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  Patrícia Maria Veríssimo de Pinho e Silva  
  e-mail: pverissimo@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD student  
  Department: Department of Biology  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU= (Silva PV) AND AD=(Aveiro)  
  Thesis title: Toxicokinetics of nanoparticles across aquatic food chains
  Supervisor: Susana Loureiro e Cornelis A.M. van Gestel
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/52571/2014
  Start date: 2014-05-01
  End date: 2018-04-30
Academic Degrees

Master degree in Applied Biology, field of Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, by the University of Aveiro in 2011.

Degree in Biology and Geology by the University of Aveiro in 2009.

Research field

Key-words: Ecotoxicology | Toxicity and fate of Nanoparticles | Toxicokinetics of Nanoparticles | Ecological risk assessment | Aquatic and Terrestrial organisms| Aquatic food chains

Research in Environmental Toxicology.

The use of ecotoxicological tests to assess the potential contamination of water and soils in real scenarios.

Toxicity of nanoparticles in aquatic and terrestrial organisms.

The use of aquatic model ecosystems, as mesocosm/microcosm, to evaluate the potential fate and toxicity of nanoparticles.

Toxicokinetic studies on the uptake and elimination of nanoparticles in aquatic organisms.

NanoFASE- Nanomaterial FAte and Speciation in the Environment [see details]

REpulse- Responses of Daphnia magna exposed to chemical pulses and mixtures throughout generations [see details]

NanoFATE- Nanoparticle Fate Assessment and Toxicity in the Environment [see details]

  1. Morgado R.G., Ferreira N.G.C., Cardoso D.N., Silva P.V., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2018) Joint Effects of Chlorpyrifos and Mancozeb on the Terrestrial Isopod Porcellionides pruinosus: A Multiple Biomarker Approach. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 37, 5, 1446-1457. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.4089
  2. Silva P.V., Silva A.R.R, Mendo S., Loureiro S. (2014) Toxicity of tributyltin (TBT) to terrestrial organisms and its species sensitivity distribution. Science Of The Total Environment. 466–467, 1037–1046 (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.08.002
  1. Silva, P. V. (ongoing) Toxicokinetics of nanoparticles across aquatic food chains. PhD Thesis. (see details)
  2. Silva, P. V. (2011) TBT toxicity and bioremediation in soils: bioassays with invertebrates. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: https://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/7791
  1. Silva P. V., van Gestel C. A. M., Verweij R. A., Loureiro S. (2017) Toxicokinetics of silver nanoparticles in the freshwater snail Physa acuta. (see details)
  2. Tourinho P.S., Silva P.V., van Gestel C.A.M., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2015) Toxicity and bioaccumulation of Ag NPs in the isopod Porcellionides pruinosus. (see details)
  3. Silva P.V., Tourinho P.S., Loureiro S. (2014) Toxicity of silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles to the terrestrial isopod Porcellionides pruinosus. (see details)
  4. Silva A.R.R., Silva P.V., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2013) Toxicity of carbendazim and triclosan on Daphnia magna and species sensitivity distribution on aquatic organisms. (see details)
  5. Silva P.V., Silva A.R.R., Mendo S., Loureiro S. (2013) Species sensitivity distribution of tributyltin (TBT) on terrestrial organisms. (see details)
  6. Loureiro S., Silva P.V., Gestel K., Spurgeon D., Backhaus T., Matzke M., Svendsen C. (2013) Species sensitivity distributions for silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles: using taxonomic and trait-based risk assessment approaches. (see details)
  7. Silva, A.R.R., Silva, P.M.P.V., Mendo, S., Loureiro, S., (2012) Toxicity of Tributyltin (TBT) on terrestrial invertebrates and plants. (see details)
  8. Silva, P.M.P.V., Silva, A.R.R., Cruz, A., Mendo, S., Loureiro, S. (2012) Tributyltin (TBT) bioremediation evaluation in soil after Aeromonas molluscorum Av27 inoculation. (see details)
  9. Morgado R., Ferreira N.G.C., Tourinho P., Ribeiro F., Amaro A., Silva P., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2011) The effects of three stressors in juveniles, pre-adults and adults in Porcellionides pruinosus: a biomarker approach. (see details)
  10. Catarina Malheiro, Ana Rita R. Silva, Diogo N. Cardoso, Joana Neves, Patrícia V. Silva, Jan Ulcar, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares, Frederick J. Wrona, Susana Loureiro Multigenerational exposure of Folsomia candida to copper agrochemicals: conventional and nano-pesticides. (see details)