Forging sustainability

Isabel Benta Oliveira

Isabel Benta Oliveira

Assistant Researcher

Research interests

acute and chronic bioassays with target and non-target species;
Persistence, bioaccumulation and environmental concentration prediction of emerging antifouling biocides;
Proteomics analysis (shotgun proteomics) to improve knowledge into the mode of action of antifouling biocides;

Validation of biomarkers and bioindicators of marine pollution

Impacts of climate change, namely pH and temperature, on bivalves and molluscs

Academic degrees

12/06/2017 - PhD in Biology with Specialisation in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Biology | University of Aveiro (PT) in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG; Switzerland) and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA; Norway) | Approved, having been awarded the title of EUROPEAN PhD

21/12/2007 - MSc in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology | University of Aveiro in collaboration with the School of Ocean Sciences (SOS; UK)

01/09/2005 - Degree in Biology (5 years) | University of Aveiro (PT)

Scientific activities

09/2019 to 08/2020 - Assistant Research in the NanoReproTox project | Biology Department & CESAM (UA, Pt)
04/2019 to 07/2019 - Research Fellow (BPD) in the CLIMASTAT project | Biology Department & CESAM (UA, Pt)
07/2016 to 11/2018 - Research Fellow (BI) in the CLIMASTAT project | Biology Department & CESAM (UA, Pt)
03/2016 to 06/2016 - Production director | VIFOZ - Viveiros da Figueira da Foz, S.A.
02/2012 to 04/2012 - Guest PhD student | ECIMAT - Estación de Ciencias Mariñas de Toralla (Vigo, Spain)
05/2011 to 06/2017 - PhD fellow (BD) | dbio & CESAM (UA, Portugal), EAWAG (Switzerland) and NIVA (Norway)
01/2009 to 04/2011 - Research Fellow (BI) in the SAFESEA project | Biology Department of Minho University (UM, Pt)
02/2008 to 12/2008 - Research Technician | Quiaios Rehabilitation Center for Marine Animals, Portuguese Wildlife Society
09/2005 to 09/2006 - Research Fellow (BI) in the ECOBOAT project | Biology Department (dbio) & CESAM (UA, Pt)
09/2003 to 04/2004 - Professional trainee in the Leonardo Da Vinci program | School of Ocean Sciences (SOS), Bangor University, UK


Awards and Prizes
02/2018 - Best poster presentation | CNAC’2018, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), PT
06/2017 - European PhD
03/2015 - Travel and Accommodation Grant to the SETAC 4th Young Environmental Scientist Meeting in Petnica, Serbia | Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
05/2015 - Free Registration to the SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain | Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)



NanoReproTox-Unraveling the ecological impacts of nanoparticles toxicity in the reproduction of marine organisms See more

CliMaStat – Impact of climate change on marine bivalves and gastropods: life cycle disruption by statoliths malformation See more

ECOBOAT - Ecological risk assessment on the use of boat antifouling paints with organometallic and metallic biocides at the Portuguese coast See more

Scientific Supervision

Author Identifiers

Scopus Author ID: 28568030400


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