Jeanette Rotchell

Professor Jeanette Rotchell

Professor

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Summary

Professor Rotchell's research focuses on the biological effects of environmental contaminants at the molecular level, known as molecular ecotoxicology. Currently funded projects include cancer in fish, endocrine disruption and photoperiod in bivalves, inland waterways sediment characterisation of EU Watch List chemicals, microplastics in mussels and pharmaceuticals in the Humber Estuary.

Journal Article

Using mussel as a global bioindicator of coastal microplastic pollution

Li, J., Lusher, A. L., Rotchell, J. M., Deudero, S., Turra, A., Bråte, I. L. N., …Shi, H. (2019). Using mussel as a global bioindicator of coastal microplastic pollution. Environmental Pollution, 244, 522-533. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.10.032

Spatial and temporal occurrence of pharmaceuticals in UK estuaries

Letsinger, S., Kay, P., Rodriguez-Mozaz, S., Villagrassa, M., Barcelo, D., & Rotchell, J. (2019). Spatial and temporal occurrence of pharmaceuticals in UK estuaries. The Science of the total environment, 678, 74-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.182

Target gene expression studies on Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis cfr massiliensis at the shallow CO2 vents off Ischia, Italy

Wäge, J., Rotchell, J. M., Gambi, M., & Hardege, J. D. (2018). Target gene expression studies on Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis cfr massiliensis at the shallow CO2 vents off Ischia, Italy. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 207, 351-358. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2017.11.012

Microplastics in mussels sampled from coastal waters and supermarkets in the United Kingdom

Li, J., Green, C., Reynolds, A., Shi, H., & Rotchell, J. M. (2018). Microplastics in mussels sampled from coastal waters and supermarkets in the United Kingdom. Environmental pollution, 241, 35-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.05.038

Seasonal expression patterns of clock-associated genes in the blue mussel Mytilus edulis

Chapman, E. C., O’Dell, A. R., Meligi, N. M., Parsons, D. R., & Rotchell, J. M. (2017). Seasonal expression patterns of clock-associated genes in the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Chronobiology International, 34(9), 1300-1314. https://doi.org/10.1080/07420528.2017.1363224

Research interests

Environmental Toxicology Genotoxicology Endocrine Disruption in Bivalves Prof Rotchell is the project lead for the recently-funded EU North Sea Region Interreg project Sullied Sediments. She works with many external collaborators at other universities worldwide as well as regulatory authorities, and local government colleagues. Prof Rotchell is currently chairperson for the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership.

Postgraduate supervision

Environmental Toxicology Completed PhDs Zeinab Arabayyet. Biological effects of nanomaterials in fish. 2017. Janine Waege. pH-induced impacts in the marine worm Platynereis dumerilii. 2016. Ohoud AlAmri. Biological effects of ionising radiation in bivalves. 2010. Elena Cubero Leon. Metabolomic and molecular approaches for studying endocrine disruption in mussel. 2009. Patricia Nogueira. Molecular markers of DNA damage in fish. 2009. Frances DuCorbier. DNA damage in Fish. 2006. Current PhD supervisions Noor Arniwati Mat Daud, Yeast as a Novel Biosensor for Cadmium Exposure Emma Chapman, Photoperiod Mechanisms in Bivalves As co-supervisor: Sarah Letsinger, Pharmaceuticals in the Humber Estuary: Fate and Effects. Dr Paul Kay as Principal Supervisor, University of Leeds. Jingmin Zhu, Endocrine Disruption Mechanisms in Xenopus and Bivalves. Dr Huahong Shi as Principal Supervisor, East China Normal University, Shanghai. Jiana Li, Microplastics in Mussels and Seawater. Dr Huahong Shi as Principal Supervisor, East China Normal University, Shanghai. Wayne Duffus, Characterisation of Inland Waterway Sediments. Dr Will Mayes as Principal Supervisor and Drs Kevin Welham and Paul Kay (Leeds) also Co-Supervisors. Samantha Richardson, Development of Dipstick Technology for Selected EU Watch List Chemicals. Profs. Nicole Pamme and Mark Lorch as Principal Supervisors. Aimilia Meichanetzoglou, Development of Modifies Spores for EU Watch List Chemical Removal, Dr Andrew Boa as Principal Supervisor and Dr Nik Kapur as Co-supervisor (Leeds).