Hey! I’m Marta. Welcome to Space Microbes!


I’m Marta Cortesão, a Space Microbiology lover. I hope this website lets you know a bit more about Space Microbes and the research being done at the moment!

I’m 23 and I’m from Porto, Portugal. In case you’re wondering how Portuguese names are, my full name is: Marta Filipa Barros Cortesão Rocha Fernandes.  I did my Bachelor’s in Biology and my Master’s in Molecular and Cellular Biology at FCUP, Porto.

After an internship at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), in Cologne, and my Master thesis at the Center for Astrobiology (CAB) in Madrid, I’m now waiting for the results of a PhD Scholarship, so I decided to give blogging-science outreach a go in the meantime :p

Have fun!


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