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Advanced Course on Biomarkers - SETAC Summer School

Advanced Course on Biomarkers - SETAC Summer School

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9/03/2016

II Edition 30 May - 3 June 2016

This one-week course held at DBio & CESAM (University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal) aims to provide knowledge about using biomarkers and their advantages (and disadvantages) to assess the ecologically relevant impact of stressors in the environment. Moreover, the ecological relevance and ranges of applicability of biochemical tools will be shown for particular classes of pollutants by linking their biochemical effects with alterations at higher levels of biological organization. Furthermore, the practical use of a biomarker approach in distinct taxa will be demonstrated, showing the usefulness of this set of tools independently from the analyzed ecosystem. This new approach has been successfully used by staff members of this course in soil ecotoxicology, freshwater ecotoxicology, marine ecotoxicology, wildlife ecotoxicology, biomonitoring, characterization of drug toxicity and nanotoxicology. The course is composed by theoretical lectures, by the presentation and discussion of several of our own case studies, and by a strong complementary practical component, during which test procedures will be demonstrated and students will have the opportunity to handle real techniques and procedures. The course is targeted to scientists, PhD and MSc students (with a background in Biology, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry, or related fields) and other professionals involved in decision-making and environmental management. All lectures and training sessions will be held in English.

Coordinators
Dr. Bruno Nunes, DBio & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Dr. Carlos Gravato, DBio & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Teaching staff
Dr. Carla Quintaneiro, DBio & CESAM, University of Aveiro
Dr. Inês Domingues, DBio & CESAM, University of Aveiro
Prof. Dr. Alberto Teodorico Correia, CIIMAR, University Fernando Pessoa
Dr. Miguel Santos, CIIMAR, University of Porto

Please find the event flyer and Registration Form attached.

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