Forging sustainability

Maria de Fátima T. Jesus

Maria de Fátima T. Jesus

Investigador auxiliar


  • Researcher ID: U-9955-2018
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-0499-4236
  • Ciencia ID: 8414-B01F-A2ED
  • Departamento: Ambiente e Ordenamento
  • Grupo de Investigação: Aquatic Toxicology & Risk Assessment (ATRA)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AUTHOR: (Jesus F or Jesus FT) AND ADDRESS: (Aveiro)


Interesses de investigação

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

Graus académicos

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

Atividades científicas

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.

Publicações

Projetos

FIREMIX - Modelação dos efeitos tóxicos de misturas complexas de contaminantes associados aos incêndios florestais em espécies bentónicas Ver mais

ToxMix - Toxicidade de misturas de solventes alternativos com potencial industrial Ver mais

ASSAY - Avaliação do deStino e efeitoS de nanopartículas de prata em ecossistemas Aquáticos Ver mais

PBT - Respostas de toxicidade baseadas na fisiologia integrando previsões da especiação de metais obtidas através de um modelo de ligandos bióticos (BLM) Ver mais

Orientações científicas

Master (Co-orientador): Laura Coelho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Mariana Afonso (not a CESAM member)

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

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

Communications - posters

Ecotoxicology assessment of fish reproduction: Automated methodology for egg Counting and Viability evaluation - case study using zebrafish eggs. Abreu, S.; Domingues, I.; Jesus, F.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Escadas Martins, R.; Oliveira e Silva, M. SETAC SciCon, 3-7 May 2020, online meeting.


Post-fire Export of Metals and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Assessing the Risk of Contamination for Freshwater Ecosystems. Serpa, D.; Campos, I.; Jesus, F.; Santos, M.; Oliveira, B.; Keizer, J. J.; Abrantes, N. AGU Fall Meeting 2019, 9-13 December 2019, San Francisco, USA.


Hard counting made easy by automated device in cladoceran bioassays. Abreu, S.; Domingues, I.; Jesus, F.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Escadas Martins, R.; Oliveira e Silva, M. SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting, 3-7 November 2019, Toronto, CA.


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


Unraveling the ecotoxicity of deep eutectic solvents using the mixture toxicity theory. 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 - 13th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference, 2-4 October 2018, Aveiro, PT.


Automatic counting and evaluation in Ecotoxicology assays. Abreu, S.; Jesus, F.; Baptista, F.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Escadas Martins, R.; Oliveira e Silva, M. SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting, 26-30 May 2019, Helsinki, FI.


Cypermethrin contamination in Pantanal: comparative sensitivity of the endemic shrimp Macrobrachium pantanalense and other aquatic species. Soares, M.P.; Jesus, F.; Almeida, A.R.; Zlabek, V.; Grabic, R.; Domingues, I.; Hayd, L. Conjoint congress of the 3rd International Conference on Occupational & Environmental Toxicology and 3rd Ibero-American Meeting on Toxicology and Environmental Health. 21-23 of June 2016, Porto, PT.


Humic acids decrease the toxicity of gemfibrozil at lethal level but not at sublethal level. Almeida, A.R.; Jesus, F.; Henriques, J.F.; Andrade, T.S.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Oliveira, M.; Domingues, I. Conjoint congress of the 3rd International Conference on Occupational & Environmental Toxicology and 3rd Ibero-American Meeting on Toxicology and Environmental Health. 21-23 of June 2016, Porto, PT.


Dissolution of silver nanoparticles under environmentally relevant conditions Pereira, S.; Jesus, M.F.; Fernandes, M.A.F.; Ranville, J.; Nogueira, A.J.A. 8th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials. 3-5 of July 2013, Aix-en-Provence, FR.


Long term effects of silver nanoparticles in Lemna minor: the influence of nanoparticles size. Jesus, F.; Aguiar, S.; Fernandes, M.; Oliveira, R.; Pereira, S.; Nogueira, A.J.A. 8th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials. 3-5 of July 2013, Aix-en-Provence, FR.


Ecotoxicoproteomics as an early tool for molecular events: exposure to silver nanoparticles. Fernandes, M.; Oliveira, R.; Jesus, M.; Aguiar, S.; Pereira, S.; Vitorino, R.; Nogueira, A.J.A.; Amado, F. European Biotechnology Congress. 16-18 of May 2013, Bratislava, SK.


Toxicity of silver nanoparticles to microalgae: the role of ionic silver. Fernandes, M.A.F.; Jesus, M.; Pereira, S.; Nogueira, A.J.A. SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting. 12-16 May 2013, Glasgow, U.K.


Toxicity of mixtures of hospital disinfectants to Daphnia magna. Queirós, L.; Jesus, F.; Nogueira, A.J.A. SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting. 12-16 May 2013, Glasgow, U.K.


Toxicity of silver nanoparticles to microalgae : the role of ionic silver. Fernandes, M.A.F.; Jesus, M.F.; Pereira, S.P.P.; Nogueira , A.J.A. 3rd Young Environmental Scientists Meeting. 11-13 February 2013, Kraków, PL.


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


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


Toxicity of mixtures of hospital disinfectants to Daphnia magna. Catarino, A. L.; Jesus, F.; Nogueira, A.J.A.  SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, 23-27 May 2010, Seville, SP.


Evaluation of silver nanoparticles toxicity on a freshwater trophic web. Fernandes, M.; Jesus, F.; Nogueira, A.J.A. SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, 23-27 May 2010, Seville, SP.


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


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


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


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. Jesus, M.F.T.; Pedrosa, J.A.M.; Nogueira, A.J.A. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting, 20-24 May 2007, Porto, PT.


Biological early warning systems for water quality monitoring and control: oxygen consumption rate of Danio rerio. Jesus, M.F.T.; Oliva Teles, L.F.P. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting. 20-24 May 2007, Porto, PT.


Development of a BLM approach to predict long term effects of metals: assessment of relevant environmental conditions on the feeding rate of Daphnia magna. Pedrosa, J.; Jesus, M.F.; Nogueira, A.J.A. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting. 20-24 May 2007, Porto, PT.


Integrating environmental changes with physiological endpoint predictions in Daphnia magna modeling. Jesus, M.F.T.; Pedrosa, J.A.M.; Nogueira, A.J.A. SETAC Europe 16th Annual Meeting. 7-11 May 2006, The Hague, NL.


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


Aquatic Ecotoxicology


Limnology

Academic degrees

2011-present


Research fellow on the ASSAY poject "ASSAY - Assessment of fate and effects of Silver nanoparticleS in Aquatic ecosYstems".


2007-2012


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).


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