Maria João Bessa

Maria João Bessa

Maria João Bessa holds a Master’s degree in Bioengineering, with a specialization in Molecular Biotechnology from the Faculty of Engineering/Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar at University of Porto (2015).

Along her studies, she became very interested in Nanotechnology, particularly in nanomaterials unique properties and wide range of applications. As an undergraduate student, she had the opportunity to join the research group leaded by Professor João Paulo Teixeira, at the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge, where she participated in different projects in the (nano)toxicology field. During her career, she gained hands-on experience in cell culture and in vitro toxicology methodologies. She has already been involved in several European Projects, all related to nanotoxicology, including the ERA-NET SIINN NanoToxClass (ERA-SIINN/0001/2013) and CERASAFE (SIINN/0004/2014). As a result of her research activities, she presented data at national and Internalstional scientific conferences, and several publications have been produced.

She has been awarded with a PhD scholarship (SFRH/BD/120646/2016) from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), also in the field of nanotoxicology, under the framework of the CERASAFE project.

Articles

2022
Bessa MJ , Brandão F , Fokkens PHB, Leseman DLAC, Boere AJF, Cassee FR, Salmatonidis A, Viana M, Monfort E , Fraga S , Teixeira JP

Int J Mol Sci, 2022 Apr 13;23(8):4278. doi: 10.3390/ijms23084278.

2022
Querido M , Rosário F , Bessa MJ , Mendes F , Teixeira JC , Teixeira JP , Pereira CC

Toxics, 2022, 10(2), 58; https://doi.org/10.3390/toxics10020058

2021
Bessa MJ , Brandão F , Fokkens PHB, Leseman DLAC, Boere AJF, Cassee FR, Salmatonidis A, Viana M, Vulpoi A, Simon S, Monfort E , Teixeira JP , Fraga S

Nanomaterials (Basel), 2021 Nov 27;11(12):3225. doi: 10.3390/nano11123225.

2021
Viana M, Salmatonidis A, Bezantakos S, Ribalta C, Moreno N, Córdoba P, Cassee FR, Boere J , Fraga S , Teixeira JP , Bessa MJ , Monfort E

Ann Work Expo Health, 2021 Jul 27;wxab011. doi: 10.1093/annweh/wxab011. Online ahead of print.

2021
Brandão F , Costa C , Bessa MJ , Dumortier E, Debacq-Chainiaux F, Hubaux R, Salmon M, Laloy J, Stan MS, Hermenean A, Gharbia S, Dinischiotu A, Bannuscher A, Hellack B, Haase A , Fraga S , Teixeira JP

Nanomaterials (Basel), 2021 Jun 7;11(6):1502. doi: 10.3390/nano11061502.

2021
Bessa MJ , Brandão F , Fokkens P, Cassee FR, Salmatonidis A, Viana M, Vulpoi A, Simon S, Monfort E , Teixeira JP , Fraga S

Nanotoxicology, 2021 Mar 18;1-16. doi: 10.1080/17435390.2021.1897698. Online ahead of print.

2020
Rosário F , Bessa MJ , Brandão F , Costa C , Lopes CB , Estrada AC , Tavares DS , Teixeira JP , Reis AT

Nanomaterials (Basel), 2020 Mar 2;10(3). pii: E447. doi: 10.3390/nano10030447.

2020
Brandão F , Fernández-Bertólez N, Rosário F , Bessa MJ , Fraga S , Pásaro E , Teixeira JP , Laffon B , Valdiglesias V , Costa C

Nanomaterials (Basel), 2020 Feb 27;10(3). pii: E412. doi: 10.3390/nano10030412.

2020
Bessa MJ , Brandão F , Viana M, Gomes JF, Monfort E, Cassee FR , Fraga S , Teixeira JP

Environ Res, 2020 May;184:109297. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109297. Epub 2020 Feb 24.

2019
Bessa MJ , Brandão F , Querido M , Costa C , Pereira CC , Valdiglesias V , Laffon B , Carriere M , Teixeira JP , Fraga S

Mutat Res, 2019 Sep;845:402994. doi: 10.1016/j.mrgentox.2018.12.002. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

2019
Fernández-Bertólez N , Costa C , Bessa MJ , Park M, Carriere M, Dussert F , Teixeira JP , Pásaro E , Laffon B , Valdiglesias V

Mutat Res, 2019 Sep;845:402989. doi: 10.1016/j.mrgentox.2018.11.013. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

2017
Mesquita B , Lopes I , Silva S , Bessa MJ , Starykevich M, Carneiro J, Galvão TLP, Ferreira MGS, Tedim J , Teixeira JP , Fraga S

J Toxicol Environ Health A, 2017 Jul 11:1-16. doi: 10.1080/15287394.2017.1331597. [Epub ahead of print]

2017
Bessada SMF , Barreira JCM , Santos J , Pimentel FB , Bessa MJ , Teixeira JP , Oliveira MBPP

J Toxicol Environ Health A, 2017 May 19:1-10. doi: 10.1080/15287394.2017.1286915. [Epub ahead of print]

2017
Bessa MJ , Carla Costa , Reinosa J , Pereira CC , Fraga S , Fernández J , Bañares MA , Teixeira JP

Toxicol Appl Pharmacol, 2017 Feb 1;316:114-122. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2016.12.018. Epub 2016 Dec 28.

2016
Soto-Zarazúa MG, García-Alcocer MG, Berumen MC , Costa C , Bessa MJ , Teixeira JP , Rodrígues F , Oliveira MBPP , Bah M

Journal of Medicinal Food, 2016, 19(10): 970-977, doi:10.1089/jmf.2016.0024.

2016
Valdiglesias V , Fernández-Bertólez N , Kiliç G , Costa C , Fraga S , Bessa MJ , Pásaro E , Teixeira JP , Laffon B

J Trace Elem Med Biol, 2016 Dec;38:53-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2016.03.017. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

2016
Costa C , Brandão F , Bessa MJ , Costa S , Valdiglesias V , Kiliç G , Fernández-Bertólez N , Quaresma P , Pereira E , Pásaro E , Laffon B , Teixeira JP

J Appl Toxicol, 2016 Mar;36(3):361-72. doi: 10.1002/jat.3213. Epub 2015 Jul 26.

Books

Book Chapters

2017

, In Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles: Characterization, Properties and Synthesis. Nova Science Publishers Chapter 7:185-206, ISBN: 978-1-53611-073-9.

Notices/Letters to the Editor

Reports