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  Natália Pegoraro Rodrigues  
  Phone: +351963426464  
  e-mail: nataliapegorarorodrigues@gmail.com  
  Category: PhD student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Stress Biology
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/nataliapegoraro  
  Thesis title: iNNER - Mechanistic Approach to Assess Effects of Nanomaterials in the Environment
  Supervisor: Dr. Janeck Scott-Fordsmand, Dra. Mónica Amorim and Dr. Tito Trindade
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology
  Grant reference: SFRH / BD / 87787 / 2012
  Start date: 2013-04-01
  End date: 2017-04-01
Scientific/ professional activities

April 2013 - Now:  PhD student at the Biology Department & CESAM from University of Aveiro.

June 2012 – March 2013: Scientific technical researcher of the “NANOkA: NANO Particles: standardization of methods for environmental risk Assessment”  (PTDC/BIA-BEC/103716/2008), at the Biology Department, CESAM - University of Aveiro.

March 2011  May 2012: Research Assistant Intern.
Coordination and collaboration in PhD and Master projects. Development of laboratory work and research in Microbiology and Molecular Biology,  at the  Laboratory of Molecular Studies for Marine Environments (LEMAM) 
- University of Aveiro.

27 July  2 October 2009: Veterinary Final Project in Biotechnology "Produção da proteína recombinante Sm14 para testes como antígeno vacinal bivalente" at the “Centro de Biotecnologia do Instituto Butantã” - São Paulo, Brazil (http://www.butantan.gov.br)

05 January  06 February 2009: Trainee in Biotechnology - Genomic and proteomic studies of animal species at the “Centro de Biotecnologia do Instituto Butantã” - São Paulo, Brazil (http://www.butantan.gov.br)


Participation in several advanced courses/workshops:

 -"Biomarkers in Ecotoxicology: user friendly approach" (25-29 May 2015, at Department of Biology, University of Aveiro - Portugal)  

-"Academic English course" (17 September - 12 December 2013, at Department of languages and cultures, University of Aveiro - Portugal)

- "Comet assay training course" (12 September 2013, at Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro - Portugal)

- "Advanced course on scientific communication" (11-14 June 2013, at Department of Biology and CESAM, University of Aveiro - Portugal)

- "Implications of nanomaterials: a hands on course on synthesis, characterization, and ecotoxicology" (6-10 May 2013, at Department of Biology, University of Aveiro - Portugal)

- "Microarray applications in biomedicine" (5 July 2012, at Biocant, Cantanhede -Portugal)

- “Practical approach to ecotoxicogenomics” (3-7 September 2012, at Department of Biology, University of Aveiro - Portugal)

- "Exploration and valorization of marine biological resources, contribution of biological resources centres" (11 November 2011– Saint-Malo, France)

- "Research methodology course and production of scientific papers" (19 September -16 December 2011, University of Aveiro - Portugal)



Academic Degrees

2011-2012: Master in Applied Biology, by the University of Aveiro, Portugal in November 2012. (Supervisors: Doctor Newton Gomes/Ricardo Calado. Thesis: Rodrigues N.P.(2012) Molecular Analysis of Skin Bacterial Assemblages from Dry-Salted Codfish and Pollock. University of Aveiro. Aveiro. Mestre (MsC).

2005-2009: Degree in Veterinary Medicine, by the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Brazil in December 2009.

Area of scientific activity

  1. Soil ecotoxicology

  2. Nanotoxicology

  3. Ecotoxicogenomics: microarrays and PCR

NANOkA: NANO Particles: standardization of methods for environmental risk Assessment [see details]

  1. Bicho R.C., Ribeiro T., Rodrigues N.P., Scott-Fordsmand J.J., Amorim M.J.B. (2016) Effects of Ag nanomaterials (NM300K) and Ag salt (AgNO3) can be discriminated in a full life cycle long term test with Enchytraeus crypticus. Journal Of Hazardous Materials. 318, 608-614. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.07.040
  2. Pegoraro N., Calado R., Duarte L.N., Manco S.C., Fernandes F.J., Polonia A.R.M., Cleary D.E.R., Gomes N.C.M. (2015) Molecular analysis of skin bacterial assemblages from codfish and pollock after dry-salted fish production. Journal Of Food Protection. 78, 5, 983-989. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-14-390
  1. Pegoraro N. (2012) Caracterização molecular da comunidade bacteriana da pele de bacalhau. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/10098
  1. Pegoraro N., Amorim M.J.B., Scott-Fordsmand J.J. (2013) Does one AgNP represent another AgNP in hazard testing and does it just come down to ions release?. (see details)