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Rita Carina Saraiva Silva Bicho

Rita Carina Saraiva Silva Bicho

Estudante de Doutoramento

  • Título da tese: “longINg_nano: long term and multIgeNerational effects of nanomaterials in terrestrial invertebrates”
  • Orientador: Doutora Mónica Amorim; Doctor Janeck Scott-Fordsmand

  • Researcher ID: B-5918-2014
  • ORCID: ORCID: 0000-0003-3105-5883
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  • Departamento: Biologia
  • Grupo de Investigação: Biologia do "Stress"
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Bicho RC) AND AD=(Aveiro)
  • Título da tese: “longINg_nano: long term and multIgeNerational effects of nanomaterials in terrestrial invertebrates” Orientador: Doutora Mónica Amorim; Doctor Janeck Scott-Fordsmand Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BD/102702/2014 Start date: 2015-02-01 End date: 2019-02-01


Interesses de investigação

Soil ecotoxicology

Nanotoxicology

Ecotoxicogenomics: microarrays and PCR

Reptile ecotoxicology

Marine conservation

Graus académicos

2005 - Licenciatura Degree in Marine Biology and Fisheries. Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of Algarve, Portugal. (Supervisor: Professor Jousefina Coucelo; Co-Supervisor: Doctor Natércia Joaquim)Thesis: Bicho RC. (2005). Levels of metals, antioxidant enzymes and lipid peroxidation in the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in the Sultanate of Oman (Arabian Sea). University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal.

2009 - MSc. Degree in Biotechnology. Faculty of Engineering and Natural Resources, University of Algarve, Portugal. (Supervisor: Professor Deborah Power, Co-Supervisor: Professor Adelino Canário) Thesis: Bicho RC (2008). Effects of Sodium Hypochlorite on bone development and thyroid axis on Oreochromis mossambicus. University of Algarve, Portugal.

Atividades científicas

PhD student (SFRH/BD/102702/2014). Supervisors: Dra. Mónica Amorim and Dr. Janeck Scott-Fordsmand. Entitled: “longINg_nano: long term and multIgeNerational effects of nanomaterials in terrestrial invertebrates”.

Reserach Technician (BI/UI88/4494/2014) (Ecotoxicology). 2014-2015. Centre of Studies for Environment and Marine (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal. European Comission Funded Project: SUN- SUstainable Nanotecnologies (FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7).



Research Technician (BI/UI88/4494/2012) (Ecotoxicology). 2012-2013. Centre of Studies for Environment and Marine (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal. FCT Funded Project: FUBIA: Soil Function-Biodiversity relationship And regional variation (PTDC/AACCLI/103719/2008).

Research Technician (BTIC/UI88/4494/2009) (Ecotoxicology). 2009-2011. Centre of Studies for Environment and Marine (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal. FCT Funded Project: Lacertid Lizards as Bioindicators of Pesticide Exposure and Toxicity in intensive market garden agriculture (PTDC/AMB/64497/2006).

Project Leader (Marine Conservation). 2008.Project:ONG SOS Tartarugas / International Project (Protection, Conservation and Ecotourism Project for Sea Turtles in Salt Island, Cape Verde, West Africa). Duties: Team Leader, Liaison with government entities, and Ecotourism tasks.

Research Technician (Ecotoxicology). 2007-2008.Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), University of Algarve, Portugal. FCT funded Project: The establishment of a fish model for the study of potential endocrine disrupting chemicals in vertebrates.

Marine Ecology Intern (Ecotoxicology). 2003. Project: Accumulation of heavy metals and petroleum hydrocarbons in mangroves in the Sultanate of Oman. Based at the Marine Pollution & Coastal Zone Management Section of the Directorate General of Environmental Affairs of the Ministry of Environment of Oman, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Nature Conservation of the same Ministry, and the Department of Biology of the College of Sciences of Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

Field Assistant (Marine Conservation). 2001. University of Las Palmas, Spain.Project: Natura 2000 / EU Funded (Conservation of the biggest population ofloggerhead (Caretta caretta) in the West Coast of Africa, in the Republic of Cape Verde).

Publicações

Projetos

NM-OREO: uso de uma abordagem NM-(bio)molecula cOrona para compReender os mEcanismos de tOxicidade – um estudo de biologia de sistemas de impacto ambiental Ver mais

SUN- SUstainable Nanotecnologies Ver mais

FUBIA: Relação Função-Biodiversidade do solo e variação regional Ver mais

Orientações científicas

Projecto final de licenciatura (Orientador Principal): Carla Alexandra Teixeira (not a CESAM member)

Cursos avançados


  • Topics on Environmental Mixture Toxicity”. Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal,  15-19 Junho (40 horas) 2009.

  • Practical Approach to Ecotoxicogenomics”. Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 29 Junho a 3 Julho (40 horas) 2009.

  • Natural Patterns obtained by Regression Techniques”. Curso Estatistica Exploratória, Universidade de Évora, 20-25 Julho (40 horas) 2009.

  • “Marine Conservation and Conservation and Biology of Sea Turtles”. Duke University, North Carolina, USA, 1-31 Agosto (40horas semanais) 2006.


Financiamento do CESAM: