Curriculum Vitae

Unit of Radiological Protection and Safety


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Name: Vanda Sofia
Surnames: Cardigos Martins
Place/Date of birth: Lisbon, 31/01/1980
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: +351-21-994 6346
Telefax: +351 21-994 1995
E-mail: vanda.martins (add @itn.pt)


Education

Employment Record and Duties

  • 01/11/2008 – Onwards
    Research grant in Biological Dosimetry – SFRH /BI/33499/2008: "In vitro culture of mammalian cells (human lymphocytes)". Execution and analysis of cytogenetic assays to perform a calibration dose-effect curve for different doses of ionising radiation.
    Current laboratory activities: Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 01/07/2006-01/02/2007 – Research Trainee
    Execution of cellular toxicity assays (Mtt). Microscopic analysis of chromosomal aberrations and micronuclei. Department of Genetics, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Main Scientific Area of Research

  • Toxicology.
  • Radiobiology.
  • Biological dosimetry.

Domains of Specialization

  • Biological dosimetry.
  • Radiological protection.

Present Research Interests

  • Radiobiology.
  • Biological dosimetry.

Publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

  • Oliveira,N.G., Pingarilho,M., Martins,C., Fernandes,A.S., Vaz,S., Martins,V., Rueff,J., Gaspar,J.F. Cytotoxicity and chromosomal aberrations induced by acrylamide in V79 cells: Role of glutathione modulators. Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 676 ,87–92, (2009).
  • Martins,C., Oliveira,N.G., Pingarilho,M., Gamboa da Costa,G., Martins,V., Marques,M.M., Beland,F.A., Churchwell,M.I., Doerge,D.R., Rueff,J., Gaspar,J.F. Cytogenetic damage induced by acrylamide and glycidamide in mamallian cells: correlation with specific glycidamide-DNA adducts.Toxicological Sciences. 95(2), 383–390 (2007).

Abstracts in peer-reviewed journals

  • Oliveira,N.G., Martins,C., Vaz,S., Martins,V., Pingarilho,M., Rueff,J., Gaspar,J. (2006) Role of glutathione status on the cytotoxicity induced by acrylamide and glycidamide in mammalian cells. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 41 (suppl.1), 27.
  • Martins,C., Gaspar,J., Martins,V., Gamboa da Costa,G., Marques,M.M., Rueff,J., Oliveira,N.G. (2005) Induction of Sister-Chromatid Exchanges and Chromosomal Aberrations by Acrylamide and Glycidamide. Mutation Research, 577 (suppl.), 181.

Poster presentations

  • Implementation of a dose-response curve of g-radiation for Portuguese population using the chromosomal aberrations assay. Martins,V., Antunes,A.C., Cardoso,J., Santos,L., Monteiro Gil,O. EPRBioDose 2010 International Conference. Mandelieu-La-Napoule, France, 10-14 October 2010.
  • Cytokinesis-bloked micronucleous assay for a rapid screening in case of na accidental exposure scenario. Antunes,A.C., Martins,V., Cardoso,J., Santos,L., Monteiro Gil,O. EPRBioDose 2010 International Conference. Mandelieu-La-Napoule, France, 10-14 October 2010.
  • Role of glutathione status on the cytotoxicity induced by acrylamide and glycidamide in mammalian cells. Oliveira,N.G., Martins,C., Vaz,S., Martins,V., Pingarilho,M., Rueff,J., Gaspar,J. 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine. Denver, Colorado, USA, 15-19 November 2006.
  • Induction of Sister-Chromatid Exchanges and Chromosomal Aberrations by Acrylamide and Glycidamide. Martins,C., Gaspar,J., Martins,V., Gamboa da Costa,G., Marques,M.M., Rueff,J., Oliveira,N.G. 9th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ICEM), San Francisco, 3-8 September 2005.