Oral communication by research fellow Saul Fernandes was honoured in IJUP 2020 meeting

Presentation of the study "Induction of bystander effect by different contaminants on soil oligochaetes" was considered the best in the "Agrifood and Environment" panel

Research fellow Saul Fernandes explained the phenomenon known as bystander effect, in which genetic damages observed in organisms can be communicated to other living beings, not themselves exposed to stress agents. Saul Fernades talked about the results obtained by the research team he is working on, which have demonstrated, for the first time, the bystander effect between earthworms and enchytraeids exposed to cadmium.
The oral communication took place during the 13th Meeting of Young Researchers of U. Porto (IJUP 2020), held in Februrary 2020, in Porto.