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

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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.

Professor Valsami-Jones is part of the Birmingham Plastics Network, an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 academics working together to shape the fate and sustainable future of plastics.  This unique team brings together chemists, environmental scientists, philosophers, linguists, economists, and experts in many other fields, to holistically address the global plastics problem.

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

Article

Abdolahpur Monikh, F, Hansen, SF, Vijver, MG, Kentin, E, Nielsen, MB, Baun, A, Syberg, K, Lynch, I, Valsami-Jones, E & Peijnenburg, WJGM 2022, 'Can Current Regulations Account for Intentionally Produced Nanoplastics?', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 3836-3839. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.2c00965

Chakraborty, S, Prakash, P, Shah, J, Mayya, C, Singh, S, Ranganathan, R, Soppina, V, Jones, EV & Misra, SK 2022, 'CuO Nanoparticles as Copper-Ion Reservoirs for Elesclomol-Mediated Intracellular Oxidative Stress: Implications for Anticancer Therapies', ACS Applied Nano Materials. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.1c04350

Dong, F, Quevedo, AC, Wang, X, Valsami-Jones, E & Kreft, J-U 2022, 'Experimental evolution of Pseudomonas putida under silver ion versus nanoparticle stress', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 905-918. https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.15854

Hansjosten, I, Takamiya, M, Rapp, J, Reiner, L, Fritsch-Decker, S, Mattern, D, Andraschko, S, Anders, C, Pace, G, Dickmeis, T, Peravali, R, Rastegar, S, Strähle, U, Hsiao, IL, Gilliland, D, Ojea-Jimenez, I, Ambrose, SVY, Belinga-Desaunay-Nault, MFA, Khan, AO, Lynch, I, Valsami-Jones, E, Diabaté, S & Weiss, C 2022, 'Surface functionalisation-dependent adverse effects of metal nanoparticles and nanoplastics in zebrafish embryos', Environmental Science: Nano, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 375-392. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1en00299f

Goyal, P, Soppina, P, Misra, SK, Valsami-Jones, E, Soppina, V & Chakraborty, S 2022, 'Toxicological Impact and in Vivo Tracing of Rhodamine Functionalised ZIF-8 Nanoparticles', Frontiers in toxicology, vol. 4, 917749. https://doi.org/10.3389/ftox.2022.917749

Minelli, C, Wywijas, M, Bartczak, D, Cuello-Nuñez, S, Infante, HG, Deumer, J, Gollwitzer, C, Krumrey, M, Murphy, KE, Johnson, ME, Montoro Bustos, AR, Strenge, IH, Faure, B, Høghøj, P, Tong, V, Burr, L, Norling, K, Höök, F, Roesslein, M, Kocic, J, Hendriks, L, Kestens, V, Ramaye, Y, Contreras Lopez, MC, Auclair, G, Mehn, D, Gilliland, D, Potthoff, A, Oelschlägel, K, Tentschert, J, Jungnickel, H, Krause, BC, Hachenberger, YU, Reichardt, P, Luch, A, Whittaker, TE, Stevens, MM, Gupta, S, Singh, A, Lin, F-H, Liu, Y-H, Costa, AL, Baldisserri, C, Jawad, R, Andaloussi, SEL, Holme, MN, Lee, TG, Kwak, M, Kim, J, Ziebel, J, Guignard, C, Cambier, S, Contal, S, Gutleb, AC, Kuba Tatarkiewicz, J, Jankiewicz, BJ, Bartosewicz, B, Wu, X, Fagan, JA, Elje, E, Rundén-Pran, E, Dusinska, M, Kaur, IP, Price, D, Nesbitt, I, O Reilly, S, Peters, RJB, Bucher, G, Coleman, D, Harrison, AJ, Ghanem, A, Gering, A, McCarron, E, Fitzgerald, N, Cornelis, G, Tuoriniemi, J, Sakai, M, Tsuchida, H, Maguire, C, Prina-Mello, A, Lawlor, AJ, Adams, J, Schultz, CL, Constantin, D, Thanh, NTK, Tung, LD, Panariello, L, Damilos, S, Gavriilidis, A, Lynch, I, Fryer, B, Carrazco Quevedo, A, Guggenheim, E, Briffa, S, Valsami-Jones, E, Huang, Y, Keller, AA, Kinnunen, V-T, Perämäki, S, Krpetic, Z, Greenwood, M & Shard, AG 2022, 'Versailles project on advanced materials and standards (VAMAS) interlaboratory study on measuring the number concentration of colloidal gold nanoparticles', Nanoscale. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1nr07775a

