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Evaluation of levels, fate, transport and environmental risk for many pollutants classes, mainly referred to emerging contaminants (pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, nanomaterials), by means biomarkers and functional proteomics, as well as ecotoxicological tests and advanced analytical techniques (GC-MS/MS).


 Andrea Binelli

Full Professor in Ecology

Email: andrea.binelli@unimi.it

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Main topics of the group: cyto and genotoxicity biomarkers, functional proteomics, risk assessment for emerging contaminants, monitoring of some man-made chemicals


 Camilla Della Torre

Associate Professor in Ecology

Email: camilla.dellatorre@unimi.it

Phones: +39 02 503 14721

Address: Building C, Floor 6

Thesis available: Ask the teacher

External links:ResearchGate - ORCID

Keywords: ecotoxicology, stress ecology, autoecology, biomonitoring, biomarkers, emerging pollutants

Main topics of the group: My field of research is aquatic ecotoxicology. The main objective of my research is to look at mechanisms of action and toxicity of emerging pollutants and other stressors in aquatic species under both laboratory and natural exposure conditions. The effects are studied at different levels of biological complexity from the first molecular interactions to the effects at organism level, through the application of a wide range of analytical tools. Specifically: application of omics techniques for evaluating changes in the protein and metabolome pattern in response to stress. Enzyme assays for evaluating the activity of proteins involved in the metabolism/detoxification of contaminants, cyto-genotoxicity, oxidative stress and neurotoxicity biomarkers, and behavioural and reproductive enpoints. Over the last years, my research has focused on studying the mechanisms of tolerance to ocean acidification in different species of marine invertebrates. 

Stefano Magni

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Ecology
Email: stefano.magni@unimi.it

Phones: +39 02 503 14729

Address: Building C, Floor 6

Thesis available: Ask the teacher

External links:ResearchGate - ORCID

Keywords: ecotoxicology, monitoring, biomarkers, functional proteomics, emerging contaminants, (micro)plastics

Main topics of the group: Toxicity evaluation of emerging contaminants, e.g. (micro)plastics, on freshwater invertebrates (bivalves and crustaceans) and vertebrates (teleosts) through biomarkers of cellular stress, oxidative damage, neurotoxicity and cyto-genotoxicity and functional proteomics. Monitoring of (micro)plastics in freshwater ecosystems through microFT-IR.


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