October 2016


Experimental Toxicology
Human health risk assessment
Food Toxicology
Environmental Health

Three new articles of TecnATox have been included in PubMed

Domínguez-Morueco N, Diamond ML, Sierra J, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL, Nadal M. Application of the Multimedia Urban Model to estimate the emissions and environmental fate of PAHs in Tarragona County, Catalonia, Spain.Sci Total Environ. 2016 Sep 27. pii: S0048-9697(16)32093-9. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.163.

Bellés M, Heredia L, Serra N, Domingo JL, Linares V. Exposure to low doses of 137cesium and nicotine during postnatal development modifies anxiety levels, learning, and spatial memory performance in mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2016 Aug 30. pii: S0278-6915(16)30306-4. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2016.08.032. 

Rovira J, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL. Alternative Fuel Implementation in a Cement Plant: Human Health Risks and Economical Valuation. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2016 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Posted on 30-08-2016

Attendance of TecnATox at several international conferences

 In August-September 2016, a number of TecnaTox delegations was taking part in different scientific conferences.

The first delegation was  present at the 36th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (Dioxin 2016), which is held in Florence (Italy), between August 28 and September 2.


Title: Multi-component determination of atmospheric semi-volatile organic compounds in Tarragona County, Catalonia, Spain
Authors: N. Domínguez-Morueco, N. Ratola, S. Ramos, J. Sierra, M. Schumacher, J.L. Domingo, M. Nadal

Title: Temporal trends of organic substances in plasma and urine from workers of a hazardous waste incinerator in Catalonia, Spain
Authors: N. Domínguez-Morueco, M. Mari, M. Nadal, M. Schuhmacher, J.L. Domingo

In the meantime, another group of TecnATox members was attending the 5th International EcoSummit Congress, EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change, organized by Elsevier and taking place at Montpellier (France) from August 29 to September 1. 


Title: Modelling the environmental dynamics of PAHs in Tarragona County, Spain
Authors: N. Domínguez-Morueco, M.L. Diamond, J. Sierra, M. Schuhmacher, J.L. Domingo, M.Nadal

In September 4-7, the 52nd Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX) took place in Seville (Spain). Some TecnATox members also attended this conference, which is one of the most important in the area of toxicology.


Title: Application of a PBPK/PD model to understand the neurotoxiciy pathway of PFOS via microRNA
Authors: R.P. Sharma, V. Kumar, M. Nadal, J.L. Domingo, M. Schuhmacher

Title: Improving the understanding of  Neurotoxicity Mechanism of metal mixture: Cytotoxicity study of metals (Pb, Cd, MeHg and As) exposure on Hippocampal HT22 Cell Line
Authors:V. Karri, D. Ramos, E. De Oliveira Cacheado, M. Schuhmacher, V. Kumar

In September 14-16, the 8th International Conferenceon Children’s Health and Environment was held in Barcelona (Spain), and some TecnATox members were also there to present new data.


Title: Prenatal Early Exposure to the Environmental Endocrine Disruptors

Authors: M.A. Martínez, J. Rovira, R. Prasad Sharma, V. Kumar, M. Nadal, J.L. Domingo, M. Schuhmacher

Title: Particulate Matter Characterisation in the Schools Located Around Petrochemical Industrial Complex: Infiltration of Particle From Outdoor to Indoor Air

Authors: F. Sanchez-Soberón, E. Badowska, J. Rovira, M. Mari, J. Sierra, V. Kumar, J.L. Domingo, M. Schuhmacher

Title: School Children Exposure to Particulate Matter (Coarse, Fine, and Quasi-Ultrafine) Around Petrochemical Complex: Respiratory Tract Dosimetry

Authors: F. Sanchez-Soberón, M. Mari, V. Kumar, J.L. Domingo, J. Rovira, M. Schuhmacher

