Toxicology and Perniciosity Research Group

The research group intends to analyze the effects of essential metals (zinc, copper) and metallic pollutants imitating essential metals (e.g. cadmium) on different groups of organisms (algae, fish, macroscopic invertebrates). Furthermore we investigate the metal tolerance and the metal absorbing ability of algae, in order to produce data on how to possibly use them as a bioindicators or for bioremediation purposes. Our goal is the toxicological and ecotoxicological analysis of various components of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) using producent (photosynthetizing) model organisms and frequently studied algae communities (mesocosm study). Additionally we examine some photolitotrophic and heterotrophic organisms isolated by us so that we can explore their role and metabolic activities concerning the disposal of the studied NSAID medicaments.

 

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