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COORDINATOR

UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO

The University of Aveiro (UAVR) is the widening institution, collecting most of the capacitation benefits towards boosting of their knowledge, expertise and skills in the field of environmental epigenetics. The Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) is the main promoting Research Centre, but other UAVR units are involved, namely the Departments of Biology, Medical Sciences, and Education and Psychology, as well as the Institute of Biomedicine (iBiMED) with its genomics facility (iBiGen), the Research Centre on Didactics and Technology in the Education of Trainers (CIDTFF), the Centre for Communication and Information Technology Competences (CCTIC) and Digital Media and Interaction Research Centre (DigiMedia). Background skills of the Coordinator team actively contributing to the successful EPIBOOST implementation lie in the fields of animal and plant physiology, ecotoxicology, environmental risk assessment, microalgae, invertebrate and fish ecology, toxicogenomics and technology-assisted science education.

ADVANCED PARTNER

CSIC

The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) participates in EPIBOOST with two different research centres, both recognized with the prestigious ‘Severo Ochoa’ Center of Excellence Award: the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM). IDAEA is a multidisciplinary research institute bringing together a wide range of expertise in environmental science and is the CSIC’s reference center on environmental (Water & Air) research. ICM is the fourth largest research institute of CSIC and the largest dedicated to marine research, conducting frontier research and fostering knowledge and technology transfer on topics related to ocean and climate interactions, conservation and sustainable use of marine life and ecosystems, and impact mitigation of natural and anthropogenic hazards. EPIBOOST will be provided with complementary expertise in epigenetics, environmental toxicogenomics, and fish reproduction and endocrinology.

ADVANCED PARTNER

UNIVERSITY OF GhENT

The University of Ghent (UGent) is one of the advanced partners within EPIBOOST, capitalizing on its high-level and extensive research experience for further capacity building and capacitation of the widening institution and the research field in general. The Blue Growth Research Lab under the head of Prof. Jana Asselman is the leading Research Unit, renowned for its world class expertise in environmental epigenetics. The Blue Growth Research Lab is supported by the UGent core sequencing facility nxtgnt. Nxtgnt is UGent’s core facility for next generation sequencing (NGS), with (epi-)genome and transcriptome analysis integrated in a unique and state-of-the-art service platform. The team’s expertise and background will contribute to EPIBOOST’s successful impact on environmental and human health risk assessment.

EPIBOOST TEAM

meet the coordinators

UAVR coordinator (CESAM)

Joana Luísa Pereira

CSIC coordinator (IDAEA)

Laia Navarro Martín

UGent coordinator

Jana Asselman

meet the UAVR team

CESAM

Albano Pinto

PhD student

CESAM

Bruna Vieira

MSc student

CESAM

Daniela Correia

PhD student

CESAM

Guilherme Jeremias

PhD student

CESAM

João Serôdio

Researcher

CESAM

Natacha Ramos

BSc student

iBiMED

Sofia Marques

Technician

CESAM

Ana Carvalhais

PhD student

CESAM

Bruno Nunes

Researcher

DigiMedia

David Oliveira

Researcher

CESAM

Inês Domingues

Researcher – PI

CESAM

Larissa Fonseca

BSc student

CESAM

Niedja Santos

PhD student

CESAM

Sofia Ramos

BSc student

CESAM collab.

Ana Marques

Researcher

CESAM

Carlos Marques

PhD student

CESAM

Énia Correia

BSc student

CESAM

Inês Macário

Researcher

cidtff

M. José Loureiro

Researcher

CESAM

Patrícia Pereira

Researcher

CESAM

Silja Frankenbach

Researcher – PI

CESAM

Ana Oliveira

PhD student

CESAM

Cátia Venâncio

Researcher

CESAM collab.

Fátima Brandão

Technician

CESAM

Isabel Lopes

Researcher – PI

CESAM

Mafalda Pinhal

BSc student

CESAM collab.

Raquel Marçal

PhD student

CESAM

Tânia Vidal

Researcher – PI

CESAM

Ana Rodrigues

MSc student

cidtff

Cecília Guerra

Researcher – PI

CESAM

FernandoGonçalves

Researcher

CESAM

Joana Lourenço

Researcher

CESAM

Mário Pacheco

Researcher – PI

CESAM

Sandro Carvalho

BSc student

CESAM

Ana Santiago

Project manager

CESAM

Cláudia Mieiro

Researcher

iBiMED

Gabriela Moura

Researcher – PI

CESAM

João Amaral

MSc student

iBiMED

Miguel Pinheiro

Researcher

CESAM

Sérgio Marques

Researcher

meet the CSIC team

IDAEA

Alicia Arroyo

Dissemination manager

ICM

Mercedes Blázquez

Researcher

IDAEA

Benjamí Piña

Researcher

ICM

Nerea Sanchís

PhD student

IDAEA

Janan Gawra

Researcher

ICM

Noelia Díaz

Researcher

IDAEA

Laura Martínez

Project manager

IDAEA

Sergio de Campos

EU Programmes Coordinator

IDAEA

Marta Casado

Technician

ICM

Silvia Joly

Technician

IDAEA

Mercè Ratera

Projects officer

meet the UGent team

nxtgnt - UGENT

Ellen Demeester

Operational team

nxtgnt - UGENT

Sarah De Keulenaer

Operational team

nxtgnt - UGENT

Filip Van Nieuwerburgh

Researcher – PI

nxtgnt - UGENT

Sylvie Decreane

Operational team

UGent

Iene Herman

PhD student

UGENT

Vicky Pauwelyn

Researcher

UGENT

Ilias Semmouri

Researcher

UGENT

Lotte Janssens

PhD student

UGENT

Sara Vandamme

Researcher

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