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João Paulo Teixeira Fernandes


National Institute of Health Environmental Health Department

Environmental and Occupational Toxicology: Biological monitoring of occupational exposure of human populations to genotoxicants, and in general in the threat of genotoxicants to human health, using a multistage approach.
Academic degrees, institutions and dates:
-Biochemistry degree, at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, in 1993.
-Master Science degree in Public Health, Occupational Toxicology, at the Faculty of Medicine
(ICBAS), University of Porto, in1997.
-PhD in Biomedical Sciences, at the Faculty of Medicine (ICBAS), University of Porto, in 2005.
Current scientific and/or Professional activities:
-Head of Research Unit, Environmental Health Department, National Institute of Health (2008-..)
- Coordinator of Environmental Health Unit, National Institute of Health (2013-…)
- Invited Professor of Toxicogenomic and Toxicoproteomic at the Faculty of Medicine, University
of Porto (2012-…)
- Vice- President of Portuguese Toxicology Association (2011-…)
- Member of Education-EUROTOX Sub Committee (2013-…)
Scientific publications:
Author and Co-author of more than 100 full papers/book chapters.
Participation in R&D projects:
International:
-"NanoToxClass- Establishing nanomaterial grouping/ classification strategies according to
toxicity and biological effects for supporting risk assessment"
Leader of WP3- Toxicity data & Testing
European Project-ERA-NET SIINN
Portuguese Coordinator (2014-2017)
- "NanoLINEN- NANOTOXICOLOGY LINK BETWEEN INDIA AND EUROPEAN NATIONS"
European Project Networking Pilot Programme on Biotechnology and Health of New INDIGOPortuguese
Coordinator.
- Management Committee Member of COST |European Cooperation in Science and
Technology, COST Action TD1204 Modelling Nanomaterial Toxicity (MODENA)
-Management Committee Member of COST |European Cooperation in Science and
Technology, COST Action IS1211 “CANCER AND WORK NETWORK” (CANWON)
- Management Committee Member of COST |European Cooperation in Science and
Technology, COST Action TD1206 “Development and Implementation of European Standards
on Prevention of Occupational Skin Diseases (StanDerm)”
- "Assessment and reduction of comet assay variation in relation to DNA damage"
ECNIS Comet Assay Validation Group (ECVAG)
- “Assessment and reduction of comet assay variation in relation to DNA damage and DNA
repair phenotype"
ECNIS Comet Assay Validation Group (ECVAG)
National:
- "GERIA-Geriatric study in Portugal on Health Effects of Air Quality in Elderly Care Centers"-
PTDC/SAU-SAP/116563/2010
(Principal Investigator)
- "GenFA- Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde. Genotoxic Damage and Susceptibility
evaluation in Pathology Anatomy Laboratory workers"-PTDC/SAU-ESA/102367/2008
(Principal Investigator)
- "MERIIT Project - Meal-Exercise Challenge and Physical Activity Reduction Impact on
Immunity and Inflammation"
(Team member)
- "Moving from Air Pollution to Local Integrated Assessment"- PTDC/AAG-MAA/4077/2012
(Team member)
- "How indoor air quality can affect children allergies and asthma" - PTDC/DTP-SAP/1522/2012
(Team member)
- "Environment and Health in children day care centres (ENVIRH)"- PTDC/SAUESA/
100275/2008
(Team member)
Memberships in Editorial Boards:
Mutagenesis, Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology, Journal of Translational
Toxicology and Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Organization of international congresses symposia and workshops:
- “International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health 2016”, Porto 21-23
June, 2016(Chairman).
- “10th International Comet Assay Workshop Conference”, to be held at Porto 18-20 September,
2013 (Chairman).
- “International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology” to be held at Porto
16-18 September, 2013 (Chairman).
- “Advanced Toxicology Course- EUROTOX”, Porto 3-7 September, 2012 (Chairman).
- “International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health 2011”, Porto 17-19
October, 2011(Chairman).
- Course “Human Population Studies with Genetic Biomarkers: measure of exposure,
assessment of damage and detection of susceptibility”, Porto 15-20 May, 2011 (Chairman).
- Environmental Cancer Risk, Nutrition and Individual Susceptibility-ECNIS Workshop
"Biomarkers and Cancer", September 2009, Porto, Portugal (Chairman).
Selection of Recent (2016) Peer-Reviewed Articles representative of Scientific Expertise:
- Solange Costa, Marcello Ceppi, Carla Costa, Susana Silva, Cristiana Pereira, Blanca Laffon,
Stefano Bonassi, João Paulo Teixeira (2016). The cytokinesis-block micronucleus (CBMN)
assay in human populations exposed to styrene. A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Mutation Research Review DOI: 10.1016/j.mrrev.2016.06.003
- Bessa, Maria Joao, Costa, Carla, Reinosa, Julian, Pereira, Cristiana, Fraga, Sonia,
Fernandez, Jose, Banares, Miguel A., Teixeira, Joao Paulo. (2016) Moving into advanced
nanomaterials. Toxicity of rutile TiO2 nanoparticles immobilized in nanokaolin nanocomposites
on HepG2 cell line.
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, doi:10.1016/j.taap.2016.12.018
- Soto-Zarazúa María G., Bah Moustapha, García-Alcocer María G., Berumen Laura C., Costa
Carla Sofia, Bessa Maria João, Rodrigues Francisca, Teixeira João Paulo, and Oliveira Maria
Beatriz P.P. (2016) Assessment of Beneficial and Possible Toxic Effects of Two New Alfalfa-
Derived Shelf Products. Journal of Medicinal Food 19(10):970-977 DOI: 10.1089/jmf.2016.0024
- Martin Wilks, Bas Blaauboer, Rolf Schulte-Hermann, Heather M. Wallace, Corrado L. Galli,
Marie Haag-Grönlund, Vesna Matovi, Joao Paulo Teixeira, Johanna Zilliacus, Nursen
Basaran, Eva Cecili, Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Philippe Bourrine, Werner Brueller, Nancy Claude,
Joana P. Miranda, Ursula Gundert-Remyp , Helen Håkanssoni , Leda Kovatsiq , Jyrki Liesivuorir
, Brigitte Lindemans , Dominique Lison, Isabelle Leconte, Emma Martínez-López, Marek Murias,
Cécile Michel, Paul T.J. Scheepers, Lesley Stanley, Aristidis Tsatsakis (2016). The European
Registered Toxicologist (ERT): Current status and prospects for advancement.
Toxicology Letters doi:10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.014
- Miranda, AI., Ferreira, J., Silveira, C., Relvas, H., Duque, L., Roebeling, P., Lopes, M., Costa,
S., Monteiro, A., Gama, C., Sá, E., Borrego, C., J.P. Teixeira, JP. (2016)
A cost-efficiency and health benefit approach to improve urban air quality.
Science of the Total Environment 569–570; 342–351.
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