Maria J Bebianno
Full professor at the University of Algarve with more than 30 years of experience in marine contamination and ecotoxicology. Published >175 papers. Author of several book chapters and editor of several books and participated in several national and international projects. She has supervised more than 19 PhDs some of which co-supervised by colleagues from other EU countries, Brazil and Tunisia, as well as, several Pos-docs some of them from other EU countries. She has participated in more than 100 PhD vivas in other Portuguese, EU countries (France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and U.K.) and Australia Universities. She has developed collaborative research with teams from several universities and research centres of the EU (Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, UK, and Finland) and non-EU countries (Brazil Cape Verde and China). She spent part of one of her sabbatical year at the City University of Hong Kong. Research work is being developed at the Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA) of the University of Algarve where she leads the Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry Group. Research focused on the effects of organic and inorganic “old” and emerging contaminants (personnel care products, pharmaceuticals, nanomaterials and microplastics) on aquatic organisms. More recently the team enrolled in proteomic research applied to Ecotoxicology.