Ana Teresa Reis

Integrated Member (PhD)

Department: Environmental Health
Research Group: Environmental and Laboratorial Epidemiology


Ana Teresa Reis graduated in Biochemistry and Food Chemistry at the University of Aveiro in 2007. In the following year, she obtained her Masters Degree in Analytical Chemistry and Quality Control (University of Aveiro), with her work “Mercury impact in the human health: the Aveiro region as a case study” focusing on the environmental and public health impact of mercury emissions from a Portuguese chlor-alkali plant. In 2013, she earned her PhD degree in Chemistry from University of Aveiro. Within her doctoral project, she developed new methods for mercury speciation in environmental samples and organized an international proficiency test.

Since June 2017, she is a Postdoc at the EPIUnit of the Institute of Public Health of University of Porto, and Environmental Health Department in the National Institute of Health (Portugal). Since then, her main research interests and activities are focused on the understanding of the biological effects of human exposure to mixtures of legacy and emergent environmental contaminants (nanomaterials), using in vitro and in vivo models, and the development of novel approaches to predict these contaminants’ toxicity to the population. Currently, she is also the Principal Investigator of project NanoLegaTox- When old meets new: A novelty study on the human uptake, genotoxicity and immunotoxicity of nanoparticles and legacy contaminants mixtures (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029651). So far, her work resulted in several articles published in international peer-reviewed journals, and communications in national and international conferences.



Nanotoxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Occupational Health, Genotoxicity, Epidemiology, Biomarkers.