Just published!

Mariaelena led a publication just published in Marine Drugs. The work is an important milestone in our quest for novel phtosensitisers from marine invertebrates, Polychaeta in the case.

New paper just accepted!

Cátia Gonçalves, our newest Ph.D. student, leads a new publication on the histochemistry of thiols in gladular tissue of Polychaeta, just accepted for publication in Histochemistry and Cell biology. More information will be added soon.

Just published!

Our newest paper is out: 

MARTINS, C. & COSTA, P.M. (2020, in press). Technical updates to the Comet assay in vivo for assessing DNA damage in zebrafish embryos from fresh and frozen cell suspensions. Zebrafish (doi: 10.1089/zeb.2020.1857).


As Portugal and its academia is taking part in the international effort to fight the new coronavirus pandemia, the SeaTox Lab is suspending its wet lab work. We are still active and updates will be posted, though! We hope to get back to our normal routines soon.

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New article just accepted!

Carla Martins is leading author of a new article ijust accepted for publication in the journal Zebrafish, entitled "Technical updates to the Comet assay in vivo for assessing DNA damage in zebrafish embryos from fresh and frozen cell suspensions".

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Welcoming new trainees

Undergraduate trainee students Íris Ramos, Rita Bastos and Ricardo Estevens (LBCM), plus Ricardo Pereira (LBq) Just joined our ranks. These students will be a part of the team in the first trimester of the year. They. are working on subjects related to marine bioproducts and biotechnoogy

New article just published

We just published a review entitled "The State-of-the Art of Environmental Toxicogenomics: Challenges and Perspectives of “Omics” Approaches Directed to Toxicant Mixtures" in the International Journal of Environmental and Human Health. The article, led by C. Martins, results from a collaboration between the Karolinsks Institute of Sweden and SeaTox.

New paper in Scientific Reports

Our Ph.D. Students Carla Martins and Ana P. Rodrigo are leading authors of the paper just published in Scientific Reports entitled “The complexity of porphyrin-like pigments in a marine annelid sheds new light on haem metabolism in aquatic invertebrates”.

New article just accepted!

Ana and Carla lead an article that has just been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports which is due for publication next week. Thw work, appended to our project GreenTech, results from a collaboration between UCIBIO and LAQV and deals on the distribution and chemical characterisation of porphyrinoids from the marine Polychaeta Eulalia

More information will be added as soon as the paper is made public.

New article just accepted!

Cunha et al. (2019) Was just accepted for publication in Aquatic Toxicology. The manuscript explore the phyllogeny of CYPs in mussels, through sequencing of CYP-like mRNAs in the Mediterranean mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis. See our publication here

Ph.D. thesis excellence award to Carolina Madeira

Carolina has just won a Ph.D. thesis excellent award from FCiências.ID (Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa- FCUL), within the domain of Ciências da Terra e do Mar! The awarding ceremony will be held April 15th, at FCUL, in the Great Auditorium. We congratulate our colleague for her outstanding achievement!

New funded research project - MARVEN

Project MARVEN - "The Portuguese biotechnological database for marine animal venoms and toxins", submitted to Fundo Azul has been approved for funding! The project, led by SeaTox is a consortium of several labs @UCIBIO and IPMA and aims at establishing a bridge between marine toxicology and industry.

New article just accepted!

A review article on the biotechnological potential of Polychaeta and their contribution to safer and sustainable exploitation of rour seas has ject been accepted for publication in Environmental Research. By A.P. Rodrigo and P.M. Costa: "The hidden biotechnological potential of marine invertebrates: The Polychaeta case study".

SeatTox Lab at Jortec 2019

Folling invitation from the students of Biochemistry, C. Martins and P.M. Costa provided a three-hour hands-on workshop on the Comet assay.