Jaqueline Rocha

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Jaqueline Rocha


Jaqueline Rocha holds a BSc degree in Biotechnology and a MSc degree in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, both conducted at the University of Aveiro. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biotechnology with specialization in Microbiology in the Portuguese Catholic University.
Her main interests involve the evaluation of antibiotic resistance of bacterial species in aquatic environments, their dissemination and their possible implications in human health. She has been working in the development of novel approaches do unveil wastewater resistome and studying the possible impact of a relevant bacterial species in human health.

Additional information: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jaqueline_Rocha2



Rocha, J., Manaia., C.M. (2020). Cell-based internal standard for qPCR determinations of antibiotic resistance indicators in environmental water samples. Ecological Indicators, 113:106194. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106194

Michael, S.G., Kordatou, I.M., Nahim-Granados, S., Polo-López, M.I., Rocha, J., Martínez-Piernas, A.B., Fernández-Ibáñez, P., Agüera, A., Manaia, C.M., Fatta-Kassinos, D. (2020). Investigating the impact of UV-C- and solar-driven advanced oxidation on the removal of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance determinants and toxicity present in urban wastewater. Chemical Engineering Journal, 388:124383. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.124383

Rocha, J., Cacace, D., Kampouris, I., Guilloteau, H., Jäger, T., Marano, R.B.M., Karaolia, P, Manaia, C.M., Merlin, C., Fatta-Kassinos, D., Cytryn, E., Berendonk, T.U., Schwartz, T. (2020). Inter-laboratory calibration of quantitative analyses of antibiotic resistance genes. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 8:102214. doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2018.02.022

Correia, S., Silva, V., García-Díez, J., Teixeira, P., Pimenta, K., Oliveira, S., Rocha, J., Manaia, C. M., Igrejas, G., Poeta, P. (2019). One Health approach reveals absence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in autochthonous cattle and their environments. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10:2735. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02735

Rocha, J., Fernandes, T., Riquelme, M. V., Zhu, N., Pruden, A., Manaia, C. M. (2019). Comparison of culture- and quantitative PCR-based indicators of antibiotic resistance in wastewater, recycled water, and tap water. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16:4217. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16214217

Rodríguez-Chueca, J., Varela, S., Rocha, J., Fernandes, T., Pablos, C., Encinas, A., Barceló, D., Rodríguez-Mozaz, S., Manaia, C. M., Encinas, A., Marugán, J. (2019). Assessment of full-scale tertiary wastewater treatment by UV-C based-AOPs: Removal or persistence of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes? Science of The Total Environment 652:1051-1061. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.223


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