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  Susana Patrícia Pinto Pereira  
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  Category: PhD Student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Ecotoxicology
 
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  Thesis title: Assessment of fate and effects of metallic nanoparticles in aquatic organisms
  Supervisor: Prof. Doutor António José Arsénia Nogueira
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/97877/2013
  Start date: 2014-06-01
  End date: 2018-05-31
Current position

Grant reference: SFRH/BD/97877/2013 


Title: "Assessment of fate and effects of metallic nanoparticles in aquatic organisms"


Starting date: 01-06-2014


Total duration: 4 years


Awarding Institution: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT- Portuguese Agency for Science and Technology)


Supervisors: Associate Professor with Habilitation and Tenure António José Arsénia Nogueira (Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)


Professor Richard Handy (Plymouth University, U.K.)


Professor James Ranvile (Colorado School of Mines, U.S.A.)

Domain of Specialization/ Research Interests

Scientific domain: Ecotoxicology, Nanotoxicology, Analytic Chemistry, Environmental Risk Assessment


Research Interests:



  1. Evaluation of the impact of metallic nanoparticles in aquatic ecosystems

  2. Evaluation of the behavior of metallic nanoparticles with different sizes and surface coatings in several aquatic matrices

  3. Evaluation of the toxicity and biodistribution of metallic nanoparticles in diferent aquatic organisms

  4. Evaluation of the biochemical and molecular responses of diferent aquatic organisms exposed the metallic nanoparticles

  5. Evaluation of the Environmental Risk associated to the tested metallic naoparticles


Keywords: metallic nanoparticles, aquatic organisms, macrophytes, mussels, zebrafish, characterization and quantification techniques

Scientific and Professional Activities

  1. August 2016 - December 2016: Visiting PhD Student (FCT scholarship) at the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines (U.S.A.).

  2. September 2015 - March 2016: Visiting PhD Student (FCT scholarship) at the School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University (U.K.).

  3. June 2014 - May 2018: PhD Student (FCT scholarship) at the Departmento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University (U.K.) and Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines (U.S.A.).

  4. October 2012- August 2013: Zebrafish Vivarium Technician at the Departmento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal).

  5. July 2011- September 2011: International Internship (part of the project ASSAY) at Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines (USA).

  6. April 2011- March 2014: Scientific researcher for Master's holders (BI/CESAM/PTDC/AAC-AMB/113649/2009) of the project "ASSAY - Assessment of fate and effects of Silver nanoparticleS in Aquatic ecosYstems", at CESAM (Centre of Environmental and Marine Studies), Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal).

  7. February 2010 - January 2011: Scientific technical researcher (BTI) of the project ARCOPOL (The Atlantic Region's Coastal Pollution Response) financed by the programm INTERREG IV Atlantic Area, at CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research), Universidade do Porto (Portugal).

  8. October 2008 - March 2009: International Internship (part of the Master Degree) on the Asia-Link Programm under the project "Asia-Link - Linking the post-graduate education in aquaculture and aquatic resources management with its industries through internship programme" (TH/Asia-Link/016) at the Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Managment (AARM), Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand).

  9. September 2008 - July 2009: Master Thesis "Evaluation of the toxic effects of some disinfectants in the tropics" (19/20), at the Departmento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal).

  10. September 2007 - July 2008: Graduation Final Project "Effect of the light, prey density and larval stage of Nephrops norvegicus in their alimentation rates" (16/20), at the Departmento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal).

Academic Degrees

2008 - Degree in Biology, Aveiro University (13/20)


2009 - Master in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, Aveiro University (18/20)

Courses/ Workshops

  1. "Hands-on Workshop: Single particle ICP-MS and asymmetrical flow & centrifugal FFF", Colorado School of Mines, Golden (CO, U.S.A.), 13-14th August, 2016.

  2. "Improving Zebrafish Husbandry Towards Better Research and Animal Welfare", Fish Platform, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisboa (Portugal), 7th November, 2014.

  3. "Writing in the Sciences", Standford Online, Standford University (U.S.A.), September-October, 2014.

  4. "Advanced course on Scientific Communication", Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 28th of April - 2nd of May, 2014.

  5. "Ecotoxicogenomics, epigenetics and evolution: pratical approach and concepts", Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 21-25th of October, 2013.

  6. "Comet Assay Training Course", Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 12-14th of September, 2013.

  7. "Laboratory X-ray Techniques for the Characterization of Nanomaterials in Complex Matrices", CEREGE, Aix-Marseille Université (France), 2nd of July, 2013.

