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ERC Starting Grant awarded to Ana Rita Lado Ribeiro

September 7, 2022

An ERC Starting Grant has been awarded to Ana Rita Lado Ribeiro, researcher at LSRE-LCM since 2014.

ERC provides long-term funding to support researchers and their research teams in pursuing groundbreaking, high-gain/high-risk research. Scientific excellence is the sole criterion on which European Research Council (ERC) grants are awarded.

Rita's project, entitled ERA-ARE - A new ERA for Environmental Risk Assessment: Chirality as a tool towards environmentally safe pharmaceuticals, aims to understand enantioselectivity of environmental processes that can impact the fate/behaviour of chiral antibiotics, contributing to reduce antibiotic resistance and creating innovative Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) guidelines in the pursuit of safer drugs, thus refashioning the relationship between pharmaceutical industry and the environment.
The total budget amounts to 1.5 M€ for a 5 year period.

LSRE-LCM congratulates Rita Lado on this high achievement!

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

J.L. Figueiredo. A Relevância da Indústria Química e o seu Contributo para a Sociedade. Princípia Editora, Lda., Cascais, 2022

APPROVED PROJECTS

CM4Methane - Unravelling the role of conductive materials in the acceleration of methane production from waste in anaerobic digestion processes. Reference: PTDC/BTA-BTA/2249/2021. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2022/01/01. Duration: 36 months.
LigTech - Cutting-Edge PhotoElectroCatalytic Technology for Lignin Recovery. Reference: EXPL/EQU-EQU/0216/2021. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, PeX - Projetos de investigação de caráter exploratório. Starting Date: 2022/01/01. Duration: 18 months.
SERPIC - Sustainable Electrochemical Reduction of contaminants of emerging concern and Pathogens in WWTP effluent for Irrigation of Crops. Reference: Aquatic/0002/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, ERA-NET - European Research Area networks. Starting Date: 2021/09/01. Duration: 36 months.
ClimActiC - Citizenship for Climate: Building Bridges between Citizenship and Science for Climate Adaptation. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000071. Funded by: Agência para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão, I.P., PORTUGAL2020 - PORTUGAL2020. Starting Date: 2021/07/01. Duration: 24 months.
Healthy Waters - Identification, Elimination, Social Awareness and Education of Water Chemical and Biological Micropollutants with Health and Environmental Implications. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000069. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2021/04/01. Duration: 24 months.
BiCat4Energy - Carbon-based noble metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst for renewable energy production: Improving the Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell. Reference: PTDC/EQU-EQU/1707/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
ENANTIOTOX - Enantioselective ecotoxicity and bioaccumulation of psychoactive substances. Reference: PTDC/CTA-AMB/6686/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
Cat4GtL - Continous Catalytic reactor for the Gas-to-Liquid process using NETmix technology. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-069953. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, . Starting Date: 2020/09/01. Duration: 36 months.
BIOma - BIOeconomy integrated solutions for Mobilization of the Agrofood chain. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046112. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, . Starting Date: 2020/07/01. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

Joana de Matos Silva
Mixing and Controlled Combustion in NETmix
Ana Margarida Gorito Gonçalves
Micropollutants in aquaculture: constructed wetlands and advanced oxidation technologies as prospective treatments
Liliana Patrícia Lima Gonçalves
Bimetallic Catalysts supported on Carbon Materials with tailored surface properties