Filomena Gomes


  • Lecturer at the Coimbra / Polytechnic Higher School of Agriculture of Coimbra, Graduate in Forestry with master\’s and PhD in Plant Biology.
    She began her professional career at the Escola Superior Agrária de Castelo Branco as a teacher in the field of Soils and Fertility (1982-85).
    From 1985 to 1995 she worked in the area of forest improvement and plant propagation at Portucel Florestal.
    Since 1995 she has been working at ESAC as a teacher in the Forestry Department and in ESAC courses associated with Forest and Biotechnology.
    Since 2005 she has been working on plant breeding of Arbutus and Chestnut. In the case of Arbutus has been working particularly in the propagation of selected plants.
    Since 2012, she has been collaborating in research and development projects (ProDeR and FCT), with several partners, to improve vegetal material and cultural practices, from plant to fruit, its transformation and incorporation into new products.
    In the scope of the ProDeR projects, there is a collaboration between Research entities (ESAC, INIAV, Univ. Algarve), Development (DRAPC), Producers Associations (ADPM, CEVRM) and producers.
  • Name: Filomena Gomes
    ORCID Number: 0000-0001-9561-3907
    Scopus Number: 7006477670
    Institucional Adress: Escola Superior Agrária, Bencanta, Apartado 7036, 3045-601 Coimbra
    Email: fgomes@esac.pt
    Institutional Telephone: 00351 239.802.285
  • Gomes, F.; Clemente, M.; Figueiredo, P.; Plácito, F.; Machado, H.; Santos, C.; Costa, R.
    Castanea spp. hybrid clones in vitro conservation: synthetic seeds vs. slow growth storage (2017)
    Acta Hortic., vol.1155 (4), pp.37-44
    DOI: NA

    S. Silva, J.; Santos, P.A.C.; Sério, A.; Gomes, F.
    Effects of heat on dehiscence and germination in Eucalyptus globulus Labill. (2016)
    International Journal of Wildland Fire. Journal compilation AWF.
    , vol.NA, pp.NA
    http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF15078
    2016www.publish.csiro.au/journals/ijwf

    Gomes, F.; Suárez, D.; Santos, R.; Silva, M; Gaspar, D.; Machado, H.
    Mycorrhizal synthesis between Lactarius deliciosus and Arbutus unedo L. (2016)
    Mycorrhiza, vol.26(3), pp.177-188
    http://doi.org/10.1007/s00572-015-0656-1

    Santos, C; Machado, H.; Serrazina, S.; Gomes, F.; Gomes-Laranjo, J.; Correia, I.; Zhebentyayeva, I.; Duarte, S.; Bragança, H.; Fevereiro, P.; Nelson, C. D.; Costa, R.
    Comprehension of resistance to diseases in chestnut. Compreensão da resistência a doenças no Castanheiro. (2016)
    Revista de Ciências Agrárias , vol.39, pp.189-193
    http://doi.org/10.19084/RCA15145

    Botelho G., Gomes F., Ferreira F.M., Caldeira I.
    Influence of Maturation Degree of Arbutus (Arbutus unedo L.) Fruits in Spirit Composition and Quality. (2015)
    International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering, vol.9(6), pp.615-620
    http://doi.org/scholar.waset.org/1999.1/10001403

    Santos, C.; Machado, H.; Correia, I.; Gomes, F.; Gomes-Laranjo, J.; Costa, R.
    Phenotyping Castanea hybrids for Phytophthora cinnamomi resistance (2015)
    Plant Pathology, vol.64 (4), pp.901–910
    http://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.12313;
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ppa.12313/abstract

    Gomes, F.; Machado, H.; San Martin, E.; Portugal, A.; Canhoto, J.M.
    Mycorrhizal synthesis between Pisolithus arhizus and an adult selected clone of Arbutus unedo in vitro and in nursery. (2013)
    Journal of Forestry Research, vol.24(2), pp.659-670
    http://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-013-0364-7

    Gomes, F.; Costa, R.; Ribeiro, M.M.; Figueiredo, E.; Canhoto, J.M.
    Analysis of genetic relationship between Arbutus unedo L. genotypes using RAPD and SSR markers (2013)
    Journal of Forestry Research, vol.24 (2): , pp.227-236
    http://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-012-0302-0

    Gomes, F.; Simões, M.; Lopes, M.L.; Canhoto, J.M.
    Effect of plant growth regulators and genotype on the micropropagation of adult trees of Arbutus unedo L. (strawberry tree). (2010)
    New Biotechnology, vol.27, pp.882-892
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbt.2010.02.009

    Gomes, F.; Canhoto, J.M.
    Micropropagation of strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo L.) from adult plants (2009)
    In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.-Plant, vol.45, pp.72-82
    http://doi.org/10.1007/s11627-008-9164-8

    Gomes, F.; Lopes, M.L.; Santos, T. e Canhoto, J.M.
    Micropropagation of selected trees of Arbutus unedo L. trough axillary shoot proliferation and somatic embryogenesis. (2009)
    Acta Horticulturae 839. Hanke, M.V.; Dunemann, F.; Flachowsky, H. (ed.), vol.2, pp.111-116
    http://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2009.839.12

    Gomes, F.; Canhoto, J.M.
    Micropropagation of Eucalyptus nitens Maiden (Shining gum) (2003)
    In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.-Plant, vol.39, pp.316-321
    http://doi.org/10.1079/IVP2002376

  • Gomes, F; Franco, J.; Pato, R.L.; Botelho, G.; Rodrigues, I.; Figueiredo, P.; Casau, F.
    Produção de medronho para destilar (2017)
    Chapter title: Medronheiro, Caderno Técnico, 1ªed., Silva Lusitana, pp. 5-33
    INIAV
    ISBN:978-972-579-045

  • Truflavours. As trufas e os seus aromas
    Institution Main Investigator: Filomena Gomes
    Institution: Voz da Natureza
    Period: 10/16 – 05/19
    Grant: FEDER, projetos de I&DT Empresas em Copromoção,
    Project Code: Ref.ª 53590
    Funding value: IPC / ESAC: Valor elegível de 147.934,37€ com o Apoio Financeiro de 110.950,78€
    Project site: http://www.iia.pt

    Inovação na cadeia de produção da castanha: competitividade e sustentabilidade.
    Institution Main Investigator: Filomena Gomes
    Institution: CERTIFRUTEIRAS
    Period: 03/14 – 08/17
    Grant: PRODER, medida 4.1, Cooperação para a Inovação,
    Project Code: Ref.ª 53590
    Funding value: IPC / ESAC: Valor elegível de 173 745,46 € com o Apoio Financeiro de 112 934,57
    Project site: http://www.iia.pt

    Melhoramento da espécie e a valorização do Medronheiro
    Institution Main Investigator: Filomena Gomes
    Institution: GreenClon
    Period: 02/14 – 08/17
    Grant: PRODER, medida 4.1, Cooperação para a Inovação IPC / ESAC: Apoio Financeiro – 161 990,26 €
    Project Code: Ref.ª 53106
    Funding value: IPC / ESAC: Valor elegível de 189340,4€ com o Apoio Financeiro de 123071,3€
    Project site: http://www.iia.pt; www.esac.pt/medronho;

    Arbutus unedo plants and products quality improvement for the agro-forestry sector
    Institution Main Investigator: Filomena Gomes
    Institution: FCTUC
    Period: 03/13 – 07/15
    Grant: FCT
    Project Code: Ref.ª PTDC/AGR-FOR/3746/2012;
    Funding value: Total: 166.859,00 €; IPC / ESAC: 46.054,00 €
    Project site: http://

    A multi-scale approach to study the naturalization of blue gum (Eucalytpus globulus Labill.) in Portugal
    Research Team Member: Filomena Gomes
    Institution: ISA / UTL
    Period: 03/13 – 04/15
    Grant: FCT
    Project Code: Ref.ª PTDC/AGR-FOR/2471/2012
    Funding value: 111.770,00 €
    Project site: http://

    O Medronho – Conversão da planta silvestre numa espécie fruteira rentável.
    Institution Main Investigator: Filomena Gomes
    Institution: Entidade proponente da Operação: empresária em nome individual: Patrícia Figueiredo
    Period: 03/12 – 03/15
    Grant: PRODER, medida 4.1, Cooperação para a Inovação
    Project Code: Ref.ª 43748
    Funding value: Apoio Financeiro – 161 990,26 €;
    Project site: http://www.iia.pt; www.esac.pt/medronho;

    Desenvolvimento de processos e tecnologias para a produção de porta-enxertos de castanheiro resistentes à doença da tinta, micorrizados e enxertados com variedades nacionais para produção de castanha e certificados com marcadores moleculares
    Institution Main Investigator: Filomena Gomes
    Institution: CERTIFRUTEIRAS
    Period: 03/12 – 03/15
    Grant: PRODER, medida 4.1, Cooperação para a Inovação
    Project Code: Ref.ª 45964
    Funding value: Apoio Financeiro – 63 521,42 €;
    Project site: http://

    Understanding resistance to Pathogenic Fungi in Castanea sp.
    Institution Main Investigator: Filomena Gomes
    Institution: INRB/MADRP
    Period: 03/10 – 04/13
    Grant: FCT
    Project Code: Ref.ª PTDC /AGR-CFL / 101707/2008
    Funding value: IPC/ ESAC: 6.360,00 Euros
    Project site: http://

  • MSc.: Victor Cunha .
    Thesis Topic: Instalação de ensaios com diferentes mobilizações de solo na espécie Eucalipto (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.).
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 07/16

    MSc.: Radu Lucian Pop.
    Thesis Topic: Effect of the carbon hydrates addition to the medium culture on in vitro plant growth, to predict the hydric stress tolerance in field conditions.
    Financing program: Projeto ProDeR, Ref.ª 53106
    Date of conclusion: 06/15

    MSc.: Jose Martinez Mascarell.
    Thesis Topic: Ensaios de micorrização em Arbutus unedo L. .
    Financing program: Projeto ProDer, Ref.ª 53106
    Date of conclusion: 07/14

    MSc.: Helen Schimith Beltrame .
    Thesis Topic: Micropropagação de clones híbridos de Castanea sativa x C. crenata e C. sativa x C. mollissima para posterior estudos de resistência a Phytophthora cinamomi.
    Financing program: Projeto ProDer, Ref.ª 43748
    Date of conclusion: 07/13

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