July 2018


Experimental Toxicology
Human health risk assessment
Food Toxicology
Environmental Health

A new scientific article has been published by TecnATox

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, In press. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.06.065

Posted on 11-06-2018

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 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

Recognition to Dr. Francisco García

Dr. Francisco García, forensic doctor and researcher of the Toxicology area of TecnATox, has been awarded with "Creu de Sant Ramon de Penyafort".

You can read the full press release in the following link.

Posted on 19-05-2018

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

TecnATox in California EPA

Dr. Francisco Sánchez-Soberón, postdoctoral researcher in TecnATox, gave a talk in the Department of Toxic Substances Control of California EPA last Wednesday 23rd May.

The presentation was entitled: "Assessment of human health risks and toxicity associated to particles (10, 2.5, and 1), organic pollutants, and heavy metals nearby cement plants".

Posted on 29-05-2018

TecnATox in SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting

Prof. Josep Lluís Domingo, Prof. Marta Schuhmacher, Dr. Joaquim Rovira and María Ángeles Martínez are attending to SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, which is held in Rome from 13 to 17 May. They are presenting the following research findings:

TU393 Sánchez-Soberón F, Noardo F, Mari M, Kumar V, Schuhmacher M. Good news to lazybones kids: increasing sleeping time decreases exposure to airborne particulate matter.

TU392 Sánchez-Soberón, Rovira J, Sierra J, Schuhmacher M. How risky is the schoolyard? An approach from chemical composition of particulate matter.

TU389 Sánchez-Soberón, Serra N, Linares V, Bellés M, Schuhmacher M. Toxicity of airborne particulate matter as a factor to choose the most convenient school.

WE244 Marquès M, Mari M, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL.  Nothing is what it seems: Levels of PCDD/Fs in the surroundings of a hazardous waste incinerator.

TH075 Martínez Rodríguez M, Sharma RP, Nadal M, Kumar V, Schuhmacher M. Dietary and non-dietary prenatal exposure to endocrine disruptors (BPA and DEHP). Spanish case study.

Posted on 16-05-2018