Special Issue "Old Challenges Meet Novel Tools: Prospects and Aims for Next-Generation Ecotoxicologists and Environmental Toxicologists"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019
Dr. Pedro M. Costa
UCIBIO - Research Unit on Applied Molecular Biosciences, Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Interests: toxicology and environmental toxicology; aquatic biology; genotoxicology; marine toxins and biotechnology; toxicopathology; molecular toxicology
Environmental Toxicology and Ecotoxicology have come a long way since Clair Patterson’s and Rachel Carson’s “heads up”, back in the 1960s, sent shockwaves worldwide. After decades of struggle leaping the boundaries between science, public awareness and the court-of-law, the notion that the discharge of hazardous chemicals into the environment has major implications to wildlife, economy and human health is now firmly rooted. This leads to policy, guidelines and monitoring programs that now reach beyond the mere regional scope. However, the extraordinary pace of our advancing society is a continuous source of new challenges that environmental scientists must keep up with. Emerging pollutants, such as pharmaceuticals and new pesticides, nanomaterials and complex blends of all sorts of noxious chemicals and their metabolites, are just few examples. As we become aware that traditional toxicity testing and biomonitoring versus biomarker approaches are hardly able to objectively determine risk and causality in realistic scenarios (therefore complex), experts are revolutionizing the field by incorporating frontier concepts like ‘Exposome’, ‘Systems Biology’ and ‘Adverse Outcome Pathways’. Consequently, improved methods to determine and validate the presence of chemicals in the environment, high-content screening and bioinformatics are pushing environmental science into its next-generation. We call on specialists worldwide for contributions that integrate such state-of-the-art concepts and technology to respond to the ever-evolving challenges laid before ecotoxicologists and environmental toxicologists.
Dr. Pedro M. Costa
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- Emerging and traditional pollutants
- Toxicant mixtures
- Ecosystem and human health
- Environmental Toxicology and Ecotoxicology
- Adverse outcome pathways
- Next-generation sequencing
- Systems Toxicology
- Integrated environmental risk assessment