  8. "3rd Edition of the course in Laboratory Animals Sciences - Aquatic Organisms (CAL-AQUA)", Interdisciplinary Center of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Universidade do Porto (Portugal), 16-18 and 23-25th of July, 2012.

  9. "Advanced course on Protein profiling of microorganisms", Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 9-13th of July, 2012.

  10. "Workshop Toxicology of Non-Essential Metals", CESAM and Departamento de Química, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 13th of January, 2012.

  11. "Advanced Workshop on Nanoparticles: Characterization and Environmental Risk Assessment", Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), 9-13th of May, 2011.

Participation in R&D projects

1. "Asia-Link - Linking the post-graduate education in aquaculture and aquatic resources management with its industries through internship programme"
Duration: September 2007 – December 2010
Financing: EUROPAID - Asia-Link Program (contract nº TH/Asia-Link/016)
Coordination: Ram Bhujhel, Asia Institute of Technology (Thailand)
Other Institutions: Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), University of Stirling (UK), Tribhuvan University, IAAS, Rampur, (Nepal), Research Institute for Aquaculture No. 1 - Hanoi (Vietnam), University of Agriculture and Forestry, HCM City (Vietnam), Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Position: Internship at Asia Institute of Technology


2. "ARCOPOL- The Atlantic Region's Coastal Pollution Response" 
Duration: January 2009 – December 2011
Financing: INTERREG IV Atlantic Area Transnational Programme (contract nº 2008-1/061) 
Partner Institutions: Centro Tecnológico del Mar-Fundación CETMAR (Spain), Consellería de Medio Ambiente, Territorio e Infraestructuras (Spain), Consellería do Medio Rural e do Mar (Spain), Instituto Tecnolóxico para o Control do Medio Mariño de Galicia - INTECMAR (Spain), Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua de Andalucía (Spain), Conseil Régional de Bretagne (France), Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine (France), Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal), CIIMAR (Portugal), Marine Institute Ireland MI (Ireland), VIGIPOL (France), Pembrokeshire County Council (U.K.)
Position: Technician Grant at CIIMAR (Portugal)


3."ASSAY - Assessment of fate and effects of Silver nanoparticleS in Aquatic ecosYstems"
Duração: A 2011 – March 2014
Financing: FCT - PTDC (PTDC/AAC-AMB/113649/2009)
Coordination: António J.A. Nogueira, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)
Partner Institution: James Ranville, Colorado School of Mines (U.S.A.)
Position: Research Grant (for Master's holders)

Projects
ASSAY: Assessment of fate and effects of Silver nanoparticleS in Aquatic ecosYstems [see details]

