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New publication by Laura Emilia Fernández, Predoctoral Researcher at ECOTOX

"Vitellogenin gene expression in marine mussels exposed to ethinylestradiol: no induction at the transcriptional level"

Journal: Marine Environmental Research

Author (s): Laura Emilia Fernández-González, Paula Sánchez-Marín, Camino Gestal, Ricardo Beiras and Angel P. Díz

Publication date: available online March 26, 2021


"Deciphering the future of biodegradable materials for marine applications"

Professor Ricardo Beiras (ECOTOX's Principal Researcher) participated on March 23rd in the virtual event "Deciphering the future of biodegradable materials for marine applications", organized by AZTI scientific and technological center, with the presentation entitled "Are biopolymers the remedy for the plastics disease? Considerations from marine ecotoxicology. "

2nd GLAUKOS project meeting

The second GLAUKOS project meeting  (virtual event) took place on the 25th and 26th of November 2020, the CIM-UVigo is represented in this consortium by the ECOTOX research team:

 ► The project activities are on track

► The partnership is well aligned

► The objectives are very ambitious.

What do we miss?  A live meeting to finally meet in person our great consortium!

Research Technician for GLAUKOS-Ecotox. Results of the selection process

List of finalist candidates interviewed, selected candidate and waiting list:

(selected) Micael Vidal Mañá

Waiting list:
1º Carlos Alvarez Belín
2º Yonatan Castro Cambre
3º Jose Manuel Antelo Romero

Vigo, 16th of November 2020

PostDoc Researcher for Glaukos-Ecotox

List of finalist candidates interviewed, selection process for a PostDoc Researcher for Glaukos-Ecotox.

After weighing:

1. Nancy León Janampa

2. Isabel Moreno

3. Fouzia Haider

4. Lina Mª Zapata

5. Kizar A. Sumon


Vigo, 29th of June 2020

Ricardo Beiras, PhD

Professor in Ecology
Faculty of Marine Sciences
University of Vigo
E-36310 Vigo, Galicia


PostDoc researcher for GLAUKOS-Ecotox

" PostDoc researcher for GLAUKOS-Ecotox EURAXESS Job Offer id: 526282 "

ECOTOX is looking for a postdoctoral researcher; this is a full-time position (40 h/week), starting by July 2020.

It is a fix term contract for 3 years (6 months trial period) and with a salary up to 35.000 € /year (gross pay), depending on qualification.

Kick-off webinar for six new microplastic projects from JPI Oceans' 2nd call


Last Wednesday, 20th of May 2020, JPI Oceans hosted the kick-off webinar [1] for the six new microplastic projects awarded for funding (JPI Oceans' 2nd call), being their names: Andromeda, HOTMIC, FACTS, iPlastic, microplastiX and RESPONSE

The ARPA-ACUA project in the Journal of the University of Vigo

"Virgin" polyethylene, PVC and polyamide resins are less toxic than biodegradable "

New publication of Ines Viana, Postdoctoral Researcher at ECOTOX

Morphological and Physiological Responses of Enhalus acoroides Seedlings Under Varying Temperature and Nutrient Treatment

"Seagrass meadows are declining globally. In Indonesia, 75% loss has been reported in the last 5 years. The decrease of the seagrass area is influenced by the simultaneous occurrence of many factors at the local and global scale, including nutrient enrichment and climate change. (...)"

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