April 2016


Experimental Toxicology
Human health risk assessment
Food Toxicology
Environmental Health

Three new papers of TecnATox have been included in PubMed

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

Garcia T, Lafuente D, Blanco J, Sánchez DJ, Sirvent JJ, Domingo JL, Gómez M (2016) Oral subchronic exposure to silver nanoparticles in rats.Food Chem Toxicol. 2016 Apr 21;92:177-187. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2016.04.010. [Epub ahead of print]. Link

Posted on 26-04-2016

EGU 2016

TecnATox members took part in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016. 


Title: Climate change adaptation & mitigation strategies forWater-Energy-Land Nexus management in Mediterranean region: Casestudy of Catalunya (Spain).

Authors: Vikas Kumar and Marta Schuhmacher

Date: Monday, 18 Apr 2016 16:15–16:30


Water-Energy-Land (WEL) Nexus management is one of those complex decision problems where holistic approachto supply-demand management considering different criteria would be valuable. However, multi-criteriadecision making with diverse indicators measured on different scales and uncertainty levels is difficult to solve.On the other hand, climate adaptation and mitigation need to be integrated, and resource sensitive regions likeMediterranean provide ample opportunities towards that end. While the water sector plays a key role in climateadaptation, mitigation focuses on the energy and agriculture sector. Recent studies on the so-called WEL nexusconfirm the potential synergies to be derived from mainstreaming climate adaptation in the water sector, whilesimultaneously addressing opportunities for co-management with energy (and also land use).Objective of this paper is to develop scenarios for the future imbalances in water & energy supply and demand for awater stressed Mediterranean area of Northern Spain (Catalonia) and to test the scenario based climate adaptation& mitigation strategy for WEL management policies. Resource sensitive area of Catalonia presents an interestingnexus problem to study highly stressed water demand scenario (representing all major demand sectors), veryheterogeneous land use including intensive agriculture to diversified urban and industrial uses, and mixed energysupply including hydro, wind, gas turbine to nuclear energy. Different energy sectors have different water and landrequirements. Inter-river basin water transfer is another factor which is considered for this area. The water-energylink is multifaceted. Energy production can affect water quality, while energy is used in water treatment and toreduce pollution. Similarly, hydropower — producing energy from water — and desalination — producing freshwaterusing energy — both play important role in economic growth by supplying large and secure amounts of’green’ energy or water where it is a scarce resource. Linkage of water & Energy to the land has been establishedthrough irrigated agriculture which has seen an increasing trend in the case study area. A detail scenario planningfor regional water-energy demand and supply in conjunction with different climate change and economic growthscenarios are considered. For each future scenario of climate change, the goal is to obtain a ranking of a set of possibleactions with regards to different types of indicators (costs, environmental etc.). The analytical method used isbased on outranking models for decision aid with hierarchical structures of criteria and ranking alternatives usingpartial preorders based on pairwise preference relations. The proposed method has several advantages such as themanagement of heterogeneous scales of measurement without requiring any artificial transformation and the managementof uncertainty by means of comparisons at a qualitative level in terms of the decision maker preferences.Result shows that such an integrated (“nexus”) approach is likely to build resilience and reduces vulnerability to thecombination of pressures acting upon the Mediterranean region’s water systems, including climate-related shocks.

Posted on 15-04-2016

10th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants

TecnATox members took part in the 10th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), which was held from 13 to 14 April, 2016, in Birmingham (Enlgand). Link


Autors: Montse Marquès, Montse Mari, Jordi Sierra, Marta Schuhmacher, Martí Nadal, José L. Domingo

Title: The role of solar radiation on the photodegradation of PAHs in soils: Field vs. lab testing

Day: Thursday 14th April at: 15:10 h.

Posted on 08-04-2016

A new paper of TecnATox has been included in PubMed

Fàbrega F, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL, Kumar V (2016) Influence of the uncertainty in the validation of PBPK models: A case-study for PFOS and PFOA.Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2016 Mar 15. pii: S0273-2300(16)30054-X. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2016.03.009. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 26993749. Link

Posted on 22-03-2016

Three new papers of TecnATox have been included in PubMed

Vicens P, Heredia L, Torrente M, Domingo JL (2016) Behavioural effects of PNU-282987 and stress in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease. Psychogeriatrics. 2016 Jan 27. doi: 10.1111/psyg.12189. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 26817787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]. Link

Lafuente D, Garcia T, Blanco J, Sánchez DJ, Sirvent JJ, Domingo JL, Gómez M (2016) Effects of oral exposure to silver nanoparticles on the sperm of rats. Reprod Toxicol. 2016 Feb 16;60:133-139. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2016.02.007. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 26900051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]. Link

Marquès M, Mari M, Audí-Miró C, Sierra J, Soler A, Nadal M, Domingo JL (2016) Photodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils under a climate change base scenario. Chemosphere. 2016 Apr;148:495-503. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.01.069. Epub 2016 Feb 4.PMID: 26841292 [PubMed - in process]. Link

Posted on 04-03-2016


TecnATox members took part in the 14th edition of the Live Research Fair, which was held from April 6 to 9, 2015, at CosmoCaixa Barcelona

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Posted on 06-04-2016


Post-doc position

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Individual Fellowships MSCA-IF-2016. Link


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Posted on 09-03-2016

MELODI Award Edition 2016

Announcement and Rules for administration of a MELODI Award, Click here

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The application deadline is 15.06.2016

Posted on 22-02-2016