School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
Maria Angelica "Angel" Rea is a Research Associate in Frank Reith's Lab. Her topic focuses on the transformation of gold(Au)-particles and (bio)geochemical processes including mineralisation, microbial community composition, and physical weathering. She can perform bioinformatics analysis on 16S NGS metagenomics data. She is also competent in the use and applications of scanning electron microscopy, laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and single particle ICP-MS in various biological and (eco)toxicological applications.
Angel Rea investigates:
- Bio(geo)chemical processes linked to gold particle transformation
- Microbial community composition using Next Generation Sequencing Technologies
- Application of hyphenated mass spectrometry techniques to elucidate bio(geo)chemical processes
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Filipino; Pilipino Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D. cand in Sciences 2011 - 2014 University of Santo Tomas Philippines Master of Science in Biological Sciences (Cum Laude 2014) 2005 - 2009 Philippine Normal University Philippines Bachelor of Science in Biology for Teachers (Cum Laude 2009)
Year Citation 2019 Rea, M., Wulser, P., Brugger, J., Etschmann, B., Bissett, A., Shuster, J., & Reith, F. (2019). Effect of physical and biogeochemical factors on placer gold transformation in mountainous landscapes of Switzerland. Gondwana Research, 66, 77-92.
2018 Melchiorre, E., Orwin, P., Reith, F., Rea, M., Yahn, J., & Allison, R. (2018). Biological and geochemical development of placer gold deposits at Rich Hill, Arizona, USA. Minerals, 8(2), 56-1-56-20.
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2018 Reith, F., Rea, M., Sawley, P., Zammit, C., Nolze, G., Reith, T., . . . Bissett, A. (2018). Biogeochemical cycling of gold: transforming gold particles from arctic Finland. Chemical Geology, 483, 511-529.
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2018 Rea, M., Standish, C., Shuster, J., Bissett, A., & Reith, F. (2018). Progressive biogeochemical transformation of placer gold particles drives compositional changes in associated biofilm communities.. FEMS microbiology ecology, 94(6), 15 pages.
2017 Dagamac, N., Dela Cruz, T., Rea, M., Aril-Dela Cruz, J., & Schnittler, M. (2017). Rapid assessment of myxomycete diversity in the Bicol Peninsula, Philippines. Nova Hedwigia, 104(1-3), 31-46.
2016 Rea, M., Zammit, C., & Reith, F. (2016). Bacterial biofilms on gold grains-implications for geomicrobial transformations of gold. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92(6), fiw082-1-fiw082-12.
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2015 Rea-Maminta, M., Dagamac, N., Huyop, F., Wahab, R., & dela Cruz, T. (2015). Comparative diversity and heavy metal biosorption of myxomycetes from forest patches on ultramafic and volcanic soils. Chemistry and Ecology, 31(8), 741-753.
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2015 Dagamac, N., Rea-Maminta, M., Batungbacal, N., Jung, S., Bulang, C., Cayago, A., & dela Cruz, T. (2015). Diversity of plasmodial slime molds (myxomycetes) on coastal, mountain and community forests of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, 8(4), 322-329.
2015 Dagamac, N. H. A., Rea-Maminta, M. A. D., & dela Cruz, T. E. E. (2015). Plasmodial Slime Molds of a Tropical Karst Forest, Quezon National Park, the Philippines. Pacific Science, 69(3), 411-422.
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2014 dela Cruz, T., Rea, M., Tran, H., Ko Ko, T., & Stephenson, S. (2014). A comparative species listing of myxomycetes from tropical (Philippines) and temperate (United States) forests. Mycosphere, 5(2), 299-311.
- Australian Synchrotron Access Program (Oct 2017) Gold transport in the regolith - Constraining speciation and kinetics
- Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) grant (November 2014-May 2018), University of Adelaide, South Australia
- Instructor III (June-December 2014) University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines -- Handled lecture and laboratory courses in Embryology, General Biology, General Zoology, and Genetics & Evolution
Science Coordinator and Faculty (May 2009-March 2013) Don Bosco School- Salesian Sisters, Inc., Manila -- Supervised Science teachers in designing curriculum, checking daily plans, and constructing formal and non-formal assessment tools; Chairperson for DBS PAASCU Curriculum and Instruction Committee; Handled General Science and Biology classes and Homeroom Guidance Programs for Secondary School level
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