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Jose Carlos Rodrigues

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P9 (IICT, Portugal): José Carlos Rodrigues, Dr e mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Born 31th July 1960 at Nova Lisboa (Angola), Portuguese

Current Position: Centre Coordinator, Team leader

Forestry and Forest Products Centre, Tropical Research Institute (IICT), Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisboa, Portugal -Tel +351 21 365 33 74/Fax +351 21 365 33 38,

Academic Qualifications: Habilitation Degree, 2007- Tropical Research Institute (IICT), Lisbon, PhD Thesis in Forest Science, 1988-Technical University of Lisbon (ISA/UTL), Portugal

Appointments: 2007- present, Centre Coordinator (FLOR/IICT)

Research Projects

JC Rodrigues (JCR) has a long-standing experience in the development of methods for the characterization of relevant wood properties for different end-uses including high throughput methods (FTIR, ATR-FTIR, NIR).  In particular pioneered the use of analytical pyrolysis for quantitative analysis of lignin composition and further used as reference for NIR calibration to enhance throughput. The current objective of his team is to get a better understanding of the regulation of the molecular mechanism of wood formation face genetic, ontogenetic and environmental factors, and their repercussion on traits variation of fully wood for pulp and bioenergy applications.

JCR participated in more than 36 projects (European, National, bi- lateral and with the industry). JCR has already successfully collaborated/published with several partners involved in TreeforJoules (P1, P2, P4, P5, P7, P8, P10). JCR has supervised 4 Postdoc, 4 PhD theses, has more than 54 publications including 31 in peer-reviewed international journals.

List of 5 publications relevant to the proposal

Alves A, Schwanninger M*, Rodrigues J (2009) Analytical pyrolysis: A direct method to determine the lignin content in wood. Part 3: Evaluation of species-specific and tissue-specific differences in lignin composition using Principal Component Analysis. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 85, 30-37.

Alves A, Schwanninger M, Pereira H, Rodrigues J* (2006) Calibration of NIR to assess lignin composition (H/G ratio) in Maritime pine wood using analytical pyrolysis as the reference method. Holzforschung. 60, 29-31.

Rodrigues J*, Graça J, Pereira H (2001) Influence of tree eccentric growth on syringyl/guaiacyl ratio in Eucalyptus globulus wood lignin assessed by analytical pyrolysis. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 58/59, 481-489.

Paiva JAP, Garnier-Géré PH, Rodrigues J, Alves A, Bouffier L, Santos S, Graça J, Le Provost G, Chaumeil P, da Silva-Perez D, Fevereiro P, Plomion C*(2008) Plasticity of maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Ait.) wood forming tissues during a growing season. New Phytologist. 179, 1080-1094.

Pot D, Rodrigues J, Chantre G, Rozenberg P, Jones GL, Hannrup B, Cahalan C, Plomion C*. (2006) QTLs and candidate genes for wood properties in maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Ait.). Tree Genetics & Genomes. 2, 10-24.