Internship in the Source and Fate of Micropollutants group

Contact Details

Phone: +61(0)409 581 906

Fax: +61(0)7 3274 9003
39 Kessels Road
Coopers Plains, QLD 4108


Gabriel is an undergraduate biology student at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro currently participating in the Science without Borders exchange program in the Source and Fate of Micropollutants Group at Entox, UQ. Gabriel’s previous experience in Brazil included quantifying trace elements in aquatic biota at the Radioisotope Laboratory Eduardo Penna Franca.

Gabriel commenced a research project at ENTOX in March 2014, focusing on biomonitoring of heavy metal contamination in green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) using non-invasive methods.


Research Interests

Bioconcentration and biomagnification of heavy metals in marine biota, the impact of pollutants on biota and the fate of pollutants in the environment.


Selected Research Projects


Radioisotope Laboratory Eduardo Penna Franca, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

October 2012 – July 2013

Quantification of trace elements in aquatic biota by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (ETAAS), under the supervision of Dr. Paulo Dorneles.


March 2014 – March 2015

Research on the variability of trace metal concentrations among tissues used in non-lethal biomonitoring (blood and carapace), under supervision of A/Prof Caroline Gaus and Mr C. Alexander Villa.





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