Nel, HA, Chetwynd, AJ, Kelly, CA, Stark, C, Valsami-Jones, E, Krause, S & Lynch, I 2021, 'An untargeted thermogravimetric analysis-Fourier transform infrared-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry approach for plastic polymer identification', Environmental Science & Technology. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c01085

Peters, R, Elbers, I, Undas, A, Sijtsma, E, Briffa, SM, Carnell-Morris, P, Siupa, A, Yoon, TH, Burr, L, Schmid, D, Tentschert, J, Hachenberger, Y, Jungnickel, H, Luch, A, Meier, F, Radnik, J, Hodoroaba, V-D, Lynch, I & Valsami-Jones, E 2021, 'Benchmarking the ACEnano toolbox for characterisation of nanoparticle size and concentration by interlaboratory comparisons', Molecules, vol. 26, no. 17, 5315. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175315

Guo, Z, Zhang, P, Chakraborty, S, Chetwynd, AJ, Monikh, FA, Stark, C, Ali-Boucetta, H, Wilson, S, Lynch, I & Valsami-Jones, E 2021, 'Biotransformation modulates the penetration of metallic nanomaterials across an artificial blood–brain barrier model', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 118, no. 28, e2105245118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2105245118

Guo, Z, Zhang, P, Chakraborty, S, Chetwynd, AJ, Monikh, FA, Stark, C, Ali-Boucetta, H, Wilson, S, Lynch, I & Valsami-Jones, E 2021, 'Biotransformation modulates the penetration of metallic nanomaterials across an artificial blood–brain barrier model', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2105245118

Quevedo, AC, Lynch, I & Valsami-Jones, E 2021, 'Cellular repair mechanisms triggered by exposure to silver nanoparticles and ionic silver in embryonic zebrafish cells', Environmental Science: Nano, vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 2507-2522. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1EN00422K

Papadiamantis, AG, Afantitis, A, Tsoumanis, A, Valsami-Jones, E, Lynch, I & Melagraki, G 2021, 'Computational enrichment of physicochemical data for the development of a ζ-potential read-across predictive model with Isalos Analytics Platform', NanoImpact, vol. 22, 100308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2021.100308

Zhang, P, Guo, Z, Monikh, FA, Lynch, I, Valsami-Jones, E & Zhang, Z 2021, 'Growing rice (Oryza sativa) aerobically reduces phytotoxicity, uptake, and transformation of CeO2 nanoparticles', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 55, no. 13, pp. 8654-8664. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c08813

Comment/debate

Quevedo, AC, Ellis, LJA, Lynch, I & Valsami-Jones, E 2022, 'Correction: Quevedo et al. Mechanisms of silver nanoparticle uptake by embryonic zebrafish cells. Nanomaterials, 2021, 11, 2699', Nanomaterials, vol. 12, no. 2, 225. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020225

Review article

Abdolahpur Monikh, F, Guo, Z, Zhang, P, Vijver, MG, Lynch, I, Valsami-Jones, E & Peijnenburg, WJGM 2022, 'An analytical workflow for dynamic characterization and quantification of metal-bearing nanomaterials in biological matrices', Nature protocols. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41596-022-00701-x

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Expertise

Environmental nanoparticles, pollutants