Instituto de Acuicultura Torre de la Sal, CSIC, Spain
Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) are regarded as essential compounds for animals. This talk will review the current knowledge on the complement and function of key enzymes involved in LC-PUFA biosynthesis in aquatic animals, with particular attention to species with interest in aquaculture.
Óscar is a Tenured Scientist at the Instituto de Acuicultura Torre de Sal, Spanish National Research Council, Spain. His research interests include the study of molecular mechanisms involved in the biosynthesis of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in aquatic organisms and their implications in nutrition of farmed species.
University of Exeter
Marine microplastic debris is the most prevalent form of manmade pollution in the oceans, but despite this, we know very little of the risks it poses for ecological and public health. This talk will provide an overview of our group’s latest results, including studying the transformations that particles undergo in different natural waters and the techniques we have been developing for tracing the uptake of micro and nanoplastics into organisms and their distribution into tissues and cells.
Tamara is a Professor of Ecotoxicology at the University of Exeter. Her research focus is in understanding the biological effects of environmental pollutants, with a focus on the marine environment. She studies a wide range of legacy and priority pollutants of emerging concern, including crude oils, nanoparticles, microplastics and associated contaminants. Her research takes a systems approach across levels of biological organisation, aiming to support better predictions of ecological and health risk.
Centro de Ciencias do Mar, Universidade do Algarve
Deborah is a Full Professor at the University of Algarve. Her work originally focused on the pituitary gland and prolactin in fish and now she works on how regulatory factors determine an organisms fate and how scientific knowledge can be transformed into industry relevant outcomes.
Barcelona Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spanish Research Council
Carlos is a senior researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spanish Research Cpouncil (IDAEA, CSIC). His research originally focused on evolutionary ecology studying genetic variability in response to toxic chemicals in the model crustacean species Daphnia magna and its implications in environmental risk assessment. His work on the late 90s until early 2000's contributed to consolidate an emerging field on evolutionary ecotoxicology. In the last decade he has been devoted to study the mechanisms of action of emerging contaminants alone and in mixtures using omic responses. The study of obesogenic effects in non vertebrate arthropods is one of the new research lines. He has over 136 publications with up to 3200 citations.