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Paula Gonçalves

Paula Gonçalves

Associate Professor


  • Researcher ID: B-1056-2011
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-6891-3963
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Author:(Goncalves PP OR Goncalves MPP) AND Address: (AVEIRO OR COIMBRA OR MOSCOW)


Research interests

Intercellular communication with focus on nervous and neuroendocrine system. Presynaptic mechanisms of neurotransmission. Role of primary and secondary transport systems in the function of the synapse. Development of experimental models for screening in environmental neurotoxicology.

Academic degrees

1984 - Master of Science in Biology (Biochemistry); Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Moscow (U.S.S.R.). Thesis title: [Surface binding and transport of calcium ions in mitochondria]; nº pages: 54; Language: Russian; Supervisor:Iuri Naumovitch Lejkin
1992 - Doutoramento(Ph.D) in Biochemistry; University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal). Thesis title: [Characterization of the transport of the γ-amino-butyric acid in synaptic plasma membrane vesicles]; nº pages: 185; Language: Portuguese; Supervisor: Arsélio Pato de Carvalho

Scientific activities

Domain of specialization: Biochemisty
Main research field: Neurochemistry

Others

Other fields: Toxicology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology

Publications

Projects

Biomaterials for regenerative medicine. See more

EnerBioAlgae: Energy use of biomass in the degraded water resources rich in microalgae See more

Nanotechnology for Next Generation Biomedical Implants See more

Contribution to flora resources management in East Timor (POCTI/MGS/46905/2002) See more

The synaptosome as a screening tool in Ecotoxicology See more

BioFET - Field effect transistor array for monitoring electrical activity from single cells in culture. (POCTI/Fis/34668/2000) See more

Ca2+ action on the transport of neurotransmitters through plasma membranes and synaptic vesicle membranes (Praxis XXI - 2/2.1/BIA/224/94) See more

Ca2+ transport by synaptic vesicles: activity, purification and reconstitution of the Ca2+/H+ exchanger (PBIC/C/BIA/2081/95) See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Isabel Costa Calejo (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Márcia Fernanda Ferreira Maia de Castro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Patrícia Moraes (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Virgília Sofia Silva (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): João Miguel da Silva Cordeiro (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Isabel Costa Calejo (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Virgília Sofia Silva (CESAM member)

Positions held

1978 - 1884 / Scholarship (Portugal-URSS Friendship Association) / Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Moscow (URSS)


1985/ Trainee teaching assistant / University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)


1985 - 1987 / Research Fellowship (National Institute of Scientific Research) / University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)


1987 - 1991 / PhD Fellowship (Council for Scientific and Technological Research) / University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)


1992 - 1993 / Collaborator Professor / University of Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal) and School of Biotechnology of The Catholic University of Portugal, Porto (Portugal)


1993 - 2001 /Assistant Professor / University of Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal).


2001 - present / Associated Professor (Biology) / University of Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal).

Academic degrees

1984 - Master of Science in Biology (Biochemistry); Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Moscow (U.S.S.R.). Thesis title: [Surface binding and transport of calcium ions in mitochondria]; nº pages: 54; Language: Russian; Supervisor: Iuri Naumovitch Lejkin



1992 - Doutoramento(Ph.D) in Biochemistry; University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal). Thesis title: [Characterization of the transport of the γ-amino-butyric acid in synaptic plasma membrane vesicles]; nº pages: 185; Language: Portuguese; Supervisor: Arsélio Pato de Carvalho


Biographical Data

 Place and Date of Birth: Porto (Portugal), 16/02/1961


Nationality: Portuguese


Marital Status: Widou, three children

Scientific activity

Domain of specialization: Biochemisty


Main research field: Neurochemistry


Other fields: Toxicology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology


Present research interests: Intercellular communication with focus on nervous and neuroendocrine system. Presynaptic mechanisms of neurotransmission. Role of primary and secondary transport systems in the function of the synapse. Development of experimental models for screening in environmental neurotoxicology.


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