Forging sustainability

Ana Rita Almeida

Ana Rita Almeida

PhD Student

  • Thesis title: Long term consequences of chemical exposure in zebrafish and potential role of the associated microbiome in the observed toxicity
  • Supervisor: Dra. Isabel Henriques, Dra. Inês Domingues

  • Researcher ID: B-1256-2019
  • ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5628-0799
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  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)
  • Thesis title: Long term consequences of chemical exposure in zebrafish and potential role of the associated microbiome in the observed toxicity Supervisor: Dra. Isabel Henriques, Dra. Inês Domingues Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: PD/BD/127811/2016 Start date: 2016-09-01 End date: 2020-08-31


Research interests

Aquatic ecotoxicology;
Relevant exposure scenarios;
Behavioral endpoints;
Zebrafish testing;
Antibiotic resistance in microbial communities;
Microbiome and its impact on organisms.

Academic degrees

2016 - Present: PhD student in Biology and Ecology of Global Changes program, University of Aveiro (Portugal)
2012 - 2013: Master’s degree in Applied Biology - Clinical and environmental microbiology (2º Cycle), University of Aveiro
2009 - 2012: BSc in Biology (1º Cycle), University of Aveiro

Scientific activities

03/2016 – 08/2016: BTI (Msc) grant holder in the project “Behaviour as a sensitive and integrative approach that predicts the effects of environmental stressors in the aquatic environment: linking different levels of biological organization. (IF/011401/2014)” (BI/ UI88/ 6591/ 2016).

08/2013 – 09/2015: BTI grant holder in the project: “Climatox - Impact of climatic changes on toxicity of pollutants” (PTDC/AAG-GLO/4059/2012).

Publications

Projects

Scientific Supervision

Advanced courses and Workshops

- Workshop “Zebrafish facility management workshop” Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Lisbon (Portugal), 29/10/2018 - 30/10/2018;


- Advanced course “Microbial Diversity: methods and applications” Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 23/07/2018- 27/07/2018;


- Advanced course “Bioinformatics for microbiologists” Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 09/07/2018- 13/07/2018;


- Advanced course “Antibiotic alternatives against pathogenic bacteria” Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 18/06/2018- 22/06/2018;


- Advanced course “Scientific writing and communication” Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 10/07/2017- 14/07/2017;


- Advanced course “Biomarkers in ecotoxicology: user-friendly approach” Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 05/06/2017- 09/06/2017;


-Advanced course “Experimental Design and Analysis of Multivariate Data”, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 30/01/2017- 03/02/2017;


- Workshop “Improving Zebrafish Husbandry: Understanding better research and Animal Welfare”, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon (Portugal), 7/11/2014;


- “Laboratory Animal Sciences – Aquatic Organisms (Ciências em animais de laboratório – Organismos aquáticos (CAL-AQUA))”, Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Porto (Portugal), 04/11/2013 – 08/11/ 2013;


-Advanced course “Marine Microbiology”, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 03/06/2013 – 07/06/2013


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