31 Nacional
Pratyomics - Metabolómica da planta para o controlo do nemátode das lesões radiculares Pratylenchus penetrans FCT - Projetos de IC&DT em todos os Domínios Científicos - 2020 INIAV - Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária MED Representative 2021-03-01 2024-02-29 Nacional
Obtenção de Medicamentos Veterinários a partir de Nanopartículas Prata fixadas em Bases Poliméricas de Hidrogéis de Quitosana NAQUIBIODPSA: Obtaining Veterinary Medicines from Silver Nanoparticles fixed in Polymeric Chitosan Hydrogels FEDER Universidade de Évora Participant 2018-10-01 2022-09-30 Nacional
PineENEMY - Exploring the NEmatode-MYcobiota interactions in Pine Wilt Disease. FCT INIAV Participant 2018-01-01 2021-01-31 Nacional