I received a PhD in Physiology from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1980.
I am currently collaborating with the ESFE research group from cE3c, and with the FunGP research group from BIOISI.
My major research interests are cell and epithelial physiology; membrane transport systems and regulation in human healthy and pathological conditions. I am also interested in the problematic of personalized therapies.
My collaboration with ESFE is mostly focused on eco-physiology and plant water relations. I am also interested in plant drought conditions and how plants cope with toxic and stressing elements in soil and atmosphere.
Munzi, S., Cruz, C., Maia, R., Máguas, C., Prestello-Ramos, M.M. & Branquinho, C. (2017) Intra- and inter-specific variations in chitin in lichens along a N-deposition gradient.Environmental Science & Pollution Research, 24(36), 28065-28071. DOI:10.1007/s11356-017-0378-3 (IF2017 2.800; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Duro, N., Batista-Santos, P., Costa, M., Maia, R., Castro, I.V., Ramos, M., Ramalho, J. C., Pawlowski, K., Máguas, C. & Ribeiro-Barros, A. (2016) The impact of salinity on the symbiosis between Casuarina glauca Sieb. ex Spreng. and N2-fixing Frankia bacteria based on the analysis of nitrogen and carbon metabolism.Plant and Soil, 398(1), 327-337. DOI:10.1007/s11104-015-2666-3 (IF2016 3,052; Q1 Agronomy)