Jordi Parera Costa
Research group: Geochemistry and Pollution
Service: Laboratory of Dioxins
Jordi Parera is PhD in chemistry. He is developing new research lines on the presence of POPs in human fluids at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDÆA), CSIC, in Barcelona (Spain), since April 2005. His research is based on development and quality assurance of extracting and quantifying levels of persistent organic pollutants in human serum, blood and tissues using GC/HRMS. He conducted several studies consisting in biological monitoring of PCDD/Fs and DL-PCBs in general population living near to MSWI as well as case-control studies in subjects with Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis.
Previously he was PhD student at the Analytical Chemistry Department of the University of Barcelona during 2001-2005. He performed stays at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2000 and at the Netherlands Institute for Fisheries (The Netherlands) in 2004. His doctoral thesis involved analytical development and environmental levels of chlorinated and brominated compounds, and he studied the group separation of complex mixtures, such as chlorinated paraffins, by comprehensive multidimensional gas chromatography coupled to time of flight mass spectrometry.