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Marine Ecotoxicology

Semester 2

The Course is focussed on modern principles of environmental toxicology, from description of the main classes of traditional and emerging pollutants, to the toxicological implications on various biotic components and ecosystem health. Particular emphasis will be given to bioindicator organisms, molecular and cellular responses to pollutants, detoxification pathways and mechanisms of toxicity, practical use of biomarkers, biological and toxicity tests in research, normative guidelines and ecological risk assessment.