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Vanessa Oliveira

Vanessa Oliveira

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine & Estuarine Ecology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : Author: (Oliveira V) AND Author: (Oliveira, V) AND Author: (Oliveira, V.) AND Address: (CESAM)
  • Title: Evaluation of the synergistic effects caused by global climate change and environmental pollution on bacterial plasmid diversity in marine demosponges inhabiting Portuguese estuaries: ecological and biotechnological implications. Supervisor: Dr. Newton Gomes; Dr. Ângela Cunha e Dr. Silvia Rocha Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/101919/2014 Start date: 2015-02-01 End date: 2021-01-31


Patents

Gomes, NCM, Oliveira, VJ, Coelho, FJRC, dos Santos, ARL. "Dispositivo portátil, método para leitura de etiquetas de autenticação e seus usos”. National Invention Paten, Date of request: 03.05.2016.

Project participation

- Scolarship Research of the scientific project "PTDC/MAR/67752/2006 O papel das plantas de sapal no ciclo do mercúrio: identificação das interacções planta-bactérias-Hg críticas para a remediação de ecossistemas (MARMER)". Felloship funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal


- Participation on a Transnacional project “FCT/5952/27/5/2013/S - Integrated geophysical, geochemical and microbiological approaches for hydrocarbon prospecting in sedimentary basins from Portugal and Tunisia”. Funded by Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal.

Professional career

Member of the CESAM (Center of Studies of the Environment and the Sea), Institute of Investigation of the University of Aveiro (since 2007)

Short CV

Academic degrees


2014 – PhD in Biology, Specialization in Microbiology by the Aveiro University.


2008 – Master in Microbiology by the University of Aveiro (final classification of 16).


2007 – 4 years degree in Biology by the University of Aveiro (final classification of 15).


Current Situation


02/2015 – Present - Post-Doc Researcher at the Department of Biology (dbio) and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro


and


Invited Auxiliar Professor (part-time), at Biology Department-UA


 


Professional Experience


November/December 2015 – Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM), in the frame of e-COST Action FLOWS (ES1301), under the supervision of Dr. Mark Lever, ETH Zurich, to learn innovative techniques in molecular biology (sequencing) and to produce new datasets from the deep-sea sediment samples that were brought from Expedition 351 of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).


01/2013 – 12/2014 – Promoter in Biotechnology project (supported by government program “Passaporte para o Empreendedorismo”)


11/2009-10/2014– PhD Student at the Department of Biology (dbio) and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro


Setember/October 2010 – Short-term stay in Julius Kühn-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, to learn techniques relating to the detection and characterization of plasmids from endophytic bacteria capable of hydrocarbon degradation, under the supervision of Dr Kornelia Smalla


11/2008-10/2009- Scholarship research of the scientific project "PTDC/MAR/67752/2006", University of Aveiro


 Research interests


1)   Environmental Microbiology; Microbial Ecology; Molecular Biology


2)   Bacterial biodegradation of pollutants and microbe enhanced phytorremediation.


3)   Investigation of marine microbial symbionts to search for novel compounds including biocatalysts and antibiotics.


4)   Bioinformatics, metagenomic and metatranscriptomic based analysis


 

Scientific Supervision

In progress
Concluded
  • final degree project (Co-supervisor): Lúcia Roque (not a CESAM member)
  • final degree project (Co-supervisor): Rosa Cirne (not a CESAM member)

Projects

In progress
  • AquaHeal: Microbial modulation in aquacultures with recirculation system: towards a production system suppressor of diseases See more
  • EcoTech-SPONGE- Assessing the ecological functions and potential biotechnological applications of plasmid assemblages from microbial symbionts of marine sponges See more
Concluded
  • AQUASAFE - Development of new technologies to anticipate and diagnose disease outbreaks in aquaculture See more
  • MARMER: The role of salt marsh plants on mercury cycle. Identifying plant-bacteria-Hg interactions critical for ecosystem remediation See more

