Aquatic Ecotoxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment
IMDEA Water. Avenida Punto Com, 2. Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad de Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares. 28805 MADRID
Raquel is graduated in Environmental Sciences and has a Master's Degree in Agro-Environmental and Agri-Food Sciences at Autonomous University of Madrid and UNED. Her experience in research began thanks to the Ibero-American scholarship during the Degree, with which she carried out her professional practices in the Environmental Biotechnology laboratory of the Popular Autonomous University of the State of Puebla (Mexico). There, she began in the Environmental Toxicology research performing toxicity tests with contaminants on microorganisms and plants. Her Final Degree Project consisted in evaluating caffeine as a possible environmental pollutant and determining the risk that this could cause on aquatic ecosystems. While developing her Degree thesis, she complemented her training with an Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment postgraduate course. Her collaboration with the Public Health and Environmental Toxicology Department of the Rey Juan Carlos University has led publications in international and national journals.
Raquel currently works at IMDEA Water as a first stage researcher in the Aquatic Ecotoxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment group thanks to the Youth Employment Operational Program (YEI) of the European Social Fund.