Toxicology Unit, University of A Coruna, Spain
Dr. Blanca Laffon is Professor at the University of A Coruña (Spain) since 2008. She has a PhD in Genetics and a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), with honors and extraordinary award both. Previous scientific activities include several predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and postdoctoral positions in different public institutions since 1996. Her area of scientific activity is the study of the effect of pollutants on the organisms, especially at the molecular and cytogenetic level and on the nervous system. She has participated in 13 funded research projects in this area, and some of the research works performed by her group were recognized with scientific awards from different entities. She has published around 60 scientific papers and several book chapters on these topics, being cited over 700 times (h index = 18). Her academic activities include teaching Genetic Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Psychopharmacology and Congenital Alterations of Language in different Bachelors and Masters at the University, and supervising research works: within the past 10 years, she has supervised 6 PhD thesis and 7 Honour Degrees.
Environmental toxicology, Occupational health, Biomarkers, Genotoxicity, Cytotoxicity, Immunotoxicity, Neurotoxicity, Psychobiology, Nanotoxicology.