Francisco Pascoal is a PhD student on Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. His research focuses on the microbial rare biosfere in the context of polar environments using molecular methods. He is being supervised by Catarina Magalhaes, Luís Torgo and Rodrigo Costa.

PhD Thesis

(Provisory) Title: Deciphering the roles of the prokaryotic rare biosphere in the Arctic Ocean under climate change




  • Rare biosfere
  • Polar environments
  • Molecular methods