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 (2016) at Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) in Madrid. Her experience in research began thanks to the Ibero-American Scholarship, with which she carried out her professional practices in the Environmental Biotechnology laboratories of the Popular Autonomous University of the State of Puebla (Mexico). There, she started in the Environmental Toxicology performing toxicity tests with contaminants on microorganisms and plants. Her Final Degree Project (TFG) consisted of evaluating caffeine as a possible environmental pollutant and determining the risk that this could cause on aquatic ecosystems. While developing her TFG, she complemented his training with a Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment course. Her collaboration with the Public Health and Environmental Toxicology group of the URJC, has led articles in international journal and congress at the 1st International Conference on Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment, about the risks of the presence of caffeine in the marine environment.
Raquel currently works in IMDEA Agua as a research assistant in the Aquatic Ecotoxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment group thanks to the Youth Employment Operational Program (YEI) of the European Social Fund.