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Rita Carina Saraiva Silva Bicho

Rita Carina Saraiva Silva Bicho

PhD Student

  • Thesis title: “longINg_nano: long term and multIgeNerational effects of nanomaterials in terrestrial invertebrates”
  • Supervisor: Doutora Mónica Amorim; Doctor Janeck Scott-Fordsmand

  • Researcher ID: B-5918-2014
  • ORCID: ORCID: 0000-0003-3105-5883
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Bicho RC) AND AD=(Aveiro)
  • Thesis title: “longINg_nano: long term and multIgeNerational effects of nanomaterials in terrestrial invertebrates” Supervisor: Doutora Mónica Amorim; Doctor Janeck Scott-Fordsmand Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BD/102702/2014 Start date: 2015-02-01 End date: 2019-02-01


Research interests

Soil ecotoxicology

Nanotoxicology

Ecotoxicogenomics: microarrays and PCR

Reptile ecotoxicology

Marine conservation

Academic degrees

2005 - Licenciatura Degree in Marine Biology and Fisheries. Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of Algarve, Portugal. (Supervisor: Professor Jousefina Coucelo; Co-Supervisor: Doctor Natércia Joaquim)Thesis: Bicho RC. (2005). Levels of metals, antioxidant enzymes and lipid peroxidation in the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in the Sultanate of Oman (Arabian Sea). University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal.

2009 - MSc. Degree in Biotechnology. Faculty of Engineering and Natural Resources, University of Algarve, Portugal. (Supervisor: Professor Deborah Power, Co-Supervisor: Professor Adelino Canário) Thesis: Bicho RC (2008). Effects of Sodium Hypochlorite on bone development and thyroid axis on Oreochromis mossambicus. University of Algarve, Portugal.

Scientific activities

PhD student (SFRH/BD/102702/2014). Supervisors: Dra. Mónica Amorim and Dr. Janeck Scott-Fordsmand. Entitled: “longINg_nano: long term and multIgeNerational effects of nanomaterials in terrestrial invertebrates”.

Reserach Technician (BI/UI88/4494/2014) (Ecotoxicology). 2014-2015. Centre of Studies for Environment and Marine (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal. European Comission Funded Project: SUN- SUstainable Nanotecnologies (FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7).



Research Technician (BI/UI88/4494/2012) (Ecotoxicology). 2012-2013. Centre of Studies for Environment and Marine (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal. FCT Funded Project: FUBIA: Soil Function-Biodiversity relationship And regional variation (PTDC/AACCLI/103719/2008).

Research Technician (BTIC/UI88/4494/2009) (Ecotoxicology). 2009-2011. Centre of Studies for Environment and Marine (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal. FCT Funded Project: Lacertid Lizards as Bioindicators of Pesticide Exposure and Toxicity in intensive market garden agriculture (PTDC/AMB/64497/2006).

Project Leader (Marine Conservation). 2008.Project:ONG SOS Tartarugas / International Project (Protection, Conservation and Ecotourism Project for Sea Turtles in Salt Island, Cape Verde, West Africa). Duties: Team Leader, Liaison with government entities, and Ecotourism tasks.

Research Technician (Ecotoxicology). 2007-2008.Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), University of Algarve, Portugal. FCT funded Project: The establishment of a fish model for the study of potential endocrine disrupting chemicals in vertebrates.

Marine Ecology Intern (Ecotoxicology). 2003. Project: Accumulation of heavy metals and petroleum hydrocarbons in mangroves in the Sultanate of Oman. Based at the Marine Pollution & Coastal Zone Management Section of the Directorate General of Environmental Affairs of the Ministry of Environment of Oman, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Nature Conservation of the same Ministry, and the Department of Biology of the College of Sciences of Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

Field Assistant (Marine Conservation). 2001. University of Las Palmas, Spain.Project: Natura 2000 / EU Funded (Conservation of the biggest population ofloggerhead (Caretta caretta) in the West Coast of Africa, in the Republic of Cape Verde).

Publications

Projects

NM-OREO: using a NM-(bio)molecule cOrona approach to undeRstand the mEchanisms of tOxicity - a systems biology environment impact study See more

SUN- SUstainable Nanotecnologies See more

FUBIA: Soil Function-Biodiversity relationship And regional variation See more

Scientific Supervision

Projecto final de licenciatura (Main Supervisor): Carla Alexandra Teixeira (not a CESAM member)

Advance Courses


  • Topics on Environmental Mixture Toxicity”. University of Aveiro, Portugal, on the 15-19 June (40hours) 2009.

  • Practical Approach to Ecotoxicogenomics”. University of Aveiro, Portugal, on the 29 June to 3 July (40 hours) 2009.

  • Natural Patterns obtained by Regression Techniques”. Course on Exploratory Statistics, University of Evora, on the 20-25 July (40 hours) 2009.

  • “Marine Conservation and Conservation and Biology of Sea Turtles”. Duke University, North Carolina, USA, on the 1-31 August (40hours per week) 2006.


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