I became agronomic engineer in 2009 and since that my work has always been related to research. At September 2016, I completed my PhD degree in Agrarian sciences at Algarve University, Portugal. After completing my PhD degree, started to work on a research project which goal was to enhance the chain of arbutus berries (Arbutus unedo), a Mediterranean native fruit, which production has been increasing in recent years. In the context of the work carried out, were studied qualitative, sensory and nutritional properties of the arbutus berries for fresh consumption and for some processed products. More recently, I contributed in a series of studies aimed to improve some parameters in the ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit chain, such as the use of non-invasive methods and the application of edible coatings as treatment to extend their storage.
Throughout this time, I have provided support and co-supervision to bachelor´s and master's students and collaboration at post-doctoral studies. I also participated in national and international symposiums, with oral and panel presentations, as well as participated in scientific seminars and several results dissemination sessions for producers and entities that promote the different crops that I have worked.