Inter Applied Chemistry Programme 5

Intorduction to hazard assessment of chemicals

Marta Markiewicz

Marta Markiewicz

Marta Markiewicz obtained a Master’s degree in Biotechnological Engineering in 2007 from Koszalin University of Technology with the thesis focusing on recovery of native proteins from industrial waste streams using preparative ion-exchange chromatography. Subsequently she obtained a PhD in Technical Science (2012) from Gdańsk University of Technology for her research regarding environmental behaviour of imidazolium ionic liquids. During doctoral period she worked on interactions between surface active compounds, polyromantic hydrocarbons and natural organic matter at Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Olso, Norway and on interphase behaviour of ionic liquids at mineral surfaces in Advanced Ceramics Group, University of Bremen, Germany. She subsequently became a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technologies (UFT), University of Bremen, Germany where she worked on proactive environmental hazard assessment of liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs). After completing her post-doctoral training, she became a research associate managing ecotoxicological laboratory at Sustainable Chemistry group, UFT, University of Bremen, Germany. Since 2017 she has been working as a research associate at the Institute of Water Chemistry, Technical University of Dresden, Germany where she supervises hazard assessment laboratory. Her research interests include: proactive and retrospective assessment of biodegradability, (eco)toxicity and bioaccumulation potential, interaction of organic compounds with soils, minerals and living cells and fate assessment of nanomaterials.

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Inter Applied Chemistry Programme 3

Dr. Miodrag Gužvić Title: Genetic toxicology

Inter Applied Chemistry Programme 1

Lecture 1 background reading
Read the following : Chapter 1 Introduction to Forensic Science ( From 
Jackson, Jackson, Mountain and Brealey, Forensic Science, Pearson  4th Ed 
(2016))
Very general professional guidance/Introduction United Nations can be found 
within these guides, (these are mainly for reference purposes)
https://www.unodc.org/documents/scientific/Crime_scene_awareness__Ebook.pdf
https://www.unodc.org/documents/justice-and-prison-reform/cjat_eng/Forensic_services_and_infrastructure.pdf

Task 1: What is Forensic Science
A definition of forensic science is “relating to a court of law”, so therefore 
any subject area relating to legal proceedings in a professional content can 
be called forensic. Choose an area within forensic science and give a brief 
account (approximately 500 words) of the subject defining how the science is 
related to the court of law and a good example of its use in a crime.

Lecture 2 background reading
Linville and Lui, Forensic Science: Fact or Fiction, Science, June 21, 2002
http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2002/06/forensic-science-fact-and-fiction
Task 2: Perceptions of forensic science
Summarise a fictional example of forensic science or crime and discuss how 
realistic you perceive the science to be portrayed. At this stage we do not 
need to worry too much about the full details of the actual science, but more 
about its perception and how it has been communicated. Please carry out this 
task in a short notes style, up to 1000 word limit.
Some examples include a Sherlock Holmes story, more modern crime books, other 
forms of entertainments such as television (for example CSI) or films.