CLEAR - Resorting to microbial Consortia to restore metaL-contaminated soils for the area of EstArReja
Lopes Isabel
Project type
Projet OHM
OHM(s) involved
  • OHMI Estarreja
Biologie, Écologie


Lopes Isabel
Isabel Lopes is a Principal Researcher at CESAM and Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro-UA, with a PhD in Biology (2003) from the University of Coimbra. She develops research in ecological risk assessment, namely in the fields of ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecotoxicology and amphibian risk assessment. She has large expertise on the characterization of hazards for a diverse group of chemicals by using both standard and non-standard bioassays with several aquatic and terrestrial species, and including their application in the characterization of the ecological risks. She has been involved, as a member and as PI, in several national (FCT) and international (EU) research projects and in tenures (e.g. with EFSA, German Environmental Agency, Government of Tocantins State-Brazil) tackling the risk assessment of environmental perturbations. At present, she is the vice-chair of the cost action PERIAMAR (CA18221), is the coordinator of the Thematic Research Line Ecology & Functional Biodiversity in CESAM-UA, is Associated Editor of the journal Captar, is member of the Committee Responsible for Animal Experimentation and Welfare (CREBEA) at UA, and integrates the committee of the Master's Degree in Applied Biology and Ecotoxicology. She has supervised 16 PhD students (of which 8 in progress) and 26 MSc students (of which 7 in progress), 28 undergraduate students (graduation thesis and internships) and 10 BSc and MSc Erasmus+ students. She is the (co)author of more than 100 SCI papers, 4 technical-scientific reports and 4 book chapters.


CV has completed her PhD in Biology in December 2017, with the thesis acknowledged with Magna Cum Laude honors. CV has 24 articles in good peer reviewed journals, one of which about the salinitzation effects on coastal ecosystems in a high impact factor journal (IF: 12.88). CV is a contracted researcher within the project SALTFREE II (cesam.ua.pt) and she is also a collaborator in other national and international projects (GoGoFrog and the Cost Action Periamar). CV is engaged in several collaborations and has a wide network that allowed the enrichment of the proposal, with realistic and achievable objectives (University of Aveiro and University of Coimbra, University of Porto, Agricultural School of Coimbra, Southern Connecticut State University-USA, University of Castilla La Mancha-Spain, Faculties of Biology and Chemistry of the Adam Mickiewicz University-Poland, University of Saint Andrew-UK, University of Ruhuna-Sri Lanka, Research Institute for Limnology Mondsee-Austria, and...
Etelvina Figueira is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro, with a PhD in Biology (2000) and a Degree in Biology (1987). Presently she is responsible for 4 courses of Biology and Biotecnology BSc programs: Biochemistry and Metabolism, Biochemistry and Metabolism II, Enzymology and Plant Physiology.
Her management activity includes vice-directory of the Doctoral Program in Biology and Ecology of Global Changes, Biotechnology Bachelor (2012 to present), Biotechnology Master (since 2018) and Applied Biology Master degrees (2019 to present), Coordinator of the mobility program Erasmus and Erasmus+ on Biology Department (2011 to present).
She is the leader of the Rhizolab Laboratory and an integrated member of the associate laboratory CESAM (2013 to present). She was PI and participated or participates in FCT, LIFE, Interreg and CRUP projects. She is the author or co-author of 155 articles (ISI web of Science), 7 book chapters, an h-index of 34 (ISI web of Science) and...
Paulo Cardoso is an Assistant Researcher at Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is a PhD in Biology and Ecology of Global Changes (University of Aveiro, 2019), funded by a grant of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT, Portugal), Master in Applied Biology (University of Aveiro, 2014) and BSc in Biology (University of Aveiro, 2012). His main areas of expertise are Microbiology, Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria (PGPB), Biomarkers of stress, Metabolomics. He is an author/co-author of 18 international peer review journal articles, and of 11 oral presentations and 8 conference posters. He lectures undergraduate courses (Biochemistry and Metabolism I; Biochemistry and Metabolism II), master courses (Food Quality and Safety; Microbiology and Food Safety) and an advanced course for PhD students (Metabolomics as a tool in environmental research). He is the main supervisor of a PhD student (funded by FCT), which is working on the application of PBPB on...
Bruno Carneiro (BC) is a 3rd year biology student at the University of Aveiro.
BC is currently working full time on the potential of fungi and bacteria to improve agricultural production and soils sustainability.
BC has been developing skills in the field of microbiology with knowledge and experience acquired in curricular and extracurricular activities such as: lectures; active laboratory work, assistance to PhD students, and volunteering in the now published research “A Multifactorial Approach to Untangle Graphene Oxide (GO) Nanosheets Effects on Plants: Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria Inoculation, Bacterial Survival, and Drought”.
BC has a special interest in microorganisms and their applications in medicine, agriculture, and bioremediation, especially fungi, in which BC has been furthering his knowledge.