Professor Awadhesh Jha
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Professor Awadhesh Jha

Associate Head of School (Research)

School of Biological & Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Role

Awadhesh N. Jha, Fellow Royal Society of Biology (FRSB)

Professor of Genetic Toxicology & Ecotoxicology
Associate Head (Research): School of  Biological Sciences

Director, Doctoral Training Centre in BioSciences

Module Leader:
Ecotoxicology (Undergraduate programme)
Cellular & Molecualr Toxicology (Master's Programme) Pollution Ecology & Ecotoxicology (Master's Programme) Advanced Techniques in Aquatic Biology (Master's Programme)

Member, University Graduate Committee
University Harassment Advisor
Member, University Equality and Diversity Committee

Qualifications

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

1989:PhD – “Ionising radiations and chromosome aberrations: a study using peripheral blood lymphocyte culture system in human” sponsored by International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria) and Dept. of Atomic Energy, Bombay (India), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

1998:Accreditation as a Teacher in Higher Education following successful completion of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), UK recognised programme at the University of Plymouth, UK 1997:Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Academic Services, University of Plymouth, UK 1993:Home Office (UK) Training Course for Animals (Scientific Procedure Act, 1986), Brixham Environmental Laboratory, AstraZeneca, Brixham, Devon, UK (personal licence holder)
1983:Certificate following course on “Safety aspects in the research applications of ionising radiations” Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay, India

APPOINTMENTS / PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2010-till date: Professor, School of Biomedical & Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK
2005-2010: Reader, School Biological Sciences,University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
2001- 2005: Principal Lecturer,  School Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
1998-2001: Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
1996-1998:ZENECA Lectureship in Marine Genotoxicity, University of Plymouth, UK
1993-1996: Marine Genetic Toxicologist, Brixham Environmental Laboratory, AstraZeneca (formerly Zeneca and ICI, UK), Brixham, Devon, UK
1990-1993:Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Radiation Genetics and Chemical Mutagenesis, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
1989-1990:Research Associate (post-doctoral) supported by University Grants Commission, New Delhi, at Banaras Hindu University, India
1981-1989:Junior and Senior Research Fellows, Research Assistant, Centre of Advanced Study in Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, India

Professional membership

Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Biology (FRSB)
Member, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK: Peer Review College
Member,Scientific / Organising Committee (10 membered):European Environmental Mutagen Society 2002-2003  
Chair, Scientific Committee, United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS): 2001-2002; 2014-2015; Member, Executive Committee, UKEMS (2010-2013; Co-opted 2014-2015))
Member, United Kingdom (UK) and European Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS, EEMS) Member, Industrial Genotoxicology Group (IGG), UK
Founding Member, International Network on the Research in Eco-genotoxicology (INREG) (based in Roskilde, University, Denmark)
Member, Coordinating Group on Environmental Radioactivity (COGER), UK
Life Member and Member, Executive Committee (2009-2011), Indian Society of Cell Biology

Roles on external bodies


Journal Editing and Editorial Board Membership (since 2000):

Associate Editor, Ecotoxicology (Springer Science)
Member, Editorial Board of the International Journal- Mutation Research (Fundamental & Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis): 1997-2002 (Elsevier Science)
Member, Editorial Board of the International Journal- the Science of the Total Environment: 2002-2006 (Elsevier Science)
Member, Editorial Board of the International Journal-Ecotoxicology (Springer Science)
Member, Editorial Board of the International Journal- Mutation Research (Genetic Toxicology & Environmental Mutagenesis) (Elsevier Science) 

Co-Edited Special Issue of Marine Pollution Bulletin (Elsevier), The English Channel and its catchments: Status and Responses to Contaminants, Vol. 95, July 2015. 

Managed and Co-Edited Special Issue of Journal of Environmental Radioactivity (Elsevier): Environmental Radioactivity: Implications for Human and Environmental Health, Vol. 133, July 2014. 

Edited, Special Issue of Mutation Research (Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of the Mutagenesis): 'Use of Aquatic Organisms in Genotoxicological Studies' Vol. 552, August, 2004

Co-edited, Special Issue of Marine Environmental Research: Pollutant Response in Marine Organisms
PRIMO 11 Symposium) (Vol. 54, 2002)

Reviewer for the International Journals:

(* Regular reviewer)

Analytica Chimica Acta, Aquatic Toxicology, Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta, Biomarkers, Chemical Biological Interactions, Chemosphere, *Ecotoxicology, Environment International, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Estuarine Coastal  and Shelf Sciences, Journal of Sea Research, Journal of Fish Biology, Journal of Marine Biological Association of the UK *Marine Environmental Research, Marine Biology, *The Science of the Total Environment, Marine Pollution Bulletin, *Mutagenesis, *Mutation Research, etc.

