Background and activities
Martin is a biologist interested in studying what plastics and other synthetic agents (e.g., endocrine disrupting chemicals) do to human and ecosystem health. For that he uses state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo bioassays to characterize the total toxicity of complex samples (e.g., leachates of plastic materials). He also applies effect-directed chemical analysis to identify novel compounds causing the observed toxicity. With this approach he aims at contributing to a more holistic understanding human and environmental exposomes. To achieve this, he is working at the interface of mechanistic toxicology, exposure science, non-target chemical analysis, and environmental health.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Ecotoxicological impacts of surface water and wastewater from conventional and advanced treatment technologies on brood size, larval length, and cytochrome P450 (35A3) expression in Caenorhabditis elegans. Environmental science and pollution research international. vol. 25 (14).
- (2018) Superficial or substantial: Why care about microplastics in the Anthropocene?. Environmental Science and Technology. vol. 52 (6).
- (2018) Relevance of nano- and microplastics for freshwater ecosystems: a critical review. TrAC. Trends in analytical chemistry. vol. 110.
- (2018) Freshwater microplastics: Emerging Environmental Contaminants?. Springer. 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-61614-8. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (58).
- (2018) Interactions of Microplastics with Freshwater Biota. Freshwater microplastics: Emerging Environmental Contaminants?.
- (2018) Microplastics Are Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Freshwater Environments: An Overview. Freshwater microplastics: Emerging Environmental Contaminants?.
- (2017) Environmental performance of bio-based and biodegradable plastics: The road ahead. Chemical Society Reviews. vol. 46 (22).
- (2017) Feeding type and development drive the ingestion of microplastics by freshwater invertebrates. Scientific Reports. vol. 7 (1).
- (2017) PET microplastics do not negatively affect the survival, development, metabolism and feeding activity of the freshwater invertebrate Gammarus pulex. Environmental Pollution. vol. 234.