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

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

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

Ellis, L-JA, Kissane, S, Hoffman, E, Valsami-Jones, E, Brown, JB, Colbourne, JK & Lynch, I 2021, 'Multigenerational exposure to nano‐TiO2 induces ageing as a stress response mitigated by environmental interactions', Advanced NanoBiomed Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/anbr.202000083

Monikh, FA, Chupani, L, Arenas-Lago, D, Guo, Z, Zhang, P, Darbha, GK, Valsami-Jones, E, Lynch, I, Vijver, MG, Bodegom, PMV & Peijnenburg, WJGM 2021, 'Particle number-based trophic transfer of gold nanomaterials in an aquatic food chain', Nature Communications, vol. 12, no. 1, 899. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21164-w

Brennan, ME & Valsami-jones, E 2021, 'Safe by Design for nanomaterials—late lessons from early warnings for sustainable innovation', NanoEthics, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 99-103. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-021-00393-9

Quevedo, AC, Lynch, I & Valsami-Jones, E 2021, 'Silver nanoparticle induced toxicity and cell death mechanisms in embryonic zebrafish cells', Nanoscale, vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 6142-6161. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0nr09024g

Monikh, FA, Vijver, MG, Mitrano, DM, Leslie, HA, Guo, Z, Zhang, P, Lynch, I, Valsami-Jones, E & Peijnenburg, WJGM 2021, 'The analytical quest for sub-micron plastics in biological matrices', Nano Today, vol. 41, 101296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nantod.2021.101296

Bobyk, L, Tarantini, A, Beal, D, Veronesi, G, Kieffer, I, Motellier, S, Valsami-Jones, E, Lynch, I, Jouneau, P-H, Pernet-Gallay, K, Aude-Garcia, C, Sauvaigo, S, Douki, T, Rabilloud, T & Carriere, M 2021, 'Toxicity and chemical transformation of silver nanoparticles in A549 lung cells: dose-rate-dependent genotoxic impact', Environmental Science: Nano, vol. 2021, no. 00, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0EN00533A

Diabaté, S, Armand, L, Murugadoss, S, Dilger, M, Fritsch-Decker, S, Schlager, C, Béal, D, Arnal, M-E, Biola-Clier, M, Ambrose, S, Mülhopt, S, Paur, H-R, Lynch, I, Valsami-Jones, E, carriere, M & Weiss, C 2020, 'Air–Liquid Interface Exposure of Lung Epithelial Cells to Low Doses of Nanoparticles to Assess Pulmonary Adverse Effects', Nanomaterials. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010065

Guo, Z, Luo, Y, Zhang, P, Chetwynd, AJ, Qunhui Xie, H, Abdolahpur Monikh, F, Tao, W, Xie, C, Liu, Y, Xu, SL, Zhang, Z, Valsami-jones, E, Lynch, I & Zhao, B 2020, 'Deciphering the particle specific effects on metabolism in rat liver and plasma from ZnO nanoparticles versus ionic Zn exposure', Environment International, vol. 136, 105437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.105437

Hien, NV, Valsami-Jones, E, Vihn, NC, Phu, TT, Tam, NTT & Lynch, I 2020, 'Effectiveness of different biochar in aqueous zinc removal: correlation with physicochemical characteristics', Bioresource Technology Reports, vol. 11, no. 100466, 100466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biteb.2020.100466

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Expertise

Environmental nanoparticles, pollutants