Reviewer for Research Grant Proposal:

Member, NERC Peer-Review College (2006-2010; 2012-2015), UK
Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Reserach Council (BBSRC), UK
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK
Medical Research Council (MRC), UK 
The Royal Society, UK
National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada
Italian Ministry for Education University and Research (MIUR), Italy
Portuguese Ministry of Science & Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
British Council, UK
Wellcome Trust, UK

Teaching interests

Genetics 

Molecular & Cellular Response to the Environment

Aspects of Genetics and Toxicology including Genetic Toxicology and Carcinogenesis

Ecotoxicology

Environmental Pollution  

Aspects of Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis (also for Medical Students under Special Study Unit Programme of Medical School)

Research Methods & Techniques for under- and post-graduates 

Staff serving as external examiners

MSc, Environmental Technology, Imperial College London

Post-Graduate (PhD) Examinership:

University of Plymouth (Internal Examiner)
Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry (PCMD), UK 

Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
University of Birmingham, UK
University of East Anglia, UK
University of Hull
University of Newcastle, UK
University of Portsmouth, UK
University of Southampton, UK
University of Sussex, UK
University of Ulster, UK
Universite Aix-Marseille, France
University of Nantes, Ifremer, France
University of Metz/ Lyon, France
Aligarh Muslim University, India 

(Declined several examinership offers from overseas)

Research interests

Group Leader: Genetic Toxicology and Ecotoxicology Research Group

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/genetic-ecotoxicology 


General Description:

My background with respect to research interest and experience is reflected in academic / professional qualificationss and the publication list. These reflect my interest and experience in classical, molecular and clinical cytogenetics, radiation cytogenetics, molecular genetics, chemical mutagenesis, environmental biomonitoring, eco-genotoxicology and ecotoxicology.

Member: Ecotoxicology & Stress Biology Research Group

Key Research Accomplishments:

• Contribution to fundamental and molecular mechanisms of mutagenesis with respect to human and ecosystem health
• Development and applications of assays to evaluate genotoxicity, cytotoxicity and ecotoxicity (at different levels of biological organisation) in the aquatic organisms/ environment
•Ecological hazard and risk assessment
•Contribution to applied and promotion of multidisciplinary research

Other research

Scientific Exchange Programme (since 2000):

British Council Sponsored (funded)Exchange Programme with University of Vienna, Austria, 2004-2005 Sponsored by DTI, UK; member of official 4 membered-UK team Radioecology of Chornobyl Zone, International Conference in Slavutych, Ukraine, September 17-19, 2002
British Council Sponsored Exchange Programme with University of Malaya, Malaysia, March-April 2002. Association of Commonwealth Universities Exchange Programme with Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi, India, January 2003-July 2003. (grant sanctioned to host visiting scientist)
Sponsored by DTI, UK; member of official 6 membered-UK team, Technical and Social Aspects of Chernobyl NPP Closure, Slavutych, Ukraine, September 26-29, 2000

Conferences Organised / Chaired at International Level (since 2008)
  • Organised 38th Annual Conference of United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS), July 2015. (www.ukems.org)

·  Pollution andthe Marine Environment: An English Channel Perspective. Scientific and PublicEngagement Event, September 2014. (Convenor, Chair of the Scientific andOrganising Committee).

·        Organised andco-chaired session on Eco-genotoxicology, 44th Annual Conference ofEuropean Environmental Mutagen Society, Lancaster University, July 2014.

·        Organised,International Symposium on Environmental Radioactivity, Plymouth University,3-5 September 2012. (Main Organiser/ Convenor)

Scientific Sessions Chaired in InternationalConferences / Symposiums / Workshops (since 2008)

11th International Conference onEnvironmental Mutagens (ICEM; organised every 4 years on different continents),Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, November, 2013.

·        10thInternational Comet Assay Workshop, Porto, Portugal, September, 2013

·        9thInternational Comet Assay Workshop, Kusadasi, Turkey,  September, 2011

·        Internationalworkshop on Eco-genotoxicology, Norwegian Institute for Air Research,Lillestrom, Norway, April 2011

IntInternational Symposium on Alternate AnimalModels in Biological Research, Indian Institute of Toxicological Research,Lucknow, India, October 2010

40th Annual Conference of European Environmental MutagenSociety (EEMS),      Oslo, Norway,September 2010

NanoImpact Technical Workshop- Hazard Assessmentof Nanomaterials in Biota-Dublin, Ireland, September 2010

Invited/ Keynote Lectures Delivered in International Conferences (since 2008)

  • 38th Annual Conference of United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS), July 2015

Water Quality Monitoring and Management: International Symposium sponsored by INTERREG IV, Le Harve, France, September 2014

·   International conference on plastics in the environment, Universita delPiemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy, February, 2014. 

