Toxicology of cyanobacteria - biosynthesis of natural toxins, mechanisms of toxicity, bioaccumulation

Datum objave: 16.06.2011

Kategorija: Aktualno na Univerzi

Marine and Environmental Reserach Center, CIIMAR/CIMAR

Contact Person

CAMPOS, Alexandre
Assistant Researcher, PhD
Marine and Environmental Reserach Center, CIIMAR/CIMAR

http://www.ciimar.up.pt
Contact
Telephone:              +35-122-3401800        +35-122-3401800
Fax: +35-122-3390608

Collaboration

Project Proposal


Title: Toxicology of cyanobacteria - biosynthesis of natural toxins, mechanisms of toxicity, bioaccumulation

Type Details: I am developing research in the area of Ecotoxicology, aiming the understanding of the processes of toxicity and bioaccumulation of natural toxins in aquatic animals, plants and humans. The main focuses of my research are the secondary metabolites produced by toxic cyanobacteria.

Areas of specialization/expertise:

Proteomics (gel based methods, 2DE and Blue-native, MALDI-TOF/TOF analysis)
Protein purification and characterization
Toxicity of cyanobateria
Cyanotoxin biosynthesis


Programme (Collaboration EU R&D): FP7-PEOPLE, FP7-REGIONAL


Expiry Date: 2012-06-08


Target Partner

Expertise: I am interested to participate, as a partner, in the preparation of research projects to be submitted to the areas of 'Environment including climate change' and 'Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Biotechnology - (KBBE)' from the 7th framework programme. Specific areas of research that can be considered/developed in the proposals are:

- Identification of biotoxins (methods development, new compounds)
- Characterization of the bioactivity of natural compounds (bioassays, methods development)
- Detection of cyanotoxins in the water and evaluate the toxic potential of cyanobacteria outbreaks in natural habitats and water reservoirs (methods development).
- Bioaccumulation of biotoxins in plants, animals and humans.
- Identification of biomarkers of water pollution and of the presence of biotoxins.


Organisation Details

Marine and Environmental Reserach Center, CIIMAR/CIMAR

Name: Marine and Environmental Reserach Center, CIIMAR/CIMAR

Region: CONTINENTE
NORTE
Grande Porto

Address: CIIMAR
Rua dos Bragas, 289

Porto   4050-123 PORTUGAL


Type: Research

Keywords: cyanobacteria;cyanotoxins;secondary metabolism;bioaccumulation;bioavailabitiy;molecular markers;proteomics



RCN: 87223

Quality Validation Date: 2011-06-14

Update Date: 2011-06-15