Neptune Seminar Series

Ricardo Capela will present a seminar entitled "Development of high-throughput embryo bioassays as screening tools for the hazard assessment of emerging pollutants - Lophotrochozoans as model species" at 12.00 am at CIIMAR facilities.

One of the most promising alternatives in toxicity screening is the use of embryo bioassays. This approach allows the analysis of a large group of chemicals, providing sensitive ecologically relevant information. Currently established methodologies involve the use of a large number of animals and therefore high throughput approaches are needed. Here, the focus goes for two Lophotrochozoan species used as models, an annelid and a gastropod mollusk. We expect to develop and validate sensitive high-throughput embryo bioassays to screen the toxicity of pharmaceuticals, and link biological effects endpoints with their mode of action, contributing to current EU regulation