·  42ndAnnual Conference of European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS), Warsaw, Poland,September 2012

Emerging Risks from Ballast WaterTreatment, Berlin, Germany, October          2011

·      InternationalSymposium on Alternate Animal Models in Biological Research, Lucknow, India, October 2010. (UK-India Research Initiative Sponsored by British Counciland Govt. of India).

·       40thAnnual Conference of European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS), Oslo, Norway, September 2010

·   NanoImpactTechnical Workshop- Hazard Assessment of Nanomaterials in Biota-Dublin, Ireland, September 2010 

10t10th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ICEM; organised every 4 years on different continents), and 39th Annual Conference of European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS), Florence, Italy, August 2009

International meeting, Replacement of mammalian models: the role of in vitro techniques with fish and invertebrates, Society of Experimental Biology (SEB), Glasgow, UK June 2009

2nd International Symposium on Genotoxicity in Aquatic Environment, Dessau, Germany, April 2008

International Conference on Nanomaterial Toxicology, Indian Nanoscience Society, Lucknow, India, February 2008

International Atomic EnergyAgency (IAEA) Marine Laboratory, Principalityof Monaco, Invited Talk. January 2008

Paarticipations/ Presentations in National & International Conferences / Workshops(since 2008)

24thAnnual Meeting of Society of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology- Europe(SETAC-Europe), Basel, Switzerland, May 2014, (Oral and PosterPresentations)

·        33rdAnnual Meeting of Co-Ordinating Group on Environmental Radioactivity, LancasterUniversity, UK, April, 2014

·      SETACK UKAnnual Meeting, Plymouth University, UK, September 2013 (Oral and PosterPresentations, Session Chair)

·        Analytical& Environmental Sciences Seminar Series, Kings College London, UK, February,2013

·        EnvironmentalRadioactivity Network (Env-Rad-Net)- Launch Meeting. Diamond Light Source Ltd.,Diamond House, Harwell Science and Innovation campus, Oxfordshire, UK, January,2013

·        NaturalEnvironment Research Council radioactivity & the Environment BrokerageEvent, Bristol, October, 2012

·        35thAnnual Conference of the United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS),Swansea University, UK, July, 2012

·        Invited Lecture at Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India, August 2011

·        Invited lecture at PG Department of Zoology, LN Mithila University, Darbhanga, Bihar, India, July,2011

34th Annual Conference of the United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society   (UKEMS),University of Nottingham, UK, June, 2011

International workshop on Eco-genotoxicology, Norwegian Institute for Air Research,Lillestrom, Norway, April, 2011

Mini-symposium: A systems approach to predicting stress (Ocean acidification)             using model species. University of Hull, UK, February 2011.

·        NanoImpactTechnical Workshop- Hazard Assessment of Nanomaterials in Biota-Dublin, R Ireland, September 2010  

·        Workshopon Chemical Induced Carcinogenesis (Roberts Fund by and for PhD researchers),University of Birmingham, UK, April,2010

·        Marine Environment and Human Health (MEHH), Natural Environment Research CouncilStrategic Ocean Funding Initiative (SOFI), Weymouth, UK, February, 201

SSSETACK UK, Human and Environmental Health, (invited lecture), London, UK, September 2009

15th Pollutant Response in Marine Organisms Primo, Bordeaux, France, May 2009 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

1. Current Post Doctoral  Research Fellows:

Dr. Matt Baron

Dr. Lorna Dallas

Dr. Rich Maunder

Dr. Deepu Oommen

Dr Yann Aminot (Funding: NERC, UK)

Visiting (Current)

Dr. Awantha Dissanayake 

Dr. Nick Dodd (Senior Research Fellow)

Previous Post-Doctoral fellows/ Visiting Fellow:

Dr. Ildiko Gyory (2012-2014)

Dr Alessia D'Agata

Dr Damien Tran

Prof Sheikh Raisuddin 

2. PhD Completion as Director of Studies (first supervisor): 13

Franck  Atienzar (2000): Development of the random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) technique to measure the effects of genotoxins in aquatic organisms (Funded by EU Marie Curie Grant)
Philip  Pascoe
(2002):Chromosomal variation in Nucella lapillus (L.) and other muricid gastropods (Funded by Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Josephine  Hagger
(2003):Evaluation of radionuclide-induced damage in marine invertebrates (Funded by NERC, EA and Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd., Special CASE Award)
Victoria  Cheung
(2003):Detection of genetic toxicity in marine invertebrates (Funded by DETR and Univ. of Plymouth)
Claire Cailes
(2007):Impact of ionising radiations in freshwater invertebrates (in collaboration with CEH Dorset; Drs. Jim Smith & John Murphy) (Funded by NERC)
Zoë Lyle (2008):Interactive toxic effects of UV radiation and PAHs (in collaboration with PMS and Cornwall College : Drs. Alison Curnow and Leo Salter) (Funded by the Duchy Health Charity & Penninsula Medical School)
Martin Canty (2010): Echinoderms and marine pollution: Development of non-destructive biomarkers (Other Supervisors: Prof. MB Jones; Dr. R Brown; Dr. T Hutchinson; Funding: NERC CASE Award with AstraZeneca) 
Sherain Al-Subiai (2007-10): Impact of PAHs on aquatic invertebrates (with Dr. A. John Moody) (Funded by State of Kuwait)  
Sanna Abdul Mustafa (2007-11): Impact of pollutnats on frshwater fish (with Dr. Simon Davies) (Funded by Republic of Iraq Govt.)
Helena Reinardy (2008-11) Impact of ionising radiations on aquatic organisms (with Drs. Ted Henry-UoP; Bill Langsdon-MBA and Ross Jeffree-IAEA, MEL, Monaco). (Funded by Marine Institute and IAEA, Vienna).
Yanan Di (2008-12) Invertebrate ecotoxicology (with Drs. Declan Schroeder-MBA and Murray Brown-UoP) (Funded by ORS).

