Forging sustainability

Etelvina Figueira

Etelvina Figueira

Assistant Professor


  • Researcher ID: M-6116-2013
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-6763-2665
  • Ciencia ID:
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Biogeochemical Processes & Pollutants (BPP)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: (AU=(Figueira E) and AD=(Aveiro))


Research interests

Biochemistry and metabolomics of organisms under stress:

1-Rhizobia
-Levels of tolerance of rhizobial populations under metal, salt and temperature stress – population genetics, biochemical mechanisms of resistance, metabolomic alterations
-Plant growth promotion and increase of plant tolerance
-Volatile organic compounds: influence on bacteria and plant growth and tolerance

2-Plants
-Biochemical mechanisms behind tolerance to metal and emergent pollutants toxicity in different environmental conditions
-Phytoremediation of metal contaminated areas
-Plant bacteria interactions: volatile communication and bacterial VOCs infleunce on growth, tolerance and resistance

3-Algae
-Biochemical and metabolomic alterations to metals and emergent pollutants in freshwater diatoms

4-Marine macroinvertebrates
-Biochemical and metabolomic changes to metals and emergent pollutants in benthic marine invertebrates

Academic degrees

1987 - Bachelor in Biology - Universtiy of Aveiro

2000 - PhD in Biology - University of Aveiro

Scientific activities

Head of the Biochemistry and Physiology Lab, part of the CESAM Functional Biodiversity research group since 2016

Others

Departmental Coordinator of Erasmus Mobility since 2011

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental and Experimental Botany

Publications

Projects

ReMoliço - Reabilitação de zonas contaminadas da Ria de Aveiro através da recolonização com moliço See more

RemediGrass - Seagrass beds as green and blue infrastructures for ecosystem restoration See more

Trace elements biogeochemistry in marine systems: interplay of climate change and biological influence See more

BISPECIAI - BIvalves under Polluted Environment and ClImate chAnge See more

AquaMMIn - Development and validation of a modular integrated multitrophic aquaculture system for marine and brackish water species See more

COCKLES - Co-Operation for Restoring Cockle Shelfisheries and its Ecosystem Services in the Atlantic Area See more

ASARISAFE - Safety and sustainable management of valuable clam product in Portugal and China See more

PhytoMarsh - The phytosphere of salt-marsh plants: an underexplored microbial hot-spot See more

Inventory, dynamics and impact of the parasites trematodes and bacteria in bivalves of high economic importance in Portugal See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Priscilla Teixeira Campos (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ricardo Luís da Silva Pinto (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Tiago Soeiro Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Célia Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Elisabeth Costa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Tiago Soeiro Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Diana Branco (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Rita Castro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sofia Corticeiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Lima (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Main Supervisor): Paulo Cardoso (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sara Gonçalves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sara Esteves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ricardo Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Bratriz Antunes Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Elizangela Fonseca (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ângela Correia (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Susana Correia (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sara Hawkins (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Angela Augusta Soares de Almeida (CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ricardo Soares (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ricardo Carvalho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Adriana Fontes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Francesca Coppola (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Rosanna Borgoni (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Rui Cordeiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Branco (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): André Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Helena Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): José Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sandra Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Andreia Salvador (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vanessa Carregosa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ângela Almeida (not a CESAM member)

Bolsa de Investigação (Main Supervisor): Maria Caus (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Paulo Jorge da Rocha Cardoso (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): José António da Costa Santos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Priscilla Teixeira Campos (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sofia Corticeiro (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sofia Pereira (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Lima (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Cátia Sofia Velez Silva (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Lucia De Marchi (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Inês Silva (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Angela Augusta Soares de Almeida (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Anthony Peter Moreira (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Luísa Virgínia de Sousa Magalhães (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Adília O. Pires (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Lima (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Beatriz Antunes Santos (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Stefania Chiesa (ex-CESAM member)

Professional activities

2013-Present- Integrated member of CESAM


2011-Present - Member of the Board of the Biotechnology First and Master Degree - University of Aveiro


2008-2011 - Group Leader of the Centre for Cell Biology - University of Aveiro


2000-Present - Assistant Professor - University of Aveiro


1992-2000 - Assistant - University of Aveiro


1988 -1992 - Trainee Assistant - University of Aveiro


 

Peer review

African Journal of Biotechnology
Annals of Applied Biology
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Aquatic Toxicology
Chemosphere
Current Microbiology
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Environmental Bioindicators
Environmental Science and Technology
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Journal of Hazardous Materials
Journal of Medical & Biological Sciences
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
PLOS ONE
Science of the Total Environment


 

Areas of research

Biochemistry, Metabolomics, Toxicology, Microbiology


CESAM Funding: