Dr. Genbo Xu (Elvis) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). He received his B.Sc and M.Sc in Biology and Genetics, respectively, from Ocean University of China, and his Ph.D. from The University of Hong Kong as a prestigious James Henry Scott Scholar in 2015. Prior to joining in SDU, he was a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Riverside, USA (2015-2018) and McGill University, Canada (2018-2019) in the field of ecotoxicology. Dr. Xu’s research combines techniques from environmental toxicology, genetics, toxicogenomics, and ecological risk assessment, to investigate the eco-environmental impacts of emerging pollutants such as endocrine disrupting chemicals, crude oil, and pesticides. His recent interests have focused on revealing the hazards and toxic mechanisms of nanoplastics and plastic-associated chemicals. He has published 50+ peer-reviewed SCI articles in PNAS, Accounts of Chemical Research, Environmental Science & Technology, ES&T Letters, Environmental Science: Nano, etc. He is a recipient of two patents and 20+ academic awards, such as ACS Editors’ Choice Article, The Most Read Article in ES&T, RSC Runner-up Best Paper, SETAC Recent Graduate Award, etc. He is also an active member of SETAC, SOT, and Sigma Xi.
Xiaoyu Duan is currently a PhD researcher at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark.
Her PhD research focuses on assessing the biological impacts of micro- and nanoplastics and plastic-associated chemicals, using in vivo, in vitro assays, image and chemical analyses.
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