Today, on 15 December at 11 AM in the Alboran Room and online 3 different talks on GMOS-Train relevant topics are taking place.



Claudio Sáez, PhD Ecotoxicology
Associated researcher
Head of the HUB AMBIENTAL UPLA, University of Playa Ancha, Valparaíso, Chile

Title: The HUB AMBIENTAL UPLA, collaboration and synergy to meet the environmental challenges of the Anthropocene

Abstract: The integrative research center between environmental sciences and analytical services HUB AMBIENTAL UPLA, is established as a research pole of excellence within the University of Playa Ancha. Its name (HUB = node) represents a point of convergence for researchers, students, ideas, projects, and initiatives dedicated to basic and applied research in the field of environmental sciences; always based on objectivity and high scientific/technical rigor.

Céline Lavergne, PhD Microbial Ecology
Associated researcher
HUB AMBIENTAL UPLA, University of Playa Ancha, Valparaíso, Chile

Title: Microbial mercury cycling from Chilean and Antarctic ecosystems

Abstract: In South America, Chile is a country with a long mining history, having played a major role in global emissions of mercury into the atmosphere or into aquatic ecosystems. If the mines are generally located in the North and the Center of the country, the transport and the storage of this metal led to a possible accumulation in the Andean glaciers as well as the Antarctic ice. As a result of global warming, this mercury might be released during the austral summer from glaciers to rivers and ultimately to the sea. Little is known in this region about the form in which mercury is delivered, its reactivity and its quantity. Also, the proportion of methylmercury produced by microorganisms in rivers, in the oceans or/and when the ice melts is still elusive. Hence, we propose to present the latest results and on-going research about microbial mercury cycle from these southern ecosystems.




Join Zoom Meeting

Time: Dec 15, 2022 11:00 Paris

Meeting ID: 842 9536 0439

Passcode: 366241