Venkatanaidu Karri, PhD candidate in TecnATox, will defend his doctoral thesis on 9th April 2018, at 9.30h in Sala de Graus, Chemical Engineering School, Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

Title: "Integrated In vitro - Omics based approach to assess the heavy metals and their binary mixtures toxicity in hippocampal HT-22 cell line".

Supervisors: Dr. Marta Schuhmacher and Dr. Vikas Kumar.

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Dr. Jaume Folch is investigating the origin of Alzheimer disease in collaboration with the Universitat de Barcelona. Several studies carried out with animal models show that diet is a key factor for the occurrence of the most common type of such dementia. Specifically, the diabetes during adulthood (type 2 diabetes) would be a determining factor leading to neuronal death and the characteristic memory loss of Alzheimer.

You can read the full press release at Diari Digital URV.

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Francisco Sánchez Soberón obtained the PhD degree with the highest qualitification Excellent Cum Laude.

The thesis entitled: "Assessment of the human health risks and toxicity associated to particles (PM10, PM2.5 and PM1), organic pollutants and metals around cement plants" was supervised by Prof. Marta Schuhmacher and Dr. Joaquim Rovira.

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As a part of the dissemination plan, TecnATox researchers are currently giving talks to the general population.

Dr. Francisco Sánchez-Soberón did the presentatation entitled "Has the air that we breath a good quality? How to measure and assess it" in the High School Flix.

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The MELODI Board wants to reward each year one young researcher, active in the domains covered by the activities of the MELODI Association, in order to raise more attention for research in the domain of low doses of ionizing radiation in a broader sense, and to stimulate young researchers to be active and to publish in this domain of activities. You can find more information at the Announcement and Rules for administration of a MELODI Award and at MELODI'S website. DEADLINEJune 15, 2018.
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Rovira J, Hernández-Aguilera A, Luciano-Mateo F, Cabré N, Baiges-Gaya G, Nadal M, Martín-Paredero V, Camps J, Joven J, Domingo JL.Biol Trace Elem Res. 2018 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s12011-018-1298-x.

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