Matthew Baron (2010-13) Mechanistic Application of Spheroids Cell Culture to 3Rs in Fish Ecotoxicology(Co-Supervisors:  Profs. W Purcell, S Jackson and Dr. S Owen; Funding: BBSRC CASE award with AstraZeneca)
Lorna Dallas (2010-13) Consequences of chronic exposure of marine species to low concentrations of pollutants; (Co-supervisors: Drs. Miranda Keith-Roach and Brett Lyons, CEFAS, Weymouth; Funding: European Commission; INTERREG)

3. PhD Completion as Co Supervisor: 6 

Saravuth Rattanachongkiat (2000-2004): Distribution and speciation of arsenic in the Pale Pa-Nang estuary (With Dr. Mike Foulkes and Prof. Geoff Millward, School of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth) (Funded by the Govt. of Thailand)
Catherine Money (2003-2006) Metal speciation and Toxicity (in Collaboartion with Drs. Charlotte Braungardt, Eric eictenberg and Prof. Paul Worsford) (Funded by NERC; CASE Award)
James Reeves (2004-2007): Role of micronutrients and environmental agents for the induction of oxidative damage in relation to fish health (with Dr. Simon Davies) (Funded by Waltham Pet Care, Mars) 
 Sebastien Rider (2005-2008): Role of dietary selenium and zinc in promotion of fish nutrition and health (with Dr. Simon Davies) (Funded by BBSRC and Alltech) 
Arafat Ahmed (2007-2011) Food, nutrion and toxicity in larvae of marine fish species (with Dr. Simon Davies) (Govt. of Republic of Iraq)
Samad Omar (2008-2011) Development of sustainable diets for carp based on novel industrial by-products (with Dr. Simon Davies)
Alexandros Samartzis (2007-2013): Trace element nutrition and toxicity in sea brim  (with Dr. Simon Davies) (Govt. of Greece)

4. PhD In Progress as Director of Studies: 4

 Laura Langan (2012-2015) (Co-Supervisors: Profs. WPurcell, S Jackson and Dr. S Owen; Funding: AstraZeneca & PlymouthUniversity)

Rajan Mynard (2013-2016) canengineered nanoparticles induce potential neurological health effects? : an invitro study adopting molecular approaches. (Co-Supervisors: Profs: DavidParkinson, Simon Jackson and Andrei Khlobystov)

Hanan AlSarawi (2013-2016) Developingan integrated strategy for the assessment of hazardous substances in Kuwaiti’smarine environment (Co-Supervisors: Dr. Brett P Lyon, CEFAS, Weymouth; Prof.Mohammed Al-Sarawi, Kuwait).

 Emily Vernon (2014-2017) AssessingImpact Ionising Radiations on Molluscs (Co-Supervisors: Prof Jim Smith and DrAlex Ford, Portsmouth University)

 5. PhD In Progress as Co-Supervisor: 1

Ruwaidah Musstaf (2014-2017): Interaction of laser with cellular system (DoS: Dr. David Jenkins)

Nick Fueller (2014-2017) Radiation effects on invertebrates (Dr. Alex Ford and Prof Jim Smith, Portsmouth University) 

Current / Previous Post-Graduate Visiting Students:

·       Ms Elena Papis, University of Insubria, Italy, January-December, 2007

·       Ms Teresa Balbi, University of Genoa, Italy; June-July 2014

·       Ms Taynah Vicari, University of Parana, Brazil; 2014-2015

·       Ms Marianne Faure, ESITPA in Rouen, France;  2013-14

·       Mr Erik Ferrara, University of Messina, Italy; May- July 2015

·       Ms Silvia Arossa, University of Ancona, Italy; May -November 2015

Ms Giulia Pompeo, University of Siena, Italy, April-July 2016

Grants & contracts

Recent Research Grants (since 2000):

Short Title- Sponsor- Year

1. Development of the strategies to assess the impact of radioactive effluent discharge on the marine invertebrates (special CASE award)-NERC, EA, DML-1998-2001
2. Impact of ionising radiation on aquatic invertebrates in the Chernobyl zone(in collaboration with CEH, Dorset) -NERC-2002-2005
3. In Vitro investigation of the interactive toxic effects of UV radiation (in collaboration with Cornwall College, Cornwall Dermatology Unit, Peninsula Medical School)Duchy Health Charity-2003-2006
4. Ecotoxicological impact of chemical contaminants on aquatic organisms- Assoc. CW Uni.-2003-2003 5. Development of Biomarkers using Echinoderms (with Prof. Malcolm Jones)- Industrial CASE Award (in collaboration with AstraZeneca)- NERC-2004-2007
6. Trace element enhancement of ornamental fish diets to minimise oxidative stress and genomic instability (with Dr. Simon Davies)- Waltham Centre for Pet nutrition, Mars; 2004-2007
7. Role of dietary selenium and zinc in promotion of fish nutrition and health (with Dr.Simon Davies)- BBSRC-ALLTECH CASE Studentship; 2005-2008
8. Assessing the impact of polyaromatic hydrocarbons in marine invertebrates. Govt. of Kuwait, Research Studentship; 2007-2010
9. Impact of contaminants on fish: toxicological and pathological approach. Republic of Iraq, Research Studentship. 2007-2011
10. Impact of Ionising raditions on aquatic organisms; UoP and IAEA, Vienna; 2008-2011.
11. Consequences of chronic exposure of marine species to low concentrations of pollutants; European Commission (INTERREG IV A). 2009-14. (PI)
12. Mechanistic Application of Spheroids Cell Culture to 3Rs in Fish Ecotoxicology; BBSRC-CASE Award with AstraZeneca; 2010-2013 (PI).
13. Influence of membrane fludity on the maliganant potential of tumour cells. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust; 2011-2013 (PI)
14. Prevalidation of molecular and genetic biomarkers in therapeutic managment of cancer. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust; 2012-2014. (PI).  

15.Moving up adimension: 3D in vitro models as effective alternatives to live fish studies; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC: 70%contribution); Natural Environment Research Council (NERC: 30% contribution);2014-17

16. Elucidating the potential interactionof manufactured nanoparticles with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: Anintegrated toxicogenomics approach; Natural Environment Research Council(NERC); 2014-18; Multidisciplinary Collaborative Project (PI)

17. TRansfer - Exposure – Effects (TREE):integrating the science needed to underpin radioactivity assessments for humansand wildlife; Natural Environment Research Council (NERC); 2014-18 (Co-PI;Consortium led by: CEH, Lancaster; PI- Dr Brenda Howard, MBE)

18. ChannelCatchment Cluster (3C): Recent developments in tools and techniques for waterquality management in the France (channel) England region; European Commission(INTERREG IV A); 2013-2015 (PI)

Creative practice & artistic projects

Contribution to the Public Understanding of Science; Wider Dissemination of Activities:

Newspaper articles and interviews

Articles in relation to research activities and for the interest of general public and colleagues

Participation and listed for BBC Radio (e.g. 5 Live, BBC World Service, Ulster, West Country, Scotland etc.) and local TV channels on current issues


Published Papers Since 2012

Chapter in book:

Jha AN (2013) Ballast Water Treatment: Implicationsfor Genetic Damage to the Natural Biota. In Emerging Risks from Ballast WaterTreatment (Chapter 11) (Eds. Barbara Werschkun, Thomas Höfer, MatthiasGreiner), Federal Institute for Risk Assessment; 10589 Berlin, Germany; ISBN3-938163-96-8.  


Edited Journals (2014-15):

1. Co-Edited Special issue of MarinePollution Bulletin, The English Channel and it’s catchments: Status and Responses toContaminants’. Vol 95, June 2015. (Impact factor: 2.901).

2.  2. Managing and Special Issue editor, Journal of EnvironmentalRadioactivity; Environmental Radioactivity: Implications of Human andEnvironmental Health, Volume 133, July 2014. (Impact factor: 2.483).

Peer-Reviewed Publications (since 2012):

1.   1..Dissanayake A,AG Scarlett, AN Jha (2016) Diamondoid naphthenic acids cause invivo genetic damage in gills and haemocytes of marine mussels. EnvironmentalScience and Pollution Research 23, 7060-7066.

2.    2.Langan LM, NJF Dodd, SF Owen, WM Purcell, SK Jackson, AN Jha (2016)Direct measurements of oxygen in the middle of 3D tissue cultures usingelectron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0149492.

3.     3.Dallas LJ,  A Devos, B Fievet, A Turner, BP Lyons, ANJha (2016) Radiation dose estimation for marine musselsfollowing exposure to tritium: best practice for use of the ERICA tool inecotoxicological studies. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 155-156,1-6.

