Vânia Sofia de Sousa Bessa

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Vânia Sofia de Sousa Bessa

vbessa@ucp.pt

Academic qualifications:

Degree in Microbiology at Faculty of Biotechnology in Catholic Portuguese University
Master in Toxicology at Biology Department in Aveiro University (Portugal)

 

Main Research Areas:

Environmental Biotechnology; Toxicology; Microbiology; Biodegradation of recalcitrant     compounds; Bioreactors; Molecular Biology

 

Current position at the institution:

PhD student

 

Important functions:

Investigation of degradation of pharmaceutical compounds of emerging concern and development of sustainable technologies for their treatment

 

Publications:

V.S. Bessa, I.S. Moreira, S. Murgolo, C. Piccirillo, J. Mascolo, P.M.L. Castro. 2018. Biodegradation of Diclofenac by the bacterial strain Labrys portucalensis F11. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 152: 104-113. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.01.040

V.S. Bessa, I.S. Moreira, 1, M.E. Tiritan, P.M.L. Castro. 2017. Enrichment of bacterial strains for the biodegradation of diclofenac and carbamazepine from activated sludge. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 120: 135-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2017.02.008

A.F. Duque, V.S. Bessa, and P.M.L. Castro. 2015. Characterization of the bacterial communities of aerobic granules in a 2-fluorophenol degrading process. Biotechnology Reports 5 (2015) 98–104. DOI 10.1016/j.btre.2014.12.007

A.F. Duque, V.S. Bessa, and P.M.L. Castro. 2013. Bacterial community dynamics in a rotating biological contactor treating 2-fluorophenol-containing wastewater. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. DOI 10.1007/s10295-013-1381-4

A.F. Duque, V.S. Bessa, M.F. Carvalho, M.K. de Kreuk, M.C.M. van Loosdrecht and P.M.L. Castro. 2011. 2-Fluorophenol degradation by aerobic granular sludge in a sequencing batch reactor. Water Research 45:6745-6752. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2011.10.033

 

Researcher Center

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Academic CV