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Luísa Santos

Luísa Santos

Postdoctoral researcher

  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Marine & Estuarine Ecology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : ResearcherID=D-1016-2013


Research group

Environmental and Applied Microbiology. Head of group: Professor Adelaide Almeida (http://www.cesam.ua.pt/adelaidealmeida).

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ResearcherID: D-1016-2013


ORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7551-5605


Scopus author iD Scopus Author ID: 25629963500

Scientific experience

2003-2004 - Final Year Project in Microbial Ecology - Theme: Influence of halophyte vegetation on estuarine bacterial communities - Ria de Aveiro and Tagus Estuary. CESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.


2004-2005 - Trainee - Theme: Control quality in microbiological analyses of water to human consume. Laboratory Luságua, Portugal.July/August 2005 - 15th Training Through Research (TTR) Cruise – Leg 4 in the Gulf of Cadiz. R/V Professor Logachev.


May/June 2006 - 16th Training Through Research (TTR) Cruise – Leg 2 in the Gulf of Cadiz. R/V Professor Logachev.


January/ Febuary 2006 - Trainee - Theme: Microbial communities involved in methane anaerobic oxidation at mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz”. Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology. 


2006-2013: PhD student (SFRH/BD/31827/2006). Thesis: Hydrological and photochemical influence on dynamics of estuarine bacteria. CESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Academic degrees

2005 - BSc in Biology - University of Aveiro


2013 - PhD in Biology with specialisation in Microbiology  - University of Aveiro

Research interests


  • Microbial ecology

  • Environmental microbiology; 

  • Aquatic Photobiology and Photochemistry;

  • Dissolved organic matter

Scientific Supervision

In progress
Concluded

Projects

In progress
Concluded
  • Impact of solar radiation on dissolved organic matter photochemical and microbial processes in the estuarine environment See more
  • Phage therapy as a low environmental impact alternative to inactive phatogenic bacteria in fishfarming plants. See more

