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Angela Cunha

Angela Cunha

Assistant Professor




Research interests

Applied and environmental microbiology
Microbial interactions and biotic relation involving microrganisms
Plant-bacteria interactions
Rhizosphere microbiology and stress responses
Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria
Halophilic bacteria and related bioactive compounds
Microbial biofilms
Photodynamic inactivation of bacteria and fungi in environmental matrices

Academic degrees

1998 - Bachelor in Biology
2001 - Doctorate in Biology

Scientific activities

2001 to present: Assistant Professor, Biologia Department, University of Aveiro
1994 - 2001: Assistant Lecturer, Biology Department, University of Aveiro
1988 - 1994: Trainee Assistant Lecturer, Biology Department, University of Aveiro

Others

AWards
2002 - Award IMAR/Luiz Saldanha attributed to Cunha at al 2001. Microbial Ecology 42(1):69-79

Editorial and reviewing activities
2017 - Guest Editor for Colloids and Interfaces (ISSN 2504-5377)
Ad-hoc reviewer for WOS journals (WOS Categories: Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Infectious Diseases, Food Science & Technology, Limnology, Marine & Freshwater Biology, Materials Science, Coatings & Films, Medicine, Research & Experimental, Microbiology, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Plant Sciences, Soil Science, Virology, Water Resources

Research Cruises
1989, 1991 - RV Poseidon (Germany) - Bacterioplankton Dynamics at the Alboran Sea

Scientific Meetings
2003 - Convener of the 38th European Marine Biology Symposium
2012 - Session Chair at the II International Conference on Antimicrobial Research
2013 - Convener of Microbiotec´13

Publications

Projects

Symbioreactor - Sustainable Production of Bioactive Metabolites from Microbial Symbionts of Marine Sponges and Corals See more

PREVINE - Innovative approach for the PREVention of parasitosis and associated INfections that affecting farmEd fish See more

RhizoMiS - Redesigning the rhizosphere microbiome of Salicornia for exploitation of bioproducts and improvement of bioprocesses See more

AquaHeal - Microbial modulation in aquacultures with recirculation system: towards a production system suppressor of diseases See more

EcoTech-SPONGE- Assessing the ECOlogical functions and potential bioTECHnological applications of plasmid assemblages from microbial symbionts of marine SPONGEs See more

FRESHMEAT-AP - Carne fresca com prazo de validade alargado e maior segurança microbiológica recorrendo à tecnologia de Altas Pressões (AP) See more

PhotoDOM - Impact of solar radiation on dissolved organic matter photochemical and microbial processes in the estuarine environment See more

A study of academic development in universities through innovative approaches in teaching, assessment and feedback. See more

Rapid methods for the testing of tetrapyrrolic derivatives as photosensitizers for photodynamic antimicrobial therapy See more

Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias de Suporte à Criação de Produtos Inovadores (NOVELTEC) See more

DEPUROFAGO - Phage therapy - a new technology to depurate shellfish See more

AQUASAFE - Development of new technologies to anticipate and diagnose disease outbreaks in aquaculture See more

RASTREMAR - Use of molecular tools in the traceability of marine food products See more

Phage therapy as a low environmental impact alternative to inactive phatogenic bacteria in fishfarming plants. See more

Global climate change and pollution: a synergy designed for disaster? See more

SWIMGLO - The Gloria-SWIM plate boundary Faults connection and its importance on the propagation of tectonic deformation and deep See more

MicroMed - Desenvolvimento de um equipamento de medição do nível/grau de higienização e fúngico de produtos alimentares e de embalagem See more

MARMER: The role of salt marsh plants on mercury cycle. Identifying plant-bacteria-Hg interactions critical for ecosystem remediation See more

Dynamics of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in the Guadiana estuary - DYNCYANO See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Anastasia Ndemueda (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Pedro Faustino (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria João Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Carolina Figueira (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Rita Alves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Bruna David (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): André Marques (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Main Supervisor): Anabela Amorim Oliveira (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Francisco José Riso da Costa Coelho (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Vanessa Jesus Oliveira (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Nádia Osório (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Antonio Miguel de Oliveira Louvado (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Clara Gomes (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Adriana Margarida Macedo Pereira dos Reis (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): José António Medeiros (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Maia Domingues (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Veronika Lykoholat (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sandra Beirão (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Patrícia Amaro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Veronika Lykholat (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Main Supervisor): Sandra Beirão (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Patrícia Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Marina Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

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

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

Master (Main Supervisor): Joana Couceiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Liége Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Bruno Soares (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Marina Garcia (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Daniel Bonifácio (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vânia Bessa (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Inês Sousa (ex-CESAM member)

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

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

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Cecília da Cruz Pires (ex-CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Cristiana Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Diana Gomes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Celso Martins (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Deisy Rocha (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Isa Mira (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Vânia de Araújo (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Francisco José Riso da Costa Coelho (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Vanessa Jesus Oliveira (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Luísa Mendes dos Santos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Antonio Miguel de Oliveira Louvado (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Maia Domingues (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Lúcia Fernandez (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Luísa Santos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Jacinta M M Oliveira (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Maria Clara Gomes (not a CESAM member)

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

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Vanessa Jesus Oliveira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Anabela de Oliveira Pereira (CESAM member)


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