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Luís André Lima da Gama Mendes

Luís André Lima da Gama Mendes

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


  • Researcher ID: D-7990-2014
  • ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4573-8290
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Research Group: Environ. Processes & Pollutants
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Mendes, L or Mendes, LA) and AD=(Aveiro)
  • Title: Supervisor: Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: LIFE14 ENV/PT/000369 Grant reference: BPD/CESAM/0021_2019/LIFE14ENV/PT/000369 Start date: 2019-04-12 End date: 2019-12-31


Research interests

Soil Ecotoxicology
Nanotoxicology
Species Interactions
Oxidative stress biomarkers
In vitro cell culture and cytotoxic assays

Academic degrees

2014-2018: PhD in Biology, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Biology branch by the University of Aveiro. Supervisors: Dra. Mónica Amorim and Dr. Janeck Scott-Forsdmand. Thesis title: NANOfeatures- Focus on NANOparticle characteristics: Modelling exposure and toxicity.

2009-2011: Master in Biochemisty by the University of Coimbra. Supervisor: Prof. Dra. Maria Carmen Alpoim. Thesis title: The Role of Senescent Fibroblasts on Epithelial Cells Malignant Transformation.

2006-2009: Degree in Biochemisty by the University of Coimbra

Publications

Projects

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

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Fernanda Alves de Almeida (not a CESAM member)

Participation in advanced courses / workshops & other scientific and cultural activities

ADVANCED COURSES
Toxicogenomics, highthroughput data & network analysis in NANO: concepts and practical approach using environment and human case studies. Aveiro, 1 -5 September 2014.
Scientific Writing and Communication. Aveiro, 10-14 July 2017.
Experimental Design and Analysis of Multivariate Data. Aveiro, 30 January – 3 February 2017.


OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES
Collaborator in the organization of "Jornadas Científicas de Comemoração dos 30 anos de Bioquímica na Universidade de Coimbra", Coimbra, 18-19 April 2009. https://30anoscombioquimica.wordpress.com/
Collaborator in the organization of "IV Encontro Nacional de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas", Aveiro, 30 March-2 April 2015. http://ivenpgcb.web.ua.pt/


CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Organizing Committee of 125º Aniversário da Tuna Académica da Universidade de Coimbra, November 2012-March 2014

Scientific / Profissional Activities

Abril 2019 - September 2020 | Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Centre of Studies for Environment and Marine (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal.
European Comission (LIFE Progamme) Funded project: LIFE NoWaste - Management Of Biomass Ash And Organic Waste In The Recovery Of Degraded Soils: A Pilot Project Set In Portugal (LIFE14 ENV/PT/000369)


April 2014 - April 2018 | PhD Fellowhship
Centre of Studies for Environment and Marine (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Institute of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Thesis Title: NANOfeatures: Focus on size and shapes of NANOparticles: modelling exposure and toxicity.
FCT Funded through Grant: SFRH/BD/93596/2013


May - December 2013 | Research Fellowship
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)


September 2012 - May 2013 | Research Fellowship
Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB) - Molecular Microbiology of Human Pathogens Laboratory.
FCT Funded Project:  Unravelling pneumococcal interactions in the nasopharyngeal niche (PTDC/BIA-BEC/098289/2008)


October 2011 - June 2012 | Trainee - Laboratory Technician and Research Technician on R&D project
Instituto Pedro Nunes - Infogene Lda.
Project: Rastreio de Infecção de HPV na População de São Tomé & Príncipe


September 2009 - September 2011 | Master Degree Thesis
University of Coimbra and Université de Genève.
Project: The Role of Senescent Fibroblasts on Epithelial Cells Malignant Transformation


CESAM Funding: