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  Maria Inês Ramos Pilreira Baptista  
  e-mail: mines.baptista@ua.pt  
  Category: Phd Student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Marine and Estuarine Ecology
ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Author=(Baptista I*) AND Address=(Aveiro)  
  Thesis title: Evaluation of the effect of High Pressure Processing on foodborne microorganisms using Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds as a fast screening method
  Supervisor: Prof. Doutora Adelaide Almeida (Dep. Biologia), Prof. Doutora Sílvia Rocha (Dep. Química), Prof. Doutor Jorge Saraiva (Dep. Química)
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/78463/2011
  Start date: 2012-02-01
  End date: 2016-01-31
Academic Degrees:

Degre in Biology for the University of Aveiro in 2007 with the final Classification of 14 values.

Master degree in Microbiology for the University of Aveiro in 2008 with the final Classification of 16 values.

Professional career

 Microbial analysis of food for FoodMetric (grupUNAVE, inovação e serviços, lda) from January 2006 to March 2006. 

Internship in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory of the Clinical Pathology Service of Hospital de São Sebastião (Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal) from December 2006 to September 2007 with the final classification of 19.

Member of the CESAM (Center of Studies of the Environment and the Sea), Institute of Investigation of the University of Aveiro (since 2007)

Project participation

Scolarship Research of the scientific project MicroMed with the title "Desenvolvimento de um equipamento de medição do nível/grau de higienização e fúngico de produtos alimentares e de embalagem"  Felloship funded by QREN ( Quadro de Referência Estratégico Nacional) from January 2009 to February 2011. 

Courses and Workshops

Course of Introduction to Forensic Sciences by the Department of Biology from 1st April 2008 to 30th May 2008 with the final classification of 19 values, at Aveiro University.

"International Workshop on Forensic Genetics 2010" from 7th of May to 5th June 2010, at Aveiro University.

"Advanced Course on Protein Profiling of Microorganisms" from 9th to 13th of July 2012,at Aveiro University.

"Workshop SPME 2013 - Food control and SPME" on the 25th of January 2013,  at Aveiro University.

"Advanced Course on Marine Microbiology" from the 3rd to 7th of June 2013, at Aveiro University.


Rocha S, Costa V, Ferreira J, Almeida A, Cunha A, Gomes G, Baptista I, Petronilho S. Equipment for the extraction of chemical and microbiological contaminants from solid matrices. Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI, pedido provisório n.º 105.390 em 22 de Novembro de 2010).

Name of the prize or award

Prémio Clube Usuários SPME (2ª Edição, Porto, 11 Janeiro de 2012)

Ângelo C. Salvador, Inês Baptista, António S. Barrosa, Newton Gomes, Ângela Cunha, Adelaide Almeida, e Sílvia M. Rocha.

"Can Volatile Organic Metabolites Be Used to Simultaneously Assess Microbial and Mite Contamination Level of Cereal Grains and Coffee Beans?"

Phage therapy: an innovative technology to inactivate pathogenic bacteria in European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) (FishPhage) [see details]

