Martin Šimon

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I graduated from pre-Bologna study of Forestry and renewable forest resources (2011) at Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana. The final thesis title is: Testing the efficiency of different synthetic pheromones for monitoring six-toothed spruce bark beetle Pityogenes chalcographus (L.) (Col.: Scolytinae) in spruce stands of Jelovica after windthrow in 2006 [ pdf ].

In 2011 I enrolled in the interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Bioscience – scientific field Nanosciences, coordinated by the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana.

My main research activities are feeding experiments with invertebrate model organisms, terrestrial isopods Porcellio scaber (Crustacea: Isopoda). The focus of my work will be to determine the effect of nanoparticles while the organisms are also exposed to different chemical pollutants. The purpose is to contribute to developing the econanotoxicological test. Based on the effect of nanoparticles the test would show us the increasing sensibility of organisms to other classical stressors including chemical pollutants.

Awards and honors:

Methods and machines I specialize in:

  • In vivo studies on model organisms, terrestrial isopods Porcellio scaber (Crustacea: Isopoda);
  • Flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry (FAAS);
  • Light microscopy (LM);
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM);
  • Gas and liquid chromatography.
FTIR microscopy reveals distinct biomolecular profile of crustacean digestive glands upon subtoxic exposure to ZnO nanoparticles
Romih T, Jemec A, Novak S, Vaccari L, Ferraris P, Šimon M, Kos M, Susič R, Kogej K, Zupanc J, Drobne D
[ pdf ] [ site ] Nanotoxicology