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Sónia Mendo

Sónia Mendo

Assistant Professor with Habilitation


  • Researcher ID: E-1095-2011
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-5057-5660
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Author=(Mendo S) AND Address=(Aveiro)


Research interests

i) Search for novel antibacterial peptide antibiotics (lantibiotics and traditional antibiotics)
ii) Genotoxicology and Radiobiology (study the effects of exposure to radionuclides and metals)
iii) Dissemination of antibiotic resistance (hospital and wild mammals)
See more at http://labiotecua.wixsite.com/lbmua

Academic degrees

Habilitation in Biology (2013)
PhD in Biology- Microbial Physiology (1998)

Scientific activities

Since January 2013: Assistant professor with Habilitation, Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro
From 1999-2012: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro
1998-1999: Invited Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro
Feb 1996 -June 1998: Invited Assistent (50%), Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro.
1991-1995: PhD student funded by FCT
Feb-Set 1991: Research grant holder at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência at the Project: “Sequencing of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome”.
March 1990-Jan 1991: Research grant holder at Instituto Nacional de Engenharia e Tecnologia Industrial (LNETI); Departamento de Tecnologia das Indústrias Químicas (DTIQ).
1989: BSc Honours in Microbiology, Universidade de Kent, Canterbury,

Others

REVIEWER OF WoS JOURNALS
Journal of Basic Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Journal Mutagenesis, Journal Letters in Applied Microbiology, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Aquatic Toxicology; Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy¸ Frontiers in Microbiology; Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery

Publications

Projects

NANOBINDERS - biogenic polymeric NANOparticles functionalized to BIND metals for Eco-friendly applications: bioRemediation and bioSensors See more

Coli4Lan - Better systems to produce two ­peptide lantibiotics with diverse structures completely in vivo using Escherichia coli and establishment of their mode of action. See more

REpulse- Responses of Daphnia magna exposed to chemical pulses and mixtures throughout generations See more

ECOAPPROACH - Bridging the gap between metal contamination and ecologically significant effects on macrobenthic communities: a multidisciplinary approach from gene to community See more

ENGENUR - Definition of new ENdpoints to assess and discriminate GENotoxic effects resulting from environmental exposures See more

TBTRESENSE: Tributiyltin (TBT) bioremediation and development of a biosensor to detect TBT from contaminated sites. See more

Remediation Processes in uranium and other mining areas See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more

Isolation and Characterization of the genes involved in TBT resistance in marine bacteria See more

ECOBOAT - Ecological risk assessment on the use of boat antifouling paints with organometallic and metallic biocides at the Portuguese coast See more

“Salt of the Atlantic”: Revalorization of identity of the Atlantic Saltpans. Recuperation and promotion of biological, economic and cultural potential of coastal wetlands See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Barbosa (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Diana Dias (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Joana Isabel do Vale Lourenço (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Anabela Cachada (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Teresa Viana (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Beatriz Almeida (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Hugo Costa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Beatriz Almeida (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Sofia Vaz (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Sofia Vaz (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Hugo Costa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Teresa Viana (not a CESAM member)

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

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sonia Pascoal (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Tânia Caetano (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Cátia Raquel Talhas Santos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Andreia Cruz (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Isabel do Vale Lourenço (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Cláudia de Jesus Fernandes Covas (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sónia Ferreira (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Cátia Raquel Talhas Santos (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Andreia Cruz (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Tânia Caetano (CESAM member)

Scientific events

XIII Congresso Ibérico de Citometria de Fluxo (SIC), 9 - 11 may 2013


Member of the organizing committee of Congresso Nacional de Microbiologia e Biotecnologia, 6 - 8 december 2013.


CESAM Funding: