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Etelvina Figueira

Etelvina Figueira

Professora Auxiliar


  • Researcher ID: M-6116-2013
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-6763-2665
  • Departamento: Biologia
  • Grupo de Investigação: Biodiversidade Funcional
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: (AU=(Figueira E) and AD=(Aveiro))


Interesses de investigação

Biochemistry and metabolomics of organisms under abiotic stress:

1-Rhizobia
-Levels of tolerance of rhizobial populations under metal, salt and thermal stressors – population genetics, biochemical mechanisms of resistance, metabolomic alterations
-Role of glutathione as a detoxifying and antioxidant agent in the tolerance to Cd in rhizobia – isolation of protein/metal complexes and quantification of the activity of oxidative stress related enzymes

2-Plants
-Biochemical mechanisms behind tolerance to metal toxicity in different environmental conditions
-Phytochelatins as a mechanism to form intracellular metal complexes
-Signalling of phytochelatins
-Phytoremediation of metal contaminated areas

3-Algae
-Biochemical mechanisms (frustulins) of tolerance to metals in freshwater and marine diatoms

4-Marine macroinvertebrates
-Biochemical mechanisms and metabolomic changes behind the tolerance to metal toxicity of benthic marine invertebrates: metallothioneins as a mechanism of intracellular complexation of metals; transfer of metals to higher trophic levels; public health risk assessment of bivalve consumption: quantification of metal accumulation and comparison with the maximum permitted levels (EFSA, USFDA) and determination of the quantities of consumption that do not exceed the tolerated ingestion per week levels (PTWI).

Graus académicos

1987 - Bachelor in Biology - Universtiy of Aveiro

2000 - PhD in Biology - University of Aveiro

Atividades científicas

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

Outros

Departmental Coordinator of Erasmus Mobility since 2011

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental and Experimental Botany

Publicações

Projetos

ReMoliço - Reabilitação de zonas contaminadas da Ria de Aveiro através da recolonização com moliço Ver mais

RemediGrass - Ervas marinhas como ferramentas na reabilitação de ecossistemas degradados Ver mais

Biogeoquímica de oligoelementos em sistemas marinhos: interação entre alterações climáticas e influência biológica Ver mais

BISPECIAI - Bivalves num ambiente poluido e sujeito a alterações climáticas Ver mais

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

ASARISAFE - Safety and sustainable management of valuable clam product in Portugal and China Ver mais

PhytoMarsh - A Fitosfera de plantas de sapal: um hot-spot microbiano pouco explorado Ver mais

Inventário, dinâmica e impacto dos parasitas trématodes e bactérias em bivalves de elevada importância económica em Portugal Ver mais

Orientações científicas

Em curso (3) Concluído (49)
PhD (Orientador Principal): Priscilla Teixeira Campos (CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Ricardo Luís da Silva Pinto (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Orientador Principal): Tiago Soeiro Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Célia Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Elisabeth Costa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Tiago Soeiro Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Diana Branco (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Rita Castro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Sofia Corticeiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Ana Lima (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Sofia Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Paulo Cardoso (not a CESAM member)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bolsa de Investigação (Orientador Principal): Maria Caus (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Paulo Jorge da Rocha Cardoso (CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): José António da Costa Santos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Priscilla Teixeira Campos (CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Sofia Corticeiro (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Sofia Pereira (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Ana Lima (not a CESAM member)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post-doc (Orientador Principal): Adília O. Pires (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Orientador Principal): Ana Lima (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Orientador Principal): Beatriz Antunes Santos (not a CESAM member)

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

Actividades profissionais

2013-Presente- Membro Integrado do Laboratório Associado CESAM


2011-Presente - Vogal da Direcção de Curso da Licenciatura e do Mestrado em Biotecnologia


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


2000-Presente - Professor Auxiliar - University of Aveiro


1992-2000 - Assistente - University of Aveiro


1988 -1992 - Assistente Estagiário - University of Aveiro


 

Revisão de artigos científicos

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


 

Área de atividade científica

Bioquímica, Microbiologia, Toxicologia, Metabolómica 


Financiamento do CESAM: