Maria Luísa de Melo Oliveira

Auxiliary Researcher


Faculty of Science and Technology

University of the Azores

Rua da Mãe de Deus

9500-321 Ponta Delgada

São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal



Maria Luísa de Melo Oliveira

Auxiliary Researcher

Luísa Oliveira started her academic career at the University of the Azores in 1987, and obtained her PhD in Biology (Applied Entomology) in 1996. Her main interests are in plant protection: biological control of agricultural pests, mass rearing of parasitoids and field applications, integrated pest management programs. More recent, her research has been developed in the screening for natural products with insecticidal activities, particularly produced by native plants.

She is responsible for the practical classes of the disciplines of Biological Control and IPM of the 1st and 2nd cycle courses in Biology course.


MacBioBlue - Proyecto demostrativo y de transferencia tecnológica para ayudar a las empresas a desarrollar nuevos productos y procesos en el ámbito de la Biotecnología Azul de la Macaronesia
BIOCOMES - Biological control manufacturers in Europe develop novel biological control products to support the implementation of Integrated Pest Management in agriculture and forestry
EPN+ - Improving the efficacy of a biological control agent using CRISPR-Cas9
NanoNema - Formulation of a biodegradable nanoinsecticide using entomoapthogen’s secreted peptides with insecticidal activity
MoCIL - Monitoring and Integrated Control of Lepidoptera in Forest Nurseries

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