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Maria de Fátima T. Jesus

Maria de Fátima T. Jesus

Assistant researcher


  • Researcher ID: U-9955-2018
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-0499-4236
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Ecotoxicology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AUTHOR: (Jesus F or Jesus FT) AND ADDRESS: (Aveiro)


Research interests

Aquatic ecotoxicology
Physiology and ecology of fish and crustaceans
Climate changes
Water quality
Limnology

Academic degrees

PhD in Biology by the University of Aveiro (UA) in cooperation with the Colorado School of Mines (Colorado, USA) – specialization in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Biology
Master in Hydrobiology by the University of Porto (Faculty of Sciences)
Degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Scientific activities

2019 (June) - present: Assistant researcher (Firemix project - Modelling the toxic effects of fire-related complex contaminant mixtures on benthic aquatic species)
2017-2019 (May): Scientific research in the project ToxMix(Toxicity of mixtures of alternative solvents with industrial potential) at UA (Dept. of Biology).
2016: Professional course on “Business Management and Business Data Management Applications” offered by CESAE (Centro de Serviços e Apoio às Empresas).
2015: Collaboration in the development and validation of a device with applications in Ecotoxicology (patented).
2015: Scientific research in the project CLIMATOX (Impact of climatic changes on toxicity of pollutants) at UA (Dept. of Biology).
2014-2016: Biology tutor (secondary school – 10th to 12nd grades) and Natural Sciences tutor (2nd and 3rd education cycles – 5th to 9th grades).
2011-2014: Scientific research in the project ASSAY (Assessment of fate and effects of silver nanoparticles in aquatic ecosystems) at UA (Dept. of Biology).
2006-2010: Scientific research on the scope of the PhD thesis entitled “Effect of water chemistry on the physiology and toxicity assessment in Daphnia” developed at UA (Dept. of Biology) and Colorado School of Mines (Colorado, USA).
2005-2006: Scientific research in the project PBT (Physiologically-based toxicity responses integrating metal speciation predictions from a biotic ligand model) at UA (Dept. of Biology).
2004-2005: Scientific research on the scope of the master thesis relative to “Biological early warning systems for water quality” developed at CIIMAR (Porto).
2003-2004: Scientific research in the project INSAAR (National Inventory of Water Supply and Wastewater Systems) at UA (Dept. of Chemistry).
2000-2003: Collaboration in engineering projects at ETECLDA (Porto), including the construction of a landfill for industrial residues disposal and amplification/remodelling of an industrial wastewater treatment plant.
1998-1999: Collaboration in the discipline Ecofisiologia I (Plant Ecophysiology) at UTAD.

Publications

Projects

FIREMIX - Modelling the toxic effects of fire-related complex contaminant mixtures on benthic aquatic species See more

ToxMix - Toxicity of mixtures of alternative solvents with industrial potential See more

ASSAY - Assessment of fate and effects of Silver nanoparticleS in Aquatic ecosYstems See more

PBT - Physiologically-Based Toxicity responses integrating metal speciation predictions from a biotic ligand model (BLM) See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Co-supervisor): Marco André Ferreira Fernande (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Beatriz Lopes da Silva Dias Mano (not a CESAM member)

Communications - posters

Toxicity of ammonium-based zwitterions to aquatic organisms. Jesus, F.; Passos, H.; Gonçalves, F.; Coutinho, J.A.P.; Ventura, S.P.M. CHEMPOR 2018 - 13 th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference, 2-4 October 2018, Aveiro, PT.


Unraveling the ecotoxicity of deep eutectic solvents using the mixture toxicity theory. Toxicity of ammonium-based zwitterions to aquatic organisms. Jesus, F.; Macário, I.P.E.; Pereira, J.L.; Ventura, S.P.M.; Gonçalves, A.M.M.; Coutinho, J.A.P.; Gonçalves, F.J.M. CHEMPOR 2018 - 13 th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference, 2-4 October 2018, Aveiro, PT.


Soares, M.P.; Jesus, F.; Almeida, A.R.; Zlabek, V.; Grabic, R.; Domingues, I.; Hayd, L. (2016). Cypermethrin contamination in Pantanal: comparative sensitivity of the endemic shrimp Macrobrachium pantanalense and other aquatic species. Conjoint congress of the 3rd International Conference on Occupational & Environmental Toxicology and 3rd Ibero-American Meeting on Toxicology and Environmental Health, Porto, PT.


