Miguel Semedo (he/him/el)
Title and Institution: Postdoctoral Researcher, Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), University of Porto, Portugal
Miguel Semedo is a postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), University of Porto, in Portugal. He received his PhD in Marine Sciences from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary (2019), in the United States. As a microbial ecologist, Miguel is interested in investigating the diversity and function of microbial communities across multiple environments and their roles in biogeochemical processes. He is especially interested in understanding the impacts of human activities and pollution on these microbial processes. For his research, he applies molecular, bioinformatic, and biogeochemical methodologies to connect the dots between microbial community composition and biological activity.