M-LEEaD Fall Seminar: The Multifaceted Challenges with Microplastics and Nanoplastics
Online in Zoom
Online in Zoom

It is all around us; micro-and nanoplastics (MNPs) are ubiquitous in the environment and are of increasing global concern. Join this M-LEEaD seminar with our Guest Speaker Dr. Elvis Genbo Xu from the University of Southern Denmark as he details the multifaceted challenges in understanding the environmental and biological fates of these small plastic particles. Meaningful ecological and human health risk assessments of MNP are only possible when we have comprehensive data around their environmental behavior, exposure levels, and toxic effects. Dr. Xu will share his recent findings on the environmental occurrence, exposures, biological effects, and toxicity mechanisms of MNPs. About the Presenter: Dr. Elvis Genbo Xu is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Sapere Aude Research Leader at the University of Southern Denmark. Xu’s research combines state-of-the-art techniques from toxicology, aquatic biology, and omics to understand the impacts of emerging pollutants. His findings of micro-and nanoplastics are featured by Nature, Science, and 200+ global media. He has secured national and international grants of over 1.3 million Euro, and published 70+ peer-reviewed articles in Acc Chem Res, PNAS, ES&T, ES&T Lett, ES Nano, J Hazard Mater, etc., with 3 ESI Highly Cited Papers and 1 Hot Paper. He is also an editorial board member of Environ Syst Res, Eco-Environ Health, J Hazard Mater, and Managing Guest Editor of Environ Inter.

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M-LEEaD Fall Seminar: The Multifaceted Challenges with Microplastics and Nanoplastics

Presented by Elvis Genbo Xu, PhD, University of Southern Denmark

icon to add this event to your google calendarDecember 10, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online in Zoom
Online URL: https://umich.zoom.us/j/94404969447
Sponsored by: M-LEEaD
Contact Information: Rose Branstrom, M-LEEaD Administrator, rbranstr@umich.edu

It is all around us; micro-and nanoplastics (MNPs) are ubiquitous in the environment and are of increasing global concern. Join this M-LEEaD seminar with our Guest Speaker Dr. Elvis Genbo Xu from the University of Southern Denmark as he details the multifaceted challenges in understanding the environmental and biological fates of these small plastic particles. Meaningful ecological and human health risk assessments of MNP are only possible when we have comprehensive data around their environmental behavior, exposure levels, and toxic effects. Dr. Xu will share his recent findings on the environmental occurrence, exposures, biological effects, and toxicity mechanisms of MNPs. About the Presenter: Dr. Elvis Genbo Xu is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Sapere Aude Research Leader at the University of Southern Denmark. Xu’s research combines state-of-the-art techniques from toxicology, aquatic biology, and omics to understand the impacts of emerging pollutants. His findings of micro-and nanoplastics are featured by Nature, Science, and 200+ global media. He has secured national and international grants of over 1.3 million Euro, and published 70+ peer-reviewed articles in Acc Chem Res, PNAS, ES&T, ES&T Lett, ES Nano, J Hazard Mater, etc., with 3 ESI Highly Cited Papers and 1 Hot Paper. He is also an editorial board member of Environ Syst Res, Eco-Environ Health, J Hazard Mater, and Managing Guest Editor of Environ Inter.

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