Valentina Perc

My activity in the group started in February 2019 as a student working on master`s thesis, which soon led into technical support.

I graduated in Biology and biodiversity (December 2019) on Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana with the title: Effect of plastic textile microfibers on the toxicity of insecticide for terrestrial isopods.

Beside administrative assistance and technical support my work also includes following methods and experience:

  • Experiment preparation for studying potential effects of microplastics and other pollutants on the terrestrial and aquatic organisms (Porcellio scaber, Daphnia magna)
  • Experiment settings for toxicity studies on zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio)
  • Sample preparation for microscopy and spectroscopy (conventional histology, SEM)
  • Biochemical biomarkers measurements (AChE, GST)
  • Cell culturing
  • Cytotoxicity testing
  • Proteomic approaches (SDS-PAGE, 2D-PAGE)
  • Aquaristics