Physiological determinants of biological species sensitivity

Organisation: University of Antwerp, Belgium

SupervisorsProf. Dr. Gudrun De Boeck and Prof. Dr. Raewyn M. Town

Hello, I'm Sadiya Farooq from Kashmir, India. I pursued an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Fisheries Science from Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Kashmir, India. With a keen interest in physiology and functioning of different aquatic animals, I joined as a Doctoral Candidate within the QTOX Doctoral Network (MSCA), at the ECOSPHERE Research Group, University of Antwerp, Belgium. 

Being a part of the QTOX project will enable me to pursue interdisciplinary research and intersectoral training in the desired domain. Precisely, my role as DC-2 will be to establish physiological-based descriptors for extrapolation of adverse effects of toxicants between biological species both within and between taxonomic groups. The research study will be conducted at University of Antwerp, Belgium with Academic secondment at Radboud University, Netherlands and Industrial secondment at Water-link, Belgium.