João Rito
Phone: +351 917055370
e-mail: joao.rito@gmail.com
Category: PhD student
Department: Life Sciences
Direct URL for this page: http://cfe.uc.pt/joaorito
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Academic degrees

Master degree in Biology, Ecology

2009

Faculty of Science and Technology of Univesity of Coimbra

Graduation in Biology

2007

Faculty of Science and Technology of University of Coimbra

Scientific activities

Internship in Novus Aqua Research Center (NARC)

15-06-2013 until 15-07-2013

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Novus

Scolarship of scientific research

2010-2012

PTDC/EBB-BIO/098111/2008 - "Optimizing carbohydrate utilization in farmed sea-bass through metabolic profiling"

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)

Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC)

University of Coimbra

Scolarship of scientific research

2009-2010

"Monitorização Ambiental do Projecto Aquícola de Engorda de Pregado em Mira"

Faculty of Science and Technology of University of Coimbra

Scolarship of scientific research

2008

"Monitorização dos efeitos da implementação da unidade Aquícola de engorda de pregado em Mira na Qualidade da Água do Meio Receptor"

"Monitorização da qualidade das águas de rejeição da unidade Aquícola de engorda de pregado em Mira"

University of Aveiro

Area of scientific activity

I used to work with long-term studies of communities of macrobenthic invertebrates in estuaries and in the sea relating its dynamics with climate change and anthropogenic pressures.
Now, my research work focus on metabolic profiling studies of commercially relevant fish species in aquaculture (i.e. Dicentrarchus labrax L.) with the use of NMR and LC-MS techniques.

Prize/award

Novus WAS Internship Challenge 2012 Winner

World Aquaculture Society

Novus

http://www.novusint.com/portal.....

Certification

Category C Researcher Licence

according to FELASA guidelines to animal experimentation in science

Direcção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária

Other activities

National Coordinator in Portugal for EAS-SG

European Aquaculture Society - Students Group

http://www.eassg.org/index.php.....

Thesis

Master's Graduation

"The impact of extreme flood and drought events on the population dynamics of Scrobicularia plana (Da Costa)"

Communications

Oral communications:

Rito, J., Viegas, I., Pardal, M.Â. & Jones J.G. Glycerol significantly contributes to endogenous glucose synthesis in the European seabassDicentrarchus labrax. World Aquaculture 2014 - June 7-11, 2014. Adelaide, Australia.

Viegas, I., Rito, J., Caballero-Solares, A., Metón, I., Pardal, M.Â., Baanante, I.V. & Jones, J.G. Effects of food-deprivation and refeeding on the sources of blood glucose and hepatic glycogen appearance in European Seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). World Aquaculture 2014 - June 7-11, 2014. Adelaide, Australia.

Rito, J., Viegas, I., Pardal, M.Â. & Jones, J.G. Evidence of extensive Cori cycling activity in European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) following an intraperitoneal glucose challenge. International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding - May 25-30, 2014. Cairns, Australia.

Viegas, I., Rito, J., Caballero-Solares, A., Fernández, F., Metón, I., Pardal, M.Â., Baanante, I.V. & Jones, J.G. Deuterated water (2H2O) as a tracer for fish carbohydrate metabolism - "heavy" learning with European seabass Dicentrarchus labrax. International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding - May 25-30, 2014. Cairns, Australia.

Rito, J., Viegas, I., Jarak, I., Leston, S., Carvalho, R. A., Pardal, M. A. and Jones, J.G. 2012. Analysis of blood glucose production from gluconeogenesis in farmed European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) using deuterated water. AQUA 2012 - - "Global Aquaculture - Securing Our Future". 1 -5 September 2012.

Viegas, I., Rito, J., Jarak, I., Leston, S., Carvalho, R. A., Pardal, M. A. and Jones, J.G. 2012. Hepatic glycogen synthesis in farmed European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) is dominated by indirect pathway fluxes. AQUA 2012 - - "Global Aquaculture - Securing Our Future". 1 -5 September 2012.

Publications

Viegas, I., Caballero-Solares, A., Rito, J., Giralt, M., Pardal, M. A., Metón, I., Jones, J. G., Baanante, I. V. 2014. Expressional regulation of key hepatic enzymes of intermediary metabolism in European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) during food deprivation and refeeding.Comp. Biochem & Physiol. A. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2014.04.004

Viegas, I., Rito, J., González, J. D., Jarak, I., Carvalho, R. A., Meton, I., Pardal, M. A., Baanante, I. V. and Jones, J. G. 2013. Effects of food-deprivation and refeeding on the regulation and sources of blood glucose appearance in European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). Comp. Biochem & Physiol. A. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2013.07.013

Martins, F. O., Rito, J., Jarak, I., Viegas, I., Pardal, M. A., Macedo, M. P., Jones, J. G. 2013. Disposition of [U-2H7]glucose into hepatic glycogen in rat and in seabass. Comp. Biochem & Physiol. A. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2013.07.002

Viegas, I., Rito, J., Jarak, I., Leston, S., Carvalho, R. A., Meton, I., Pardal, M. A., Baanante, I. V. and Jones, J.G. 2012. Hepatic glycogen synthesis in farmed European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) is dominated by indirect pathway fluxes. Comp. Biochem & Physiol. A. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2012.04.023

  1. Nyitrai D., Martinho F., Dolbeth M., Rito J., Pardal M.A. (2013) Effects of local and large-scale climate patterns on estuarine resident fishes: the case of Pomatoschistus microps and Pomatoschistus minutus. Estuarine, Coastal And Shelf Science. in press, (see details)
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2013.10.030