Publications

WoS Papers (11)
Santos L., Cunha M .A., Silva H., Caçador I., Dias J.M., Almeida M.A . (2007) Influence of salt marsh on the bacterial activity in two estuaries with different hydrodinamic characteristics (Ria de Aveiro and Tagus Estuary). In: Research interests. Fems Microbiol Ecol. 60, 3, 429-441.
Coelho F.J.R.C., Sousa S., Santos L., Santos A.L., Almeida A., Gomes N.C.M., Cunha A. (2011) Exploring hydrocarbonoclastic bacterial ­communities in the estuarine surface microlayer. In: Research interests. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 64, 185-195.
Santos L.M.P., Santos A.L., Coelho F.J.R.C., Gomes N.C.M., Dias J.M., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2011) Relation between bacterial activity in the surface microlayer and estuarine hydrodynamics. In: Research interests. Fems Microbiology Ecology. 77, 3, 636-646.
Mendes C., Santos L., Cunha A., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A. (2014) Proportion of prokaryotes enumerated as viruses by epifluorescence microscopy. In: Research interests. Annals Of Microbiology. 64, 2, 773-778.
Santos L., Santos A.L., Coelho F.J.R.C., Gomes N.C.M., Dias J.M., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2014) Heterotrophic activities of neustonic and planktonic bacterial communities in an estuarine environment (Ria de Aveiro). In: Research interests. Journal Of Plankton Research. 36, 1, 230-242.
Santos L., Vaz L., Gomes N.C.M., Vaz N., Dias J.M., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2014) Impact of freshwater inflow on bacterial abundance and activity in the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 138, 107-120.
Santos L., Santos E.B.H., Dias J.M., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2014) Photochemical and microbial alterations of DOM spectroscopic properties in the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. 13, 8, 1146-1159.
Baptista I., Santos A.L., Pereira C., Santos L., Cunha A., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A. (2014) Influence of incubation conditions on bacterial production estimates in an estuarine system. In: Research interests. Aquatic Ecology. 48, 3, 327-336.
Pereira C., Santos L., Silva A.P., Silva Y.J., Cunha A., Romalde J.L., Nunes M.L., Almeida A. (2015) Seasonal variation of bacterial communities in shellfish harvesting waters: Preliminary study before applying phage therapy. In: Research interests. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 90, 1-2, 68-77.
Pereira S., Pereira C., Santos L., Klumpp J., Almeida A. (2016) Potential of phage cocktails in the inactivation of Enterobacter cloacae-An in vitro study in a buffer solution and in urine samples. In: Research interests. Virus Research. 211, 199-208.
Santos L., Pinto A., Filipe O., Cunha A., Santos E.B.H., Almeida A. (2016) Insights on the Optical Properties of Estuarine DOM - Hydrological and Biological Influences. In: Research interests. Plos One. 11, 5,
Other Papers (0)
Books (0)
Book Chapter (2)
F.J.R.C. Coelho, S. Sousa, L. Santos, A. L. Santos, A. Almeida, N. C. M. Gomes, Â. Cunha (2010) Studies on Environmental Chemistry-Biological Responses to Contaminants. In: Research interests. Tokyo. © by TERRAPUB.
Almeida A., Cunha A., Santos L., Salvador S., Gomes A. (2007) Current Research Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. In: Research interests. Singapore. World Scientific Publishing Co.
Thesis (1)
Santos L. (2013) Hydrological and photochemical influence on dynamics of estuarine bacteria. In: Research interests. PhD Thesis.
Communications (42)
Santos, L.,, Baptista I., Henriques I., Sousa I., Correia A., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2006) Structure of bacterial assemblages down water column of a shallow estuarine system (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In: Research interests.
Coelho F., Santos L., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2006) Comparative analysis of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton in na estuarine system (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In: Research interests.
Cunha M.A., Almeida M.A., Pedrosa F., Matos J., Santos L. (2004) Actividade heterotrófica de comunidades bacterianas de sapais (Ria de Aveiro e estuário do Tejo). In: Research interests.
Cunha A., Santos L., Coelho F., Almeida A. (2006) Heterotrophic activity of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton in an estuarine system (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In: Research interests.
Almeida A,, Loureiro N., Baptista I., Cunha A., Coelho F., Santos L. (2006) Relashionship between bacterial membrane integrity and bacterial production in the surface microlayer of the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro. 5º Simpósio sobre a Margem Ibérica Atlântica. In: Research interests.