Publications
  1. Pereira S.P.P., Oliveira R., Coelho S., Musso C., Soares A.M.V.M., Domingues I., Nogueira A.J.A. (2014) From sub cellular to community level: Toxicity of glutaraldehyde to several aquatic organisms. Science Of The Total Environment. 470, 147-158. (see details) ISI paper
  2. Fernandes M., Oliveira R., Jesus M., Aguiar S., Pereira S., Vitorino R., Nogueira A.A.J., Amado F. (2013) Ecotoxicoproteomics as an early tool for molecular events: exposure to silver nanoparticles. Current Opinion In Biotechnology. 24, S66-S66. (see details) ISI paper
  3. Coelho S., Oliveira R., Pereira S., Musso C., Domingues I., Bhujel R.C., Soares A.M.V.M., Nogueira A.J.A. (2011) Assessing lethal and sub-lethal effects of trichlorfon on different trophic levels. Aquatic Toxicology. 103, 3-4, 191-198. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2011.03.003
  1. Neuparth T., Capela R., Pereira S., Moreira S.M., Santos M.M., Henriques M.R. (2014) Toxicity effects of Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) to marine organisms: acute and chronic toxicity of rho-xylene to the amphipod Gammarus locusta. Journal Of Toxicology And Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues. 77, 20, 1210-1221. (see details)
  1. Pereira S.P.P. (2009) Evaluation of the toxic effects of some disinfectants in the tropics. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/8858
  1. Pereira S.P.P., Boyle D., Nogueira A.J.A., Handy R. (2016) Copper and silver nanoparticles effects in Danio rerio embryos . (see details)
  2. Susana P.P. Pereira, Fátima Jesus, Sara Aguiar, Rhaul Oliveira, Marco Fernandes, James Ranville and António J.A. Nogueira (2015) Long-term exposure and recovery of Lemna minor to silver nanoparticles: the surface coating matters. (see details)
  3. Susana P.P. Pereira, Fátima Jesus, Sara Aguiar, Rhaul Oliveira, Marco Fernandes, James Ranville and António J.A. Nogueira (2015) Long-term exposure and recovery of Lemna minor to silver nanoparticles: the size matters . (see details)
  4. Pereira S., Ferreira M., Oliveira R., Ranville J., Nogueira A. J.A. (2013) The Influence of silver nanoparticles surface capping and size in the toxicity to different microorganisms. (see details)
  5. Fernandes M.A.F. , Fernandes M.A.F., Jesus M.F. , Jesus M.F., Pereira S.P.P. , Pereira S.P., Nogueira A.J.A. , Nogueira A.J.A. (2013) TOXICITY OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES TO MICROALGAE: THE ROLE OF IONIC SILVER. (see details)
  6. Fernandes M., Oliveira R., Jesus M., Aguiar S., Pereira S., Vitorino R., Nogueira A.J.A., Amado F. (2013) Ecotoxicoproteomics as an early tool for molecular events: exposure to silver nanoparticles. (see details)
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2013.05.178
  7. Fernandes M.A.F., Jesus M., Pereira S., Nogueira A.J.A (2013) Toxicity of silver nanoparticles to microalgae: the role of ionic silver. (see details)
    Link: http://meetings.setac.org/glasgow_abstracts
  8. Pereira S., Pereira S., Jesus F., Jesus M.F., Fernandes M., Fernandes M.A.F., Ranville J., Ranville J., Nogueira A.J.A., Nogueira A.J.A. (2013) Dissolution of silver nanoparticles under environmentally relevant conditions. (see details)
    Link: http://www.nano-environment2013.org/nano2013aixprogr.html
  9. Jesus F., Aguiar S., Fernandes M., Oliveira R., Pereira S., Nogueira A.J.A. (2013) Long term effects of silver nanoparticles in Lemna minor: the influence of nanoparticles size. (see details)
    Link: http://www.nano-environment2013.org/nano2013aixprogr.html
  10. Neuparth T., Santos M.M., Pereira S.P.P., Reis-Henriques M.A. (2013) Hazardous and noxious Substances (HNS) in the marine environment: acute and chronic toxicity of p-Xylene to the Artemia franciscana. (see details)
  11. Pereira S., Ferreira M., Oliveira R., Ranville J., Nogueira A.J.A. (2012) Silver nanoparticles: Coated or uncoated? Different toxicity mechanisms in Vibrio fischeri and microalgae species?. (see details)
    Link: http://assay.bio.ua.pt/publications
  12. Pereira S., Ferreira M., Oliveira R., Ranville J., Nogueira A.J.A. (2012) Could different silver nanoparticles produce different toxicity responses in several trophic level species?. (see details)
  13. Pereira S. , Oliveira R., Soares A.M.V.M., Domingues I., Nogueira A.J.A. (2012) Ecotoxicological assessment of biocides used in aquaculture. (see details)
  14. Oliveira R., Pereira S., McDonough S., Rico A., Soares A.M.V.M., Nogueira A.J.A., Domingues I. (2011) Ecotoxicological assessment of Benzalkonium Chloride: a common disinfectant with multiple applications. (see details)
  15. Pereira S.P.P., Ferreira M., Gray E., Ranville J., Nogueira A.J.A. (2011) Characterization and quantification of silver nanoparticles in aqueous compartments. (see details)
  16. Pereira S., Domingues I., Oliveira R., Coelho S., Nogueira A..J.A. (2010) Toxicity of two disinfectants in three different freshwater trophic levels. (see details)
  17. Coelho, S., Oliveira R., Pereira S., Musso C., Domingues I., Nogueira A.J.A. (2010) Toxicity assessment of Trichlorfon in tropical environment. (see details)
  18. Pereira S., Bhujel R., Nogueira A.J.A. (2009) Potential impact of chemicals used aquaculture ponds system: benzalkonium chloride, formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde. (see details)
  1. Neuparth T., Pereira S., Moreira S., Santos M., Henriques M.A. (2011) ARCOPOL, The Atlantic Regions’ Coastal Pollution Response. Activity 6, Task 6.2.2. Bibliographic Review of Ecological Risk Assessment Methodologies and Derivation of PNECs (Predictive No Effect Concentrations) for Marine Species. (see details)
    Link: http://www.arcopol.eu/arcopol/archivos/documentacion/17/Activity_6_2_2_R...