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Verónica Isabel Correia Bastos

Verónica Isabel Correia Bastos

Assistant Researcher




Research interests

Cell biology - In vitro cell culture;
Cytotoxicity;
Genotoxicity;
Inflammatory pathways;
Oxidative stress;
Nanobiomedicine;
Cancer Therapy;
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential of new nutrients for future use in nutraceuticals and cosmetics;
Biocompability of newly synthesized compounds.

Academic degrees

2016- PhD in Cell Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2011- M.Sc. in Biology -Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2010- Degree in Clinical Analysis and Public Health, Coimbra Health School, Portugal

Scientific activities

12/02/2019-present- Junior Researcher Contract ("HOTsPOT - Novel upconversion nanoparticles for multimodal therapy of melanoma: pHOtothermal Therapy, PhOtodynamic therapy and chemoTherapy"), Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
01/09/2018-11/02/2019- Pos-Doc Fellowship, LAQV, REQUIMTE, Department of Chemical Sciences-Applied Chemistry Lab, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal
01/01/2018-01/09/2018- Research Collaborator, Department of Biology of Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
01/01/2012-02/06/2016- PhD student (FCT Fellowship), Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Publications

Projects

HOTsPOT - Novel upconversion nanoparticles for multimodal therapy of melanoma: pHOtothermal Therapy, PhOtodynamic therapy and chemoTherapy See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Co-supervisor): Lutete Daniel Lenda (not a CESAM member)

Peer Review of international scientific journals

-Environmental Science and Pollution Research


- International Journal of Nanomedicine


- Nanotoxicology


- NanoTechnology and Nanomedicine


- PLOSOne

Projects

"HOTsPOT- Novas nanopartículas de conversão ascendente para terapia multimodal do melanoma: terapia fototérmica, terapia fotodinâmica e quimioterapia" REF: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031794


"Metabolic profiling: a novel tool for evaluation of the toxicological and biological effects of nanomaterials" REF: PTDC/SAU- TOX/120953/2010

Additional Training

Invited Lecturer at a curricular unit (development Biology 3rd year of graduation of Biology; and oxidative stress and antioxidant defenses- 1st year, Master MBCM) of the graduation of Biology and Master of Cellular and molecular biology


Research collaborator of the Laboratory of Biology and Biotechnology (I2B) at Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto


Advanced course on Biomarkers: Biomarkers in Ecotoxicology: user-friendly approach. 25 - 29 May, 2015, SETAC Summer School, Department of Biology, CESAM, University of Aveiro


Attendance at Nanosafe (Minatec, Grenoble, France) 18-20 November, 2014


Comet assay training course, 12 - 14 September 2013 - Orientation of pratical section: Measuring DNA damage in different organisms I (Day 2, 13th September), Mamalian lymphocytes (bovine or porcine)


Organizing Comitte on Advanced Course "3rd annual BioPlant workshop and advanced course" - MAP-Bioplant - Minho, Aveiro and Porto Universitys (4th-6th December of 2012); Aveiro University, Portugal.


English Course, 60 hours; (October to 3th December, 2012), Laguage Department, Aveiro University, Portugal.


Participation on “ESTIV 2012 Congress” – European Spciety of Toxicology in Vitro; (16th-19th October of 2012); Lisbon, Portugal.


Collaboration on Advanced Course " Markers of toxicology in plant cells and toxicity of phytocompounds " - Bioplant - Aveiro University (9th-12th July of 2012), Portugal. Forming the pratical of "Comet assay”.


Participation in Advanced Workshop - “Implications of nanomaterials: A hands on course on synthesis, characterizations, and ecotoxicology, 4th edition” (28th May to 2nd June, 2012), Aveiro University, Portugal.


Participation in Advanced workshop “Toxicity, Metabolism and Disease” – (30th January to 03th February, 2012), University of Aveiro, Portugal


Participation on a National Congress “VI Encontro Nacional das Ciências e Tecnologias de Lisboa “ (20th-22th October, 2011); Lisbon College of Health Technology, Lisbon, Portugal.


Participation on a International Congress “International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health (ICOEH 2011)”; (17th-19th October, 2011), Porto, Portugal.


Collaboration on Advanced Course "Markers for Toxicology and toxicity of fitocompounds" - MAP-Bioplant - Minho, Aveiro and Porto Universitys (13th-17th June, 2011); Aveiro University, Portugal. Forming the theoretical and pratical of "Comet assay as a biomarker”.


Course of Academic English, 48 hours; (20th September to 17th December, 2010); Language department, Aveiro University, Portugal.


Organizing Comitte of “X Workshop” of Clinical Analysis and Public Health” (5th-6th March, 2010), Coimbra College of Health Technology, Coimbra, Portugal.


Participation on Advanced Course “Autoimmunity” (17th-18th April, 2009), Coimbra College of Health Technology, Coimbra, Portugal.


Participation on a workshop “IX workshop of Clinical analysis and public health”, (17th-18th April, 2009); Coimbra College of Health Technology, Coimbra, Portugal.


Participation on a workshop “VIII workshop of Clinical analysis and public health”, (29th february to 1st March, 2008); Coimbra College of Health Technology, Coimbra, Portugal.

Academic Career

Invited Lecturer at a curricular unit (development Biology 3rd year of graduation of Biology; and oxidative stress and antioxidant defenses- 1st year, Master MBCM) of the graduation of Biology and Master of Cellular and molecular biology, Faculty of Science, University of Porto, Portugal

Research Interests

Cell biology - In vitro cell culture;
Cytotoxicity, Genotoxicity, Inflammatory pathways, oxidative stress;
Nanobiomedicine;
Cancer Therapy;
Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative potential of new nutrients for future use in nutraceuticals and cosmetics;
Biocompability of newly synthesized compounds.


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