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Virgília  Sofia  Silva

Virgília Sofia Silva

Assistent Researcher


  • Researcher ID: D-9914-2011
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-1962-6543
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Silva VS) AND AD=(Aveiro)


Research interests

Domain of specialization: Cell Biology
Main research field: Toxicology
Other fields: Biochemistry, Cytotoxicity, Neurotoxicity

Academic degrees

PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro (december, 2005).
Master degree in Cell Biology (MSc), Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra (june, 1998).
First degree in Biology (BSc), University of Aveiro (july, 1995).

Scientific activities

31/01/2019 - ...
Researcher of Aveiro University in the scope of Decree-Law 57/2016. Department of Biology, University of Aveiro.

1/09/2016 - 30/01/2019
Post-Doc researcher (SFRH/BPD/110269/2015) of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Department of Biology, University of Aveiro. Supervisors: Prof. Carlos Gravato (Univ. Lisboa) e Prof. Amadeu Soares (Univ. Aveiro).

1/05/2013 - 30/06/2015
Post-Doc researcher (BPD/UI89/2340/2013) of Aveiro University in the Project 07-ST24-FEDER-002030 "Biomaterials for regenerative medicine". Department of Biology, University of Aveiro. Supervisor: Prof. Maria Paula Gonçalves (Univ. Aveiro).

01/01/2006 - 30/04/2013
Post-Doc researcher (SFRH/BPD/14677/2003) of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Department of Biology, University of Aveiro. Supervisor: Prof. Maria Paula Gonçalves (Univ. Aveiro).

01/01/2000 - 31/12/2003
PhD Grant (BD/21343/99) from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PRAXIS XXI). Department of Biology, University of Aveiro. Supervisors: Prof. Maria Paula Gonçalves (Univ. Aveiro) and Prof. Catarina Resende Oliveira (CNC- Univ. Coimbra).

27/10/1998 - 31/12/1999
PhD Grant from the University of Aveiro nº 200035. Department of Biology, University of Aveiro. Supervisors: Prof. Maria Paula Gonçalves (Univ. Aveiro) and Prof. Catarina Resende Oliveira (CNC- Univ. Coimbra).

01/01/1996 - 31/12/1997
MSc Grant (BM/6579/95) of the Portuguese Board of Scientific and Technological Research. FCTUC. Supervisors: Prof. Maria Paula Gonçalves (Univ. Aveiro) and Prof. Catarina Resende Oliveira (CNC- Univ. Coimbra).

Others

2006 - 2013; 2015 - 2019
Invited Assistant Professor of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro.

2004/2005
Invited Assistant of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro.

1996/98
Monitor of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro.

Publications

Projects

MAXIAQUA - MAXimization of the strategies of control of a parasite in aquaculture of turbot See more

Biomaterials for regenerative medicine. See more

EnerBioAlgae: Energy use of biomass in the degraded water resources rich in microalgae See more

Nanotechnology for Next Generation Biomedical Implants See more

The synaptosome as a screening tool in Ecotoxicology See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria João Cerqueira da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Morais (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Liliana Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Joana Filipa Pereira Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Andreia Pereira Coimbra (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Daniela Patrício (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Bárbara Correia (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Carla Patrícia da Silva e Sousa Reis (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Bárbara Inês de Noronha Bastos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Nuno Tiago Fidalgo Tavares (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vera Martinho Pais (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Rita Adriano Batista (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Ana Rita Guimarães R. Silva (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): José Manuel Carita Gonçalves (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Sara Raquel do Souto Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Estágio (Main Supervisor): Soraia Alexandra Braga Alho da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Estágio (Main Supervisor): Soraia Alexandra Braga Alho da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Estágio (Main Supervisor): Catarina Tonini Passos (not a CESAM member)

Estágio (Main Supervisor): Fabiana Raquel Silva Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa Aplicada (Main Supervisor): JOÃO PEDRO VANZELER DE SOUSA CAIRES (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa Aplicada (Main Supervisor): SORAIA ALEXANDRA BRAGA ALHO SILVA (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa Aplicada (Main Supervisor): CATARINA TONINI PASSOS (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa Aplicada (Main Supervisor): FABIANA RAQUEL DA SILVA OLIVEIRA (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): DANIEL ALMEIDA MATOS (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): DANIEL ALMEIDA MATOS (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): ANA MAFALDA DE AZEVEDO FÉLIX (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Ana Margarida Marques (not a CESAM member)

Organization of actions for dissemination, training and scientific dissemination

2017. Advanced course in "Fundamentals of Animal Cell Culture" Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (September 11 to 15).
2010. Advanced course in "Image processing and analysis in cell physiology". Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (November 29 to December 3).
2007. Workshop "Monitoring the Electrochemical Gradient of Synaptic Vesicle Protons". "XI National Meeting of Biology Students - Aveiro". Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (April 1).
2005. "Sixth Keele Meeting on Aluminum" International Congress on the theme "Aluminum - Lithosphere to Biosphere (and Back)". Buçaco (February 26 to March 2).
2003. Specialization course "The biological availability of aluminum" Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (June 16-20).
1998. Seminar "Biological Agents: Safety and Health in the Work Environment", University of Aveiro (November 12 and 13).

Prize


  • Award for "Best Communication - Poster" in “The Fifth Keele Meeting on Aluminium”, which took place from 23 to 25 February 2003 at the University of Keele, with the communication entitled “Evaluation of synaptosomal Al3+ retention and synaptic plasma membrane integrity following in vivo aluminium exposure”.


 


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