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We are hiring a PhD to carry out a postdoc in the field of microbiome, diet and health. Click on this news for more details!
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Project Title: “Evaluation of Treatments for the Removal of Microplastics in Urban Wastewater Treatment Plants”

Details of the call:

https://www.urv.cat/en/research/support/programmes/marti-franques/cofund/?utm_medium=mailing&utm_source=martifranques21_supervisors&utm_campaign

Details of the project:

https://www.sgr.urv.cat/cgi-bin/programes/mfpcofund/detalles.cgi?conv=2021MFP-COFUND-&ordre=3&idioma=ENG

You can find more information by clicking on this news.

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Pinos H, Carrillo B, Merchán A, Biosca-Brull J, Pérez-Fernández C, Colomina MT, Sánchez-Santed F, Martín-Sánchez F, Collado P, Arias JL, Conejo NM. Relationship between Prenatal or Postnatal Exposure to Pesticides and Obesity: A Systematic Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021, 18:7170.
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Dr. Jaume Folch, reseacher of the Ecotoxicology area of TecnATox, is going to participate to the round table on the current situation of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) population on the Catalan coast and in particular in Tarragona. It will take place on July 6 at 6 PM, and the state of this turtle will be discussed, including the latest observations and laying of eggs, the trend that is expected in the coming years and the key role that volunteering has in the protection of this species.
There will be a discussion about plastics and microplastics present in the waters and what effects they can have on these and other animals on our coasts.
Finally, the book "La tortuga marina de La Pineda", by Ferran Aguilar, will be presented about the loggerhead turtle that nested in La Pineda during 2020.
Attendance is limited to 80 people upon registration and seating. The event will be recorded and can be followed live by Teams. If you want to follow the even in streaming, contact mediambient@urv.cat before July 5 at noon.
 
* People who have not previously registered will not be allowed to enter. It will not be possible to access the event in the case of presenting COVID symptoms, having a confirmed diagnosis, or being pending diagnostic results.
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SEEDS - “Substance of circular Economy concept as Efficacious Determinant for the development of Successful entrepreneurship”, a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, has released the first newsletter.

We invite you to read it in Spanish or English by clicking on this news.

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Núñez-Delgado A, Dominguez JR, Zhou Y, Race M, Domingo JL. New research on water, waste and energy management, with special focus on antibiotics and priority pollutants. Environ Res. 2021, 201:111582.
Domingo JL. SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19: Natural or laboratory origin?. Environ Res. 2021, 201:111542
Núñez-Delgado A, Dominguez JR, Zhou Y, Race M, Domingo JL. New research on reduction and/or elimination of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products. Environ Res. 2021 Jun 25:111601. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111601.
González N, Marquès M, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Temporal trend of the dietary exposure to metals/metalloids: A case study in Tarragona County, Spain. Food Res Int. 2021, 110469.

Dr. Joaquim Rovira, research fellow of TecnATox, was interviewed by Cadena SER (Aquí, amb Josep Cuní). He was talking about the closure of Sant Adrià del Besós beach due to the detection of carcinogenic elements in the sand.

We invite you to listen the full interview.

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Dr. Montse Marquès, research fellow of TecnATox, has been appointed as Associate Editor of Environmental Pollution.
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The working group of microplastics have been interviewed by TV3 (The Catalan Public Television).

Dr. Joaquim Rovira and Nora Expósito presented the interesting (and concering) results regarding the current situation of microplastics in the Tarragona Coast. Check out the full interview here.

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