Academic qualifications: Master degree (2011) in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, University of Porto).
Main research areas: Chemistry; Environmental Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Ecotoxicology.
Current position: PhD student in Biotecnology (Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
Current research interests: Biodegradation of organic compounds; identification and quantification of PPCPs in environmental matrices; chiral environmental analysis; removal of PPCPs and formation of metabolites/intermediate compounds during degradation processes; ecotoxicological assessment of drug residues in the environment; chromatographic techniques (HPLC-DAD, LC-FD, LC-MS/MS); extraction techniques (SPE, DLLME, ...).
Maia, Alexandra S., Maria Elizabeth Tiritan, and Paula ML Castro. "Enantioselective degradation of ofloxacin and levofloxacin by the bacterial strains Labrys portucalensis F11 and Rhodococcus sp. FP1." Ecotoxicology and environmental safety 155 (2018): 144-151.
Maia, Alexandra S., Paula ML Castro, and Maria Elizabeth Tiritan. "Integrated liquid chromatography method in enantioselective studies: Biodegradation of ofloxacin by an activated sludge consortium." Journal of Chromatography B 1029 (2016): 174-183.
Ribeiro, Cláudia MR, et al. "Anthropogenic pressure in a Portuguese river: Endocrine-disrupting compounds, trace elements and nutrients." Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A 51.12 (2016): 1043-1052.
Ribeiro, Ana R., et al. "Enantioseparation of chiral pharmaceuticals in biomedical and environmental analyses by liquid chromatography: An overview." Journal of Chromatography B 968 (2014): 8-21.
Maia, Alexandra S., et al. "Degradation of fluoroquinolone antibiotics and identification of metabolites/transformation products by liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry." Journal of chromatography A 1333 (2014): 87-98.
Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)