Partner 06: Fundació Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili - Institute of Health Research Pere Virgili

Partner description

The Institute of Health Research Pere Virgili (IISPV, in Spanish) was founded in 2005 with the aim to promote and strengthen research in health across the prosperous regions of Tarragona and Terres de l’Ebre. The uniqueness of the IISPV lies in its member organisations, with the University Rovira i Virgili (URV), our hospitals in Tarragona (University Hospital Joan XXIII), Reus (University Hospital San Joan de Reus) and Tortosa (Hospital Verge de la Cinta), a mental health hospital (Pere Mata Institute) and our association with the Tarragona primary care services (Centre d'Atenció Primària (CAP) Sant Pere), ensures that our research lines respond to the specific needs of our local community.

The Institute has 3 strategic research areas (Nutrition and Metabolism, Neurosciences and Mental Health, and Health and Environment) with expertise in diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, toxicology and mental health. The IISPV has 345 affiliated and 51 associated researchers distributed in 19 research groups. In 2018, it had 282 indexed articles published with an average impact factor of 4.93.

Website: www.iispv.cat

Role in the project

IISPV will contribute to WPs 2 and 3, namely on task 2.2 - PPP distribution and accumulation in ecosystems, plants, animals and humans and Task 3.1: Mine existing data for modelling the fate of PPP used in CSS and the effect on PAH health, leading to exposure datasets for each target group.

Involved personnel

 Dr Domingo bn

Prof. Dr. Domingo is Professor of Toxicology and Director of the Centre for Environmental, Food and Toxicological Technology. He has > 40 years of experience in environmental and food toxicology.

 Mart Nadal bn

Dr. Nadal is research fellow and Area Director of Environmental Health and Risk Assessment of the Centre for Environmental, Food and Toxicological Technology. He has expertise in chemical analysis, exposure assessment and risk characterization of environmental pollutants, including the development of computational tools for environmental management. He owns some experience in food toxicology and ecotoxicology.

 MontseMarques Dr. Marquès is research fellow of Environmental Health and Risk Assessment of the Centre for Environmental, Food and Toxicological Technology. She has expertise in chemical analysis, exposure assessment and risk characterization of environmental pollutants. In addition, she owns some experience in food toxicology, ecotoxicology and biomonitoring. She is associate professor of environmental and food toxicology (URV).
 Neus Gonzlez bn Dr. Neus González  is a postdoctoral research fellow of the Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health (IISPV). She has expertise in chemical analysis and exposure and risk assessment of food pollutants (heavy metals, POPs, food-processing contaminants and emerging pollutants, such as BPA). Moreover, she has experience in biomonitoring and animal experimentation.