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Susana Patrícia Pinto Pereira

Susana Patrícia Pinto Pereira

PhD Student

  • Thesis title: Assessment of fate and effects of metallic nanoparticles in aquatic organisms
  • Supervisor: Prof. Doutor António José Arsénia Nogueira

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  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Ecotoxicology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: ResearcherID = A-9531-2012
  • Thesis title: Assessment of fate and effects of metallic nanoparticles in aquatic organisms Supervisor: Prof. Doutor António José Arsénia Nogueira Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BD/97877/2013 Start date: 2014-06-01 End date: 2018-05-31


Publications

Projects

ASSAY - Assessment of fate and effects of Silver nanoparticleS in Aquatic ecosYstems See more

Scientific Supervision

Participation in R&D projects

1. "Asia-Link - Linking the post-graduate education in aquaculture and aquatic resources management with its industries through internship programme"
Duration: September 2007 – December 2010
Financing: EUROPAID - Asia-Link Program (contract nº TH/Asia-Link/016)
Coordination: Ram Bhujhel, Asia Institute of Technology (Thailand)
Other Institutions: Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), University of Stirling (UK), Tribhuvan University, IAAS, Rampur, (Nepal), Research Institute for Aquaculture No. 1 - Hanoi (Vietnam), University of Agriculture and Forestry, HCM City (Vietnam), Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Position: Internship at Asia Institute of Technology


2. "ARCOPOL- The Atlantic Region's Coastal Pollution Response" 
Duration: January 2009 – December 2011
Financing: INTERREG IV Atlantic Area Transnational Programme (contract nº 2008-1/061) 
Partner Institutions: Centro Tecnológico del Mar-Fundación CETMAR (Spain), Consellería de Medio Ambiente, Territorio e Infraestructuras (Spain), Consellería do Medio Rural e do Mar (Spain), Instituto Tecnolóxico para o Control do Medio Mariño de Galicia - INTECMAR (Spain), Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua de Andalucía (Spain), Conseil Régional de Bretagne (France), Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine (France), Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal), CIIMAR (Portugal), Marine Institute Ireland MI (Ireland), VIGIPOL (France), Pembrokeshire County Council (U.K.)
Position: Technician Grant at CIIMAR (Portugal)


3."ASSAY - Assessment of fate and effects of Silver nanoparticleS in Aquatic ecosYstems"
Duração: A 2011 – March 2014
Financing: FCT - PTDC (PTDC/AAC-AMB/113649/2009)
Coordination: António J.A. Nogueira, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)
Partner Institution: James Ranville, Colorado School of Mines (U.S.A.)
Position: Research Grant (for Master's holders)

Courses/ Workshops


  1. "Hands-on Workshop: Single particle ICP-MS and asymmetrical flow & centrifugal FFF", Colorado School of Mines, Golden (CO, U.S.A.), 13-14th August, 2016.

  2. "Improving Zebrafish Husbandry Towards Better Research and Animal Welfare", Fish Platform, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisboa (Portugal), 7th November, 2014.

  3. "Writing in the Sciences", Standford Online, Standford University (U.S.A.), September-October, 2014.

  4. "Advanced course on Scientific Communication", Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 28th of April - 2nd of May, 2014.

  5. "Ecotoxicogenomics, epigenetics and evolution: pratical approach and concepts", Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 21-25th of October, 2013.

  6. "Comet Assay Training Course", Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 12-14th of September, 2013.

  7. "Laboratory X-ray Techniques for the Characterization of Nanomaterials in Complex Matrices", CEREGE, Aix-Marseille Université (France), 2nd of July, 2013.

  8. "3rd Edition of the course in Laboratory Animals Sciences - Aquatic Organisms (CAL-AQUA)", Interdisciplinary Center of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Universidade do Porto (Portugal), 16-18 and 23-25th of July, 2012.

  9. "Advanced course on Protein profiling of microorganisms", Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 9-13th of July, 2012.

  10. "Workshop Toxicology of Non-Essential Metals", CESAM and Departamento de Química, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 13th of January, 2012.

  11. "Advanced Workshop on Nanoparticles: Characterization and Environmental Risk Assessment", Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 9-13th of May, 2011.

Academic Degrees

2008 - Degree in Biology, Aveiro University (13/20)


2009 - Master in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, Aveiro University (18/20)

Scientific and Professional Activities


  1. April 2017 - December 2017: Visiting PhD Student (FCT scholarship) at the School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University (U.K.).

  2. August 2016 - December 2016: Visiting PhD Student (FCT scholarship) at the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines (U.S.A.).

  3. September 2015 - March 2016: Visiting PhD Student (FCT scholarship) at the School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University (U.K.).

  4. June 2014 - May 2018: PhD Student (FCT scholarship) at the Departmento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University (U.K.) and Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines (U.S.A.).

  5. October 2012- August 2013: Zebrafish Vivarium Technician at the Departmento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal).

  6. July 2011- September 2011: International Internship (part of the project ASSAY) at Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines (USA).

  7. April 2011- March 2014: Scientific researcher for Master's holders (BI/CESAM/PTDC/AAC-AMB/113649/2009) of the project "ASSAY - Assessment of fate and effects of Silver nanoparticleS in Aquatic ecosYstems", at CESAM (Centre of Environmental and Marine Studies), Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal).

  8. February 2010 - January 2011: Scientific technical researcher (BTI) of the project ARCOPOL (The Atlantic Region's Coastal Pollution Response) financed by the programm INTERREG IV Atlantic Area, at CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research), Universidade do Porto (Portugal).

  9. October 2008 - March 2009: International Internship (part of the Master Degree) on the Asia-Link Programm under the project "Asia-Link - Linking the post-graduate education in aquaculture and aquatic resources management with its industries through internship programme" (TH/Asia-Link/016) at the Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Managment (AARM), Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand).

  10. September 2008 - July 2009: Master Thesis "Evaluation of the toxic effects of some disinfectants in the tropics" (19/20), at the Departmento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal).

  11. September 2007 - July 2008: Graduation Final Project "Effect of the light, prey density and larval stage of Nephrops norvegicus in their alimentation rates" (16/20), at the Departmento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal).

Domain of Specialization/ Research Interests

Scientific domain: Ecotoxicology, Nanotoxicology, Analytic Chemistry, Environmental Risk Assessment


Research Interests:



  1. Evaluation of the impact of metallic nanoparticles in aquatic ecosystems

  2. Evaluation of the behavior of metallic nanoparticles with different sizes and surface coatings in several aquatic matrices

  3. Evaluation of the toxicity and biodistribution of metallic nanoparticles in diferent aquatic organisms

  4. Evaluation of the biochemical and molecular responses of diferent aquatic organisms exposed the metallic nanoparticles

  5. Evaluation of the Environmental Risk associated to the tested metallic naoparticles


Keywords: metallic nanoparticles, aquatic organisms, macrophytes, mussels, zebrafish, characterization and quantification techniques

Current position

Grant reference: SFRH/BD/97877/2013 


Title: "Assessment of fate and effects of metallic nanoparticles in aquatic organisms"


Starting date: 01-06-2014


Total duration: 4 years


Awarding Institution: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT- Portuguese Agency for Science and Technology)


Supervisors: Associate Professor with Habilitation and Tenure António José Arsénia Nogueira (Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)


Professor Richard Handy (Plymouth University, U.K.)


Professor James Ranvile (Colorado School of Mines, U.S.A.)


CESAM Funding: