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  Ana Cecília da Cruz Pires  
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  e-mail: accp@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD Student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Marine and Estuarine Ecology
 
ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Pires A C C  
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/anapires  
     
  Thesis title: Study of the diversity and function of microbial communities in marine microhabitats
  Supervisor: Newton Carlos Marcial Gomes
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  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
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)

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

Projects
EcoTech-SPONGE- Assessing the ecological functions and potential biotechnological applications of plasmid assemblages from microbial symbionts of marine sponges [see details]

AQUASAFE - Development of new technologies to anticipate and diagnose disease outbreaks in aquaculture [see details]

Publications
  1. Gomes N.C.M., Cleary D.F.R., Pires A.C.C., Almeida A., Cunha A., Mendonca-Hagler L.C.S., Smalla K. (2014) Assessing variation in bacterial, composition between the rhizospheres of two mangrove tree species. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 139, 40-45. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2013.12.022
  2. Gomes N.C.M., Cruz S.C., Pires A.C.C., Gonçalves S.F., Calado R., Cleary D.F.R., Loureiro S. (2013) Richness and composition of sediment bacterial assemblages in an Atlantic port environment. Science Of The Total Environment. 452-453, 172-180. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.02.017
  3. Coelho F.J.R.C., Rocha R.J.M., Pires A.C.C., Ladeiro B., Castanheira J.M., Costa R., Almeida A., Cunha A., Lillebo A.I., Ribeiro R., Pereira R., Lopes I., Marques C., Moreira-Santos M., Calado R., Cleary D.F.R., Gomes N.C.M. (2013) Development and validation of an experimental life support system for assessing the effects of global climate change and environmental contamination on estuarine and coastal marine benthic communities. Global Change Biology. 19, 8, 2584-2595. (see details) ISI paper
  4. Cleary D.F.R., Becking L.E., de Voogd N.J., Pires A.C.C., Polónia A.R.M., Egas C., Gomes N.C.M. (2013) Habitat and host related variation in sponge bacterial symbiont communities in Indonesian waters. Fems Microbiology Ecology. 85, 3, 465–482 (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1574-6941.12135/abstract
  5. Martins P., Cleary D.F.R., Pires A.C.C., Rodrigues A.M., Quintino V., Calado R., Gomes N.C.M. (2013) Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Communities and Detection of Potential Pathogens in a Recirculating Aquaculture System for Scophthalmus maximus and Solea senegalensis. Plos One. 8, 11, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0080847
  6. Pires A.C.C., Cleary D.F.R., Almeida A., Cunha A., Dealtry S., Mendonca-Hagler L.C.S., Smalla K., Gomes N.C.M. (2012) Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis and Barcoded Pyrosequencing Reveal Unprecedented Archaeal Diversity in Mangrove Sediment and Rhizosphere Samples. Applied And Environmental Microbiology. 78, 16, 5520-5528. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://aem.asm.org/content/early/2012/05/30/AEM.00386-12.abstract
  1. Pires A.C.C. (2010) Estudo do Efeito "rizosfera" nas Comunidades de Archaea em Plantas de Mangal. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  1. Oliveira V., Pires A.C.C., Cleary D.F.R., Pólonia A.R.M., Lim S.C., de Voogd N.J., Gomes N.C.M. (2017) Bacterial communities of Xestospongia testudinaria, sediment and water in a singaporean coral reef ecosystem. (see details)
  2. Pires, A.C.C., Santos, A.L., Becking, L.E., Voogd, N.J., Almeida, A., Cunha, A., Calado, R., Cleary, D.F.R., Gomes, N.C.M (2009) Freeze-thaw pre-lysis may not improve microbial DNA extraction from sponges. (see details)