SLAVEYKOVA Vera (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

First Name: Vera

Name: Slaveykova

Position: Full professor


Institute / University / Company: University of Geneva

Research Unit: Departement F.A.Forel for environmental and aquatic sciences

Address (city, state): Geneva

Country: Suisse

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

  • Bioavailability,
  • Molecular ecotoxicology
  • Transcriptomics
  • Community ecotoxicology
  • Biodiversity

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

  • Trace metals
  • Mercury
  • Metal-containing nanoparticles
  • Nanoplastics

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:

  • Microalgae
  • Bacteria
  • Protozoa
  • Biofilms

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest: freshwater

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: YES

If yes, please tell us more about the courses (University, course level,website,etc):

University of Geneva, Environmental quality and ecotoxicology; Master MUSE
University of Geneva, TP ecotox; Master MUSE

Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):

• R. Beauvais-Flueck, V.I. Slaveykova, C. Cosio, “Cellular toxicity pathways of inorganic and methyl mercury in the green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” Nature Scientific Reports, 7, 1, 8034 (2017).
• P. Dranguet, S. Le Faucheur, C. Cosio, V.I. Slaveykova “Influence of chemical speciation and biofilm composition on mercury accumulation by freshwater biofilms” Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 19, 38-49 (2017).
• N.R. von Moos, L. Maillard and V.I. Slaveykova, “Dynamics of sub-lethal effects of nano-CuO on the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii during short-term exposure” Aq. Toxicol., 161, 267-275 (2015).
• M. Mortimer, A. Gogos, N. Bartolome, A. Kahru, T. D. Bucheli and V. I. Slaveykova “Potential of Hyperspectral Imaging Microscopy for Semi- Quantitative Analysis of Nanoparticle Uptake by Protozoa” Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 8760-7 (2014).
• V.I. Slaveykova, J. P. Pinheiro, M. Floriani and M. Garcia “Interactions of core-shell quantum dots with metal resistant bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans: consequences for Cu and Pb removal” J. Haz. Mat. 261, 123-129 (2013).

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