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Maria Beatriz Barreiro completed her Bachelor degree in Biochemistry in 2018 and her Master's degree in Forensic Anthropology in 2020 by the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her Master's dissertation focused on studying fluorescence of burnt bones and the potential use of this property to distinguish between burnt skeletal remains and debris. This pioneering study was supervised by Professor Maria Teresa Ferreira and Professor Miguel Morgado from the University of Coimbra. Her motivation for this topic of research lies in the opportunity to contribute to the search and eventual identification of missing people, especially in fire-related mass disaster scenarios. Currently, she is expanding on the topic of fluorescence-based techniques applied to burnt bones under a PhD programme in Anthropology.
Identificação

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Maria Beatriz Barreiro Gama da Silva

Nomes de citação

  • Silva, Maria
  • Silva, Maria Beatriz
  • Maria Beatriz Barreiro

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID
3514-C117-3AFE
ORCID iD
0000-0003-2943-0461

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • beatrizbarreiro15@gmail.com (Profissional)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Médicas e da Saúde - Outras Ciências Médicas - Ciência Forense

Idiomas

Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Português (Idioma materno)
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C1)
Espanhol; Castelhano Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B2)
Francês Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A1)
Formação
Grau Classificação
2021/09 - 2025
Em curso
Antropologia (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2018 - 2020
Concluído
Antropologia Forense (Mestrado)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
"Where are the bones? um método ótico para distinção entre ossos termicamente alterados e escombros" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
18
2015 - 2018
Concluído
Bioquímica (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
"Diabetes Tipo 2 e a cadeia respiratória mitocondrial no córtex cerebral de rato: efeito da idade e género" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
15
Percurso profissional

Outros

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
Empregador
2018/06/18 - 2018/06/29 Short-term Intership Laboratório de Antropologia Forense da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Laboratório de Antropologia Forense da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Projetos

Bolsa

Designação Financiadores
2021/09/01 - 2025 "Bright Clues: Fluorescence as a method for detecting skeletal remains with thermal-induced changes
2021.06414.BD
Bolseiro de Doutoramento
Laboratório de Instrumentação, Engenharia Biomédica e Física da Radiação, Portugal

Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Em curso
Produções

Publicações

Artigo em revista
  1. Maria Beatriz Barreiro; Maria Teresa Ferreira; Calil Makhoul; Miguel Morgado. Autor correspondente: Maria Beatriz Barreiro. "Distinguishing thermally altered bones from debris using imaging and fluorescence spectrometry". Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2022): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2022.102416.
    10.1016/j.jflm.2022.102416
Poster em conferência
  1. Maria Beatriz Silva (3514-C117-3AFE); Maria Teresa Ferreira (3C13-AF0E-B51A); Calil Makhoul (7C12-8CB3-95BB); António Miguel Morgado. "FLUORESCENCE AS A METHOD TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THERMALLY ALTERED BONES AND DEBRIS". Trabalho apresentado em BAFA Winter Conference 2020, 2020.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Silva, Maria Beatriz. "Where are the bones? um método ótico para distinção entre ossos termicamente alterados e escombros". Mestrado, Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/92539.
Atividades

Apresentação oral de trabalho

Título da apresentação Nome do evento
Anfitrião (Local do evento)
2024/02/28 Mass Disasters, Heat-Induced Changes and Ambiguous Loss: Importance of Identifying Burnt Skeletal Remains DCV Talks
Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra
2023/08/30 Fluorescence Imaging and Fluorescence Spectrometry as Techniques for Discriminating Burnt Bones from Debris 20th Anniversary Symposium of the Society of Forensic Anthropology of Europe
Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE) (Marseille, França)
2022/11/24 A Importância da Identificação de Cadáveres Queimados em Antropologia Forense 20º Congresso Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses (Coimbra, Portugal)

Participação em evento

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de evento
Nome do evento
Instituição / Organização
2023/07/07 - 2023/07/08 International Meeting on Porous Skeletal Lesions (PSL): Achievements and Future Directions
Congresso
International Meeting on Porous Skeletal Lesions (PSL): Achievements and Future Directions
2023/06/14 - 2023/06/14 Science dissemination activity through a visit to the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology (LAF) of the University of Coimbra alongside an oral and interactive presentation on the discipline's intervention areas.
Laboratório de Antropologia Forense da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2023/03/13 - 2023/03/13 Science dissemination activity through a visit to the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology (LAF) of the University of Coimbra alongside an oral and interactive presentation on the discipline's intervention areas.
Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal
2022/07 - 2022/10 Set of three online courses available at Nature Masterclasses and promoted by Nature. Scientific Writing and Publishing
2022/05/06 - 2022/05/06 Brief presentation of the 21st Century Identified Skeletal Collection, and explanation of the work done by the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology, University of Coimbra to high school students.
Outro
Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal
2022/04/21 - 2022/04/21 Brief presentation of the 21st Century Identified Skeletal Collection, and explanation of the work done by the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology, University of Coimbra to high school students.
Outro
Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal
2021/11/18 - 2021/11/20 Presentations and discussion of topics related to Forensic Sciences.
Congresso
19º CONGRESSO NACIONAL DE MEDICINA LEGAL E CIÊNCIAS FORENSES
2021/04 - 2021/06 Online course available on Kaya and promoted by the ICRC. Introduction to International Humanitarian Law.
Outro
Introduction to International Humanitarian Law
2021/02/19 - 2021/02/19 Attended an online symposium addressing contemporary issues of ancestry, race, and racism in forensic anthropology.
Simpósio
Blinded by the White: Forensic Anthropology and Ancestry Estimation
Louisiana State University, Estados Unidos

Davidson, Department of Anthropology, Estados Unidos

Binghamton University, Estados Unidos
2021/02 - 2021/02 Online course available on Future Learn and promoted by the University of Reading. It explains the steps involved in an archaeological excavation, from the planning stages, through excavation, to the analysis and storage of artefacts.
Outro
Archaeology: From Dig to Lab and Beyond
2021/02 - 2021/02 Online course available on Future Learn and promoted by the University of Sheffield. It explores the muscular and skeletal anatomy of the skull, demonstrating the process of facial reconstruction performed in forensic and archaeological contexts.
Outro
Forensic Facial Reconstruction
2020/10 - 2020/12 Online course available on Coursera and promoted by Princeton University. It explores several techniques applied by anthropologists in forensic contexts, using cases studies.
Outro
Real Bones: Adventures in Forensic Anthropology
2020/07 - 2020/09 Online course on Coursera promoted by Leiden University. This course explores what we can learn from examining the human skeleton, and how we can use this knowledge to reconstruct the lives of people who lived in the past.
Outro
Osteoarchaeology: The Truth in Our Bones
2020/07 - 2020/08 Online course on Coursera promoted by Nanyang Technological University. The aim is to explain the scientific principles and techniques behind the work of forensic scientists and illustrate them with case studies.
Outro
Introduction to Forensic Science
2020/07/25 - 2020/07/25 Virtual workshop on the analysis of human skeletal remains performed in Brazil. The Reality of the Dead in Brazil - International Perspectives on Identification in Forensic Anthropology
Center for Latin American Studies, Estados Unidos

Tinker Foundation Inc, Estados Unidos
2020/06 - 2020/07 Online course on Coursera promoted by the University of Lausanne. The overall aim of this course is to develop a critical eye on how forensic science is presented in court.
Outro
Challenging Forensic Science: How Science Should Speak to Court
2020/04 - 2020/05 Online course promoted by DigVentures. Guidance on pre-excavation research, planning an excavation, running a dig, and the other post-excavation responsibilities.
Outro
How To Do Archaeology
DigVentures, Reino Unido
2020/04 - 2020/05 Online course on Future Learn promoted by Durham University. An introduction to the subjects of forensic archaeology and anthropology.
Outro
Arqueologia e Antropologia Forenses
2019/11/27 - 2019/11/29 Presentations and testimonies were given by experts who participated in humanitarian missions. Discussion of the importance of searching for missing people. Dr Morris Tidball Binz, Prof Stephen Cordner, Prof Douglas Ubelaker, Prof Duarte Nuno Vieira, Prof Bertrand Ludes, amongst many other experts, took part in the event.
Simpósio
Symposium on Humanitarian Forensic Action: Preventing and Resolving the Missing
International Committee of the Red Cross, Suiça

Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2019/11/21 - 2019/11/23 Presentations and discussion of topics related to Forensic Sciences.
Congresso
18º Congresso Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses, Portugal
2019/10/22 - 2019/10/22 Talk within Science and Education Month, with Professor Eugénia Cunha, Doctor Luísa Pereira and Doctor Svante Pääbo.
Conferência
Como a Genética Conta a Nossa Grande História Humana
Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, Portugal
2018/11/22 - 2018/11/24 Presentations and discussion of topics related to Forensic Sciences.
Congresso
17º Congresso Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses, Portugal
2017/11/25 - 2017/11/25 Learnt about Forensic Entomology as a tool for criminal investigation; Biology and morphology of adults and young Calliphoridae (Diptera); Methods to estimate postmortem interval; Observation and identification of insects from Calliphoridae(Diptera) family, in adult and larval phases.
Oficina (workshop)
Workshop de Entomologia Forense
Associação de Pesquisadores e Estudantes Brasileiros em Coimbra, Portugal

Laboratório de Antropologia Forense da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2017/11/16 - 2017/11/18 Presentations and discussion of topics related to Forensic Sciences.
Congresso
16º Congresso Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses, Portugal
2016/03 - 2016/03 Observation of the proceedings of an autopsy, performed at University of Coimbra's Legal Medicine Department. Attendance to an Autopsy

Curso / Disciplina lecionado

Disciplina Curso (Tipo) Instituição / Organização
2023/10/18 - 2023/10/18 Lecture Titled: "Shedding Light on Burnt Bones: Fluorescence-based techniques for detecting skeletal remains with heat-induced changes" (Curso de mestrado (conclusão do curso de especialização)) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2023/03/28 - 2023/03/28 "O que é e para que serve a Antropologia Forense" ("What is Forensic Anthropology and what is it for?")- Lecture at Bernardino Machado School (Figueira da Foz) - Oficina de Antropologia nas Escolas Project. (Ensino básico 3º ciclo) Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde, Portugal
Distinções

Prémio

2023 Quadro de Mérito da UC Ano Letivo 2019/2020

Outra distinção

2021 PhD Scholarship (Ref. 2021.06414.BD)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal