Professor Jeanette Rotchell

Professor Jeanette Rotchell

Professor

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Biological and Marine 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.

Undergraduate

Prof Rotchell currently teaches the Final Year module in Ecotoxicology and contributes to a Structured Research Project on Pollution in the Humber Estuary, as well as contributing to modules in the first and second year.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

A comparison of microplastic contamination in freshwater fish from natural and farmed sources

Garcia, A., Suarez, D., Li, J., & Rotchell, J. (in press). A comparison of microplastic contamination in freshwater fish from natural and farmed sources. Environmental science and pollution research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-11605-2

Microplastic contamination of drinking water: a systematic review.

Danopoulos, E., Twiddy, M., & Rotchell, J. M. (2020). Microplastic contamination of drinking water: a systematic review. PLoS ONE, 15(7 July), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236838

Toxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos

Arabeyyat, Z. H., Al-Awady, M. J., Greenway, G. M., Paunov, V., & Rotchell, J. M. (2020). Toxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. SN Applied Sciences, 2(7), https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-3137-x

A preliminary analysis of microplastics in edible versus non-edible tissues from seafood samples.

Akoueson, F., Sheldon, L., Danopoulos, E., Morris, S., Hotten, J., Chapman, E., …Rotchell, J. (2020). A preliminary analysis of microplastics in edible versus non-edible tissues from seafood samples. Environmental pollution, 263, pt. A(August), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114452

Influence of light and temperature cycles on the expression of circadian clock genes in the mussel Mytilus edulis

Chapman, E., Bonsor, B., Parsons, D. R., & Rotchell, J. (2020). Influence of light and temperature cycles on the expression of circadian clock genes in the mussel Mytilus edulis. Marine environmental research, 159, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104960

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.

https://northsearegion.eu/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.

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Molecular and functional characterisation of endocrine disruption in marine invertebrates

Funder

Royal Society

Grant

£6,065.00

Started

5 February 2018

Status

Ongoing

Project

Interreg - Sullied Sediments

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£279,657.00

Started

1 January 2017

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

Environmental Toxicology

Completed PhDs

Sarah Letsinger. Pharmaceuticals in UK Estuaries. 2019. Joint with Dr Paul Kay at University of Leeds.

Jiana Li, Microplastics in marine mussels. 2019. Joint with prof. Huahong Shi at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Jingmin Zhu, Endocrine Disruption Mechanisms in Xenopus and Bivalves. Prof Huahong Shi as Principal Supervisor, East China Normal University, Shanghai.

Noor Arniwati Mat Daud, Yeast as a Novel Biosensor for Cadmium Exposure. 2018.

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

Emma Chapman, Photoperiod Mechanisms in Bivalves

As co-supervisor:

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).

Lauren Jenner. Microplastics in the air and impacts in human lungs, Dr Laura Sadofsky as Principal Supervisor (HYMS)

Evan Danopoulos. Emerging enviornmental contaminants and human health, Dr Maureen Twiddy as Principal Supervisor (HYMS)

Vasiliki Papachristofi. Emerging environmental contaminants and reproduction health, Dr Roger Sturmey as Principal Supervisor (HYMS)