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TecnATox - Toxicology and Environmental Health Laboratory (LTSM)

TecnATox - Laboratori de Toxicologia i Salut Mediambiental (LTSM)


Team members

Team leader

José Luis Domingo Roig

Technical Manager

  • Marta Schuhmacher Ansuategui

Area Managers

  • Domènec J. Sánchez Cervelló
  • Jordi Sierra
  • Margarita Torrente Torné
  • Maria Mercedes Gómez Arnaiz
  • Martí Nadal Lomas
  • Mª Teresa Colomina Fosch
  • Paloma Vicens Calderón
  • Victòria Linares Vidal
  • Vikas Kumar

Researcher contributor

  • Ana Bocio Sanz
  • Elga Schreiber
  • Fiona Peris Sampedro
  • Francisco Sánchez
  • Jaume Folch
  • Joaquim Rovira Solano
  • Jordi Blanco
  • Laia Gasol
  • Laia Guàrdia
  • Luís Heredia Santaella
  • Maria Angeles Martinez
  • Montserrat Bellés Mateu
  • Montserrat Mari Marcos
  • Montserrat Marqués Bueno
  • Mª Isabel Llovet Lombarte
  • Neus Gonzalez
  • Noelia Dominguez
  • Pia Basaure
  • Raju Prasad
  • Roser Esplugas
  • Venkatanaidu Karri


  • Noemí Serra

Resarchers in training

  • Fedra Luciano Mateo
  • Noemí Cabre


The main objectives of the Environmental Technology Center for Food and Toxicology (TecnATox) are:

  • To carry out research in environmental protection at European level.
  • To stimulate innovation through collaborations between the private and public sector.
  • To meet the needs of the governments and the private sector.
  • To carry out knowledge transfer and technology actions, in order to improve the health and quality of life of the population, company workers as well as protecting the environment.

In order to accomplish them, the Center is organised in various thematic areas:

  1. Experimental toxicology
  2. Risk Assessment for Food Health and Toxicology
  3. Neurotoxicology, psychopharmacology and behavioral sciences
  4. Ecotoxicology
  5. Radiobiology
  6. Neuropsychology and emotions
  7. Systems toxicology


Garcia T, Schreiber E, Kumar V, Prasad R, Sirvent JJ, Domingo JL, Gómez M. Effects on the reproductive system of young male rats of subcutaneous exposure to n-butylparaben. Food Chem Toxicol. 2017, 106(Pt A):47-57.


Blanco J, Lafuente D, Gómez M, García T, Domingo JL, Sánchez DJ. Polyvinyl pyrrolidone-coated silver nanoparticles in a human lung cancer cells: time- and dose-dependent influence over p53 and caspase-3 protein expression and epigenetic effects. Arch Toxicol. 2017, 91(2):651-666.


Bellés M, Gonzalo S, Serra N, Esplugas R, Arenas M, Domingo JL, Linares V. Environmental exposure to low-doses of ionizing radiation. Effects on early nephrotoxicity in mice. Environ Res. 2017, 156:291-296.


Marquès M, Sierra J, Drotikova T, Mari M, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and trace elements in Arctic soils: A case-study in Svalbard. Environ Res. 2017,159:202-211.


Rovira J, Domínguez-Morueco N, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL. Temporal trend in the levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons emitted in a big tire landfill fire in Spain: Risk assessment for human health. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng. 2017,  7:1-8.


Karri V, Kumar V, Ramos D, Oliveira E, Schuhmacher M. An in vitro cytotoxic approach to assess the toxicity of heavy metals and their binary mixtures on hippocampal HT-22 cell line. Toxicol Lett. 2018, 282:25-36.


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