From Science to Innovation

Olga C. Nunes

Senior Researcher

Academic position: Assistant Professor (FEUP)

Research position at LEPABE: Integrated member

Background: PhD in Biochemistry/Microbiology from Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Bioremediation.
  • Microbial ecology and biodiversity.
  • Bacterial taxonomy.
  • Control of microbial development.

Selected Publications

Duarte, M., Ferreira-da-Silva, F., Lünsdorf, H. Junca, H., Gales, L. Pieper, D.H., Nunes, O.C. "Gulosibacter molinativorax ON4T molinate hydrolase, a novel cobalt dependent amidohydrolase" Journal of Bacteriology, (2011), 193, 5810-5816.

Lopes, A.R., Manaia, C.M., Nunes, O.C. "Bacterial community variations in an alfalfa-rice rotation system revealed by 16S rRNA gene 454-pyrosequencing". FEMS Microbiology Ecology, (2014), 87, 650-663.

Reis, P., Reis A.C., Ricken, B., Kolvenbach, B.A., Manaia, C.M., Corvini, P., Nunes, O.C. "Biodegradation of sulfamethoxazole and other sulfonamides by Achromobacter denitrificans PR1" Journal of Hazardous Materials, (2014), 280, 741-749.

Becerra-Castro, C., Lopes, A.R., Vaz-Moreira, I., Silva, E.F., Manaia, C.M. Nunes, O.C. "Wastewater reuse in irrigation: A microbiological perspective on implications in soil fertility and human and environmental health" Environment International, (2015) 75, 117-135.

Sousa, J.M., Macedo, G., Pedrosa, M., Becerra-Castro, C., Castro-Silva, S., Pereira, M.F., Silva, A.M.T., Nunes, O.C., Manaia, C.M. "Ozonation and UV254 nm radiation for the removal of microorganisms and antibiotic resistance genes from urban wastewater" Journal of Hazardous Material, in press

Selected Projects

“Characterization and application of the novel molinate hydrolase (MolA) in bioremediation processes” (PTDC/AAG-TEC/3909/2012). Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Beginning: July 2013. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator.

“Elimination of micropollutants with antimicrobial activity from wastewaters” (PTDC/AAC-AMB/113091/2009). Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Beginning: April 2011. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator.

“Characterization of a new metabolic pathway: mineralization of the herbicide molinate” (PTDC/AMB/66653/2006).  Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Beginning: October 2007. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator.

"Bioremediation of soils and waters contaminated with pesticides” (POCI/AMB/59836/2004). Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Beginning: September 2005. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator.

"Dynamics of antimicrobial resistance between the hospital and the environment” (PTDC/AAC-AMB/113840/2009). Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Beginning: March 2011. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator for FEUP’s team.

 

Email: opnunesfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 508 1917

Room: E212

Laboratory: E009B

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