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Newton C. Marcial Gomes

Newton C. Marcial Gomes

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Researcher ID K-3211-2015
  • ORCID 0000-0003-1934-0091
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine & Estuarine Ecology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : Author=(Gomes NCM) OR Author=(Gomes N) AND Address=(CESAM) NOT Author=(Gomes, Nuno)
  • Title: Supervisor: Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: Fundo Europeu dos Assuntos Marítimos e das Pescas (FEAMP) Grant reference: BPD/CESAM/MAR-02.01.01-FEAMP-0031 Start date: 2018-07-01 End date: 2019-06-30

Research interests

Multidisciplinary assessment of marine ecosystems exposed to anthropogenic contaminants and influence of global changes.
Structural and functional studies of microbial communities in marine ecosystems, plants and animal hosts.
From ecology to biotechnology: combine ecology and biotechnology disciplines for a better understanding of the diversity, eco physiological functions and biotechnological potential of marine microbes.
Development and validation of technologies for molecular diagnostics and DNA authentication.

Academic degrees

1995 - 1999. PhD in Microbiology. Institute of Microbiology Prof. Paulo de Góes. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
1992 - 1995. MSc in Microbiology. Institute of Biological Sciences. Federal University of Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte (Brazil).
1987 - 1992. Bachelor in Marine Biology. Integrated Faculties Maria Thereza, Niterói (Brazil).

Scientific activities

2016 - Present. Advisory Council Member of Broto Biotechnology Incubator. A bi-institutional incubator of State University of Santa Cruz (UESC) and State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil.

2013 - 2018. Principal Researcher (FCT Investigator Programme 2012) of CESAM and Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

2009 - Present. Coordinator of the Laboratory for Molecular Studies of Marine Environments (LEMAM) of CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

2007 -2013. Assistant Researcher of CESAM and Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

2001 – 2007. Post-doctoral researcher. Federal Research Centre Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Germany.

1999 – 2000. Post-doctoral researcher. Federal Research Centre Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Germany.



RhizoMiS - Redesigning the rhizosphere microbiome of Salicornia for exploitation of bioproducts and improvement of bioprocesses See more

AquaHeal - Microbial modulation in aquacultures with recirculation system: towards a production system suppressor of diseases See more

EcoTech-SPONGE- Assessing the ECOlogical functions and potential bioTECHnological applications of plasmid assemblages from microbial symbionts of marine SPONGEs See more

LínguaTox - Língua bioeletrónica para a deteção de toxinas marinhas em bivalves See more

NO RESET - Metamorphosis does not reset embryonic and larval history. Clarifying the role of offspring provisioning and larval feeding on early post-settlement performance of coastal marine invertebrates See more

Dynamics of the intestinal microbial flora, digestive enzymes activity and biochemical composition of marine invertebrate larvae in a globally changing ocean (Nº E-116/10) See more

STEP - Integrated System for Managing Fishfarm Effluents See more

SymbioCoRe - SYnergies through Merging BIOlogical and biogeochemical expertise in COral REsearch See more

LTER-RAVE - Long term monitoring in the Ria de Aveiro: towards a deeper understanding of ecological, environmental and economic processes See more

AQUASAFE - Development of new technologies to anticipate and diagnose disease outbreaks in aquaculture See more

RASTREMAR - Use of molecular tools in the traceability of marine food products See more

Phage therapy as a low environmental impact alternative to inactive phatogenic bacteria in fishfarming plants. See more

LUSOEXTRACT – Finding new natural compounds isolated from unique Portuguese ecosystems (AAC/SI/35/2009) See more

CARCACE - Colonization of mAmmal caRCasses in the deep Atlantic ocEan See more

Global climate change and pollution: a synergy designed for disaster? See more

Development of methods for the bioaccunulation of metals by endophytic bacteria See more

SWIMGLO - The Gloria-SWIM plate boundary Faults connection and its importance on the propagation of tectonic deformation and deep See more

PORTONOVO- Water Quality in Harbours. / 2009-1/119 See more

ARENA - Integrated ecological risk assessment of nanomaterials in temperate and tropical ecosystems See more

Remediation Processes in uranium and other mining areas See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more

Desenvolvimento de um equipamento de medição do nível/grau de higienização e fúngico de produtos alimentares e de embalagem – MicroMed. See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Cecília da Cruz Pires (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Diogo Pinho (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Marina Ferreira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Francisco Coelho (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Vanessa Oliveira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Ana Rita Moura Polónia (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Cecília da Cruz Pires (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Tavares Martins (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Letícia Novaes Duarte (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Camila Machado Boaventura -Bolsa Capes-Brasil (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Rui Jorge Miranda Rocha (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Vanessa Oliveira (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Francisco Coelho (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Antonio Miguel de Oliveira Louvado (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Patrícia Maia Domingues (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Catarina Bispo Prata (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Joana Catarina Moniz da Rocha (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Yolanda José Silva (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Catarina Marques (CESAM member)

Scientific Entrepreneurship

Innovation and stimulation of entrepreneurship activities in the biotechnology sector

February 2017 - Present - Member of the Mentall® mentor network for entrepreneurship of the Technology Transfer Unit of the University of Aveiro (UATEC). MentAll® is a mentoring network created by UATEC, whose main objectives are to support and consolidate entrepreneurial initiatives and encourage knowledge share between entrepreneurs and mentors.

July 2017 – For the second time DNA TRUSTAG was awarded with the Seal of Excellence by the European Commission within the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The proposal was scored as a high-quality project in a highly competitive evaluation process during the SME instrument phase 2 call (H2020-SMEInst-2016-2017). The company reached the 3º best score in Portugal and 9º place for all projects in the Topic: Engaging SMEs in security research and development. The technology commercialized by the company was developed by our group LEMAM at CESAM.

October 2016 - DNA TRUSTAG receives Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 funding. The SME instrument is a funding program of the European Union, which aims to transform disruptive ideas into concrete innovative solutions with an European and global impact.

July 2016 - DNA TRUSTAG was awarded with the Seal of Excellence by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 (EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation). The seal certify the innovative character and commercialization potential of the technology developed by our group (LEMAM) at CESAM.

January 2016 - Co-Founder of DNA TRUSTAG a spin-off company of University of Aveiro. The company aims at providing and introducing into the market brand and product protection solutions based on an innovative DNA authentication technology.

2012 – Present – Responsible for the course “Applied Environmental Microbiology and Bio-entrepreneurship” to promote/stimulate bio-entrepreneurial activities. University of Santa Cruz (UESC) (Bahia, Brazil).


Gomes, NCM, Oliveira, VJ, Coelho, FJRC, dos Santos, ARL. "A portable device, a method to read authentication labels and their uses”. International Patent: PCT/ IB2017/052570. Date of request: 28.04.2017. Publication Number: WO2017191575

Gomes NCM. “Molecular label containing dna molecules and process for marking and identifying the label”.  International Patent: PCT/PT2014/000056. Date of request: 22-09-2014. Publication Number: WO2015026254

Rocha, SM, Costa V, Ferreira J, Almeida A, Cunha A, Gomes NCM, Stein P, Petronilho S, Baptista I. "Equipment and flow extraction process of biological and chemical contaminants". International Patent: PCT (PT-PPI 42961-10), Date of request:10-12-2010. Publication Number: WO2012069888

Awards and Distinctions

 2015 - University of Aveiro - 40 Years 40 Inventors 40 Entrepreneurs.
In September 2015, University of Aveiro published a special commemorative publication to celebrate its 40th anniversary. This joint initiative of the Technology Transfer Unit (UATEC) and the Business Incubator of the University of Aveiro (IEUA) recognized the work of 40 inventors and entrepreneurs from this institution in the last 40 years.

2014 - Prototype awarded - I Transfrontier Contest for Prototypes Oriented to the Market (Prototransfer). INESPO II - Innovation Network Spain-Portugal.

2014- PROVE IT - Financial award for development of the prototype “Use of chimeric DNA molecules for development of molecular barcode labels” (Newton Gomes). Technology Transfer Unit of the University of Aveiro (UATEC) and project GAPI 3. Portugal.

2010 - Awarded with National Innovation Prize (BES prize - Portugal) with the best Business Plan in the category of Ocean Economy. Portugal.

2009 - 1º prize for the best business proposal of the University of Aveiro presented in the Curso de Empreendedorismo de Base Tecnológica (CEBT09) with project "Fishcare". Portugal.

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