Dr. Riccardo Massei

Dr. Riccardo Massei
Photo: Sebastian Wiedling

Address:
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany

Building: 6.1
Room: 703
Phone: +49 341 235 1512

Dr. Riccardo Massei



Research Interests

  • Application of the fish embryo acute toxicity test (FET) with zebrafish in ecotoxicology and human toxicology. In particular, understanding the effect of chemicals on the phenotype and motor behavior of Danio rerio embryos
  • Identification of harmful pollutants in aquatic ecosystems using a combination of bioassays (i.e. FET with zebrafish) and chemical analysis (liquid and gas chromatography coupled with high resolution mass spectroscopy).
  • Development of novel analytical techniques for the characterization of toxic effect in different environmental matrixes (i.e. water and sediments). Prioritization of hazardous chemicals using effect data extracted from toxicity databases (i.e. EPA ECOTOX Database, Tox21)
  • Application of multivariate statistical methods to analyze complex toxicological/chemical data and improve the exploration of toxicity databases.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 07/2021

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig

03/2020 - 03/2021

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Universiteit Antwerp, Belgium

10/2017 - 02/2020

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Effect Directed Analysis, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig

09/2018

Doctoral degree in Natural Sciences

Graduation Thesis: “Novel analytical tools for the toxicological and chemical characterization of aquatic sediments: the incidence of pesticide mixtures and neuroactive chemicals in EU-river basin”

06/2013 - 09/2018

Doctoral Student, RWTH Aachen, Institute for Environmental Research and Department of Effect Directed Analysis, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig

05/2013

Master's degree in “Molecular Biology”

Graduation Thesis: “Different sensitivity for Azinphos methyl in embryonic stages the zebrafish (Danio rerio): the role of toxicokinetic and stage-specific susceptibility”

03/2012 - 11/2012

Research assistant, Department of Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig

03/2011

Bachelor’s degree in “Biology”

Graduation Thesis: “Effects of florfenicol on the detoxification response of Rainbow trout”

05/2010 - 09/2011

Research assistant, Department of Cellular and Environmental Biology, University of Perugia, Italy


Awards/Grants/other Activities

  • Young Scientist Awards (YSA) in SETAC 2016 (Nantes, France) for the Poster: “Detection of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in water samples from Novi Sad (Serbia) using effect-directed analysis and Danio rerio embryos”
  • Organizer and chair in the session “Fish model species in human and environmental toxicology” since 2017 (SETAC Europe)
  • Active member of the working groups “Bioassays and biomarkers in water quality monitoring” and “Effect-directed analysis for hazardous pollutants identification” in the NORMAN network

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