  1. Baptista I., Rocha S.M., Cunha A., Saraiva J.A., Almeida A. (2016) Inactivation of Staphylococcus aureus by high pressure processing: An overview. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies. 36, 128-149. (see details) ISI paper
  2. Baptista I., Queiros R.P., Cunha A., Rocha S.M., Saraiva J.A., Almeida A. (2015) Evaluation of resistance development and viability recovery by toxigenic and non-toxigenic Staphylococcus aureus strains after repeated cycles of high hydrostatic pressure. Food Microbiology. 46, 515-520. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2014.09.016
  3. Baptista I., Queiros R.P., Cunha A., Saraiva J.A., Rocha S.M., Almeida A. (2015) Inactivation of enterotoxic and non-enterotoxic Staphylococcus aureus strains by high pressure treatments and evaluation of its impact on virulence factors. Food Control. 57, 252-257. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2015.04.022
  4. Cruz A., Henriques I., Sousa A.C.A., Baptista I., Almeida A., Takahashi S., Tanabe S., Correia A., Suzuki S., Anselmo A.M., Mendo S. (2014) A microcosm approach to evaluate the degradation of tributyltin (TBT) by Aeromonas molluscorum Av27 in estuarine sediments. Environmental Research. 132, 430-437. (see details) ISI paper
  5. Baptista I., Santos A.L., Pereira C., Santos L., Cunha A., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A. (2014) Influence of incubation conditions on bacterial production estimates in an estuarine system. Aquatic Ecology. 48, 3, 327-336. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10452-014-9487-y
  6. Santos A.L., Oliveira V., Baptista I., Henriques I., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Correia A., Cunha A. (2013) Wavelength Dependence of Biological Damage Induced by UV Radiation on Bacteria. Archives Of Microbiology. 195, 1, 63-74. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s00203-012-0847-5
  7. Salvador A., Baptista I., Barros A., Gomes N.C.M., Cunha A., Almeida A., Rocha S.M. (2013) Can volatile organic metabolites be used to simultaneously assess microbial and mite contamination level in cereal grains and coffee beans?. Plosone. 8, 4, e59338 (see details) ISI paper
  8. Cruz A., Oliveira V., Baptista I., Almeida A., Cunha A., Suzuki S., Mendo S. (2012) Effect of tributyltin (TBT) in the metabolic activity of TBT-resistant and sensitive estuarine bacteria. Environmental Toxicology. 27, 1, 11-17. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20549634
  9. Santos A.L., Oliveira V., Baptista I., Henriques I., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Correia A., Cunha A. (2012) Effects of UV-B Radiation on the Structural and Physiological Diversity of Bacterioneuston and Bacterioplankton. Applied And Environmental Microbiology. 78, 6, 2066-2069. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://aem.asm.org/content/early/2012/01/06/AEM.06344-11.abstract
  10. Santos A.L., Lopes S., Baptista I., Henriques I., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Correia, A., Cunha A.L. (2012) The UV Responses of Bacterioneuston and Bacterioplankton Isolates Depend on the Physiological Condition and Involve a Metabolic Shift. Fems Microbiology Ecology. 80, 3, 646-658. (see details) ISI paper
  11. Santos A.L., Lopes S., Baptista I., Henriques I., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Correia A., Cunha A. (2011) Diversity in UV-Sensitivity and Recovery Potential among Bacterioneuston and Bacterioplankton Isolates. Letters In Applied Microbiology. 52, 4, 360-366. (see details) ISI paper
  12. Baptista I., Santos A.L., Cunha A., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A. (2011) Bacterial biomass production in an estuarine system: high variability of leucine conversion factors and changes in bacterial community structure during incubation. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 62, 3, 299-310. (see details) ISI paper
  1. Baptista, I. (2008) Efeito da temperatura de incubação e dos factores de conversão na determinação da produção bacteriana no sistema estuarino da Ria de Aveiro. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  1. Baptista, I., Queirós, R.P., Cunha, A., Rocha, S.M., Saraiva, J.A., Almeida, A. (2014) Evaluation of resistance development and viability recovery by toxigenic and non-toxigenic Staphylococcus aureus strains after repeated cycles of high hydrostatic pressure. . (see details)
