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 Expert  728958

Expert in Nanotoxicology, Metal Ecotoxciology, Ecotoxicology, EIA


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United Kingdom
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Expert is an environmental toxicologist with a wide range of lab-based toxicology expertise combined with skills in analytical chemistry, high resolution analytical microscopy, enzyme cytochemistry, molecular biology, computer assisted behavioural response monitoring, statistics and laboratory experimentation with marine invertebrates. Her wide research expertise on the environmental fate and behaviour of metals is now focussed on metal oxide nanoparticles. She has gained experience in both large-scale project management and laboratory maintenance of deep sea macro invertebrates known for their demanding maintenance requirements , which are an asset for the proposed work. Her research at the forefront of this new and exciting area of nanotoxicology of engineered nanoparticles.
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aquatic toxicology


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2001   PhD   Environmental Toxicology   Universiyt of Manchester, UK  
1997   MSc   Environmental Sciences & Policy   University of Manchester, UK  
1995   BSc   Biology   Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Ecotoxicologist

 

Marine ecotoxicology research using rapid embryo assays using invertebrate models (Ciona intestinalis, Mytilus edulis, Psammechinus miliaris) to: (a) assess developmental toxicology of emerging contaminants such as engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) and enzymes contained in biological powders; (b) To prepare comprehensive, high quality, Standard Operating procedures for the use of marine invertebrates as models for assessing the impact of co-exposures to emerging contaminants, and of single exposures mediated by typical stressors of the changing environment (photochemical transformations, temperature increase, acidification, etc)

2002 to 2008

 

University of the Azores

 

Oceanography and Fisheries

 

Postdoc

 

studying physiological adaptations to the hyper-toxic environment typical at deep-sea hydrothermal vents

2001 to 2002

 

ForEnviron Environmental and Engineering Consultancy Ltd., Hungary

 


 

Project Manager

 

Managing teams involved in environmental quality assessment; Coordination of the NATO-funded research project entitled (2001) "Attitudinal, political and technical aspects of data sharing over trans-boundary effects of freshwater pollution associated with mining: a case study for the Tisza River;" Co-ordination of Environmental Impact Assessments for implementation of various investments (both industrial and commercial units such as TESCO); Writing project proposals for EU funded environmental projects according to the ISPA (Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-accession procedure); Report writing; Correspondence with customers (national and international).


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Founding member of the NGO “ECOTUR”, Romania; Society of Experimental Biology; American Malacological Society; Hungarian Hydrobiological Society; Brazilian Microscopy Society; Active member of MOMAR and INTERRIDGE networks; Member of the Portuguese Marine Research Institute (IMAR); European and American Geoscience Union (EGU, AGU).

Awards/Recognition

1989 – Scholarship of the State Scholarship Foundation, Romania to complete undergraduate studies leading to BSc; 1996 - Scholarship of the Soros Foundation to complete MSc degree; 1997 - Joint scholarship of the Foundation for an Open Society and UK Foreign Office to undertake a research project leading to PhD; 2001- NATO fellowship to carry out research on “Attitudinal, political and technical aspects of data sharing over trans-boundary effects of freshwater pollution associated with mining: a case study for the Tisza River.”


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published approximately 30 refereed papers, which collectively, have been cited over 200 times, and generate an h-index of 8. In addition to these publications, she has written two book chapters on cadmium in the environment and on life in extreme environments.


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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hungarian   Native speaker
Portuguese   Fluent
Romanian   Fluent
French   Basic

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Deep Sea Research experience demonstrated with associated publications; Sea-going experience; Experienced project manager/coordinator; Teaching experience at both under- and postgraduate levels; Administration of complex technical projects and budgets; In-depth scientific knowledge in environmental toxicology of metals; Excellent communication skills, both oral and written (author and reviewer of several articles in peer reviewed scientific journals).


 

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