Our colleague Judit Biosca defended her doctoral thesis on March 27th, at Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut, Reus. The thesis is entitled Influence of prenatal chlorpyrifos exposure, APOE genotype and sex on neurodevelopmental disorders: behavioral and biochemical abnormalities in mice, and it has been supervised by Dr. Teresa Colomina and Dr. Maria Cabré.
Posted on 24-03-2023
Prof. Mònica Bulló, current director of the Nutrition and Metabolic Health Research Group (NuMeH) and co-director of TecnATox, has received the ICREA Acadèmia 2022 award, a prestigious distinction given by Generalitat de Catalunya. The ICREA Acadèmia programme offers research intensification grants to outstanding university professors who already hold permanent positions in the Catalan research system and are in an expanding phase of their careers. Only 4 URV researchers have been awarded in 2022, so 14 URV researchers currently own this award, whose programme was started in 2008.
Posted on 07-03-2023
As part of the celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, several researchers of TecnATox participated in a number of dissemination events to promote and highlight the fundamental role of women and girls in science.
Dr. Montse Marquès and Jordina Balaguer did their respective talks in two schools in Reus: Escola General Prim and Escola Prat de la Riba, respectively. In turn, Ana Teresa González talked in front of the students of Escola Sant Jaume in Bràfim, while Melina Rojas did a videoconference for the students of Escola Les Pinediques (Taradell).
Posted on 17-02-2023
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Again, TecnATox will be fully committed with the celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11). Several of our researchers will be involved in a number of activities to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. These activities take place in the framework of the 100tifiques event, organized by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. At 11 am there will be simultaneous talks to give visibility to women in science.
Up to 60% of TecnATox staff members are women, being very well represented among scientists, technical staff and management team. We are proud to say that our Technological Center is co-directed by two women (Dr. Mònica Bulló and Dr. Montse Marquès). Furthermore, most of the SGR groups which compose TecnATox are also led by women.
Posted on 09-02-2023
"Air concentrations of heavy metals are significantly higher at El Morell than at a background site (Cambrils)". This is the main conclusion on a recenty presented investigation led by Dr. Joaquim Rovira and Prof. Marta Schuhmacher.
TecnATox researchers analyzed the presence of several trace elements (arsenic, cadmium, chromium, nickel, lead and vanadium) in air particulate matter (PM10) for three consecutive weeks at 2 different sites (El Morell and Cambrils), and the results were of great concern.
The study was financially supported by El Morell Town Council, and it was executed in parallel of another investigation led by Dr. Eva Gallego and Dr. José Francisco Perales, researchers of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), who focused on another group of air pollutants of high concern: volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
More information can be found at https://www.ccma.cat/324/un-estudi-de-la-urv-determina-la-presencia-elevada-de-metalls-a-laire-al-morell-al-costat-de-la-petroquimica/noticia/3208771/
Posted on 26-01-2023
2021 SGR 00213 - Nutrition and Metabolic Health - NuMeH
2021 SGR 00105 - Laboratori de Toxicologia i Salut Mediambiental - LTSM
2021 SGR 00149 - Recerca en Neurocomportament i Salut - NEUROLAB
2021 SGR 00738 - Environmental Analysis and Management using Computer Aided Process Engineering - AGACAPE
Posted on 24-01-2023
Do you want to work on the determination and elimination of microplastics and other pollutants in biological, food and environmental samples?
We are hiring new personnel!
More info at https://www.iispv.cat/oferta-de-treball/ic15_23-tecnic-a-centre-de-tecnologia-ambiental-alimentaria-i-toxicologica-primera-experiencia/
Posted on 24-01-2023
In the framework of the EarlyCLOTHES project, researchers of TecnATox and the University of Sao Paulo, have published an article focused on the presence of 20 regulated amines (AAs) in clothes marketed in Brazil and Spain. Generally, higher levels of regulated AAs were found in samples sold in Brazil than in Spain, which is linked to the lack of regulation. Concentration values in clothing were also used to evaluate the dermal exposure to AAs in 3 vulnerable population groups: pregnant women, newborns and toddlers.
After the publication of the first results of the project, not only regulated amines but also formaldehyde, the investigation is now focused on the co-occurrence of other textile additives, such as non-regulated AAs, trace elements and bisphenols.
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