 


Almeida, A.R.; Jesus, F.; Henriques, J.F.; Andrade, T.S.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Oliveira, M.; Domingues, I. (2016). Humic acids decrease the toxicity of gemfibrozil at lethal level but not at sublethal level. Conjoint congress of the 3rd International Conference on Occupational & Environmental Toxicology and 3rd Ibero-American Meeting on Toxicology and Environmental Health, Porto, PT.


Pereira, S.; Jesus, M.F.; Fernandes, M.A.F.; Ranville, J.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2013). Dissolution of silver nanoparticles under environmentally relevant conditions. 8th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Aix-en-Provence, FR.


 


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. 8th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Aix-en-Provence, FR.


 


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. European Biotechnology Congress, Bratislava, SK.


 


Queirós, L.; Jesus, F.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2013). Toxicity of mixtures of hospital disinfectants to Daphnia magna. SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting, Glasgow, U.K.


 


Fernandes, M.A.F.; Jesus, M.F.; Pereira, S.P.P.; Nogueira , A.J.A. (2013) Toxicity of silver nanoparticles to microalgae: the role of ionic silver. 3rd Young Environmental Scientists Meeting, Kraków, PL.


 


Oliveira, R.; Jesus, F.; Silva, A.; Catarino, A.L.; Nogueira, A.J.A.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Domingues, I. (2012). Effects of the biocide chlorhexidine on Daphnia magna and Danio rerio embryos. XII Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia, 25-28 September, Porto de Galinhas – PE, BR.


 


 Jesus, F.T.; Ranville, J.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2011). Relevance of water chemistry to assess lethal and sublethal effects of metals using Daphnia magna. SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting, Milan, IT.


 


Fernandes, M.A.F.,; Jesus, F.T.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2011). Assessment of silver toxicity to aquatic organisms: effect comparison of silver nanoparticles with ionic silver. SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting, Milan, IT.


 


Catarino, Ana Luísa; Jesus, Fátima; Nogueira, António (2010). Toxicity of mixtures of hospital disinfectants to Daphnia magna. SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, Seville, SP.


 


Fernandes, Marco; Jesus, Fátima; Nogueira, António (2010). Evaluation of silver nanoparticles toxicity on a freshwater trophic web. SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, Seville, SP.


 


Nogueira, António; Jesus, Fátima (2010). Feeding as surrogate for ecologically relevant endpoints of metal stress. SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, Seville, SP.


 


Jesus, M.F.T.; Ranville, J.F.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2009). Combined effects of pH and water chemistry on survival, reproduction, growth and feeding rate of Daphnia magna. SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting, Goteborg, SE.


 


Nogueira, A.J.A.; Jesus, M.F.T. (2009). Modeling of Metal Exposure to Aquatic Organisms. SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting, Goteborg (SE).


 


Nogueira, A.J.A.; Pedrosa, J.; Jesus, M.F. (2008). Modelling interactions between environmental conditions and metal toxicity at physiological level. 5th SETAC World Congress, Sydney, AU.


 


Jesus, M.F.T.; Pedrosa, J.A.M.; Nogueira, A.J.A., 2007. Development of a BLM approach to predict long term effects of metals: integrating the variation of environmental conditions to predict non-lethal endpoints in Daphnia magna. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting, Porto, PT.


 


Jesus, M.F.T; Oliva Teles, L.F.P. (2007). Biological early warning systems for water quality monitoring and control: oxygen consumption rate of Danio rerio. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting, Porto, PT.


 


Pedrosa, J.; Jesus, M.F.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2007). Development of a BLM approach to predict long term effects of metals: assessment of relevant environmental conditions on the feeding rate of Daphnia magna. SETACEurope 17th Annual Meeting, Porto, PT.


 


Jesus, M.F.T.; Pedrosa, J.A.M.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2006). Integrating environmental changes with physiological endpoint predictions in Daphnia magna modelling. SETAC Europe 16th Annual Meeting, The Hague, NL.


 


Jesus, F.; Pedrosa, J.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2006). Incorporating the effects of environmental conditions in the prediction on non-lethal effects of metals. 9th International Symposium on Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine, Lisbon, PT.


Pereira, S.; Jesus, M.F.; Fernandes, M.A.F.; Ranville, J.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2013). Dissolution of silver nanoparticles under environmentally relevant conditions. 8th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Aix-en-Provence, FR.


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. 8th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Aix-en-Provence, FR.


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. European Biotechnology Congress, Bratislava, SK.


Queirós, L.; Jesus, F.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2013). Toxicity of mixtures of hospital disinfectants to Daphnia magna. SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting, Glasgow, U.K.


Fernandes, M.A.F.; Jesus, M.F.; Pereira, S.P.P.; Nogueira , A.J.A. (2013) Toxicity of silver nanoparticles to microalgae: the role of ionic silver. 3rd Young Environmental Scientists Meeting, Kraków, PL.


Oliveira, R.; Jesus, F.; Silva, A.; Catarino, A.L.; Nogueira, A.J.A.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Domingues, I. (2012). Effects of the biocide chlorhexidine on Daphnia magna and Danio rerio embryos. XII Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia, 25-28 September, Porto de Galinhas – PE, BR.


Jesus, F.T.; Ranville, J.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2011). Relevance of water chemistry to assess lethal and sublethal effects of metals using Daphnia magna. SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting, 15-19 May,Milan, IT.


Fernandes, M.A.F.,; Jesus, F.T.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2011). Assessment of silver toxicity to aquatic organisms: effect comparison of silver nanoparticles with ionic silver. SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting, 15-19 May,Milan, IT.


Catarino, Ana Luísa; Jesus, Fátima; Nogueira, António (2010). Toxicity of mixtures of hospital disinfectants to Daphnia magna. SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, 23-27 May,Seville, SP.


Fernandes, Marco; Jesus, Fátima; Nogueira, António (2010). Evaluation of silver nanoparticles toxicity on a freshwater trophic web. SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, 23-27 May,Seville, SP.


Nogueira, António; Jesus, Fátima (2010). Feeding as surrogate for ecologically relevant endpoints of metal stress. SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, 23-27 May, Seville, SP.


Jesus, M.F.T.; Ranville, J.F.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2009). Combined effects of pH and water chemistry on survival, reproduction, growth and feeding rate of Daphnia magna. SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting, 31 May-4 Jun,Goteborg, SE.


Nogueira, A.J.A.; Jesus, M.F.T. (2009). Modeling of Metal Exposure to Aquatic Organisms. SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting, 31 May-4 Jun,Goteborg (SE).


Nogueira, A.J.A.; Pedrosa, J.; Jesus, M.F. (2008). Modelling interactions between environmental conditions and metal toxicity at physiological level. 5th SETAC World Congress, 3-7 August 2008, Sydney, AU.


Jesus, M.F.T.; Pedrosa, J.A.M.; Nogueira, A.J.A., 2007. Development of a BLM approach to predict long term effects of metals: integrating the variation of environmental conditions to predict non-lethal endpoints in Daphnia magna. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting. Porto, PT.


Jesus, M.F.T; Oliva Teles, L.F.P. (2007). Biological early warning systems for water quality monitoring and control: oxygen consumption rate of Danio rerio. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting.Porto, PT.


Pedrosa, J.; Jesus, M.F.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2007). Development of a BLM approach to predict long term effects of metals: assessment of relevant environmental conditions on the feeding rate of Daphnia magna. SETACEurope 17th Annual Meeting.Porto, PT.


Jesus, M.F.T.; Pedrosa, J.A.M.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2006). Integrating environmental changes with physiological endpoint predictions in Daphnia magna modelling. SETAC Europe 16th Annual Meeting.The Hague, NL (poster).


Jesus, F.; Pedrosa, J.; Nogueira, A.J.A. (2006). Incorporating the effects of environmental conditions in the prediction on non-lethal effects of metals. 9th International Symposium on Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine, 21-24 May,Lisbon (PT).

Scientific projects

PTDC/ATP-EAM/5331/2014 - TOXMIX - Toxicity of mixtures of alternative solvents with industrial potential


PTDC/AAG-GLO/4059/2012: CLIMATOX - Impact of climatic changes on toxicity of pollutants


PTDC/AAC-AMB/113649/2009: ASSAY - Assessment of fate and effects of Silver nanoparticleS in Aquatic ecosYstems


POCTI/AMB/55801/2004: PBT - Physiologically-Based Toxicity responses integrating metal speciation predictions from a biotic ligand model (BLM).


INSAAR (National Inventory of Water and Wastewater Systems), Protocol between  University of Aveiro and Instituto da Água (INAG). Link: http://insaar.inag.pt/

Present research interests

Mixtures toxicity


Alternative solvents


Toxicity of nanomaterials


Metals toxicity


Aquatic Ecotoxicology


Physiological and ecological modelling

Academic degrees

2006-2012: PhD in Biology by the University of Aveiro (Portugal) in cooperation with Colorado School of Mines (Colorado, USA). Financial support by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (SFRH/BD/27637/2006) from 2006 to 2010 (48 months).


2002-2005: Master in Hydrobiology by the University of Porto - Faculty of Sciences (Porto, Portugal).


1995-2000: Graduation in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Vila Real, Portugal).


CESAM Funding: