Last March 30th, the final NEUROSOME conference was held. NEUROSOME was an European integrated training network which investigated the causal associations among genetic predisposition, cumulative exposure to multiple environmental chemicals of children and neurodevelopmental disorders. The project brought together beyond- the-state-of-the-art advances in human biomonitoring and systems biology, exposure monitoring and toxicological testing technologies and advanced tools for computational analyses of the exposure-to-health effect continuum according to the exposome paradigm. NEUROSOME, which run between October 2017 and March 2022, was coordinated by Prof. Denis Sarigiannis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). Regarding TecnATox, Prof. Marta Schuhmacher and Ms. Deepika had a very active participation in the project.
Posted on 05-04-2022
4.0 ANDCOM project has arrived to its formal end date, now it is time for adult educators to use the training materials created in the framework of the project to develop their competences in Industry 4.0 concepts. Remember that in the project website you will find the links to the:
- m-learning courses “Industry 4.0 in teaching low-skilled adults”
- Video guidance: “How to implement Industry 4.0 in teaching low-skilled adults effectively?
All the OER are available in the seven languages of the partnership (Deutsch, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek, Lithuanian, Polish and Romanian), apart from English.
We hope you find them a useful resource and remember that education in Industry 4.0 is imperative not only for our future but also everyday lives.
Posted on 31-03-2022
Several researchers of TecnATox will participate at the II Biology Conference of the Territorial Section of Southern Catalonia of the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB-CS), whose objective is to make researchers and society aware of the diversity of biological research that is being carried out in in the counties of Tarragona, and open a space for debate and exchange between biology professionals. The aim of the SCB-CS is to integrate the large community of biologists, biotechnologists and biochemists, as well as specialists in the different fields of biomedicine in their activities.
This second day aims to provide an overview of one of the backbones of the research carried out by biologists in southern Catalonia, in the Tarragona region: human nutrition. In particular, we want to focus on one of the aspects that are emerging strongly in the field of nutrition and is the role that the microbiome plays on general health, on the functioning of the immune system, on the evolution of metabolic diseases. such as diabetes or the development of cognitive loss processes.
Details of the workprogram, as well as the list of speakers, are summarized in the file below. Registrations can be done at https://scb.iec.cat/ii-jornada-de-biologia-de-la-catalunya-sud/
Posted on 28-03-2022
In March 2022, GRUPO DIH has updated the ranking of best scientists residing in Spain, according to their h-index. Prof. José L. Domingo is still listed as the best scientist in the area of Toxicology, with an h-index of 77. In turn, he has been also identified as one of the top 10 researchers in the area of Environmental Sciences.
As a novelty, Dr. Martí Nadal has been included in the list of best scientists in the area of Environmental Sciences, accounting 192 published articles and an h-index of 43.
Posted on 22-03-2022
Dr. Montse Marquès has been awarded with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Postdoctoral Fellowship. She will be working on “The Chemical Exposome of Pregnant Women” (MANGO) at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health (United States) under the supervision of Prof. Ana Navas-Acien and Prof. Gary Miller for two years. Afterwards, she will perform the incoming phase at TecnATox under the supervison of Prof. Domingo.
MANGO is a follow-up of INSULIN that will allow implementing the results of the project by means of a pilot prevention programme to reduce the exposure of pregnant women to hazardous chemicals.
Posted on 21-03-2022
Posted on 18-03-2022
Researchers of TecnATox have recently published a collaborative article with a group of investigators of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto (University of São Paulo, Brazil), led by Prof. Fernando Barbosa Jr. In the article, which has been published in Science of the Total Environment, the authors analyzed the levels of bisphenols (BPs) and phthalate esters (PAEs) in toys commercialized in Brazil, estimated the migration rate into children's saliva and evaluated their daily exposure.
Scientific Articles 09-03-2022
Posted on 14-03-2022
Prof. Marta Schuhmacher will be one of the participants in the Roundtable on women's participation in European Research and Innovation Projects, organized by the International Pre-Award Support Unit (USPIR) of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). The event will take place next March 21 at 11 am. Registrations can be done at https://events.urv.cat/event_detail/80223/detail/taula-rodona-sobre-la-participacio-de-les-dones-en-projectes-europeus-de-recerca-i-innovacio.html
Posted on 14-03-2022
The project PETRO-FERTYL (Impacte del complex petroquímic de Tarragona en l’exposició a metalls i la infertilitat masculina) has received the Xavi Catà Grant, promoted by El Morell City Council. PETRO-FERTYL, which is perfomed in the framework of LED-FERTYL, is led by Dr. Montse Marquès and part of the PhD thesis of Ms. Elena Sánchez.
Posted on 11-03-2022