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Sónia Dias Coelho

Sónia Dias Coelho

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


  • Researcher ID: A-9392-2012
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-1264-0297
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Coelho SD or Coelho S)
  • Title: INSIDER - Impacto duma espécie invasora sob cenários de alterações climáticas globais e de contaminação antropogénica em cadeias tróficas costeiras Supervisor: Dr. Maria Bordalo e Sá Category: BO Grant type: BI Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: POCI -01 -0145 -FEDER -030495 Start date: 2018-10-01 End date: 2019-12-31


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
Ecology
Zooplankton taxonomy


Assessment of several anthropogenic pressures and impacts considering the:
Environment;
Biodiversity;
Aquatic ecosystems;
These ecosystems functions;
These ecosystems services.

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

October 2018 – to date: MSc fellowship on the INSIDER (FCT, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030495) project at the Department of Biology, 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 on 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

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

Scientific Supervision

Current position

Research fellow


Grant reference: BI/UI88/6275/2018


Title: INSIDER - Impact of an invasive species under global climate change and anthropogenic contamination scenarios in coastal food webs (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030495)


Starting date: 01-10-2018


Awarding Institution: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) e Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER)


 


 

Participation in research projects

2018 – to date: “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

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.

Academic degrees jury participation

MSc


Domingues F.C., Pastorinho M.R., Coelho S.D. (2018) “Ecotoxicity of oxidative stress effectors”, Ricardo Teles Pais, MSc Biotechnology, University of Beira Interior (Main Examiner)

Peer Review

Environmental Pollution (Elsevier)


Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier)

Award

Abstract awarded with fee waiver for free access to: 2013 Conference Environment and Health – Bridging South, North, East and West in Basel, Switzerland; Attributed by Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).


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