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Vítor Vasconcelos

Department of Biology
University of Porto


Vítor Vasconcelos is Professor at the Department of Biology the Faculty of Sciences , Porto University and the head of the Laboratory of Ecotoxicology, Genomics and Evolution (LEGE) at the Marine and Environmental Research Center (CIIMAR) of Porto University, Portugal. He earned his Ph.D. at University of Porto (UP), Portugal. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of CIIMAR and responsible for the Science out-reach program. He has published 95 Reviewed papers and he was author of 5 book chapters. He has been teaching experience of more than 25 years being the director of the MSc course on Toxicology and Environmental Contamination (UP). He is one of the members in Task Force - Marine and Freshwaters Toxins – of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists- AOAC International. He is also the National Contact (Portugal) of CYANONET- Global Network for the Hazard Management of Cyanobacterial Blooms and Toxins in Water Resources, of the International Hydrology Programme da UNESCO He served as a reviewer of more than 120 peer-reviewed journals in the area of environmental toxicology and eutrophication. He organized 18 international conferences and gave 50 invited talks.

Research Interest

Eutrophication and its consequences. Marine ecotoxicology. Natural toxins, production, diversity and effects.

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