Prof. Marta Schuhmacher, the Technical Manager of TecnATox, was an invited speaker to the POPs management International Workshop, National Implementation Plan - NIP Review and Update of the Stockholm Convention on POPs Project. It was held in Bogotá (Colombia), on 12th and 13th October 2017. As a wide recognized expert on Environmental Risk Assessment, she gave two talks:
Risks: International Experiences on risks assessment associated with unintentional POPs.
BAT and BEP Case Studies: UPOPs risk assessment recommendations.
Karri V, Kumar V, Ramos D, Oliveira E, Schuhmacher M. An in vitro cytotoxic approach to assess the toxicity of heavy metals and their binary mixtures on hippocampal HT-22 cell line. Toxicol Lett. 2017 Oct 5;282:25-36. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2017.10.002. [Epub ahead of print].
Karri V, Kumar V, Ramos D, Oliveira E, Schuhmacher M. Comparative In Vitro Toxicity Evaluation of Heavy Metals (Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic, and Methylmercury) on HT-22 Hippocampal Cell Line. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2017 Oct 9. doi: 10.1007/s12011-017-1177-x. [Epub ahead of print].
Venkatanaidu Karri and Raju Prasad Sharma, PhD students in Systems Toxicology, attended to the 53rd Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX), which was held in Bratislava from the 10th to the 13th of September, 2017. They presented the following posters:
Karri V, Ramos D, De Oliveira Cacheado E, Schuhmacher M, Kumar V. "Proteomics Approach for improving the Mechanisms associated with MeHg Toxicity in HT-22 Hippocampal Cell line".
Sharma RP, Kumar V, Schuhmacher M. "Development and Validation of PBPK model for DEHP and its Metabolites: Application to Cohort and Case-Control Studies".
Celeste Gisela di Paolo obtained the PhD degree with the highest qualitification Excellent Cum Laude. The thesis entitled: "Evualuación de los efectos de la exposición oral a aluminio a través de la dieta en ratones Tg 2576. Papel protector de la melatonina" was supervised by Dr. Mercedes Gómez and Prof. Josep Lluís Domingo.
Sharma RP, Schuhmacher M, Kumar V. Developing integrated PBPK/PD coupled mechanistic pathway model (miRNA-BDNF): An approach towards system toxicology. Toxicol Lett. 2017 Aug 14;280:79-91. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2017.08.003. [Epub ahead of print]
Heredia L, Gasol L, Ventura D, Vicens P, Torrente M. Mindfulness-based stress reduction training program increases psychological well-being, and emotional regulation, but not attentional performance. A pilot study. Mind Comp. In press. doi: 10.1016/j.mincom.2017.07.001. [Epub ahead of print]
Laia Guardia and Dr. Pia Basaure, PhD student and postdoctoral researcher, respectively, attended to the following conferences:
XVII National Congress of the Spanish Society of Neuroscience (SENC). Alicante (Spain), September 27-30, 2017.
Guardia-Escote L, Basaure P, Blanco J, Peris-Sampedro F, Cabré M, Colomina MT. "Short and long term effects of a postnatal exposure to the pesticide chlorpyrifos on learning and memory: sex and APOE genotype influences". Poster.
Basaure P, Guardia-Escote L, Cabré M, Peris-Sampedro F, Colomina MT. "Developmental effects of postnatal exposure to the pesticide chlorpyrifos and its interaction with APOE genotype". Poster.
II International Congress of Psychobiology. Ávila (Spain), July 19-21, 2017.
Guardia-Escote L, Basaure P, Peris-Sampedro F, Cabré M, Colomina MT. "Behavioral responses to toxic and pharmacological exposures are influenced by sex and APOE genetic background". Oral presentation.
Basaure P, Guardia-Escote L, Cabré M, Peris-Sampedro F, Colomina MT. "Contribution of APOE genotype on the expression of neurobehavioral effects induced by postnatal exposure to chlorpyrifos". Poster. "Special Mention Award".
The TecnATox publication Domingo JL, Rovira J, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M. High cancer risks by exposure to PCDD/Fs in the neighborhood of an Integrated Waste Management Facility. Sci Total Environ. 2017 Jul 4;607-608:63-68. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.272. [Epub ahead of print] is in the last press release of the URV digital newspaper. This article highlights the high concentration of dioxins in air in Sant Adrià del Besós, which is up to 5 times higher than levels reported in similar industrial areas. Consequently, there is a cancer risk 2.3 times above the acceptable level, meaning one case of cancer per million.
Marquès M, Sierra J, Drotikova T, Mari M, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and trace elements in Arctic soils: A case-study in Svalbard. Environ Res. 2017 Aug 10;159:202-211. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.08.003. [Epub ahead of print]