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Maria Inês Barros Matos

Biochemistry graduate currently completing a MSc in Applied Biology with the University of Aveiro. My main interest is entomology and associated microbiology or parasites. Developed my bachelor’s thesis with focus on how fungus-growing termites select for their symbiont fungi Termitomyces (and manage to eliminate pathogenic fungi) in their colonies and fungus comb at the University of Copenhagen with Michael Poulsen. Currently working on my master’s thesis unravelling the potential role of mites as a pest-control mechanism for the red palm weevil with professor Maria João Santos and Camilo Ayra-Pardo.