Valentina Perc

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My main research activity is the study of the effects of advenced micro- and nanoplastics  on aquatic and terrestrial organisms. My research focuses on various classical toxicological, molecular and omic methods.

I graduated in Ecology and Biodiversity (December 2019) from Biotehnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The title of the thesis is: Effect of plastic textile microfibers on the toxicity of insecticide chlorpyrifos for terrestrial isopods.

In October 2021, I started the interdisciplinary doctoral study Bioscience, research area Toxicology.

During my work I gained experience in:

  • 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 biomarker measurements (AChE, GST)
  • Cell cultivation
  • Cytotoxicity testing
  • Proteomic approaches (SDS-PAGE, 2D-PAGE)
  • Aquaristics