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Ana Cecília da Cruz Pires

Ana Cecília da Cruz Pires

Research Fellow / PhD Student

  • Researcher ID L-1817-2014
  • ORCID 0000-0002-0219-6321
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine & Estuarine Ecology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : Pires A C C
  • Thesis title: Study of the diversity and function of microbial communities in marine microhabitats Supervisor: Newton Carlos Marcial Gomes Category: BO Grant type: BDE Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Grant reference: SFRH/BD/90340/2012 Start date: 2013-01-01 End date: 2016-12-31


Research interests

1) Environmental Microbiology
2) Microbial Ecology
3) Molecular Biology
4) Bioinformatics

Academic degrees

1) 2013 (ongoing) - PhD Student at the Department of Biology (dbio) and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro (Fellowship funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal).
2) 2010 - Masters degree in Microbiology by the University of Aveiro (final classification of 17, out of 20)
3) 2007 - Degree in Marine Biology and Biotechnology by the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology of the Institute Polytechnic of Leiria (final classification of 15, out of 20).

Publications

Projects

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

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

Scientific Supervision

Short CV

Academic degrees


1) 2013 (ongoing) - PhD Student at the Department of Biology (dbio) and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro (Fellowship funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal).


2) 2010 - Masters degree in Microbiology by the University of Aveiro (final classification of 17, out of 20)


3) 2007 - Degree in Marine Biology and Biotechnology by the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology of the Institute Polytechnic of Leiria (final classification of 15, out of 20).


 


Professional Experience/Current Situation


 


1) 2013 - Present - PhD Student at the Department of Biology (dbio) and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro


2) November 2010 - December 2012 - Scholarship research (BI/UI88/5154/2010) on the project “Global climate change and pollution: a synergy designed for disaster?” (PTDC/AAC-CLI/107916/2008), University of Aveiro (Portugal)


3) July 2009 - July 2010 - internal technician at CINFU (Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria de Fundição) , Porto (Portugal)


4) April 2008 - August 2008 - HS2 – Higiene, Saúde e Segurança do Trabalho, Lda., Aveiro (Portugal)


 


 Research interests


1) Environmental Microbiology


2) Microbial Ecology


3) Molecular Biology


4) Bioinformatics

Collaboration in research projects

2016-2019: EcoTech-SPONGE- Assessing the ecological functions and potential biotechnological applications of plasmid assemblages from microbial symbionts of marine sponges. Financed by: FCT. Coordinator: Dr. Newton Gomes (CESAM & Departament of Biology, University of Aveiro) 


2012-2014: SymbioCoRe - SYnergies through Merging BIOlogical and biogeochemical expertise in COral REsearch. Financed by: European Commission. Coordinator: Dr. João Serôdio (CESAM & Departament of Biology, University of Aveiro)


2011-2014: Development of new technologies to anticipate and diagnose disease outbreaks in aquaculture. Financed by: European Fisheries Fund. Coordinator: Dr. Newton Gomes (CESAM & Departament of Biology, University of Aveiro)


2011-2014: LTER-RAVE - Long term monitoring in the Ria de Aveiro: towards a deeper understanding of ecological, environmental and economic processes. Financed by: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). Coordinator: Dr. Daniel Cleary (CESAM & Departament of Biology, University of Aveiro)


2010-2012: Project Global Climate Change and Pollution: a synergy designed for disaster? (Ref: PTDC/AAC-CLI/107916/2008). Financed by: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). Coordinator: Dr. Newton Gomes (CESAM & Departament of Biology, University of Aveiro)


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