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Joana Isabel do Vale Lourenço

Joana Isabel do Vale Lourenço

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Biology Department
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : Author=(Lourenco J) AND Topic= (uranium toxicity or genotoxicity or mutation or biomarkers) or (Eisenia andrei) or (Zebrafish) or (Daphnia magna) or (Comet assay) AND Address=(Aveiro)
  • Title: Uranium mining wastes: the contribution of in vitro tests for the elucidation of the molecular responses to metals and uranium daughter radionuclides toxicity. Supervisor: Prof. Doutora Sónia Mendo, Prof. Doutora Ruth Pereira Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/92554/2013 Start date: 2014-04-01 End date: 2020-03-31


Awards

Best oral presentation in an international conference


Lourenço J., Pereira R, Gonçalves F., Mendo S. (2012) SSH gene expression profile of Eisenia andrei exposed in situ to a naturally contaminated soil from an abandoned uranium mine. 9th ISEG - International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry held in 15-22 July, Aveiro.

Scientific experience

2014/2020 - Post-doctoral fellowship under the theme "Uranium mining wastes: the contribution of in vitro tests for the elucidation of the molecular responses of metals and uranium daughter radionuclides toxicity" (refª SFRH/BPD/92554/2013).University of Aveiro. 


 2012/2013 - Post-doctoral fellowship under the project “ENGENUR - Definition of new ENdpoints to assess and discriminate GENotoxic effects resulting from environmental exposures to Uranium, Uranium daughter Radionuclides and ionizing radiation in bioindicator species (reference PTDC/AAC-AMB/114057/2009), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). University of Aveiro


Reference: BPD/UI88/6230/2012


Start date: 1/11/2012;


End date: 28/03/2014.


Total duration: 17 months


2008/2012 - PhD in Biology: "Evaluation of genotoxic effects in humans and bioindicator species from an abandoned uranium mine area". University of Aveiro


Conclusion of the first three years fellowship on 31st March 2017.


Grant: PhD grant granted by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal;


Reference: SFRH/BD/37007/2007;


Start date: 1/04/2008;


End date: 1/04/2012.


Total duration: 48 meses


 2007-2008 - Lab technician in the Freshwater Ecology Lab (LEAD), CESAM, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.


2005-2006 - Final year thesis in the Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory with Prof. Sónia Mendo supervision in the project " Genotoxic effects in european eels (Anguilla anguilla L.) exposed to Benzo[a]pirene".


2001-2006 - Degree in Biology by the University of Évora, Portugal.

Article Refereing


  • Water, Air & Soil Pollution

  • Environmental Pollution

  • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

  • Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology

  • Fish and Shellfish Immunology 

  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

  • Environmental Science and Technology

  • Science of the Total Environment

  • Analyst

  • Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

  • Environment International

  • Environmental Research

Author IDs

Scopus Author ID: 15073284500


Researcher ID: C-8830-2009


ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0301-6385

Research interests

Radiation biology: 


Effects of ionizing radiation on humans (Genotoxicity;Gene expression profiling and mutation analysis; DNA repair)


Environmental toxicology aplied to radioecogenotoxicology (namely on uranium mines):


Effects of  exposure to ionizing radiation and metals on bioindicator species (Genotoxicity;Gene expression profiling and mutation analysis; DNA repair)


 

Labs

Molecular Biotechnology Lab

Scientific Supervision

In progress (1)
Master (Main Supervisor): André José Pereira Campos (not a CESAM member)

Concluded (2)
Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Sofia Vaz (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Paulo Miguel Cardoso Reis (not a CESAM member)

Projects

In progress (0)
Concluded (1)
ENGENUR - Definition of new ENdpoints to assess and discriminate GENotoxic effects resulting from environmental exposures See more

Publications

WoS Papers (20)
Other Papers (0)
Books (0)
Book Chapter (1)
Thesis (2)
Communications (26)
Other Publications (5)

CESAM Funding: