Dr Lilia Costa Carvalhais

Research Fellow

Centre for Horticultural Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Affiliate Academic

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
l.carvalhais@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 32452

Overview

I am driven by curiosity to understand the overwhelming complexity of the biological world and how we can use it to solve problems of our time. I find especially intriguing all the invisible interactions between plant and microbes. I investigate the drivers of these interactions and aim to address major societal challenges, like food security. Currently, I study the biology, distribution and epidemiology of banana diseases to: 1) develop molecular diagnostic assays to prevent new incursions and further spread, and 2) identify the best management strategies. Diseases include banana Fusarium wilt, banana wilt associated phytoplasma (BWAP), Black Sigatoka, Eumusae leaf spot, Moko (Bugtok), banana blood disease, Xanthomonas wilt and Freckle.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Master in Ecology, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • PhD in Agricultural Sciences, Universität Hohenheim

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision