Martínez MA, Blanco J, Rovira J, Kumar V, Domingo JL, Schuhmacher M. Bisphenol A analogues (BPS and BPF) present a greater obesogenic capacity in 3T3-L1 cell line. Food Chem Toxicol. 2020 Mar 24:111298

Prof. Domingo, director of TecnATox, has been recently interviewed by Diari de Tarragona. You can read the full press release here.

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NEUROSOME has launched the 3rd Newsletter. In this issue, you will find:

- An update about each ESR work for continuation of the project

- Experiments, results, training and attendance to courses

- Dissemination activities for the Project

- Interesting events for ESRs & Neurosome participants.

We invite you to check out the current stage of the project.

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Dr. Luis Heredia, post-doc of the Neuropsychology and Emotions Area, wrote an article about how to manage the stress caused by COVID-19, which has been published in Diari de Tarragona.

We invite you to click on this news to check it out and face this difficult time that we are living at global scale.

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TecnATox applied for the "Knowledge Industry Grants for 2019" of the "Agency for Management of University and Research Grants - AGAUR". This programme is divided into two modalities: Modality A. LLavor and Modality B. Producte. We presented one proposal to each modality, which have been successfully granted:

TECNANO - Innovative TEChnology to quantify in-situ NANO- and microplastics (Modality A. LLavor)

INSPECTION - IN Situ device for Pollutants dEteCTion In cOntiNuos (Modality B. Producte)

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Schreiber E, Garcia T, González N, Esplugas R, Sharma RP, Torrente M, Kumar V, Bovee T, Katsanou ES, Machera K, Domingo JL, Gómez M. Maternal exposure to mixtures of dienestrol, linuron and flutamide. Part I: Feminization effects on male rat offspring. Food Chem Toxicol. 2020 Mar 11:111256. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2020.111256.

#URVGoals is an audiovisual project for scientific divulgation in line with the Sustainable Development Goals for the United Nations in 2030.

Dr. Roberta Carafa, post-doc of the Ecotoxicology Area, was recently interviewed in the framework of the Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources. You can watch the full video here.


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Last Friday, we left the lab quite earlier than usual for a social meeting. The annual calçotada is already a consolidated social event of our group. We strongly think that sharing time outside the lab is crucial for a good working environment and, consequently, to be successful in our research.
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David Ventura successfully defended his doctoral thesis on 21st February 2020 in the Faculty of Education and Psychology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. He obtained the maximum qualification Excellent Cum Laude.

Title: "Evaluació de un programa de entrenamiento basado en Mindfulness: Efectos psicológicos, neuropsicológicos y emocionales" (Evaluation of a training program based on Mindfulness: Psychological, Neuropsychological and emotional effects).

Supervisors: Dr. Paloma Vicens and Dr. Luis Heredia

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García F, Marquès M, Barbería E, Torralba P, Landin I, Laguna C, Domingo JL, Nadal M. Biomonitoring of Trace Elements in Subjects Living Near a Hazardous Waste Incinerator: Concentrations in Autopsy Tissues.. Toxics. 2020 Feb 11;8(1). pii: E11. doi: 10.3390/toxics8010011.
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