Que Thi Doan is a recent MSc. Marine Environment and Resources graduated from an ERASMUS MUNDUS jointed programme. She is interested in Toxicology regarding human and environment health.
Science-related Work Experience:
After completing her Bachelor in Biochemistry in Vietnam, Que Thi Doan was awarded an ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarship 2014-2016 for EU Marine Environment and Resources. She did her six-month master thesis in the University of Queensland in Australia. The aim of this study was to fine-tuning polymer-based biomonitoring tools for screening of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic contaminants in lipid containing matrices. The work was then selected for a platform presentation in the 19th International Symposium on Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms (PRIMO 19), Matsuyama, Japan, 2017.
She also worked as an intern in cell biology in the Environmental Toxicology Research Group at the University of Basque Country in Spain from this September 2016 to January 2017. This work was involved in applying histology, cloning and quantitative Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction to study apoptosis marker genes on the development of oocytes in Merluccius merluccius (Hake fish) related to xenoestrogen exposure. This work contributed to the project titled “Oocyte Development in Fish: Differentiation and Maturation towards Fertilization vs Atresia” to be presented in two congresses, “Molecular and cellular mechanisms of oocyte atresia in hake (Merluccius merluccius)”, PRIMO19 Matsuyama, Japan, 2017, and “In search for the trigger of oocyte atresia in European hake (Merluccius merluccius)”, XI Congress of Iberian Association for Comparative Endocrinology, Vigo, Spain, 2017.
She is currently undertaking a PhD in the University of Liège. She is working on the health impacts of exposure to mixtures of endocrine disruptors in drinking water by aryl hydrocarbon receptor transactivation assays both in vitro by genetically modified cell-based bioassays and in vivo tests of gene and/or protein expressions in zebrafish.
Area of science:
Lisa’s research focuses on endocrine disrupting environmental and food based toxins resulting from modern day industrial, agricultural or natural sources. Utilising innovative and emerging in vitro bioassays for the assessment of endocrine disruptors (ED’s) in food, feed and the environment, this work aims to identify ED mechanism of action, horizon scan for emerging ED’s and assess the mixture effects related to health.
Currently a Reader of Toxin Food Safety within the Institute for Global Food Security and the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). Previously Lisa obtained her BSc in Biological Sciences at The University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, in 1994. In 1999 she was awarded a PhD in Biological Sciences specialising in cancer research at Dublin City University, Ireland. As a postdoctoral scientist, Lisa was involved in projects developing and applying new technologies for the detection of harmful contaminants in food.
The PROTECTED ITN Coordinator and supervisor of ESR 13 (Emerging High Content Analysis technology for the investigation of ED’s and their mixtures).
Area of science:
Marie-Louise’s research focuses on chemical risks linked to foodstuff at the analytical level, including development and use of biochemical, biological (in vitro cell based assays) and physico-chemical methods for residues and contaminants determination in various matrices (antibiotics, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PCBs, dioxins, endocrine disruptors, etc., in food as well as in biological and environmental matrices).
Currently a full professor within the University of Liège (ULg), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Food Science – Laboratory of Food Analysis, FARAH - VPH research center (Fundamental and Applied Research for Animal & Health, Veterinary Public Health).
Previously, Marie-Louise obtained her MSc (in 1985) and her PhD (1992) both in Biochemistry at University of Liège. As a postdoctoral scientist (at ULg), Marie-Louise was involved in projects developing and applying strategies for the detection of illegal hormone treatments in cattle.
Supervisor of ESR 9 (Assessment of the impact of exposure to mixtures of chemicals found in drinking water on the Aryl hydrocarbon receptor).