Cristina Anjinho Viegas
Assistant Professor

Research Activities
Bacteria-based bioaugmentation tools for the bioremediation of soils polluted with chlorinated s-triazine herbicides (e.g., terbuthylazine); Transcriptomic profiling in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for predicting toxicity indicators and modes of action of environmentally relevant pesticides; Yeast-based phenotypic and gene expression bioassays for screening the potential toxicity of xenobiotics and environmental samples.

Selected Publications
Gil FN, Gonçalves AC, Becker JD, Viegas CA (2018) Comparative analysis of transcriptomic responses to sub-lethal levels of six environmentally relevant pesticides in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Ecotoxicology 27: 871-889, doi: 10.1007/s10646-018-1929-1

Gil FN, Belli G, Viegas CA (2017) The Saccharomyces cerevisiae response to stress caused by the herbicidal active substance alachlor requires the iron regulon transcription factor Aft1p, Environ. Microbiol. 19: 485-499, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13439

Lourenço ND, Franca RDG, Moreira MA, Gil FN, Viegas CA, Pinheiro HM (2015) Comparing aerobic granular sludge and flocculent sequencing batch reactor technologies for textile wastewater treatment, Biochem. Eng. J. 104: 57-63, doi:10.1016/j.bej.2015.04.025.

Silva VP, Moreira-Santos M, Mateus C, Teixeira T, Ribeiro R, Viegas CA (2015) Evaluation of Arthrobacter aurescens strain TC1 as bioaugmentation bacterium in soils contaminated with the herbicidal substance terbuthylazine, PLoS ONE 10:e0144978, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144978

Gil FN, Moreira-Santos M, Chelinho S, Pereira C, Feliciano JR, Leitão JH, Sousa JP, Ribeiro R, Viegas CA (2015) Suitability of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae-based assay to assess the toxicity of pyrimethanil sprayed soils via surface runoff: Comparison with standard aquatic and soil toxicity assays, Sci. Total Environ. 505: 161-171, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.09.094

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