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Researcher

Ronny Blust

  • Research interest:- Molecular, cellular and organismal toxicity tests- Characterisation of mode of action of microcontaminants- Analysis of inorganic and organic contaminants- Chemical and biological monitoring and diagnostics- Development of application of biomarkers and sensors- Modelling of bioavailability, accumulation and toxicity
  • Keywords:RISK ASSESSMENT, BIOMARKER, PREDICITVE TOXICOLOGY, TOXICITY ASSAYS, ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, METAL POLLUTION, ORGANIC ANALYSIS, TOXICOGENOMICS, Applied biological sciences, biotechnology
  • Disciplines:Sustainable chemistry, Animal biology, Biochemistry and metabolism, General biology, Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution , Environmental science and management, Medical biochemistry and metabolism, Veterinary medicine
  • Research techniques:- Metal analysis (AAS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS)- Organic analysis (GC-MS, LC-MS)- Radiotopes analysis (gamma and beta scintillation)- Gene expression analysis (macro and microarrays, RT-PCR)- In vitro toxicology en flow cytometry- Analysis of biomarker responses and physiological condition- In situ effect evaluations
  • Users of research expertise:- Environmental diagnostics- Waste treatment- Chemical industry- Pharmaceutical industry- Food industry