4.   4.BarónE, A Dissanayake, V Judit, C Crowther, J Readman, A Jha, E Eljarrat, D  Barcelo (2016) Evaluation of thegenotoxic and physiological effects of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) anddechlorane plus (DP) flame retardants in marine mussels (Mytilusgalloprovincialis). Environmental Science and Technology 50,2700-2708.

5. Oommen D, D Yiannakis, AN Jha (2016)BRCA1 deficiency increases the sensitivity of ovarian cancer cells toauranofin. Mutation Research 784 (Fundamental Mol. Mech. of Mutagenesis), 8–15. (IF: 3.680)

6..Al-Sarawi, H.A., AN Jha, MA Al-Sarawi, BP Lyons (2015) Historic andcontemporary contamination in the marine environment of Kuwait: an overview. Marine Pollution Bulletin. (In Press).   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.07.052.

7.Dallas LJ and AN Jha (2015)Applications of biological tools or biomarkers in aquatic biota: a case studyof the Tamar estuary, South West England. Marine Pollution Bulletin95, 618-633. (IF: 2.911).

3.    8. Devos A, LJ Dallas,C Voiseux, C Lecomte-Pradines, AN Jha, B Fievet (2015) Assessment of growth, genotoxic responses andexpression of stress related genes in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas following chronic exposure to ionizing radiation.Marine Pollution Bulletin 95, 688-698.(IF: 2.911).

4.    .9.Millward GE, AN Jha, C Minier, N.Pope, WJ Langston (2015) The English Channel and its catchments: Statusand responses to contaminants. Marine Pollution Bulletin 95, 523-528.  (IF: 2.911

Wa10. Wang Q, AN Jha, X Chen, J-fDong, X-min Wang (2015) The future of nuclear safety: vital role ofgeoscientists? Renewableand Sustainable Energy Review 43, 239-243. (IF: 5.901).

6. 11.Mustafa SA, SS Karieb, SJ Davies,AN Jha (2015) Assessment of oxidative damage to DNA, transcriptionalexpression of key genes, lipid peroxidation and histopathological changes incarp Cyprinus carpio L. following exposure to chronic hypoxic andsubsequent recovery in normoxic conditions. Mutagenesis 30,107-116.  (IF: 2.793).

7.   12. D’Agata A, S Fasulo, LJ Dallas, AS Fisher, MMaisano, JW Readman, AN Jha (2014) Enhanced toxicity of ‘bulk’titanium dioxide compared to ‘fresh’ and ‘aged’ nano-TiO2 in marinemussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis). Nanotoxicology 8, 549-558. (IF:6.411).

8.    13Werschkun B, S Banerji, OC Basurko, M David, F Fuhr, SGollasch, T Grummt, M Haarich, AN Jha, S Kacan, A Kehrer, J Linders, EMesbahi, D Pughiuc, SD Richardson, B Schwarz-Schulzj, A Shah, NTheobald, U von Gunten, S Wieck, T Höfer, (2014) Emerging risks from ballast water treatment: Therun-up to the International Ballast Water Management Convention. Chemosphere 112, 256-266 (IF= 3.340).

9.    14.Jha AN, WH Blake, GE Millward (2014) Environmental Radioactivity: implications forhuman and environmental health. (Editorial). Journal of EnvironmentalRadioactivity 133, 1-4. (Current IF: 2.483).

10. WangQ, Xi Chen, AN Jha, H Rogers (2014) Natural Gas fromShale Formation – The Evolution, Evidences and Challenges of Shale GasRevolution in United States. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review 30, 1-28. (IF = 5.901)

11. 15. Reinardy HC, J Dharamshi, AN Jha, TB Henry(2013) Changes in Expression Profiles of Genes Associated with DNA 1 Repair Following 2 Induction ofDNA Damage in Larval Zebrafish Danio rerio. Mutagenesis  28, 601-608. (IF: 2.793).

12. 16. Dallas LJ, TP. Bean, A Turner, BP. Lyons, AN. Jha (2013) OxidativeDNA damage may not mediate Ni-induced genotoxicity in marine mussels:Assessment of genotoxic biomarkers and transcriptional responses of key stress genes.Mutation Research 754, 22-31.  (IF: 2.481).

13. 17. Reinardy HC, E Skippins, TB Henry, AN Jha(2013) Assessment of DNA damage in sperm after repeated non-invasivesampling in zebrafish, Danio rerio. Journal of Fish Biology  82, 1074–1081. (IF: 1.734).

14. 18. Mottier A, V Kientz-Bouchart, A Serpentini,JM Lebel, AN Jha, K Costil (2013) Effects of glyphosate-basedherbicides on embryo-larval development and metamorphosis in the Pacificoyster, Crassostrea gigas. Aquatic Toxicology 128– 129, 67– 78.(IF: 3.513).

15.19. Reinardy HC, JRSyrett, RA Jeffree, TB Henry, AN Jha (2013) Cobalt-inducedgenotoxicity in male zebrafish (Danio rerio), with implications forreproduction and expression of DNA repair genes. Aquatic Toxicology126, 224– 230. (IF: 3.513).

16. 20. Dallas LJ, VV Cheung,AS Fisher, AN Jha (2013) Relative Sensitivity of Two Marine  Bivalves for Detection of Genotoxic andCytotoxic Effects: A Field Assessment in the Tamar Estuary, South West England. Environmental Monitoring& Assessment.   85, 3397-3412 (IF: 1.679).

17. 21. Baron MG, WM Purcell, SK Jackson, SF Owen, ANJha (2012) Towards a more representative invitro method for fish ecotoxicology: morphological and biochemicalcharacterisation of three-dimensional spheroidal hepatocytes. Ecotoxicology21, 2419-2429.  (IF: 2.500).

18.  22.AlAmri OD, AB Cundy, Y Di, AN Jha, JM Rotchell (2012) Ionizingradiation-induced DNA damage response identified in marine mussels, Mytilus sp. EnvironmentalPollution 168, 107-112. (IF: 3.902).

19.  23.Ahmed AR, AN Jha, SJ Davies (2012)TheEffect of Dietary Organic Chromium on Specific Growth Rate, Tissue ChromiumConcentrations, Enzyme Activities and Histology in Common carp, Cyprinuscarpio L. Biological Trace Element Research 149, 362-370 (IF:1.608).

20.  24. Ahmed AR, AN Jha, SJ Davies (2012) Theefficacy of chromium as a growth enhancer for mirror carp (Cyprinus carpio L.):an integrated study using biochemical, genetic and histological responses.  Biol. Trace Element Res.148, 187-197. (IF: 1.608).

21. 25.  Al-Subiai SN, VM Arlt, PE Frickers, JWReadman, B Stolpe, JR Lead, AJ Moody, AN Jha (2012) Mergingnano-genotoxicology with eco-genotoxicology: An integrated approach todetermine interactive genotoxic and sub-lethal toxic effects of C60fullerenes and fluoranthene in marine mussels, Mytilus sp. Mutation Research 745, 92-103.(IF: 2.481).

22.  26. Mustafa SA, SJ Davies, AN Jha (2012)Determination of hypoxia and dietary copper mediated sub-lethal toxicity incarp, Cyprinus carpio, at different levels of biological organisation. Chemosphere87, 413-422. (IF: 3.499).

23.  27. Mosesso P, DAngeletti, G Pepe, C Pretti, G Nascetti, R Bellacima, R Cimmaruta, AN Jha (2012) The use ofcyprinodont fish, Aphanius fasciatus as a sentinelorganism to detect complex genotoxic mixtures in the coastal lagoon ecosystem. Mutation Research (GEM) 742, 31-36. (IF: 2.481).

24. 28. Millward GE, S Kadam, AN Jha(2012) Tissue-Specific Assimilation, Depuration and Toxicity of Nickel in Mytilus edulis. Environmental Pollution 162, 406-412. (IF: 3. 746).(cited >1)

25.29. Dallas LJ, MKeith-Roach, BP Lyons, AN Jha(2012) Assessing the impact ofionising radiation on aquatic invertebrates: a critical overview. Radiation Research 177, 693-716. (IF: 2.445).

30.Handy RD, N van denBrink, M Chappell, M Mühling, R Behra, M Dušinská, P Simpson, J Ahtiainen, ANJha, J Seiter, A Bednar, A Kennedy, T Fernandes­, MReidiker (2012) Practical Considerations for Conducting Ecotoxicity TestMethods with Manufactured Nanomaterials: What Have We Learnt So Far? Ecotoxicology21, 933-972 (IF: 2.500).

Reports & invited lectures

Technical / Project Reports (since 2000):

1.   Handy RD, D Maycock, AN Jha (2009) An evaluation of the UK skills base for toxicologists and ecotoxicologists. Final report to DEFRA, UK. Contract No. RR102321.Available on line:  (http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Document.aspx?Document=CB0419_8185_FRP.pdf)
2. Hagger JA, AN Jha (2003) Evaluation of radionuclide induced genetic damage in marine invertebrates. PhD thesis as a final report to the Environment Agency, UK for National R & D Project P3-S1 and Devonport Royal Dockyard (DML), Plymouth.
3. Lowe David et al. (2000) Assessment of Impact of Ozone Depletion on Aquatic Ecosystems. Final Report to the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR). Contract Reference EPG 1/1/49

 Scientific Sessions Chaired in International Conferences (since 2000):

9th International Comet Assay Workshop, Kusadasi, Turkey, September, 2011

International workshop on Eco-genotoxicology, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Lillestrom, Norway, April 2011

40th Annual Conference of European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS), Oslo, Norway, September 2010

NanoImpact Technical Workshop- Hazard Assessment of Nanomaterials in Biota- Dublin, Ireland, September 2010

International Symposium on Alternate Animal Models in Biological Research, Indian Institute of Toxicological Research, Lucknow, India, October 2010
40th Annual Conference of European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS), Oslo, Norway, September 2010 
NanoImpact Technical Workshop- Hazard Assessment of Nanomaterials in Biota- Dublin, R. of Ireland, September 2010

Genetic-Ecotoxicology session, 7th International Conference on Mutagenesis, Carcinogenesis and Teratogenesis, Organised by Brazilan Society of Environmental Mutagenesis, Carcinogenesis and Teratogenesis. Club Med, Brazil, October 2007  

Ecotoxicology Session, VII International Comet Assay Workshop, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK, June 2007

III International Conference & VI Cuban Mutageneis, Teratogeneis & Carcinogeneis Workshop, Havana, Cuba, September 2006.

Chair, Session on Genotoxicity, 13th Pollutant Response in Marine Organisms (PRIMO 13) Symposium,Alessandria, Italy, June 2005

Session on Eco-genotoxicology, 33rd Annual Conference of the European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, August, 2003 

Session on Eco-genotoxicology, 25th Anniversary Conference of United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS), Plymouth, UK, June- July 2002

Session on Eco-genotoxicology, International Symposium on Environmental Genomics and Health Sciences; XXVII Annual Conference of the Environmental Mutagen Society of India (EMSI), Lucknow, India, March 2002

Sessions on Genotoxicity, 11th Symposium on Pollutant Response in Marine Organisms (PRIMO), Plymouth, UK, July 2001

 

Invited Speaker in International Conferences (since 2000):

(** Fully /* Partially Sponsored)
*44th Annual Conference of European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS), Lancaster, UK. 
 *42nd Annual Conference of European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS), Warsaw, Poland, September 2012
**Emerging Risks from Ballast Water Treatment, Berlin, Germany, October 2011
*10th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ICEM), Florence, Italy, August 2009
**International meeting, Replacement of mammalian models: the role of in vitro techniques with fish and invertebrates, Society of Experimental Biology (SEB), Glasgow, UK June 2009
*2nd International Symposium on Genotoxicity in aquatic environment, Dessau, Germany, April 2008
*International Conference on Nanomaterial Toxicology, Indian Nanoscience Society, Lucknow, India, February 2008.
*7th International Conference on Mutagenesis, Carcinogenesis and Teratogenesis, Organised by Brazilan Society of Environmental Mutagenesis, Carcinogenesis and Teratogenesis. Club Med, Brazil, October 2007
*11th International Society of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development (ICRID), Smithsonain Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Panama City, Panama, August 2007
VII International Comet Assay Workshop, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK, June 2007
* 30th Annual Conferene of Indian Society of Cell Biology (30th AICBC), University of Delhi, Delhi, India, February 2007 
III International Conference & VI Cuban Mutageneis, Teratogeneis & Carcinogeneis Workshop, Havana, Cuba, September 2006
*3rd Internationa Conference on Metals & radionuclides in the Environment, Vilnius, Lithuania, April 2006.
*35th Annual Conference of the European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS), Kos, Greece, July 2005 
* *20th Anniversary Low Level Radiation & Health Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, July 2004 **International Symposium on Genotoxicity & Immunotoxicity: Unwelcome effects in aquatic systems, Koblenz, Germany, April 2004
** International Meeting on Protecting Biota from Ionising Radiation, Society of Radiological Protection (SRP), Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, UK, January 2004
*33rd Annual Conference of the European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, August 2003
*3rd International Symposium on the Protection of the Environment from ionising radiation, Darwin, Australia, July 2002 (could not participate)
**Asia-Pacific Conference on Marine Science and Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2002 *International Symposium on Environmental Genomics and Health Sciences; XXVII Annual Conference of the Environmental Mutagen Society of India (EMSI); Lucknow, India, March 2002
*International Symposium on Environmental Health Sciences in the 21st Century and 26th annual Conference of Environmental Mutagen Society of India, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India, March 2001 **Metals in Eastern and Central Europe: Health Effects, Sources of Contamination and Methods of Remediation, Prague, Czech Republic, November 2000 (organised by National Institute of Environmental Health and Sciences, USA)
30th Annual Meeting of the European Environmental Mutagen Society, Budapest, Hungary, August 2000

Additional information

Awadhesh N. Jha

Email: a.jha@plymouth.ac.uk

Fax: +44 (0) 1752 584605

Postal Address:

School of Biomedical & Biological Sciences

Drake Circus

University of Plymouth

Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK