Pedro M. Costa

Research Lab Leader

Research Group
Assistant Investigator (since 2018)
Phone number
+351 212 948 300 (ext: 11103)
Researcher ID
Ciência Vitae

Main publications

  • Dias-Carvalho, A; Reis-Mendes, A; Duarte-Araujo, M; Guedes, R; Goncalves-Monteiro, S; Carvalho, FD; Bastos, MDL; Capela, JP; Costa, M. 2019. Doxorubicin and mitoxantrone effects on the brain of differently aged mice: an in vivo chemobrain study. TOXICOLOGY LETTERS, 314, DOI:
  • Cunha, M; Martins, C; Grosso, AR; Costa, PM. 2019. Mytilus galloprovincialis CYP1A-like mRNAs reveal closer proximity of mytilid CYP1A to the eumetazoan CYP2 family. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY, DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.105260
  • CUNHA, M.L., MARTINS, C., GROSSO, A.R.; COSTA, P.M.. 2019. New lessons from ancient life: marine invertebrates as a source of new drugs. ANNALS OF MEDICINE, DOI: 10.1080/07853890.2018.1561901
  • Goncalves, C; Martins, M; Sobral, P; Costa, PM; Costa, MH. 2019. An assessment of the ability to ingest and excrete microplastics by filter-feeders: A case study with the Mediterranean mussel. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 245, DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.11.038
  • Rodrigo, AP; Costa, PM. 2019. The hidden biotechnological potential of marine invertebrates: The Polychaeta case study. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, 173, DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.048

Main research interests

  • My current research interests are Environmental Toxicology and Marine Biotechnology. I am particularly interested in animal-produced toxins and on pollutant-induced neoplasia. Histology, histopathology and related are major technical expertise.


  • PhD in Environmental Science, FCT-NOVA (2011)