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Maria Pavlaki

Maria Pavlaki

Assistant Researcher


  • Researcher ID: C-8377-2012
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-3078-7927
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU= (Pavlaki M) AND AD=(Aveiro)


Research interests

Ecotoxicology - Marine and Freshwater
Effects of Antineoplastic Agents in zebrafish and ZFL cell line
Mixture Toxicity
Bioaccumulation and Toxicokinetics of metals and NPs in aquatic and soil organisms
Metabolomics

Academic degrees

PhD in Marine Biology (2016, Cum Laude distinction). University of Aveiro, Department of Biology, Aveiro, Portugal

MSc in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (2009). University of Aveiro, Department of Biology, Aveiro, Portugal

BS in Marine Sciences (2007). University of Aegean, Department of Marine Sciences, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece

Scientific activities

December 2018- till now: Contracted Researcher - "EMPHASIS - Effects of marine pharmaceuticals in zebrafish and ZFL cell line" (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031180), Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro

Post-Doctoral Researcher (2017–2018) – “WE-NEED - WatEr NEEDs, Availability, Quality and Sustainability”

Post-Doctoral Researcher (2016–2017) – “NanoFARM- Fate and Effects of Agriculturally Relevant Materials”

PhD Candidate (2011–2016) – “Bottom-up contamination in marine systems – Model trophic levels to predict cadmium flow in marine organisms"

Researcher (2012–2015) – “RePulse- Responses of Daphnia magna exposed to chemical pulses and mixtures throughout generations”

Researcher (2013–2014) – Toxicity responses of molluscs to nanomaterials: the environmental impact from nanotechnology

Researcher (2011–2013) – “FUTRICA- Chemical Flow in an Aquatic TRophic Chain”

Researcher (2011) – “Aumento da Radiação UV potencia o stress químico sobre os organismos aquáticos? Estudo de caso com Daphnia magna”

Research technician (2010–2011) – CLIMAFUN – “Climate Changes and Potential Impact on Soil Functional Ecology”

Researcher (2009) EnvironCanada

MSc Student (2008 –2009) – NOMIRACLE – “Novel Methods for Integrated Risk Assessment off Cumulative Stressors in the Environment”

Research technician (2004-2006) University of Aegean, Department of Marine Sciences, Laboratory of Toxicology, Mytilene, Greece

Trainee (2004) Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Laboratory of Ecology, Athens, Greece

Others

PhD Scholarship awarded by FCT, Portugal (2011-2015)

Publications

Projects

EMPHASIS - Effects of marine pharmaceuticals in Zebrafish and ZFL cell line See more

ECOCENE - Ecological Effects of Nanopesticides to Soil Ecosystems See more

Exposure and bioaccumulation assessment of novel anti-fouling nanomaterials in marine organisms from temperate and tropical waters See more

WE-NEED - WatEr NEEDs, Availability, Quality and Sustainability See more

NanoFARM- Fate and Effects of Agriculturally Relevant Materials See more

Toxicity responses of molluscs to nanomaterials: the environmental impact from nanotechnology See more

REpulse- Responses of Daphnia magna exposed to chemical pulses and mixtures throughout generations See more

FUTRICA- Chemical Flow in an Aquatic TRophic Chain See more

CLIMAFUN-CLImate Changes and Potencial Impact on Soil FUNctional Ecology See more

NOMIRACLE- Novel Methods for Integrated Risk Assessment of Cumulative Stressors in the Environment See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): José Bernardo Ferreira de Castro Mousinho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Diana Carneiro (not a CESAM member)

Grant Holder (Main Supervisor): Sandra F. Gonçalves (CESAM member)

Aluna de Projeto (Co-supervisor): Sara Raquel Amaral Mesquita (not a CESAM member)

Erasmus Placement Student (Co-supervisor): Odysseas Paxinos (not a CESAM member)


CESAM Funding: