Amel Hamza-Chaffai

Université de Sfax, Tunisia

Amel Chaffai, who was born in August 25th 1965 (Sfax, Tunisia), graduated with a B.S. degree of mathematical science (1984), an Engineering Diploma in food science and technology (1988), an M.S. degree in food and analytical chemistry (1990), a Ph.D. degree in biology engineering, 1993, and an HDR degree in ecotoxicology (1999). In 2007, she obtained a presidential award of Science Research and Education. She has been serving as a Full Professor at Sfax University since 2005, teaching zoology and ecotoxicology, and she is the author of an online course of zoology with the Virtual University of Tunis. She also occupied the post of Invited Professor in Akita University (Japan), University of Technology (Malaysia), and Le Havre, Le Mans, and Caen Universities (France). Chaffai is also involved as expert evaluator in many scientific commissions at the university and ministry level. In research, she is the leader of a research group of 22 members specialized in marine and environmental toxicology, created in 2000. She published more than 40 papers in specialized revues of food Science and ecotoxicology. She was responsible of many international programs with the EC, USA, Japan, and Sweden and is an expert of national environmental projects (Taparura). Her main research areas include biomonotoring pollution in the marine ecosystems, pollution and reproduction, toxic metal, and cancer disease.

Biography Updated on 18 October 2010

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