Building the future by doing more together

Inês Adriana Patrunilho Efe Macário

Inês Adriana Patrunilho Efe Macário

PhD Student

  • Researcher ID V-3880-2018
  • ORCID 0000-0003-1694-0876
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Ecotoxicology
  • Thesis title: Aplicação do conceito de biorrefinaria na valorização de blooms cianobacterianos Supervisor: Prof. Doutor Fernando José Mendes Gonçalves; Doutora Joana Luísa Lourenço Estevinho Pereira; Doutora Sónia Patrícia Marques Ventura Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BD/123850/2016 Start date: 2017-09-01 End date: 2021-08-31

Research interests




Academic degrees

[2017-ongoing] - PhD student; Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro
Thesis Title: "Application of the biorefinery concept in cyanobacterial blooms valuation”; Supervised by Prof. Dr. Fernando J. M. Gonçalves and co-supervised by Dr. Joana L. E. Pereira and Dr. Sónia Ventura

[2011-2013] - Master in Environmental Management and Policy; University of Évora, NOVA University of Lisbon, University of Aveiro
Thesis Title: “Stepwise strategy for monitoring cyanobacterial blooms”; Supervised by Dr. Daniela Figueiredo and co-supervised by Dr. Isabel Nunes

[2006-2011] - Degree in Biology; Department of Biology, University of Aveiro
Research project: “Impacto do abandono agricola na avifauna”; Supervised by Prof. Dr. António Luís
Internship project: “Estudo dos hábitos alimentares da fuina, Martes foines, através da análise do conteúdo de tratos gastrointestinais”; Supervised by Prof. Dr. António Luís and co-supervised by Dr. Ricardo Brandão

Scientific activities

Collaboration in the lecture of science courses to an elementary school as a volunteer of the IEC (Instituto para a Educação e Cidadania da Mamarrosa), from 4/2018 to 6/2018;

Research fellow in the project ToxMix – Toxicity of mixtures of alternative solvents with industrial potential (ref PTDC/ATP-EAM/5331/2014) (2016 to 2017)

Collaboration in the lecture of the course “Apoio às aulas de Ciências Integradas da Natureza II”, of the degree of Basic Education, University of Aveiro (2014)

Collaboration as technician assistant in the LEADER group (Department of Biology, University of Aveiro) (2014 to 2016)


2º Best Poster: "Stepwise strategy proposal for monitoring toxic cyanobacterial blooms: validation with field data from Portuguese water bodies", Limnologia Congress, Santander, Spain (2014)

PIC ERASMUS Biodiversite Marine, option Zoologie Ecologie Marine. Station Biologique Roscoff, France (31-7-2009 a 28-8-2009)



REFINECYANO - Using biorefinery to value cyanobacteria pigments See more

Scientific Supervision

CESAM Funding: