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Dr. Valeska Contardo Jara

BH-N 808
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1, 10587 Berlin
Telefon: +49 30 31473525
Fax: +49 30 31423309

Kompetenzen

Ökotoxikologie, Zellentgiftungsprozesse von Invertebraten, Stadtökologie, Pharmazeutisch aktive Substanzen im Gewässer, Chemische Analytik mittels LC-MS/MS 

Werdegang

Seit 2017: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der TU-Berlin im FG Gewässerökologie

2011-2016: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der TU-Berlin im FG Ökologische Wirkungsforschung und Ökotoxikologie

2008-2010: PostDoc innerhalb des Projektes „Pharmaka im Gewässer und deren Wirkung auf aquatische Invertebraten“ am Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei (IGB)

2005-2008: Promotion am IGB im Rahmen des Graduiertenkollegs Stadtökologische Perspektiven II „Schrumpfende Großstädte: Strukturwandel als Chance für urbane Naturentwicklung und verbesserte Lebensumwelt der Stadtbewohner“, gefördert durch die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, 780/II). Thema der Doktorarbeit: „Erstellen eines Sets physiologischer Biomarker in Invertebraten für die Beurteilung der anthropogenen Verschmutzung in urbanen Oberflächengewässern“

2004: Diplomarbeit am Institut für Meereskunde Kiel (IFM) im Rahmen des GAME 2004 Projekt mit sechsmonatiger Feldstudie in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien. Thema der Diplomarbeit: „Untersuchung des Einfluss von Störung und Nährstoffversorgung auf die Diversität von marinen Hartbenthosgemeinschaften“

1999 – 2004: Studium der Biologie an der Freien Universität Berlin 

Publikationen

Publikationen (peer reviewed journals)

V. Contardo Jara, T. Schwanemann, M. Esterhuizen-Londt, S. Pflugmacher. Protein association of β- N -methylamino-L-alanine in Triticum aestivum via irrigation. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A, 2018, DOI10.1080/19440049.2018.1427283.

E. Vilvert, V. Contardo Jara, M. Esterhuizen-Londt, S. Pflugmacher. The effect of oxytetracycline on physiological and enzymatic defense responses in aquatic plant species Egeria densa, Azolla caroliniana, and Taxiphyllum barbieri. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 2017, 99: 104-116.

F.G. Iturburu, M. Zömisch, A.M. Panzeri, A.C. Crupkin, V. Contardo Jara, S. Pflugmacher, M.L. Menone. Uptake, distribution in different tissues, and genotoxicity of imidacloprid in the freshwater fish Australoheros facetus. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2017, 36: 699-708.

A. Okupnik, V. Contardo Jara, S. Pflugmacher. Potential role of engineered nanoparticles as contaminant carriers in aquatic ecosystems: Estimating sorption processes of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR by TiO2 nanoparticles. Colloids and Surface A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2015, 481: 460-467.

S. Pflugmacher, S. Kühn, S.H. Lee, J.W. Choi, S. Baik, S.S. Kwon, V. Contardo Jara. Green Liver Systems® for Water Purification: Using the Phytoremediation Potential of Aquatic Macrophytes for the Removal of Different Cyanobacterial Toxins from Water. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 2015, 6: 1607-1618.

C.S. Romero-Oliva, V. Contardo Jara, S. Pflugmacher. Time dependent uptake, bioaccumulation and biotransformation of cell free crude extract microcystins from Lake Amatitlán, Guatemala by Ceratophyllum demersum, Egeria densa and Hydrilla verticillata. Toxicon, 2015,105: 62-73.

V. Contardo Jara, S. Kuehn, S. Pflugmacher. Single and combined exposure to MC-LR and BMAA confirm suitability of Aegagropila linnaei for use in green liver systems(®)-A case study with cyanobacterial toxins. Aquatic Toxicology, 2015, 165: 101-8

C.S. Romero-Oliva, V. Contardo Jara, S. Pflugmacher. Antioxidative response of the three macrophytes Ceratophyllum demersum, Egeria densa, and Hydrilla verticillata to a time dependent exposure of cell-free crude extracts containing three microcystins from cyanobacterial blooms of Lake Amatitlán, Guatemala. Aquatic Toxicology, 2015, 163: 130-9.

H.K. Kroupova, A. Trubiroha, C. Lorenz, V. Contardo Jara, I. Lutz, R. Grabic, M. Kocour, W. Kloas. The progestin levonorgestrel disrupts gonadotropin expression and sex steroid levels in pubertal roach (Rutilus rutilus). Aquatic Toxicology, 2014, 154: 154-62.

V. Contardo Jara, T. Schwanemann, S. Pflugmacher. Uptake of a cyanotoxin, β-N-methylamino-L-alanine, by wheat (Triticum aestivum). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2014, 104: 127-31.

C.S. Romero-Oliva, V. Contardo Jara, T. Block, S. Pflugmacher. Accumulation of microcystin congeners in different aquatic plants and crops--a case study from lake Amatitlán, Guatemala. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2014, 102: 121-8.

M.H. Ha, V. Contardo Jara, S. Pflugmacher. Uptake of the cyanobacterial neurotoxin, anatoxin-a, and alterations in oxidative stress in the submerged aquatic plant Ceratophyllum demersum. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2014, 101: 205-12.

S. Downing, V. Contardo Jara, S. Pflugmacher, T.G. Downing. The fate of the cyanobacterial toxin β-N-methylamino-L-alanine in freshwater mussels. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2014, 101: 51-8.

V. Contardo Jara, M.S. Funke, A. Peuthert, S. Pflugmacher. β-N-Methylamino-L-alanine exposure alters defense against oxidative stress in aquatic plants Lomariopsis lineata, Fontinalis antipyretica, Riccia fluitans and Taxiphyllum barbieri. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2013, 88: 72-8.

V. Contardo Jara, C. Lorenz, S. Pflugmacher, G. Nützmann, W. Kloas, C. Wiegand. Exposure to human pharmaceuticals Carbamazepine, Ibuprofen and Bezafibrate causes molecular effects in Dreissena polymorpha. Aquatic Toxicology, 2011, 105: 428-437.

C. Lorenz, V. Contardo Jara, A. Trubiroha, A. Krüger, V. Viehmann, C. Wiegand, S. Pflugmacher, G. Nützmann, I. Lutz, W. Kloas. The synthetic gestagen Levonorgestrel disrupts sexual development in Xenopus laevis by affecting gene expression of pituitary gonadotropins and gonadal steroidogenic enzymes. Toxicological Science, 2011, 124: 311-319.

C. Lorenz, V. Contardo Jara, S. Pflugmacher, C. Wiegand, G. Nützmann, I. Lutz, W. Kloas. The synthetic gestagen levonorgestrel impairs metamorphosis in Xenopus laevis by disruption of the thyroid system. Toxicological Science, 2011, 123: 94-102.

V. Contardo Jara, C. Lorenz, S. Pflugmacher, G. Nützmann, W. Kloas, C. Wiegand. Molecular effects and bioaccumulation of levonorgestrel in the non-target organism Dreissena polymorpha. Environmental Pollution, 2011, 159: 38-44.

V. Contardo Jara, S. Pflugmacher, G. Nützmann, W. Kloas, C. Wiegand. The β-receptor blocker Metoprolol alters detoxification processes in the non-target organism Dreissena polymorpha. Environmental Pollution, 2010, 158: 2059-66.

V. Contardo Jara, L.N. Galanti, M.V. Amé, M.V. Monferrán, D.A. Wunderlin, C. Wiegand. Biotransformation and antioxidant enzymes of Limnoperna fortunei detect site impact in watercourses of Córdoba, Argentina. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2009, 72: 1871-1880.

V. Contardo Jara, A. Krüger, H.J. Exner, C. Wiegand. Biotransformation and antioxidant enzymes of Dreissena polymorpha for detection of site impact in watercourses of Berlin. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2009, 11: 1147- 1156.

V. Contardo Jara, E. Klingelmann, C. Wiegand. Bioaccumulation of glyphosate and its formulation Roundup Ultra in Lumbriculus variegatus and its effects on biotransformation and antioxidant enzymes. Environmental Pollution, 2009, 157: 57-62.

V. Contardo Jara, S. Pflugmacher, C. Wiegand. Multi-xenobiotic-resistance a possible explanation for the insensitivity of bivalves towards cyanobacterial toxins. TOXICON 2008, 52: 936-943.

V. Contardo Jara, C. Wiegand. Biotransformation and antioxidant enzymes of L. variegates as biomarkers of contaminated sediment exposure. Chemosphere 2008, 70: 1879-1899.

V. Contardo Jara, C. Wiegand. Molecular biomarkers of Dreissena polymorpha for evaluation of renaturation success of a formerly sewage polluted stream. Environmental Pollution 2008, 155: 182-189.

V. Contardo Jara, J.H.S. Miyamoto, B.A.P. da Gama, M. Molis, M. Wahl, R.C. Pereira. Limited evidence of interactive disturbance and nutrient effects on the diversity of macrobenthic assemblages, Marine Ecology Progress Series 2006, 308: 37-48.

Book chapter

G. Nützmann, C. Wiegand, V. Contardo Jara, E. Hamann, V. Burmester, K. Gerstenberg. Contamination of Urban Surface and Ground Water Resources and Impact on Aquatic Species. In: W. Endlicher (Ed.), Perspectives in Urban Ecology. Springer Verlag, 2011.

M. Fritsche, M. Langner, H. Köhler, A. Ruckes, D. Schüler, B. Zakirova, K. Appel, V. Contardo Jara, E. Diermayer, M. Hofmann, C. Kulemeyer, P. Meffert, J. Westermann. Shrinking Cities - A New Challenge for Urban Ecology. In: M. Langner & W. Endlicher (Eds.), Shrinking Cities: Effects on Urban Ecology and Challenges for Urban Development. Peter Lang, Frankfurt a.M., 2007, 17-33.

 

 

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