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Virgília  Sofia  Silva

Virgília Sofia Silva

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow / Invited Professor

  • 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)
  • Title: Evaluation of neurotoxicity endpoints relevant to ecotoxicology. Supervisor: Carlos Alexandre Sarabando Gravato and Amadeu Mortágua Velho da Maia Soares Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/110269/2015 Start date: 2016-09-01 End date: 2019-08-31


Academic degrees

Ph.D. 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

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

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 (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)

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

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

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)

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)

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

Positions


  • Invited Assistant Professor (30%) of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro, between September 12, 2016 and September 11, 2019.

  • Invited Assistant Professor (60%) of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro, between September 14, 2015 and August 31, 2016.

  • Invited Assistant Professor (30%) of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro, between September 17, 2012 and January 31, 2013.

  • Invited Assistant Professor (100%) of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro, between July 30, 2011 and July 29, 2012.

  • Invited Assistant Professor (60%) of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro, between February 9, 2009 and July 29, 2011.

  • Invited Assistant Professor (30%) of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro, between October 1, 2007 and September 14, 2008, and between September 15, 2008 and February 8, 2009.

  • Invited Assistant Professor (50%) of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro, between September 13, 2006 and September 12, 2007.

  • Invited Assistant (60%) of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro, between September 22, 2003 and September 21, 2004 and between September 22, 2004 and September 21, 2005.

  • Monitor of the Department of Biology, from the University of Aveiro, during the 2nd semester of the academic year 1996/97.

SCHOLARSHIPS


  • Masters Scholarship (BM/6579/95) of the Portuguese Board of Scientific and Technological Research.

  • PhD Scholarship from the University of Aveiro.

  • PhD Scholarship (BD/21343/99) from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PRAXIS XXI).

  • Post-Doc researcher (SFRH/BPD/14677/2003) grant from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia from 01-1-2006 to 30-4-2013.

  • Post-Doc researcher (BPD/UI89/2340/2013) grant from Aveiro University in the Project 07-ST24-FEDER-002030 from  01-5-2013 to 30-6-2015.

  • Post-Doc researcher (SFRH/BPD/110269/2015) grant from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia from 01-09-2016 to 31-08-2019.

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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