20 years of Science and Innovation

Ana Rita Lopes

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Environmental Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Microbial Ecology
  • Bioremediation
  • Taxonomy
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology

Selected Publications

Lopes, AR., Sousa, V.M., Estevinho, B.N., Leite, J.P., Moreira, N.F.F., Gales, L., Rocha, F., and Nunes, O.C. (2016) Production of microparticles of molinate degrading biocatalysts using the spray drying technique. Chemosphere, 161: 61–68.

Lopes, A.R., Becerra-Castro, C., Vaz-Moreira, I., Silva, M.E.F., Nunes, O.C., Manaia, C.M. (2016) Irrigation with Treated Wastewater: Potential Impacts on Microbial Function and Diversity in Agricultural Soils. In: Emerging Challenges in Wastewater Reuse: Contaminants, Treatment, Effects. Fatta-Kassinos, D., Dionysiou, D.D., Kümmerer, K. (Eds.). Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, volume 44, pp 105-128. (ISBN 978-3-319-23891-3).

Lopes, A.R., Bello, D., Prieto-Fernández, A., Trasar-Cepeda, C., Manaia, C.M., and Nunes, O.C. (2015) Relationships among bulk soil physicochemical, biochemical, and microbiological parameters in an organic alfalfa-rice rotation system. Environ Sci Pollut Res, 22, 11690–11699.

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

Lopes, A.R., Danko, A.S, Manaia, C.M. and Nunes, O.C. (2013) Molinate biodegradation in soils: natural attenuation versus bioaugmentation. Appl Microbiol Biot, 97, 2691-2700.





Selected Projects

Characterization and application of the novel molinate hydrolase (MolA) in bioremediation processes - PTDC/AAG-TEC/3909/2012.

Characterization of a new metabolic pathway: mineralization of the herbicide molinate - PTDC/66653/AMB/2006.

Bioremediation of soils and waters contaminated with pesticides -  POCI/AMB/59836/2004.


Email: ritalopesfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 508 2262

Room: E221

Laboratory: E203

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