Facultade de Fisioterapia


Welcome to the website of the Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology group (QA2)

The research group, formely called ‘Trace analysis, speciation and metallomics’ group was founded in 1995 by Carlos Bendicho Hernández.

The group is integrated by researchers belonging to the Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology areas within the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Food at the Vigo University.

The main objectives of the group are: i) The development of innovative analytical tools for detection and speciation of metal ions, organometals, metalobiomolecules as well as organic compounds mainly in the marine environment and food areas. ii) The toxicological assessment and neurotoxicity studies involving heavy metals and pesticides. Hot topics defining the research lines are: Chemical Speciation; Metallomics; Applied Spectroscopy (Atomic and Molecular); Chemometrics; Analytical Nanoscience&Nanotechnology; Environmental and food analysis; Toxicological Assessment.

The research has been financially supported by the Spanish Government, Xunta de Galicia (Regional Government) and Vigo University in more than 30 research projects. The group has also participated in a European Project and has been granted funding as consolidated group by the Vigo University in several calls. About 16 Ph.D. Students and 40 Master’s Thesis students have been trained under the supervision of Prof. C. Bendicho, I. Lavilla and A. Lafuente. The group has also received foreign students for research stays from Europe, Latin America and Middle East Countries. Recently, the group has joined the Marine Research Singular Centre of the Vigo University -ECIMAT

Sociedad Española de Química Analítica
Faculty of Chemistry
Sociedad de Espectroscopía Aplicada

The development of this website has been supported by ED431G/02 project