Baptista I., Santos L., Sousa I., Santos E., Cunha M.A., Almeida M.A. (2005) Factors underlying the shape of vertical profiles of bacterial density, viability and productivity in the ecosystem Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests.
Almeida M.A., Cunha M.A., Santos L., Baptista I., Malatkova B., Santos E.B.H. (2005) Effect of organic matter composition on bacterial activity distribution down the water column of a shallow estuarine system. In: Research interests.
Almeida MA, Baptista I, Coelho F, Cunha A, Loureiro.N, Salvador S, Santos, L (2006) Vertical variation of viruses-to-bacterium ratio in a estuarine System (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In: Research interests.
Sousa I., Baptista I., Santos L., Almeida M.A., Santos E., Cunha M.A. (2005) Effect of solar radiation on DOM quality and on marine bacterioplankton ectoenzymatic activity and monomer uptake. In: Research interests.
Sousa I., Batista I., Santo L., Almeida M.A., Santos E., Cunha M.A. (2005) Effect of solar radiation on DOM quality and on marine bacterioplankton ectoenzymatic activity and monomer uptake. In: Research interests.
Santos L, Cunha MA, Gomes A, Santos AL, Hornibrook E, Pinheiro LM, Nuzzo M, Oliveira V, Almeida MA (2007) Distribution and activity of prokaryote communities in the sediments of the mud volcano Porto (Gulf of Cadiz). In: Research interests.
Santos L, Almeida MA, Niemann H, Boetius A, Boetius A, Cunha MA, Pinheiro LM, Niemann H, Cunha MA, Almeida MA, Magalhães V, Pinheiro LM (2007) Microbial communities involved in anaerobic methane oxidation in mud volcanoes from the Gulf of Cadiz. In: Research interests.
Santos L, Almeida MA, Coelho F, Cunha MA, Lima E, Loureiro N, Matos P, Salvador S, Pinheiro LM (2006) Distribution, activity and diversity of microbial communities from sediments of the mud volcano Mercator (Gulf of Cadiz). In: Research interests.
Santos L, Cunha MA, Matos J, Pedrosa F, Almeida MA (2005) Impact of salt marsh bacterial communities to the bacterioplankton dynamics of two estuarine systems (Ria de Aveiro and Tagus Estuary). In: Research interests.
Santos L, Cunha MA, Matos J, Pedrosa F, Almeida MA (2004) Exportação de carbono bacteriano do sapal para o estuário (Ria de Aveiro). In: Research interests.
Santos L, Niemann H, Boetius A, Pinheiro LM, Cunha A, Almeida A (2006) Microbial communities involved in anaerobic methane oxidation in mud volcanoes from the Gulf of Cadiz. In: Research interests.
Magalhães V H, Pinheiro L M, Birgel D, Peckmann J, Niemann H, Santos L, Vasconcelos C, Mckenzie J A, Ivanov M K (2007) Microbially-mediated formation of methane-derived carbonates from the Gulf of Cadiz. In: Research interests.
L. Santos, F. Coelho, C. Mendes, L. Nance, E. Santos, A. Cunha, A. Almeida (2007) Does photochemical alteration of dissolved organic matter influence the structure and activity of the estuarine prokaryote communities?. In: Research interests.
Oliveira V, Santos AL, Mendes C, Santos L, Almeida A, Cunha A (2007) Influence of plant colonization on te size, physological diversity and heterotrophic activityof salt marsh bacteriobenthos (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In: Research interests.
Santos AL, Mendes C, Coelho F, Oliveira V, Santos L, Almeida A, Cunha A (2007) Dynamics of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton communities in the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. In: Research interests.
Bessa V, Lopes AR, Santos L, Pereira MJ, Almeida A, Cunha A (2007) Bacterioplankton dynamics during the development of cyanobacteria bloom in a Portuguese freshwater shallow lake (Lagoa da Vela). In: Research interests.
Almeida A , Cunha A, Gomes A, Santos L, Trigo C (2007) Viruses and pathogenic bacteria f fish in two aquaculture systems of the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests.
Almeida A, Almeida A., Cunha A, Cunha A., Santos L, Santos L., Salvador S, Salvador S., Gomes A, Gomes A. (2007) Evaluation of the impact of two aquaculture systems on bacterial communities of the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests.
Santos L., Coelho F., Loureiro N., Santos E., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2007) Effect of photochemical organic matter degradation on microbial activity in the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests.
Bessa V.S.S., Lopes A.R., Santos L., Almeida A., Cunha A., Pereira M.J. (2007) Bacterioplankton assessing during the course of a cyanobacterial bloom in a PPortuguese freshwater shallow lake (Lagoa da Vela). In: Research interests.
Gomes A., Santos L., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2007) Prokaryote and viral profiles of abundance in the Semenovich, Porto and Bonjardim mud volcanoes. In: Research interests.
