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Dr. Irisdoris Rodrigues de Souza | Alternative Methods to Animals | Young Scientist Award

Federal University of Paraná(UFPR), Brazil

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Iris Doris Rodrigues de Souza began her academic journey with a keen interest in biological sciences, culminating in her graduation from the Federal University of Acre (UFAC) in 2015. During her undergraduate years, she exhibited a passion for molecular and cellular biology, which laid the foundation for her subsequent pursuits in genetic toxicology.

Professional Endeavors

Following her undergraduate studies, Iris pursued a master's degree in Genetic Toxicology at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), where she investigated the toxicological effects of silver nanoparticles using the Allium cepa test. Subsequently, she embarked on a Ph.D. program in the same field at UFPR, focusing on the development of alternative methodologies for ecotoxicological tests, particularly in the context of water quality assessment.

Contributions and Research Focus

Throughout her academic and professional journey, Iris has been dedicated to advancing the field of ecotoxicology and promoting the use of alternative methods to animal testing. Her research has spanned various areas, including in vitro techniques, in silico modeling, and the evaluation of nanomaterial toxicity. Notably, she has contributed to projects aimed at assessing the impact of chemical products on endocrine disruption, demonstrating her commitment to sustainability and environmental health.

Accolades and Recognition

Her contributions to science have been recognized through her participation in prestigious conferences and congresses, where she has presented her research findings and engaged with the scientific community. Her work has also been published in reputable scientific journals, further solidifying her reputation as a promising researcher in the field of genetic toxicology.

Impact and Influence

Her research endeavors have not only advanced scientific knowledge but also contributed to the development of alternative testing methodologies that prioritize animal welfare and environmental sustainability. Her collaborative efforts with fellow researchers and her supervision of students highlight her commitment to mentorship and knowledge dissemination, inspiring the next generation of scientists to pursue innovative solutions to pressing environmental challenges.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As She continues her post-doctoral research at UFPR, focusing on endocrine disruptors and integrated in silico-in vitro testing strategies, her legacy as a dedicated researcher and advocate for alternative testing methods is already evident. Moving forward, she aims to further expand her research portfolio, address emerging issues in ecotoxicology, and continue advocating for ethical and sustainable practices in scientific research. With her passion, expertise, and determination, Iris is poised to make significant contributions to the field for years to come.


A total of  2298 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations            2298
  • h-index              21
  • i10-index           30

Notable Publications 

Prediction of acute fish toxicity (AFT) and fish embryo toxicity (FET) tests by cytotoxicity assays using liver and embryo zebrafish cell lines (ZFL and ZEM2S)

The development and application of a novel hazard scoring tool for assessing impacts of cosmetic ingredients on aquatic ecosystems: A case study of rinse-off cosmetics

Cytotoxicity Assays with Zebrafish Cell Lines

A biocide delivery system composed of nanosilica loaded with neem oil is effective in reducing plant toxicity of this biocide

Genetic variants affecting chemical mediated skin immunotoxicity


Irisdoris Rodrigues de Souza | Alternative Methods to Animals | Young Scientist Award -6174

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