Laboratory of marine ecotoxicology
... understand proteotoxic, cytotoxic and genotoxic mechanisms involved in toxification of xenobiotics on cellular and molecular level as well as on the population level of marine organisms, mainly invertebrates. Application of obtained scientific knowledge in marine environmental risk assessment.
…is founded on the long-term experience on scientific investigation of genotoxic / toxic effects on marine organisms caused by stabile natural and anthropogenic chemical stressors and based on 4 processes:
- release of compounds in the sea
- transfer of compounds in the sea with or without chemical transformation
- exposure of one or more target organisms to different substances
- response of marine organisms to xenobiotics.
Anthropogenic pollution is characterised by the dispersal of contaminants in all parts of biosphere so there are no ecosystems free from traces of human activity, because even areas unknown to human habitation are contaminated by pollutants carried by the movements of air masses or by marine currentsmore »
Determination of markers and biomarkers in marine water, sediment and organismsfor marine quality, risk assessment
Determinaton of marine quality for risk assessment of natural and anthropogenic contaminationmore »