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  Luís André Lima da Gama Mendes  
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  e-mail: lamendes@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD Student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Stress Biology
 
ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Researcher ID: D-7990-2014  
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/lamendes  
     
  Thesis title: NANOfeatures: Focus on size and shapes of NANOparticles: modelling exposure and toxicity
  Supervisor: Mónica Amorim, PhD, Researcher, and Janeck J. Scott-Fordsmand, PhD, Senior Scientist (Aarhus Universitet)
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/93596/2013
  Start date: 2014-04-01
  End date: 2018-03-31
Academic Degrees

2009-2011: Master in Biochemistry, by the University of Coimbra, Portugal in September 2011.  (Supervisor: Prof. Doutora Maria Carmen Alpoim). Thesis: Mendes, LA (2011) The Role of Senescent Fibroblasts on Epithelial Cells Malignant Transformation.


2006-2009: Degree in Biochemistry, by the University of Coimbra, Portugal in July 2009.  

Currently

PhD grant (SFRH/BD/93596/2013) by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), under the supervision of Dra. Mónica Amorim and Dr. Janeck Scott-Fordsmand, and entitled “NANOfeatures: Focus on size and shapes of NANOparticles: modelling exposure and toxicity”

Scientific / Profissional Activities

May - December 2013 | Research Fellowship
Centre of Studies for Environment and Marine (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal.
FCT Funded Project: FUBIA: Soil Function-Biodiversity relationship And regional variation (PTDC/AACCLI/103719/2008)


September 2012 - May 2013 | Research Fellowship
Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB) - Molecular Microbiology of Human Pathogens Laboratory.
FCT Funded Project:  Unravelling pneumococcal interactions in the nasopharyngeal niche (PTDC/BIA-BEC/098289/2008)


October 2011 - June 2012 | Trainee - Laboratory Technician and Research Technician on R&D project
Instituto Pedro Nunes - Infogene Lda.
Project: Rastreio de Infecção de HPV na População de São Tomé & Príncipe


September 2009 - September 2011 | Master Degree Thesis
University of Coimbra and Université de Genève.
Project: The Role of Senescent Fibroblasts on Epithelial Cells Malignant Transformation

Area of Scientific Activity

Soil Ecotoxicology


Nanotoxicology

Publications
  1. Mendes L.A., Maria V.L., Scott-Fordsmand J.J., Amorim M.J.B. (2015) Ag Nanoparticles (Ag NM300K) in the Terrestrial Environment: Effects at Population and Cellular Level in Folsomia candida (Collembola). International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health. 12, 10, 12530-12542. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/10/12530/html
  2. Val M.M., Mendes L.A., Alarcao A., Carvalho L., Carreira I., Rodrigues C.F.D., Alpoim M.C. (2015) Senescent bronchial fibroblasts induced to senescence by Cr(VI) promote epithelial-mesenchymal transition when co-cultured with bronchial epithelial cells in the presence of Cr(VI). Mutagenesis. 30, 2, 277-286. (see details) ISI paper
  1. (2011) The Role of Senescent Fibroblasts on Epithelial Cells Malignant Transformation. (see details)
  1. Ribeiro M.J./Mendes L.A., Maria V.L., Scott-Fordsmand J.J., Amorim M. J.B. (2015) Oxidative stress of Silver nanomaterials to soft- and hard-bodied soil living invertebrates. (see details)
  2. Val M.M., Mendes L., Chanson M., Carreira I.M., Carvalho L., Ladeirinha A.F., CFD R.o.d.r.i.g.u.e.s., Alpoim M.C. (2013) Contribution of an altered microenvironment to epithelial cells’ transformation. (see details)
  3. Val M.M., Mendes L.A., Chanson M., Carreira I.M., Carvalho L., Ladeirinha A.F., Rodrigues C.F.D., Alpoim M.C. (2012) Senescent bronchial fibroblasts drive bronchial epithelial cells metaplasic transformation following exposure to hexavalent chromium. (see details)
  4. Val M.M., Mendes L., Chanson M., Carreira I.M., Carvalho L., Ladeirinha A.F., Rodrigues C.F.D., Alpoim M.C. (2012) Acquisition of premalignant features by bronchial epithelial cells promoted by bronchial senescent fibroblasts: the dark side of senescence. (see details)
  5. Mendes L.A., Rodrigues C.F.D., Chanson M., Carreira I.M., Alpoim M.C. (2011) Cr(VI)-induced senescence-associated secretory phenotype in normal human bronchial fibroblasts. (see details)
  6. Sampaio A., Mendes L.A., Gonçalves A.C., Abrantes A.M., Sarmento A.B., Botelho F., Oliveira P., Sardão V., Carvalho R.A., Urbano A.M., Alpoim M.C. (2010) Cr(VI)-induced malignant transformation of a bronchial epithelial cell line association with altered mitochondria and bioenergetic phenotypes. (see details)
  7. Sampaio A., Mendes L.A., Gonçalves A.C., Abrantes A.M., Sarmento A.B., Botelho F., Oliveira P., Carvalho R.A., Urbano A.M., Alpoim M.C. (2010) Malignant transformation of human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) by Cr(VI) is associated with altered mitochondria and bioenergetic phenotype. (see details)