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Activities1 Activities Activities3 Activities4

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  • Scientific publications:

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Coimbra, C., Farias, P., Branco, R., and Morais, P.V. (2017) Tungsten accumulation by highly resistant marine hydrothermal Sulfitobacter dubius strains carrying a tupBCA cluster. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 40: 388-395. doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2017.06.005

Francisco, R., Branco, B., Schwab, S., Baldani, J. I., and Morais, P. V. (2017) Impact of plant-associated bacteria biosensors on plant growth in the presence of hexavalent chromium. World J Microbiol Biotechnol

Francisco, R., Branco, R., Schwab, S., Baldani, I., and Morais, P. V. (2018) New plant-bacteria biosensor systems for Cr(VI) detection in impacted environments. Plos One. Under revision.

Costa S., Lopes, I., Proença, D. N., Ribeiro, R., Morais, P. V. (2016) Diversity of cutaneous bacterial community of Pelophylax perezi populations inhabiting different environments. Sci Total Environ. Doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.230

Carvalho, D., Sousa, T., Morais, P. V., Piedade, A. P. (2016) Polymer/metal nanocomposite coating with antimicrobial activity against hospital isolated pathogen. Applied Surface Science. 379: 489-496. Doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.04.109

Branco, R. & Morais, P. V. (2016) Two superoxide dismutases from TnOtchr are involved in detoxification of reactive oxygen species induced by chromate. BMC Microbiology. Doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0648-0

Branco, R., Sousa, T., Piedade, A. P., Morais, P. V. (2016) Immobilization of Ochrobactrum tritici As5 on PTFE tin films for arsenite biofiltration. Chemosphere 146: 330-7. Doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.12.025

Sousa, T., Branco, R., Piedade, A. P., Morais, P. V. (2015) Hyper accumulation of arsenic in mutants of Ochrobactrum tritici silenced for arsenite efflux pumps. PLos One. 2015; 10(7): e0131317. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131317

Pedro, F., Santo, C, E., Branco, B., Francisco, R., Santos, S., Hansen, L., Sorensen, S., and Morais, P. V. (2015) Natural hotspots for multiple resistances gain: arsenic and antibiotic resistance in heterotrophic aerobic bacteria from marine hydrothermal vent fields. Appl Environ Microbiol. Volume 81, Number 7

Catarina, C., Branco, R., Natal-da-Luz, T., Sousa, J. P., Morais, P. V. (2015) Evaluation of bacterial biosensors to determine chromate bioavailability and to assess ecotoxicity of soils. Chemosphere. Doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.12.026

Chung, A. P., Sousa, T., Pereira, A., and Morais, P. V. (2014) Microorganisms, tools for bioremediation of uranium contaminated environments. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, pp. 53-58. Doi: 10.1016/j.proeps.2014.05.012 Catarina Coelho, Rita Branco, Tiago Natal-da-Luz, José Paulo Sousa, Paula V. Morais (2014) Evaluation of bacterial biosensors to determine chromate bioavailability and to assess ecotoxicity of soils. Chemosphere. 2015 Feb 2;128C:62-69. doi: 10.1016

Chung, A.P., Tânia Sousa, Alcides Pereira and Paula V. Morais. 2014. Microorganisms, tools for bioremediation of uranium contaminated environments. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science. 8: 53–58 doi:10.1016/j.proeps.2014.05.012

Pedro Farias, Christophe Espírito Santo, Rita Branco, Romeu Francisco, Susana Santos, Lars Hansen, Soren Sorensen, Paula V. Morais. Arsenic and Antimonium resistance occurring on microbial communities at Lucky-Strike hydrothermal vent. Applied Env Microbiol AEM03240-14 in press

Tânia Sousa, Rita Branco, Ana Paula Piedade, Paula V. Morais 2014. Hyper accumulation of arsenic in mutants of Ochrobactrum tritici silenced for arsenite efflux pumps. PlosOne 2015

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  • International cooperation:

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Presentation of the Commitment BioAlMinore at Meeting of Operational Groups (OG) of the EIP on Raw Materials, 2014 November 10-11, Brussels

Mobilization of Uranium by bacterial isolates from a Biofilm in a high radon activity environment (300.000 Bq/m3). Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology 2014 International Conference and UMREG 2014 | UMH VII, September, 21-25, Freiberg, German

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  • Chapters in Books

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Piedade, A. P. & Morais, P. V. (2017) Biomachining of stainless steel: characterization by microscopic techniques. In Microscopy and imaging science: practical approaches to applied research and education (Microscopy Book Series - Volume #7, 410-416). A. Méndez-Vilas (Ed), Formatex Research Center, ISBN-13: 978-84-942134-9-6, February 2017

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  • Non-indexed Journals

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Pereira, A. & Morais, P. V. (2015) BIOTECNOLOGIAS PARA A EXPLORAÇÃO AMBIENTALMENTE SUSTENTÁVEL DOS RECURSOS GEOLÓGICOS: OS MINEIROS DO FUTURO? Geonovas 28 (accepted for publication)

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  • Oral Communication

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Morais, P.V. (2016) BioCriticalMetals - Recognition of microbial functional communities and assessment of the mineralizing potential (bioleaching) for high-tech critical metals. Workshop Environmentally sustainable processes in critical metals recovery. University of Coimbra, Polo II, Portugal; 6th June.

Morais, P.V. (2016) Identification of ChrB as transcriptional regulator of the TnOtChr transposon responsible for the chromium resistance of Ochrobactrum tritici. Interactive activities for publicxation "Dá Ciência à Vida". Coimbra, Portugal; 12th to 14th February.

Proença, D. N. (2015) Microbial diversity and new species associated with frogs' microbiome. Workshop on Contaminant-driven genetic erosion in the skin microbiome of frogs. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Morais, P. V. (2015) Biomineration in recovery of metals using living organisms. Auditorium of the Southern Region of the Order of Engineers. 19 May.

Morais, P. V. (2015) 2nd Annual Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) for Raw Materials and the Brokerage event. Brussels, 13 and 14 January.

Fasola, E., Proença, D. N., Lopes, I., Morais, P. V. (2015) Frogs’ microbiome from metal polluted and metal non-polluted sites. Evoluzione, 6º Congress of Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology. Bologna, Italy.

Morais, P. V. (2015) Operational Groups of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials. Technologies for processing (OG1) Commitment BioAlMinore. Brussels, 10 and 11 November.

Morais, P. V., Chung, A. P., Sousa, T., Pereira, A. (2014) Imobilization Of Uranium by bacterial isolates from a Biofilm in a high radon activity environment (300.000 Bq/m3). 7th Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology Conference; Freiberg, Germany; 18 to 25 September.

Morais, P. V. (2016) BioCriticalMetals. Seminar ERAMIN, Vinnova and Tekes; 26th October; Stockholm, Sweden.

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  • Scientific Divulgation

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Morais, P. V. & Branco, R. (2015) “Microrganismos, bioferramentas do futuro". National Festival of Biotechnology of the project World Biotech Tour; Pavilion of Knowledge, Lisbon, Portugal; 10 and 11 April.

Project “As bactérias como mineiros do futuro: minerar o lixo urbano à procura do metal crítico telúrio”. (2015) Project Science in School; 12ª edition; Ilídio Pinho Foundation, Portugal. Coordinator Susana Dias