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Ilaria Corsi


Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Plastic Action Group

Ilaria Corsi is a marine ecotoxicologist working on legacy and emerging pollutants including nanomaterials and nano-plastics and their environmental behaviour and biological effects on marine organisms (

She is Associate Professor of Ecology and Ecotoxicology at the University of Siena (Italy) and Head of the Ecotoxicology and Biological Monitoring research Lab. She is also co-chair of the Plastic in Polar Environment Action Group the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). The key aims of the Plastic-AG are to collate information, establish standardized procedures for monitoring the impacts of plastic pollution on Polar Environments (

Her main research interests are marine ecotoxicology of classical and new emerging contaminants including endocrine disruptors, pharmaceutical and personal care products and nanomaterials. Biological/toxicological responses induced by contaminants exposure are investigated at different levels of biological organization through a wide panel of biomarkers from detoxification/biotransformation pathways to neurotoxicity, genotoxicity, cytotoxicity, endocrine disruption and reproductive impairments.

This page has been updated in June 2024.

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