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Sónia Dias Coelho

Sónia Dias Coelho

Assistant Researcher

  • Author Name : Coelho S.D.

  • Researcher ID: A-9392-2012
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-1264-0297
  • Ciencia ID: 0912-A3A1-E4DB
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Coelho SD or Coelho S)


Research interests

- Toxicology and Ecotoxicology
- Environmental monitoring of chemicals
- Indoor chemical monitoring
- Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and similar compounds
- Toxic metals
- Chemical endocrine disruption
- Analytical methods for the quantification of organic contaminants (GC-MS and LC-MS / MS) in food and indoor dust
- Analytical methods for the quantification of inorganic contaminants (ICP-MS) in food and indoor dust
- Acute toxicity tests with aquatic organisms (e.g., daphnids, zebrafish, mussels, gastropod and amphibians’ early life stages - embryos and tadpoles)
- Maintenance of amphibian cultures
- Cytotoxicity (amphibian cell lines)
- Maintenance of amphibian cell lines (Xenopus cell lines)
- Ecology
- Zooplankton taxonomy

Academic degrees

2016 - PhD in Biology, specialization in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Biology (Approved by Unanimity), University of Aveiro. Supervisors: Dr. António J.A. Nogueira, Dr. Ana C.A. Sousa and Dr. Shinsuke Tanabe. Thesis: “Human exposure pathways to environmental contaminants”, 187 p.

2009 - Master in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, University of Aveiro. Supervisors: Dr. António J.A. Nogueira and Paula I. B. Domingues. Thesis: “Toxicity Assessment of Dipterex and Oxytetracycline in Tropical Conditions”, 54 p.

2008 - Degree in Biology, University of Aveiro

Scientific activities

April 2020 - May 2022: Contract Researcher in the Gogofrog project (FCT, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030718) at the Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro.

October 2018 – December 2019: MSc fellowship in the INSIDER project (FCT, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030495) at the Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro.

January 2012 - November 2016: PhD Student (FCT, SFRH/BD/78168/2011) at the Biology Department of Aveiro University and the Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES) of Ehime University (Japan)

March 2010 - June 2011: Research fellow in the BerlenBio Project (FCT, PTDC/MAR/120782/2010) at the Marine Resources Research Group (GIRM) from the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology (ESTM), Polytechnic Institute of Leiria(IPL)

March 2010 - April 2010: Short term training (part of the BerlenBio Project) at the Institute of Marine Research (IMAR), Coimbra University

September 2008 - July 2009: Master Thesis "Toxicity Assessment of Dipterex and Oxytetracycline in Tropical Conditions", Department of Biology, University of Aveiro

October 2008 - March 2009: International Training (part of the Master Degree) on the ASIALINK Project at the Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Managment (AARM), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)(Thailand)

September 2007 - July 2008: Environmental Education Monitor at the Aguda Litoral Station (ELA)

September 2007 - June 2008: Internship course trainee at the National Institute of Engineering, Technology and Innovation (INETI)

September 2006 - June 2007: Graduation Final Project " The Comet Assay used to measure the DNA migration as a biomarker of genotoxicity; The analysis of statoliths growth rings.", Department of Biology,University of Aveiro.

Publications

Projects

Can I eat this fish? - Dietary recommendations to reduce the mercury risk exposure See more

INSIDER - Impact of an invasive species under global climate change and anthropogenic contamination scenarios in coastal food webs See more

GOGOFROG: Alternative methods to animal experimentation for amphibian risk assessment: cell lines and spermatozoa See more

Scientific Supervision

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Ana Margarida Mota Bróis (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Beatriz Martinho (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Filipe Trindade Fernandes Pedro (not a CESAM member)

Participation in research projects

2020 – 2022: “GOGOFROG - Alternative methods to animal experimentation for amphibian risk assessment: cell lines and spermatozoa”. Financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology - FCT and European Regional Development Fund - FEDER (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030718) | Assistant Researcher


2018 – 2019: “INSIDER - Impact of an invasive species under global climate change and anthropogenic contamination scenarios in coastal food webs”. Financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology - FCT and European Regional Development Fund - FEDER (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030495) | Grant older


2016 – 2017: “microRESPIRA - Microbial community in houses from patients with chronic respiratory diseases in Estarreja”. Project financed by Labex DRIIHM (PIA), via OHMI Estarreja - International Observatory Hommes-Millieux, tool of CNRS/INEE - National Center for Scientific Research/Institute of Ecology and Environment | Team member


2015 – 2016: “RESPIRA -Environmental risk factors for the development and progression of pulmonary diseases”. Project financed by Labex DRIIHM (PIA), via OHMI Estarreja - International Observatory Hommes-Millieux, tool of CNRS/INEE - National Center for Scientific Research/Institute of Ecology and Environment | Team member


March 2010 - June 2011: BerlenBio Research Project-"BerlenBio – Biomass export from the Berlengas Natural Reserve (a marine protected area) and its impacts on fisheries” developed at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) through INDEA - Institute of Research, Development and Advanced Studies and financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology - FCT (PTDC/MAR/120782/2010) | Grant older


October 2008 - March 2009: Asia-Link Project, “Linking the post-graduate education in aquaculture and aquatic resources management with its industries through internship program” (Contact TH/Asia-Link/016 (141-287) funded by the Asia-Link - EuropeAid Programme.

Attended Courses

28 September - 2 October 2020: CAL-AQUA – Laboratory Aquatic Animal Science, organized by CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (42 hours course). The programme of the course follows the guidelines of Direção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária (DGAV) and FELASA (Federation for Laboratory Animal Sciences Associations) in education and training of persons working with laboratory animals (Functions a), c) and d) according to “Artigo 31 do Decreto-Lei 113/2013”).


15 - 18 June, 2015: “Environment, Neurotoxicity and Neurodegeneration” (28 hours course), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Portugal.


12 - 14 September, 2013: "Comet Assay Training Course" (20 hours course), Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.


16 January - 20 February, 2013: "SPSS statistical software training: Statistical Analysis in Clinical Practice (36 hours course), ACES Baixo Vouga (Health Centers Group from Baixo Vouga), Portugal.


30 January - 2 February, 2012: Advanced course "Toxicity, Metabolism and Disease", Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.


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