Posted on 30-08-2016

A new article of TecnATox has been included in PubMed

Domingo JL, Gómez M. Vanadium compounds for the treatment of human diabetes mellitus: A scientific curiosity? A review of thirty years of research. Food Chem Toxicol. 2016 Jul 11. pii: S0278-6915(16)30225-3. Link

Posted on 18-07-2016


TecnATox members took part in the SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, which took place from 22-26 May 2016 in Nantes. Link



Session: Exploring links between the biodegradation of chemical contaminants, the metabolic capability of microbial communities and environmental variables (P)

Presentation Title: The role of solar radiation on the photodegradation of PAHs in soils

Authors: Montse Marquès, Noelia Domínguez-Morueco, Montse Mari, Jordi Sierra, Marta Schuhmacher, Martí Nadal, J.L DomingoPresentation Type:

Room: Exhibition Hall



Session: Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Environment and their Management (P)

Presentation title: Application of Multimedia Urban Model to estimate the environmental fate of PAHs in Tarragona County, Spain.

Authors: Noelia Domínguez-Morueco, Montse Marquès, Jordi Sierra, Miriam L. Diamond, Marta Schuhmacher, J.L Domingo, Martí Nadal.

Room: Exhibition Hall

Posted on 23-05-2016

13th Doctoral day

Fran Sánchez and Montse Marquès, tecnATox members, won the first and third awards, respectively, of the 3rd year PhD students, in the Poster Session, that took place on May 4, within the 13th Doctoral day of the programme in Nanosciences, materials and chemicla engineering.

Posted on 06-05-2016

Group Seminar

Dr. Alexey Kolodkin and  Dr. Andrew Ignatenko, from Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, gave a group seminar on biological system dynamic model with example of personalised therapy of Parkinson's disease.

Venue: 22th of June 2016, 9.30h. (Classroom 115, ETSEQ).

For more information click here.

Posted on 02-06-2016

Extraordinary Doctoral Award

Dr. Fàbrega will receive the Extraordinary Doctoral Award corresponding to the academic course 2014-2015 (DP  in Chemical, Environmental and Process Engineering). His thesis was entitled Physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PPBK) modeling of PCDD/Fs and PFASs in humans, and it was supervised by Dr. Schuhmacher.

Posted on 10-05-2016

Four new papers of TecnATox have been included in PubMed

Domingo JL (2016) Safety assessment of GM plants: An updated review of the scientific literature. Food Chem Toxicol. 2016 Jun 15. pii: S0278-6915(16)30193-4. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2016.06.013. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 27317828. Link

Karapiperis C, Kempf SJ, Quintens R, Azimzadeh O, Vidal VL, Pazzaglia S, Bazyka D, Mastroberardino PG, Scouras ZG, Tapio S, Benotmane MA, Ouzounis CA (2016) Brain Radiation Information Data Exchange (BRIDE): integration of experimental data from low-dose ionising radiation research for pathway discovery. BMC Bioinformatics. 2016 May 11;17(1):212. doi: 10.1186/s12859-016-1068-8. Link

Arianna Casciati, Katalin Dobos, Francesca Antonelli, Anett Benedek, Stefan J. Kempf, Montserrat Bellés, Andrea Balogh, Mirella Tanori, Luis Heredia ,Michael J. Atkinson, Christine von Toerne, Omid Azimzadeh, Anna Saran,Geza Sáfrány, Mohammed A. Benotmane, M. Victoria Linares-Vidal, Soile Tapio, Katalin Lumniczky, Simonetta Pazzaglia (2016). Age-related effects of X-ray irradiation on mouse hippocampus. Oncotarge (in press). Link

Peris-Sampedro F, Reverte I, Basaure P, Cabré M, Domingo JL, Colomina MT (2016) Apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype and the pesticide chlorpyrifos modulate attention, motivation and impulsivity in female mice in the 5-choice serial reaction time task..Food Chem Toxicol. 2016 Apr 19. pii: S0278-6915(16)30079-5. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2016.03.029. [Epub ahead of print]. Link

Posted on 26-04-2016