Santos A.L., Mendes C., Coelho F., Oliveira V., Santos L., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2007) Seasonal and spatial patterns of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton communities in the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. In: Research interests.
Almeida A., Cunha A., Gomes A., Santos L., Trigo C (2007) Viruses and pathogenic bactéria of fish in two aquaculture systems of the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests.
Santos A.L., Santos L., Henriques I., Correia A., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2008) Alretações globais e ecossistemas estuarinos: Impacto da radiação ultravioleta nas comunidades bacterianas da Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests.
Coelho F., Santos L., Santos A.L., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2008) Microrganismos nas águas da Ria de Aveiro: Comparação entre bacterioneuston e bacterioplâncton ao longo de um gradiente de contaminação. In: Research interests.
Coelho F., Santos L., Santos A. L., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2008) Comparative analysis of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton along a gradient of contamination with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. In: Research interests.
Coelho F., Sousa S., Santos L., Santos A. L., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2009) Bacterioneuston of Ria de Aveiro: abundance, heterotrophic activity and degradation of PAH. In: Research interests.
Cruz C, Santos AL, Santos L, Cunha A, Almeida A (2007) Profiles of abundance, viability and productivity of bacterioneuston in the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests.
Almeida A., Cunha A. , Gomes N.C.M., Santos L., Mendes C., Pereira C. (2011) Impacto do Virioplâncton sobre a Comunidade Bacteriana da Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests.
Santos L., Gomes N C M., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2011) Variação da abundância e produtividade bacteriana na Ria de Aveiro durante um período de 10 anos (1996-2007). In: Research interests.
Santos L., Batista I., Santos A.L., Coelho F.J.R.C., Gomes, N., Dias, J.M., Cunha, Â., Almeida, A. (2013) Heterotrophic activity in the surface microlayer of an estuarine system (Ria de Aveiro). Abstract Book: 2265. In: Research interests.
Santos L, Vaz L, Gomes NMC, Vaz N, Dias JM, Cunha A, Almeida A (2013) Impact of freshwater inflow on bacterial abundance and activity in the estuarine sytem Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests.
Santos L., Gomes N.G.M., Santos E.B.H. , Dias J.M., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2013) Photochemical and microbial alterations of DOM spectroscopic properties in the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests.
Santos L., Vaz L., Gomes N.C.M., Vaz N., Dias J.M., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2013) Impact Freshwater Inflow on Bacterial Abundance and Activity in the Estuarine System Ria de Aveiro. In: Research interests.
Pereira C, Santos L, Silva AP, Cunha A, Romalde JL, Nunes ML, Almeida A Seasonal variation of bacterial communities in shellfish harvesting waters: preliminary study before applying phage therapy. In: Research interests.
Silva, Y. J., Pereira, C., Costa, L., Santos, L., Cunha, A., Gomes, N.C.M., Calado, R., Almeida, A. (2015) Phage therapy as an approach to prevent Aeromonas salmonicida infections in juvenile sole fish. In: Research interests.
Pereira, C., Santos, L., Silva, A.P., Cunha, A., Romalde, J.L., Nunes, M.L., Almeida, A. (2014) Seasonal variation of bacterial communities in shellfish harvesting waters: a preliminary study before applying phage therapy. . In: Research interests.
Other Publications (3)
Coelho F.J.R.C., Santos A.L., Oliveira V., Santos L., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2011) Padrões de Variação da Actividade Enzimática Extracelular Bacteriana na Ria de Aveiro. Actas das Jornadas da Ria de Aveiro. 295-301. In: Research interests.
Almeida A., Cunha C. , Gomes N.C.M., Santos L., Mendes C. , Pereira C. (2011) Impacto do Virioplâncton sobre a Comunidade Bacteriana da Ria de Aveiro. Jornadas da Ria de Aveiro (2011). In: Almeida, A., Alves, F.L., Bernardes, C., Dias, J.M., Gomes, N.C.M., Pereira, E., Queiroga, H., Serôdio, J. e Vaz, N. (Eds.), 2011. Actas das Jornadas da Ria de Aveiro 2011. Universidade de Aveiro, CESAM - Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar. Aveiro. 369 pp. In: Research interests.
Santos L., Gomes N. C. M., Cunha A., Almeida A. (2011) Variação da abundância e produtividade bacteriana na Ria de Aveiro durante um período de 10 anos (1996-2007) In: Almeida A. AFL, Bernardes C., Dias J. M., Gomes N. C. M., Pereira E., Queiroga H., Serôdio J. e Vaz N. (ed) Jornadas da Ria de Aveiro 2011. Universidade de Aveiro, CESAM - Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Aveiro, p 205-213. In: Research interests.

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