January 2018


Experimental Toxicology
Human health risk assessment
Food Toxicology
Environmental Health

TecnATox in the Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology

Prof. Josep Lluís Domingo, Dr. Vikas Kumar, Neus González, María Ángeles Martínez, Elga Schreiber and Raju P. Sharma will attend to the 54th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX 2018), which will be held in Brussels (Belgium) from September 2 to 5. They will have the following poster presentations:

González N, Marquès M, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Dietary intake of PCDD/Fs by the population of Tarragona County, Catalonia, Spain. Temporal trends (1998-2018).

González N, Schreiber E, Alfageme O, Torrente M, Domingo JL, Gómez M. Assessment of reproductive toxicity of male rats through maternal exposure to dienestrol.

Kumar V, Karri V, Edwin M, Coort S, Evelo C, Oliveira E, Schuhmacher M. A system-based comparative proteomics approach to investigate heavy metals mixtures toxicity mechanism relates to the neurodegeneration on hippocampal cell line.

Martínez MA, Rovira J, Sharma RP, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Kumar V. Prediction and evaluation of the internal dosimetry of two wide spread endocrine disruptors in fetus using a physiologically based pharmacokinetic model.

Schreiber E, Garcia T, Torrente M, Kumar V, Sharma RP, Domingo JL, Gómez M. Assessment of the oxidative stress effects on the reproductive system of young male rats to n-butylparaben.

Sharma RP, Kumar V, Schuhmacher M. PBPK/PD coupled HPG SB model to analyze the reproductive toxicity of EDs: case study on mixture effects of DEHP and TCDD.

Posted on 03-08-2018

TecnATox in the European Radiation Research Congress

Roser Esplugas, PhD candiate in the Radiobiology area, will attend to the 44th European Radiation Research Congress (ERR 2018). It will be held in Pécs (Hungary) from August 21 to 25, 2018. She will be presenting the following posters:

Roser Esplugas, Noemí Serra, Montserrat Bellés, Victoria Linares, Meritxell Arenas, Joan Carles Vallvé. Effect of 2 Gy-radiation on the expression of miRNAs-146a, -155, -221 and -222 in HUVECs.

Roser Esplugas, Noemí Serra, Montserrat Bellés, Victoria Linares, Meritxell Arenas, Joan Carles Vallvé. Effect of radiotherapy, molecular parameters and treatment on the expression of blood miRNAs-146a, -155, -221 and -222 in women with breast cancer.

Posted on 31-07-2018

New publications available in PubMed

Mari M, Rovira J, Sánchez-Soberón F, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL. Partial replacement of fossil fuels in a cement plant: Assessment of human health risks by metals, metalloids and PCDD/Fs. Environ Res. 2018 Jul 19;167:191-197. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.07.014.

Sakamoto M, Tatsuta N, Chan HM, Domingo JL, Murata K, Nakai K. Brain methylmercury uptake in fetal, neonate, weanling, and adult rats. Environ Res. 2018 Jul 5;167:15-20. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.06.038.

Posted on 16-07-2018

Last scientific articles published by TecnATox

Marquès M, Nadal M, Díaz-Ferrero J, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL. Concentrations of PCDD/Fs in the neighborhood of a hazardous waste incinerator: human health risks. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2018) doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-2685-8

Sharma RP, Schuhmacher M, Kumar V. Development of a human physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPL) model for phthalate (DEHP) and its metabolites: a bottom up modeling approach. Toxicology Letters (2018) doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2018.06.1217

Sánchez-Soberón F, Cuykx M, Serra N, Linares V, Bellés M, Covaci A, Schuhmacher M.  In-vitro metabolomics to evaluate toxicity of particulate matter under environmentally realistic conditions. Chemosphere (2018) doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.06.065

Posted on 11-06-2018

TecnATox in URV digital newspaper

Dr. Jaume Folch, researcher in TecnATox, has recently published his third book entitled "El naufragi dels records. Què hi ha darrere de malalties com l'Alzheimer?" (The shipwreck of memories. What is behind Alzheimer disease?).

The book is about how the new advances in the understanding of the disease allow us to determine the origin and to influence on their prevention through diet or physical exercise, among others. You can find more information in the URV digital press release.

Posted on 04-06-2018

TecnATox in betevé

Prof. Josep Lluís Domingo has recently been interviewed in betevé. He talked about the high concentrations of dioxins reported in the surroundings of the municipal waste incinerator located in Sant Adrià del Besos (Barcelona). He asks for immediate measures to reduce the emissions of dioxins in the aforementioned facility, which were found up to 2.3 times the acceptable threshold.

You can watch the full interview in the following link.

Posted on 11-07-2018

15th Doctoral Day

The doctoral programme in Nanosciences, Materials and Chemical Engineering organises a day in which doctoral students have the opportunity to discuss their work and have it evaluated by a prestigious panel of experts during a platform and a poster exhibition sessions.

The TecnATox member María Ángeles Martínez presented her work in the platform session, which was entitled: "Comparing dietary and non-dietary source contribution of BPA and DEHP to prenatal exposure: A Catalonia (Spain) case study".

Posted on 05-06-2018

TecnATox workshop and strategic plan meeting

TecnATox celebrated the annual workshop and strategic plan meeting on May 31 in the School of Medicine and Health Science.

PhD students presented their project thesis during the first half of the morning. After the coffee break, the strategic plan meeting was carried out. Upcoming objectives of the group were discussed and actions were defined.

Posted on 01-06-2018