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Maria Pavlaki

Maria Pavlaki

Assistant Researcher

  • Author Name : Pavlaki M.D.

  • Researcher ID: C-8377-2012
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-3078-7927
  • Ciencia ID: 7F18-F94B-C69E
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU= (Pavlaki M) AND AD=(Aveiro)


Research interests

Ecotoxicology - Marine and Freshwater
Pharmaceuticals in the environment
Effects of anticancer compounds in freshwater ecosystems
Mixture Toxicity; metals, NPs, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and PCPs
Bioaccumulation and Toxicokinetics of metals and NPs in aquatic and soil organisms
Metabolomics of anticancer compounds

Academic degrees

PhD in Marine Biology (2016, Cum Laude distinction). University of Aveiro, Department of Biology, Aveiro, Portugal

MSc in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (2009). University of Aveiro, Department of Biology, Aveiro, Portugal

BS in Marine Sciences (2007). University of Aegean, Department of Marine Sciences, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece

Scientific activities

December 2021 - till now: Contracted Researcher - "VitroTox - Linking in vitro to in vivo toxicity of pharmaceuticals: An integrative approach" (PTDC/CTA-AMB/0126/2020), Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro

December 2018 - November 2021: Contracted Researcher - "EMPHASIS - Effects of marine pharmaceuticals in zebrafish and ZFL cell line" (PTDC/CTA-AMB/31180/2017), Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro

Post-Doctoral Researcher (2017–2018) – “WE-NEED - WatEr NEEDs, Availability, Quality and Sustainability”

Post-Doctoral Researcher (2016–2017) – “NanoFARM- Fate and Effects of Agriculturally Relevant Materials”

PhD Candidate (2011–2016) – “Bottom-up contamination in marine systems – Model trophic levels to predict cadmium flow in marine organisms"

Researcher (2012–2015) – “RePulse- Responses of Daphnia magna exposed to chemical pulses and mixtures throughout generations”

Researcher (2013–2014) – Toxicity responses of molluscs to nanomaterials: the environmental impact from nanotechnology

Researcher (2011–2013) – “FUTRICA- Chemical Flow in an Aquatic TRophic Chain”

Researcher (2011) – “Aumento da Radiação UV potencia o stress químico sobre os organismos aquáticos? Estudo de caso com Daphnia magna”

Research technician (2010–2011) – CLIMAFUN – “Climate Changes and Potential Impact on Soil Functional Ecology”

Researcher (2009) EnvironCanada

MSc Student (2008 –2009) – NOMIRACLE – “Novel Methods for Integrated Risk Assessment of Cumulative Stressors in the Environment”

Research technician (2004-2006) University of Aegean, Department of Marine Sciences, Laboratory of Toxicology, Mytilene, Greece

Trainee (2004) Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Laboratory of Ecology, Athens, Greece

Others

PhD Scholarship awarded by FCT, Portugal (2011-2015)

Reviewer for:
Scientific Reports
Environmental Science & Technology
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Science of the Total Environment
Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Publications

Projects

ETERNAL - Boosting the reduction of the environmental impact of pharmaceutical products throughout their entire life cycle See more

VitroTox - Linking in vitro to in vivo toxicity of pharmaceuticals: An integrative approach See more

NANOGREEN - Towards a new generation of sustainable nano-based additives for maritime anti-corrosion smart coatings: a multidisciplinary framework within the Atlantic See more

ECOCENE - Ecological Effects of Nanopesticides to Soil Ecosystems See more

EMPHASIS - Effects of marine pharmaceuticals in Zebrafish and ZFL cell line See more

Exposure and bioaccumulation assessment of novel anti-fouling nanomaterials in marine organisms from temperate and tropical waters See more

WE-NEED - WatEr NEEDs, Availability, Quality and Sustainability See more

NanoFARM- Fate and Effects of Agriculturally Relevant Materials See more

Toxicity responses of molluscs to nanomaterials: the environmental impact from nanotechnology See more

REpulse- Responses of Daphnia magna exposed to chemical pulses and mixtures throughout generations See more

FUTRICA- Chemical Flow in an Aquatic TRophic Chain See more

CLIMAFUN-CLImate Changes and Potencial Impact on Soil FUNctional Ecology See more

NOMIRACLE- Novel Methods for Integrated Risk Assessment of Cumulative Stressors in the Environment See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Silviana Alves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Daniel Bruno (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Matias (not a CESAM member)

Aluno de pesquisa (Main Supervisor): André Borges (not a CESAM member)

Bolseira de Investigação (Main Supervisor): Magda Alexandra Carvalho Henriques (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Diana Isabel Oliveira Carneiro (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): José Bernardo Ferreira de Castro Mousinho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Diana Isabel Oliveira Carneiro (CESAM member)

Aluno de Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Beatriz Gameiro Vieira (not a CESAM member)

Aluno de Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Joana Filipa Figueiredo Pina (not a CESAM member)

Aluno de Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Luisa Alexandra Alvim Barateiro Afonso (not a CESAM member)

Aluno de Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Ricardo José Rocha Pinto (not a CESAM member)

Research Fellow (Main Supervisor): Violeta Loureiro Ferreira (CESAM member)

Research Fellow (Main Supervisor): Fabianne de Araújo Ribeiro (CESAM member)

Research Fellow (Main Supervisor): Sandra Filipe Gonçalves (CESAM member)

Estágio (Main Supervisor): Andrea Karolina Duarte Duque (not a CESAM member)

Aluno de Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Cristiana de Jesus Rodrigues Marques (not a CESAM member)

Aluno de Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Laura Sofia Lopes Monteiro Carvalho Rama (not a CESAM member)

Aluna de Projeto (Co-supervisor): Sara Raquel Amaral Mesquita (not a CESAM member)

Erasmus Placement Student (Co-supervisor): Odysseas Paxinos (not a CESAM member)

Aluno de Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Daniel Bruno (not a CESAM member)

Call for papers in a Special Issue

Special Issue on "Bioaccumulation and toxicokinetics of organic and inorganic compounds in aquatic and soil organisms"


A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecotoxicology".


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2022 (Can be extended if neccesary)


Impact Factor of 4.472


https://www.mdpi.com/journal/toxics/special_issues/bioaccumulation_organisms


 

Teaching experience

Advanced Courses:


How to work with ecotoxicology data – Hands on Course. Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal. 19-23 July 2021. 40h


How to work with ecotoxicology data – Hands on Course. Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal. 28 January-08 March 2019. 40h


Modelling approaches in ecotoxicology. Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal. 1-5 July 2019. 40h


Seminar:


Marine natural products as pharmaceuticals. Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal. 29 August 2019.


Teaching Assistance:


2014-2015 - Teaching assistance in the practical classes of the MSc (2º ciclo) discipline “Toxicologia, Ecotoxicologia e Risco Ambiental”, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro. 4h


2013-2014 - Teaching assistance in the practical classes of the MSc (2º ciclo) discipline “Toxicologia, Ecotoxicologia e Risco Ambiental”, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro. 4h


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