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Sandra Rainieri Senior Researcher AZTI - Food Quality, Safety and IdentityFood Safety, Food Control. Website: Publications Tel: +34 667 174 318 Direction:Astondo Bidea, Edificio 609 Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia Derio Bizkaia 48160 Latitude: 43.29685Longitude: -2.869331 Direction: Spain Latitude: 40.463667Longitude: -3.74922

MSc in Biological Sciences (University of Parma, Italy); PhD in Food Biotechnology (University of Bologna, Italy), boasts over 20 years of research experience in molecular biology and molecular toxicology both in Academia and Industrial Research Institutes worldwide. She has published more than 30 research articles in international journals and 4 books chapters in the field of Food Biotechnology and Food Safety.
Her main research interest are currently directed to studying the toxic effects of food contaminants focussing on heavy metals, organic contaminants and nanoparticles mainly using a toxicogenomic approach and the zebrafish animal model. She is currently participating in two European projects ( ECsafeSEAFOOD and the LIFE Project FITOVID) as well as in several national and regional projects studying the toxic effects of food contaminants and their mixture.