Inês Barros

Inês Barros
University of the Azores | UAc · Institute of Marine Research - IMAR

PhD

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4 Research Items
55 Citations
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Additional affiliations
June 2016 - present
IMAR
Position
  • Pos-doc Research fellow, SEMPIA project
Description
  • Strategic environmental plan for deep seabed mineral exploration in the Atlantic Basin
August 2015 - May 2016
Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa
Position
  • EEA grant
August 2011 - July 2015
University of the Azores
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Deep‐sea Immunity: investigating innate immune gene expression to understand the mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus molecular mechanisms to adapt and subsist at deepsea hydrothermal vent sites
Education
May 2014 - July 2014
Harvard University
Field of study
  • Bioinformatic
October 2012 - April 2013
Harvard University
Field of study
  • Illumina Sequencing
September 2008 - May 2010
University of the Azores
Field of study
  • Bioactive Compounds extracted from Anemones

Publications

Publications (11)
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Background: The deep-sea mussels Bathymodiolus azoricus (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) are the dominant macrofauna subsisting at the hydrothermal vents site Menez Gwen in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR). Their adaptive success in such challenging environments is largely due to their gill symbiotic association with chemosynthetic bacteria. We examined the resp...
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Deep‐sea environments are, in some cases, largely unexplored ecosystems, where life thrives driven by the geochemical features of each location. Among these environments, chemosynthesis‐based ecosystems, in the Mid Atlantic Ridge, have an exclusive combi‐ nation of high depth, high sulfur, and high methane concentrations. This is believed to modula...
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Mussels belonging to the Bathymodiolus genus are the most abundant species inhabiting hydrothermal vent sites from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The presence of endosymbiont bacteria in vent mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus gills is regarded as an evolutionary feature that confers deep-sea vent mussels the ability to adapt to chemosynthesisbased environment...
Conference Paper
With the aim of understanding innate immunity, in animals physiologically programmed to endure deep-sea vent conditions, we carried out a series of experiments to elucidate the mechanisms underlying responses to infections, wound and long-term acclimatization, in the vent mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus. Evolutionary conserved invertebrate factors we...
Conference Paper
Abstract Deep-sea hydrothermal vents are extreme habitats that are distributed worldwide in association with volcanic and tectonic events, resulting thus in the establishment of particular environmental conditions, in which high pressure, steep temperature gradients, and potentially toxic concentrations of sulfur, methane and heavy metals constitut...
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The deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus is a symbiont bearing bivalve that is found in great abundance at the Menez Gwen and Lucky Strike vent sites and in close vicinity off the Azores region near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR). The distinct relationships that vent mussels have developed with their physical and chemical environm...

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This is a platform that contributes to the Portuguese sea literacy. The main goal of SOPHIA Project is the scientific and technological empowerment of human resources that are key elements in the implementation of the MSFD (Marine Strategy Framework Directive) on the following subjects: remote sensing (temperature, ocean colour and SAR), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applied to the sea, Continental Shelf Ecology, Deep Sea Ecology and Sea International Law Website: https://www.sophia-mar.pt/pt Esta é uma plataforma que mergulha na literacia sobre o mar português. O objetivo do projecto SOPHIA é a capacitação de recursos humanos através de ações científicas e tecnológicas de modo a assegurar competências para a implementação da DQEM (Diretiva Quadro Estratégia Marinha) nas seguintes áreas: Detecção Remota (Temperatura, Cor do Oceano e SAR), Sistemas de Informação Geográfica para o mar, Ecologia da Plataforma Continental, Ecologia do Mar Profundo e Direito Internacional do Mar. Visitem-nos em: https://www.sophia-mar.pt/pt