  2. Santos L., Batista I., Santos A.L., Coelho F.J.R.C., Gomes, N., Dias, J.M., Cunha, Â., Almeida, A. (2013) Heterotrophic activity in the surface microlayer of an estuarine system (Ria de Aveiro). Abstract Book: 2265. (see details)
  3. Pereira C, Baptista I, Silva AP, Cunha A, Gomes NCM, Romalde JL, Nunes ML, Almeida A (2013) Seasonal variation of bacterial community composition of bivalve molluscs harvesting waters. (see details)
  4. Baptista I., Cunha A., Saraiva J., Rocha S.M., Almeida A. (2013) High Pressure Processing in the Inactivation of Enterotoxic Bacterial Strains. (see details)
  5. Baptista I., Salvador A., Petronilho S., Stein P., Ferreira J., Costa V., Gomes N., Cunha A., Almeida A., Rocha S.R. (2013) Food Flow Extract - Flow Extraction of Microbiological Contaminants. (see details)
  6. Inês Baptista, Ana Luísa Santos, Carla Pereira, Newton C.M.Gomes, Ângela Cunha, Adelaide Almeida (2013) CAN INCUBATION CONDITIONS AFFECT BACTERIOPLANKTON BIOMASS PRODUCTIVITY ESTIMATES. (see details)
  7. Inês Baptista, Rui Queirós, Ângela Cunha, Jorge Saraiva, Sílvia M. Rocha, Adelaide Almeida (2013) HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING IN THE INACTIVATION OF ENTEROTOXIC STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS. (see details)
  8. Salvador A., Baptista I., Barros A., Cunha A., Almeida A., Rocha S.M. (2010) HS-SPME combined with GC × GC-ToFMS: a powerful toll for assesssing microbial contamination of cereals and coffee beans. (see details)
  9. Santos A.L., Baptista I., Oliveira V., Lopes S., Henriques I., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Correia A., Cunha A. (2009) Role of Photochemically-Induced Oxidative Stress in Determining the Biological Effects of UV Radiation in Bacteria. (see details)
  10. Santos A.L., Baptista I., Henriques I., Correia A., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2009) Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on the Activity, Structure and Diversity of Estuarine Bacterioneuston. (see details)
  11. Almeida, A., Baptista, I. (2009) Leucine incorporation method for estimating bacterial biomass production: opening the black box. (see details)
  12. Santos, A.L., Santos, A.L., Baptista, I., Baptista, I., Lopes, S., Lopes, S., Gomes, N.C.M., Henriques, I., Gomes, N.C.M., Henriques, I., Correia, A., Almeida, A., Almeida, A., Correia, A., Cunha, A., Cunha, A. (2009) Biological and physiological responses of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton to experimental UV-B exposure. (see details)
  13. Almeida MA, Baptista I, Cunha MA, Carvalho CMB, Gomes ATPC, Faustino MAF, Tomé JPC, Neves MGPMS, Tomé AC, Zhi Lin, Rainho JP, Rocha J, Cavaleiro JAS (2007) Photoinactivation of sewage bacteriophages using cationic porphyrins. (see details)
  14. Santos, L.,, Baptista I., Henriques I., Sousa I., Correia A., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2006) Structure of bacterial assemblages down water column of a shallow estuarine system (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). (see details)
  15. Almeida A,, Loureiro N., Baptista I., Cunha A., Coelho F., Santos L. (2006) Relashionship between bacterial membrane integrity and bacterial production in the surface microlayer of the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro. 5º Simpósio sobre a Margem Ibérica Atlântica. (see details)
  16. Almeida MA, Baptista I, Coelho F, Cunha A, Loureiro.N, Salvador S, Santos, L (2006) Vertical variation of viruses-to-bacterium ratio in a estuarine System (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). (see details)
  17. Baptista I., Santos L., Sousa I., Santos E., Cunha M.A., Almeida M.A. (2005) Factors underlying the shape of vertical profiles of bacterial density, viability and productivity in the ecosystem Ria de Aveiro. (see details)
  18. Almeida M.A., Cunha M.A., Santos L., Baptista I., Malatkova B., Santos E.B.H. (2005) Effect of organic matter composition on bacterial activity distribution down the water column of a shallow estuarine system. (see details)
  19. Sousa I., Batista I., Santo L., Almeida M.A., Santos E., Cunha M.A. (2005) Effect of solar radiation on DOM quality and on marine bacterioplankton ectoenzymatic activity and monomer uptake. (see details)
  20. Pereira S., Baptista I., Linhares I., Neves A.F., Almeida A. Hepatitis A immunity in the District of Aveiro (Portugal): an eleven year surveillance study (2002-2012). (see details)