Forging sustainability

Violeta Loureiro Ferreira

Violeta Loureiro Ferreira

PhD student

  • Thesis title: Toxicity of antifouling nanostructures to reef species under global climate change scenarios
  • Supervisor: Susana Loureiro (supervisor); Ricardo Calado (co-supervisor)

  • Researcher ID: V-9793-2017
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-1253-8356
  • Ciencia ID: 091A-939F-2CA0
  • Department: Biology Department
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Ferreira Violeta) AND AD=(Aveiro)
  • Thesis title: Toxicity of antifouling nanostructures to reef species under global climate change scenarios Supervisor: Susana Loureiro (supervisor); Ricardo Calado (co-supervisor) Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: PD/BD/52568/2014 Start date: 2014-05-01 End date: 2018-05-01


Research interests

Ecotoxicity
Environmental risk assessment
Nanotechnology
Stress response
Marine biodiversity
Animal welfare

Academic degrees

2010 - Master in Cell and Molecular Biology, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)
2008 - Degree in Biology, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)

Scientific activities

January 2020 - October 2020: Research grant @ EMPHASIS - "Effects of marine pharmaceuticals in zebrafish and ZFL cell line", DeBio & CESAM, University of Aveiro (BI/CESAM/0079_2019/POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031180)

September 2018 - February 2019: Research grant @ NANOFASE - "Nanomaterial Fate and Speciation in the Environment", DeBio & CESAM, University of Aveiro (BI/CESAM/0027/NMP-28-2014-6B).

April 2014 - ongoing: PhD candidate of the Biology and Ecology of Global Changes (FCT grant holder PD/BD/52568/2014)

January 2012 - December 2013: Technical researcher grant @ DECODING: "Large scale approaches to unravel genome decoding rules", DeBio & CESAM, University of Aveiro (FCT - PTDC/BIA-GEN/110383/2009)

January 2009 - December 2013: Zebrafish facility manager @ Department of Biology - University of Aveiro

January 2009 - December 2011: Technical researcher grant @ "Implementation of tools to study the mRNA decoding error rate", DeBio & CESAM, University of Aveiro (FCT - PTDC/BIA-BCM/72251/2006)

Publications

Projects

NANOGREEN - Towards a new generation of sustainable nano-based additives for maritime anti-corrosion smart coatings: a multidisciplinary framework within the Atlantic See more

EMPHASIS - Effects of marine pharmaceuticals in Zebrafish and ZFL cell line See more

Exposure and bioaccumulation assessment of novel anti-fouling nanomaterials in marine organisms from temperate and tropical waters See more

DECODING: large scale approaches to unravel genome decoding rules See more

Scientific Supervision

Graduation research project (Co-supervisor): Raquel Nunes de Pinho (not a CESAM member)

Graduation research project (Co-supervisor): Sara de Almeida Simões (not a CESAM member)

Internship (graduation) (Co-supervisor): Raquel Nunes de Pinho (not a CESAM member)

Professional Career

2014 - Present: PhD student on the Biology and Ecology of Global Changes PhD program (subtopic - marine ecology) at the Biology Department, CESAM - University of Aveiro.


2012 - Present: Member of the animal welfare committee of Biology Department (CREBEA) - University of Aveiro.


2017: Invited speaker of the WS "Peixe zebra, do aquário para o laboratório: condições de cultivo, utilização em ciência e questões éticas" on the I CIAA - University of Aveiro.


2014-2015: Invited speaker of the Advanced course "The use of Aquatic Animals in Animal Experimentation" on Cal-AQUA, organized by CIIMAR - University of Porto.


2012 - 2013: Technical researcher of the project - DECODING: Large scale approaches to unravel genome decoding rules (PTDC/BIA-GEN/110383/2009), at the Biology Department, CESAM - University of Aveiro.


2009 - 2013: Zebrafish facility manager at the Biology Department, CESAM - University of Aveiro.


2009 - 2012: Technical researcher of the project - Implementation of tools to study the mRNA decoding error rate (FCTPTDC/BIA-BCM/72251/2006) at the Biology Department, CESAM - University of Aveiro.

Public Activities

3-5 October 2018: Participation in the science exhibition "Festival de Ciência de Oliveira do Bairro (FeCiOB)" in Aveiro (Portugal).

Projects

Digfish – digestive function in marine fishes (FCT POCI / CVT / 58790 / 2004) (2007-2008 - internship)


Implementation of tools to study the mRNA decoding error rate (FCT
PTDC/BIA-BCM/72251/2006) (2009-2012 - technician grant)


DECODING - large scale approaches to unravel genome decoding rules (PTDC/BIA-GEN/110383/2009) (2012-2013 - technician grant)


 


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