Professor Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones PhD

Professor Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Chair in Environmental Nanoscience
Director of FENAC

Contact details

Address
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Eugenia Valsami-Jones - Research in 60 seconds videoProfessor Valsami-Jones’ research interests focus on understanding reactivity at the nanoscale, particularly interactions of nanoparticles with pollutants and biota and biomineralisation processes. She has carried out research on the interaction of a variety of carbon- and metal-based nano-objects with biota in vitro and in vivo and has pioneered novel methods of labelling nanomaterials. She has also worked on understanding the formation and stability of biogenic apatite.

Qualifications

1990 – PhD, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1986 – BSc Geology, University of Athens, Greece

Teaching

  • Course director: MRes Biological and Environmental Nanoscience.
  • Lectures on pollutant mobility and modelling (Environmental Pollution).
  • Lectures on the safety of nanotechnology (Global Environmental Issues).

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Musigapong, P, Briffa, SM, Lynch, I, Soontaranon, S, Chanlek, N & Valsami-Jones, E 2019, Silica nanoparticle synthesis and multi-method characterisation. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.947.82

Article

Ellis, L, Kissane, S, Hoffman, E, Brown, J, Valsami-Jones, E, Colbourne, J & Lynch, I 2020, 'Multigenerational exposures of Daphnia magna to pristine and aged silver nanoparticles: epigenetic changes and phenotypical ageing related effects', Small. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.202000301

Ellis, L-JA, Valsami-Jones, E & Lynch, I 2020, 'Exposure medium and particle ageing moderate the toxicological effects of nanomaterials to Daphnia magna over multiple generations: a case for standard test review?', Environmental Science: Nano. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0EN00049C

Zhang, P, Guo, Z, Luo, W, Monikh, FA, Xie, C, Valsami-Jones, E, Lynch, I & Zhang, Z 2020, 'Graphene oxide induced pH alteration, iron overload and subsequent oxidative damage in rice (Oryza. sativa L.): a new mechanism of nanomaterial phytotoxicity', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 3181-3190. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b05794

Lynch, I, Valsami-Jones, E & Papadiamantis, T 2020, 'Zeta‐potential read‐across model utilizing nanodescriptors extracted via the nanoxtract image analysis tool available on the Enalos Nanoinformatics Cloud platform', Small. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201906588

Zhang, P, Misra, S, Guo, Z, Rehkämper, M & Valsami-Jones, E 2019, 'Stable isotope labeling of metal/metal oxide nanomaterials for environmental and biological tracing', Nature protocols, vol. 14, pp. 2878–2899. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41596-019-0205-z

Carrazco-Quevedo, A, Römer, I, Salamanca, MJ, Poynter, A, Lynch, I & Valsami-Jones, E 2019, 'Bioaccumulation and toxic effects of nanoparticulate and ionic silver in Saccostrea glomerata (rock oyster)', Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, vol. 179, pp. 127-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.04.032

Briffa, SM, Lynch, I, Hapiuk, D & Valsami-Jones, E 2019, 'Physical and chemical transformations of zirconium doped ceria nanoparticles in the presence of phosphate: increasing realism in environmental fate and behaviour experiments', Environmental Pollution, vol. 252, no. Part B, pp. 974-981. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.06.014

Römer, I, Briffa, SM, Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, Y, Hapiuk, D, Trouillet, V, Palmer, RE & Valsami-Jones, E 2019, 'Impact of particle size, oxidation state and capping agent of different cerium dioxide nanoparticles on the phosphate-induced transformations at different pH and concentration', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, no. 6, e0217483. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217483

Pulido-Reyes, G, Briffa, SM, Hurtado-Gallego, J, Yudina, T, Leganés, F, Puntes, V, Valsami-Jones, E, Rosal, R & Fernández-Piñas, F 2019, 'Internalization and toxicological mechanisms of uncoated and PVP-coated cerium oxide nanoparticles in the freshwater alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii', Environmental Science: Nano, vol. 2019, no. 6, pp. 1959-1972 . https://doi.org/10.1039/C9EN00363K

Cui, X, Fryer, B, Zhou, D, Lodge, RW, Khlobystov, AN, Valsami-Jones, E & Lynch, I 2019, 'Core-Shell NaHoF4@TiO2 NPs: a labeling method to trace engineered nanomaterials of ubiquitous elements in the environment', ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 11, no. 21, pp. 19452-19461. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b03062

Joossens, E, Macko, P, Palosaari, T, Gerloff, K, Ojea-Jiménez, I, Gilliland, D, Novak, J, Fortaner Torrent, S, Gineste, J-M, Römer, I, Briffa, SM, Valsami-Jones, E, Lynch, I & Whelan, M 2019, 'A high throughput imaging database of toxicological effects of nanomaterials tested on HepaRG cells', Scientific Data, vol. 6, no. 1, 46. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0053-2

Martin, P, Zhang, P, Rodger, PM & Valsami-Jones, E 2019, 'Simulations of morphological transformation in silver nanoparticles as a tool for assessing their reactivity and potential toxicity', NanoImpact, vol. 14, 100147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2019.100147, https://doi.org/10.1016/J.IMPACT.2019.100147

Zhang, P, Ma, Y, Xie, C, Guo, Z, He, X, Valsami-Jones, E, Lynch, I, Luo, W, Zheng, L & Zhang, Z 2019, 'Plant species-dependent transformation and translocation of ceria nanoparticles', Environmental Science: Nano, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 60-67 . https://doi.org/10.1039/C8EN01089G

Review article

Antreas Afantitis; Georgia Melagraki; Panagiotis Isigonis; Andreas Tsoumanis; Dimitra Danai Varsou; Eugenia Valsami-Jones; Anastasios Papadiamantis; Laura-Jayne A. Ellis, Haralambos Sarimveis; Philip Doganis; Pantelis Karatzas; Periklis Tsiros; Irene Liampa; Vladimir Lobaskin; Dario Greco; Angela Serra; Pia Anneli Sofia Kinaret; Laura Aliisa Saarimäki; Roland Grafström; Pekka Kohonen; Penny Nymark; Egon Willighagen; Tomasz Puzyn; Anna Rybinska-Fryca; Alexander Lyubartsev; Keld Alstrup Jensen; Jan Gerit Brandenburg; Stephen Lofts; Claus Svendsen; Samuel Harrisono; Dieter Maier; Kaido Tamm; Jaak Jänes; Lauri Sikk; Maria Dusinska; Eleonora Longhin; Elise Rundén-Pran; Espen Mariussen; Naouale El Yamani; Wolfgang Unger; Jörg Radnik; Alexander Tropsha; Yoram Cohen; Jerzy Leszczynski; Christine Ogilvie Hendren; Mark Wiesner; David Winkler; Noriyuki Suzuki; Tae Hyun Yoon; Jang-Sik Choi, Natasha Sanabria; Mary Gulumian, Iseult Lynch 2020, 'NanoSolveIT Project: Driving nanoinformatics research to develop innovative and integrated tools for in silico nanosafety assessment', Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, vol. 18, pp. 583-602. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csbj.2020.02.023

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Expertise

Environmental nanoparticles, pollutants