Name

Vasco Rui Veloso Neves Branco

Category

Junior Researcher

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Vasco Branco’s research concerns how the interaction between mercury compounds and antioxidant systems (thioredoxin; glutathione) modulates the unfolding of neurodevelopmental toxicity. Namely, the research is focused on understanding how mercury affects microglia activation and neural stem cell differentiation. Knowledge of these early toxic events is a key tool for identifying potential biomarkers of early effect to be used in Human Risk Assessment. How selenium compounds interact with mercurials and modify toxicity is also an interest.

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