Montserrat Solé was born in Creixell, Tarragona (Spain) in 1964. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 1992 entitled “Ecotoxicology of organic micropollutants: bioaccumulation and biochemical indexes of stress in bivalves” at the University of Barcelona. Her first postdoctoral position held in the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK) under Dr. D. Livingstone supervision (1993–1995). The second one was from 1996 to 2001 in the Environmental Chemistry Department of the CID-CSIC in Barcelona under Dr. C. Porte and D. Barceló supervision. Permanent position obtained in the ICMAN-CSIC of Cadiz (2001–2004) and from 2004 to present date in the ICM-CSIC of Barcelona. She coauthored 72 publications and 2 book chapters since 1991, mostly devoted to the biochemical responses in aquatic organisms to organic and persistent pollutants either from rivers to coastal and deep-sea environments. The biochemical markers included: antioxidant enzymes, phase I (cytochrome P450 enzymes, esterases), phase II conjugation enzymes, heat shock proteins, and endocrine disruption effects (intersex and imposex). The biomarkers studied have been applied in studies dealing with environmental pollution monitoring, aquaculture as well as with ecological features such as species habitat, phylogenetic position, swimming activity and diet. At present, we are working on the effects of emerging contaminants in sole (Solea sp.) under laboratory and field conditions.
Biography Updated on 31 March 2011