Ivone Pinheiro

Research Fellow
Water Quality   

Ivone joined INL as a research fellow in Water Quality Research Group, Department of Life Sciences. She works in ACUINANO project in monitoring the presence and effects of engineered inorganic nanoparticles in aquaculture products, under Begoña Espiña’s supervision.

Ivone has graduation in Applied Biology from the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) and a Master degree in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology from ICBAS and Faculty of Sciences from University of Porto (Porto-Portugal). Her MSc thesis was focused on in vitro toxicology assays with primary cell culture fish hepatocytes to evaluate the effects of estrogens and peroxisome proliferators in the hepatic peroxisomes.

Selected Publications

  • C Dias, N Vasimalai, MP Sárria, I Pinheiro, V Vilas-Boas, J Peixoto, B Espiña
    Biocompatibility and bioimaging potential of fruit-based carbon dots
    Nanomaterials (Basel). 2019 Feb; 9(2): 199. doi: 10.3390/nano9020199
  • TV Madureira, I Pinheiro, F Malhão, LFC Castro, E Rocha, R Urbatzka
    Silencing of PPARαBb mRNA in brown trout primary hepatocytes: effects on molecular and morphological targets under the influence of an estrogen and a PPARα agonist
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2019 Mar; 229:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2018.12.001
  • TV Madureira, F Malhão, T Simões, I Pinheiro, C Lopes, JF Gonçalves, R Urbatzka, LFC Castro,
    MFL Lemos, E Rocha

    Sex-steroids and hypolipidemic chemicals impacts on brown trout lipid and peroxisome signaling – Molecular, biochemical and morphological insights
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol. 2018 Oct; 212:1-17. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpc.2018.06.001
  • C Lopes, F Malhão, C Guimarães, I Pinheiro, JF Gonçalves, LFC Castro, E Rocha, TV Madureira
    Testosterone-induced modulation of peroxisomal morphology and peroxisome-related gene expression in brown trout (Salmo trutta f. fario) primary hepatocytes
    Aquat Toxicol. 2017 Dec; 193:30-39 doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2017.09.026
  • TV Madureira*, I Pinheiro*, RP Freire, E Rocha, LFC Castro, R Urbatzka
    Genome specific PPARαB duplicates in salmonids and insights into estrogenic regulation in brown trout
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2017 Jun; 208-209:94-101. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2017.04.005.* Joint first author