Porteur
Marta Tacão
Session
2017
Co-porteur(s)
Isabel Henriques, Susana Araújo
Titre
EVIÃ- Evaluation of industrial and agricultural impact on Antuã river water and sediments: description of microbiological indicators of contamination
Résumé
Environmental compartments have been continuously influenced by human activities, including the negative impacts resulting from complex discharges of urban, agricultural and industrial sources. Discharges may include diverse contaminants as antibiotics, metals and detergents but also resistant microorganisms and genetic determinants of resistance.
Several point sources of pollution have been contributing for decreasing the water quality in Antuã River, Estarreja: industrial and urban discharges, runoffs from agricultural fields and discharges from animal farming.
The main aim of project EVIÃ is to evaluate the riverine microbial communities potential to assess the risks to public health posed by continuous discharges in the water of the Antuã River.
Type
Projet OHMs
OHM(s) concerné(s)
  • Estarreja
Disciplines
Biologie
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Porteur

Marta
Tacão
Marta Tacão is a Researcher at the Biology Department (Microbiology Laboratory, microlab) and the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, hired under the Scientific Employment Stimulus (CEEC 2017) since 2019. Since 2014, she holds a PhD in Biology (specialization in microbiology), from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. She has participated in several projects hired under their scope or as team member, financed by FCT (7), LAbex DRIIHM (2), and European commission (2). Currently she is the PI at UA of a FCT-funded project. Co-authored 25 papers in Web of Science (WoS) journals, with average citations per paper 20.00 and h-index is 13 (WoS, December 2019) and presented over 40 communications in international and national meetings. She supervises/co-supervises 3 PhD, 5 Msc and 1 final project students, and has supervised 5 Msc and 7 final projects. Her research has been focused on understanding the role and impact of human activities in the dispersion of clinically relevant bacteria and antibiotic resistance in environmental settings, identification of the routes of dissemination and impact of contaminants.

Bibliometry:
http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-9785-2009
www.cesam.ua.pt/martat
https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=11xmED4AAAAJ&hl=pt-PT

Participants

Isabel
Henriques
PhD in biology, MsC in molecular microbiology and Degree in Biology;
68 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters, over 100 oral and/or poster presentations in both national and international congresses, 14 projects participations; h-index: 19
Main interests: ecology of antibiotic resistance, role of anthropogenic activities in the proliferation of resistance in aquatic systems, environmental reservoirs and sources of antibiotic resistance and mobile genetic elements encoding resistance in environmental bacteria.
Susana
Araújo
PhD student at the Biology department of the University of Aveiro
MsC in Applied Biology
Degree in Biology;
8 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 11 poster presentations in national and international congresses, 2 projects participations, h-index: 4.