Caring about the future

Sara Peixoto

Sara Peixoto

Bolseira de Investigação

  • Author Name : Peixoto, S.

Research interests

Soil science
Environmental microbiology
Nanoparticles (AgNPs and Ag2S-NP) and nano-products (nano-pesticides)

Academic degrees

2017-2022: Phd in Biology and Ecology of Global Changes/ University of Aveiro | Thesis Title : Effects of nanomaterials on soil microbiome: nano-agrochemicals and biosolids’ applications, supervised by Dr. Isabel Henriques and Co-supervised Dr. Susana Loureiro

2013 - 2015: Master in Microbiology/ University of Aveiro | Thesis Title : Changes of the microbial communities as a mean to evaluate the impact of soil contamination by nanoparticles, supervised by Dr. Jacinta Oliveira and Co-supervised by Dr. Susana Loureiro

2009 - 2013: Graduation in Biotechnology/ Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo | Thesis Title : Avaliação do impacto dos genes rpoS e bolA na capacidade de formação de biofilme de E. coli e na resposta a fatores de stress, supersived by Maria Luisa Moura and Maria Olivia Pereira.



ECOCENE - Ecological Effects of Nanopesticides to Soil Ecosystems See more

Scientific Supervision


2019 | FEMS (Federation of European Microbiology Society) Early Career Scientist grant - Travel and meeting attendance grant to Congress: 4th Thünen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics. 

2020 | Best poster presentation: "Impact of different copper-based nanomaterials on the soil microbiome", One Health Day - Emerging Diseases, University of Aveiro.

Scientific monitoring

2019 | Scientific monitor in Summer academy: "Há super bactérias na água?", Microlab, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

2018 | Scientific monitor in Summer academy, Microlab, University of Aveiro, Portugal

2018 | Scientific monitor in Science festival, AppIEE , Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal

Advanced courses

2015 | Advanced course on Scientific writing and communication. 22-26 June 2015. 3ª edition, University of Aveiro, Portugal

2017 | Advanced course on Ecosystem services provided by wetlands: Anthropogenic impacts and Environmental chemistry. 22-26th May 2017, University of Aveiro, Portugal

2017 | Advanced course on Fundamentals of Animal Cell Culture. 11 -15 th September 2017, University of Aveiro, Portugal

2018 | Advanced curse on Experimental Design and Analysis of Multivariate Data. 29 Jan - 2 Fev 2018, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

2018 | Advanced curse on Bioinformatics for Microbiologists. 9 Jun - 13 Fev 2018, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

2018 | Advanced curse on Microbial diversity . 23 Jun - 27 Fev 2018, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

2019 | Advanced curse on Modelling approaches in ecotoxicology, 1 May - 5 May 2019, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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