Publications

WoS Papers (16)
Cruz A., Oliveira V., Baptista I., Almeida A., Cunha A., Suzuki S., Mendo S. (2012) Effect of tributyltin (TBT) in the metabolic activity of TBT-resistant and sensitive estuarine bacteria. In: Environmental Toxicology. 27, 1, 11-17.
Oliveira V., Santos A.L., Coelho F., Gomes N.C.M., Silva H., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2010) Effects of monospecific banks of salt marsh vegetationon sediment bacterial communities. In: Microbial Ecology. 60, 1, 167–179
Cleary D.F.R., Oliveira V., Gomes N.C.M., Pereira A. , Henriques I., Marques B., Almeida A., Cunha A., Correia A., Lillebø A.I. (2012) Impact of sampling depth and plant species on local environmental conditions, microbiological parameters and bacterial composition in a mercury contaminated salt marsh. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 64, 2, 263-271.
Oliveira V., Santos A.L., Aguiar C., Santos L., Salvador A.C., Gomes N.C.M., Silva H., Rocha S.M., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2012) Prokaryotes in salt marsh sediments of Ria de Aveiro: effects of halophyte vegetation on abundance and diversity. In: Estuarine, Coastal And Shelf Science. 110, 61-68.
Santos A.L., Oliveira V., Baptista I., Henriques I., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Correia A., Cunha A. (2012) Effects of UV-B Radiation on the Structural and Physiological Diversity of Bacterioneuston and Bacterioplankton. In: Applied And Environmental Microbiology. 78, 6, 2066-2069.
Domingues P.M., Louvado A., Oliveira V., Coelho F.J., Almeida A., Gomes N.C.M., Cunha A. (2013) Selective cultures for the isolation of biosurfactant producing bacteria: comparison of environmental inocula and hydrophobic carbon sources. In: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology. 43, 3, 237-55.
Oliveira V., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Silva A.M.S., Simoes M.M.Q., Smalla K., Cunha A. (2014) Hydrocarbon contamination and plant species determine the phylogenetic and functional diversity of endophytic degrading bacteria. In: Molecular Ecology. 23, 6, 1392-1404.
Oliveira V., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Silva A.M.S., Silva H., Cunha A. (2015) Microbe-Assisted Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbons in Estuarine Environments. In: Microbial Ecology. 69, 1, 1-12.
Oliveira V., Gomes N.C.M., Cleary D.F.R., Almeida A., Silva A.M.S., Simoes M.M.Q., Silva H., Cunha A. (2014) Halophyte plant colonization as a driver of the composition of bacterial communities in salt marshes chronically exposed to oil hydrocarbons. In: Fems Microbiology Ecology. 90, 3, 647-662.
Santos A.L., Oliveira V., Baptista I., Henriques I., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Correia A., Cunha A. (2013) Wavelength Dependence of Biological Damage Induced by UV Radiation on Bacteria. In: Archives Of Microbiology. 195, 1, 63-74.
Coelho F.J.R.C., Cleary D.F.R., Rocha R.J.M., Calado R., Castanheira J.M., Rocha S.M., Silva A.M.S., Simoes M.M.Q., Oliveira V., Lillebo A.I., Almeida A., Cunha A., Lopes I., Ribeiro R., Moreira-Santos M., Marques C.R., Costa R., Pereira R., Gomes N.C.M. (2015) Unraveling the interactive effects of climate change and oil contamination on laboratory-simulated estuarine benthic communities. In: Global Change Biology. 21, 5, 1871-1886.
Oliveira V, Silva A, Marques B, Almeida A, Gomes NCM, Lillebø A, Cunha A (2015) Microcosm assessment of the effect of an acute mercury contamination event on the structure and activity of sediment bacterial communities. In: Applied Microbiology - Open Access. 1:102,
Coelho F.J.R.C., Cleary D.F.R., Costa R., Ferreira M., Polonia A.R.M., Silva A.M.S., Simoes M.M.Q., Oliveira V., Gomes N.C.M. (2016) Multitaxon activity profiling reveals differential microbial response to reduced seawater pH and oil pollution. In: Molecular Ecology. 25, 18, 4645-4659.
Hentati, O., Oliveira, V., Sena, C., Bouji, M.S.M., Wali, A., Ksibi, M. (2016) Soil contamination with olive mill wastes negatively affects microbial communities, invertebrates and plants. In: Ecotoxicology. 25, 8, 1500-1513.
Cleary D.F.R., Coelho F.J.R.C., Oliveira V., Gomes N.C.M., Polonia A.R.M. (2017) Sediment depth and habitat as predictors of the diversity and composition of sediment bacterial communities in an inter-tidal estuarine environment. In: Marine Ecology. 38, 2, -e12411.
Oliveira V., Gomes N.C.M., Santos M., Almeida A., Lillebo A.I., Ezequiel J., Serodio J., Silva A.M.S., Simoes M.M.Q., Rocha S.M., Cunha A. (2017) Effects of the Inoculant Strain Pseudomonas sp SPN31 nah (+) and of 2-Methylnaphthalene Contamination on the Rhizosphere and Endosphere Bacterial Communities of Halimione portulacoides. In: Current Microbiology. 74, 5, 575-583.
Other Papers (1)
ACC Pires, DFR Cleary, ARM Polónia, SC Lim, NJ de Voogd, V Oliveira, NCM Gomes Comparison of bacterial communities associated with Xestospongia testudinaria, sediment and seawater in a Singaporean coral reef ecosystem. In: Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom.
Books (0)
Book Chapter (2)
Cunha A., Almeida A., Coelho F.J.R.C., Gomes N.C.M., Oliveira V., Santos A.L. (2010) Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. In: Badajoz. Formatex. 2,
Santos A.L., Baptista I., Oliveira V., Henriques I, Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Correia A., Cunha A. (2010) Microorganisms in Industry and Environment: From Scientific and Industrial Research to Consumer Products. In: Singapore. World Scientific Publishing. 978-981-4322-10-2.
Thesis (2)
Oliveira V. (2008) Diversidade microbiana em rizosferas de plantas de sapal. In: MSc Thesis.
Oliveira V. (em curso) Microbe-mediated recovery of salt marshes contaminated with oil hydrocarbons. In: PhD Thesis.
Communications (15)
Santos L, Cunha MA, Gomes A, Santos AL, Hornibrook E, Pinheiro LM, Nuzzo M, Oliveira V, Almeida MA (2007) Distribution and activity of prokaryote communities in the sediments of the mud volcano Porto (Gulf of Cadiz). In:
Oliveira V, Santos AL, Mendes C, Santos L, Almeida A, Cunha A (2007) Influence of plant colonization on te size, physological diversity and heterotrophic activityof salt marsh bacteriobenthos (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In:
Santos AL, Mendes C, Coelho F, Oliveira V, Santos L, Almeida A, Cunha A (2007) Dynamics of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton communities in the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. In:
Santos A.L., Mendes C., Coelho F., Oliveira V., Santos L., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2007) Seasonal and spatial patterns of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton communities in the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. In:
Cunha A., Coelho F., Santos A.L., Oliveira V., Santos L., Almeida A. (2007) Characterization of bacterioplankton and bacterioneuston in the estuarine system Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. In:
Oliveira V., Santos A.L., Coelho F., Aguiar C., Sousa S., Lopes S., Gomes N.C.M, Almeida A., Cunha A. (2009) Bacterial in salt-marsh sediments: Influence of plant colonization on abundance, Physiological diversity and heterotrophic activity (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In:
Oliveira V., Santos A.L., Coelho F., Aguiar C., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2009) Structural diversity, physiological profiles and abundance of sulfate-reducing bacteria in bacterial communities of salt-marsh sediments (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In:
Oliveira V., Aguiar C., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2009) Património Microbiológico do Sapal da Ria de Aveiro: importância das bactérias para a reciclagem de matéria orgânica. Congresso Internacional de História e Património de Aveiro. In:
Silva R.N., Tómas A.C., Tómas J.P.C., Neves M.G.P.M.S., Faustino M.A.F., Cavaleiro J.A.S., Oliveira V., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2009) Evaluation of the adsorvation/activity relationship of a cationic porphyrin in Bacillus endospores. In:
Santos A.L., Baptista I., Oliveira V., Lopes S., Henriques I., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Correia A., Cunha A. (2009) Role of Photochemically-Induced Oxidative Stress in Determining the Biological Effects of UV Radiation in Bacteria. In:
Oliveira V., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Silva A.M.S, Simões M.M.Q., Smalla K., Cunha A. (2013) Characterization of endophytic community structure and functional diversity associated with two salt marshes plants (Halimione portulacoides and Sarcocornia perennis). In:
Silva A.P., Oliveira V., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2013) Effect of culture medium in the production of bacterial rhamnolipids. In:
Oliveira V., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Ezequiel J., Serôdio J., Silva A.M.S. , Simões M.M.Q. , Silva H., Cunha A. (2013) Evaluation of plant-microbe interaction in 2-methylnaphthalene contaminated sediments. In:
Silva A.P., Oliveira V., Sousa F., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Serafim L., Cunha A. (2013) Effect of salinity in the production of rhamnolipids by Pseudomonas strains isolated from Ria de Aveiro. In:
Oliveira V., Pires A.C.C., Cleary D.F.R., Pólonia A.R.M., Lim S.C., de Voogd N.J., Gomes N.C.M. (2017) Bacterial communities of Xestospongia testudinaria, sediment and water in a singaporean coral reef ecosystem. In:
Other Publications (1)
Coelho F.J.R.C., Santos A.L., Oliveira V., Santos L., Gomes N.C.M., Almeida A., Cunha A. (2011) Padrões de Variação da Actividade Enzimática Extracelular Bacteriana na Ria de Aveiro. Actas das Jornadas da Ria de Aveiro. 295-301. In:

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