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Mário Pacheco

Mário Pacheco

Assistant Professor with Habilitation


  • Researcher ID: G-5620-2016
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-0552-9643
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Ecotoxicology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Autor: (Pacheco M) AND Endereço: (CESAM) OR Identificadores de autor: (0000-0003-0552-9643)


Research interests

Aquatic toxicology, with particular emphasis on the study of the effects of environmental contaminants on aquatic species, namely at the level of neuroendocrine mechanisms, antioxidant defense, biotransformation and genotoxic vs. anti-genotoxic processes.

Potential of marine macroalgae as functional foods, focusing on their protective abilities of DNA integrity and neurosensory pathways.

Academic degrees

2016, Habilitation in Biology, University of Aveiro

2000, PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro

1988, First Degree in Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Oporto

Scientific activities

Current position: CESAM & DBio researcher

Publications

Projects

PLANTA II- Role of salt-marsh plants in the mercury cycle under climate change scenarios: tracking the fate in light of toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic data See more

MAXIAQUA - MAXimization of the strategies of control of a parasite in aquaculture of turbot See more

NanoReproTox-Unraveling the ecological impacts of nanoparticles toxicity in the reproduction of marine organisms See more

Hg-PLANKTARCTIC - Unravelling interactions between phyto- and zooplankton and mercury cycling in Deception Island waters impacted by volcanic-mercury See more

NEUTOXMER - Neurotoxicity of mercury in fish and association with morphofunctional brain alterations and behavior shifts See more

ECOAPPROACH - Bridging the gap between metal contamination and ecologically significant effects on macrobenthic communities: a multidisciplinary approach from gene to community See more

GENOPES - Mechanisms of DNA damage induced by pesticides in fish and interference of co-exposure to other contaminants See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Raquel Marçal (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ricardo Jorge Silva Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Margarida Lourenço Silva Marques (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sofia Isabel Antunes Gomes Guilherme (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): João Diogo Formiga Rodrigues da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Adriana de Melo Laranjeira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Andreia Mota Rego (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Christophe Avelar Castelejo Gonçalves Afonso (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Vitória Sofia Almeida Santos Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Daniela Pio Quinto Castelo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Ferreira da Silva Roma Torres (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Carla Sofia dos Santos Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Maria João Teixeira Ribeiro de Magalhães (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Rodrigo Dinis Crespo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ricardo Jorge da Costa (not a CESAM member)

Investigador Pós-Doutorado (CESAM) (Co-supervisor): Iqbal Ahmad (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sofia Isabel Antunes Gomes Guilherme (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Margarida Lourenço Silva Marques (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Catarina Braga (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Cláudia Mieiro (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Susana Galante-Oliveira (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Marcelino Miguel Oliveira (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Patrícia A. Oliveira Pereira Kowalski (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Mariana Pereira Mónica Teles (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Helena Cristina Correia de Oliveira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Patrícia A. Oliveira Pereira Kowalski (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Sofia Isabel Antunes Gomes Guilherme (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Patrícia A. Oliveira Pereira Kowalski (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Cláudia Mieiro (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Sofia Isabel Antunes Gomes Guilherme (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Mónica Válega (ex-CESAM member)

Editorial and Reviewer Activity in Scientific International Journals

Reviewer activity validated by Publons (https://publons.com/author/1001042), placing in the 99th percentile (top 1%) for verified review contributions. 488 points reviewer merit in September 2018.


Performed more than 140 reviews for 54 journals of several research areas (e.g. Environmental Sciences, Marine & Freshwater Biology, Toxicology, Fisheries, Water Resources, Cell Biology).


1. Aquaculture Engineering (Aquacult. Eng.)
2. Aquatic Toxicology (Aquat. Toxicol.)
3. BioMed Research International (Biomed Res. Int.)
4. Biotechnic & Histochemistry (Biotech. Histochem.)
5. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography (Braz. J. Oceanogr.)
6. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology (Rev. Bras. Parasitol. Vet.)
7. Chemosphere
8. Ciencias Marinas (Cienc. Mar.)
9. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology (Comp. Biochem. Phys.)
10. Current Radiopharmaceuticals (Curr. Radiopharm.)
11. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (Dis. Aquat. Organ.)
12. Ecological Indicators (Ecol. Indic.)
13. Ecotoxicology
14. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (Ecotox. Environ. Safe.)
15. Emerging Contaminants
16. Entropy (Open Access Journal)
17. Environmental Engineering Science (Environ. Eng. Sci.)
18. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Environ. Mon. Assess.)
19. Environmental Pollution (Environ. Pollut.)
20. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.)
21. Environmental Toxicology (Environ. Toxicol.)
22. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology (Environ. Toxicol. Phar.)
23. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci.)
24. Food and Chemical Toxicology (Food Chem. Toxicol.)
25. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin (Fresen. Environ. Bull.)
26. Gene
27. Genetics and Molecular Biology (Genet. Mol. Biol.)
28. Histology and Histopathology (Histol. Histopath.)
29. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Int. J. Environ. Res. Publ. Health)
30. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Int. J. Mol. Sci.)
31. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci.)
32. International Scholarly Research Notices - Toxicology (ISRN Toxicology)
33. Journal of Advanced Research (J. Adv. Res.)
34. Journal of Applied Aquaculture ((J. Appl. Aquaculture)
35. Journal of Biomarkers
36. Journal of Hazardous Materials (J. Hazard. Mater.)
37. Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (JICZM)
38. Journal of Thermal Biology (J. Therm. Biol.)
39. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences (J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci.)
40. Marine Environmental Research (Mar. Environ. Res.)
41. Marine Pollution Bulletin (Marine Poll. Bull.)
42. Molecules
43. Mutagenesis
44. Mutation Research (Mutat. Res.)
45. Neotropical Ichthyology (Neotrop. Ichthyol.)
46. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity (Oxid. Med. Cell. Longev.)
47. Phytochemistry Letters (Phytochem. Lett.)
48. PLOS ONE
49. Reproductive Biology (Reprod. Biol.)
50. Science of the Total Environment (Sci. Total Environ.)
51. Tissue and Cell (Tissue Cell.)
52. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (Walailak J. Sci. & Tech.)
53. Waste and Biomass Valorization (Waste Biomass Valor.)
54. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution (Water Air Soil Pollut.)


Editorial Activity


2017-present - Member of the Editorial Board of the journal SRL Toxicology: Current Research


2011-2014 - Member of the Editorial Board of the journal International Scholarly Research Notices (ISRN) Toxicology

Professional career


  • 2005 (Julho) ao presente - Professor Auxiliar com contrato por tempo indeterminado, Departamento de Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro.

  • 2000 a 2005 (Junho) - Professor Auxiliar, Departamento de Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro.

  • 1993 a 2000 - Assistente, Departamento de Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro.

  • 1989 a 1993 - Assistente-Estagiário, Departamento de Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro.

Publication record & Identifiers on validation platforms


  • 141 Papers in SCI journals

  • h index = 36

  • 9 Papers in Conference Proceedings

  • More than 170 abstracts

  • 5 Book chapters


ORCID 0000-0003-0552-9643


Researcher ID G-5620-2016


Scopus Author ID 7103100246


Google Scholar https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=ziWaeB4AAAAJ


 

Area of scientific activity

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Main Area: Aquatic toxicology


Other domains: Toxico-physiology; Animal physiology, Ichthyology, Environmental biology, Aqualculture of marine species.


Current research interests:


Aquatic toxicology, with particular emphasis on the study of the effects of environmental contaminants on aquatic species, namely at the level of neuroendocrine mechanisms, antioxidant defense, biotransformation and genotoxic vs. anti-genotoxic processes.


Potential of marine macroalgae as functional foods, focusing on their protective abilities of DNA integrity and neurosensory pathways.


CESAM Funding: