SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting: Young Scientist Awards (YSA)
03-07 May 2015 Barcelona, Spain
The ECETOC Best Platform Award honours the early career scientist with the best platform presentation at the SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting. The award winner receives a monetary prize and free registration to the next SETAC Europe Annual Meeting.
Daniela Batista of the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal (Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology) won the 2015 award for her presentation ‘Pollution induced community tolerance of microbial decomposers to silver nanoparticles’.
Pictured: Daniela Batista receiving flowers and a formal certificate from Carlos Barata of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the closing ceremony of SETAC Barcelona on 7 May 2015.
Daniela Batista is bachelor in Applied Biology (2008, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal), and she has a master degree in Environmental Toxicology (2010, Institute of Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Portugal). Presently, she is developing her doctoral studies at the Research Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology of the University of Minho, Portugal. During her master thesis, D. Batista investigated the effects of increased temperature on freshwater decomposers along a gradient of cadmium stress, which resulted on a publication in the journal “Environmental Pollution”. From 2010 to 2013, she was grantee several competitive projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). In 2013, with a grant from FCT, D. Batista started the PhD studies on the impacts of silver nanoparticles on freshwater detritus food webs, in a warming scenario. During her PhD studies, and supported by bilateral collaborative projects, she had the opportunity to develop work abroad, namely at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (Germany) and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Switzerland).