Key Words: Cyanobacteria, Cyanotoxins, Water quality, Public health, Climate changes.
Sandra Caetano has a PhD in Marine and Environmental Sciences, Branch: Environmental Sciences and Technologies, Speciality: Environment and Health. I’m also Adjunct Professor / Teacher at Health School of University of Algarve and member of the Centre for Research and Development in Health (CESUAlg). I’ve been working in the broad field of Microbial Ecology, during the past 20 years. My main research was focused on the study of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Water quality. Presently I'm very interested in the impact of environmental degradation and Climate changes in Public Health. My research focus has been on cyanobacteria and its toxigenicity. I’ve been involved in several studies on phytoplankton from ocean, shores and estuaries and freshwater, including reservoirs for public supply. Actually I’m also interested on cyanotoxins molecules as substances with high potential in several health research fields.
Global changes impact on Public Health, potentialy toxigenic microrganisms and microalgae toxins potential.