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AIAS Seminar: Martin Grosell, University of Miami, USA

Impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on fish in the Gulf of Mexico

Info about event


Monday 8 February 2021,  at 14:15 - 15:30


Virtual via Zoom

The talk is streamed via Zoom. Join URL: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/68660248201 to attend.  

Speaker: Martin Grosell, Danish Professor in physiology and toxicology at University of Miami


An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil rig in 2010 lead to the largest marine oil spill to occur in US history, resulting in significant impacts to the ecosystems and organisms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. A decade of research has revealed that oil toxicity in fish is a multi-organ syndrome impacting cardiac function, cholesterol biosynthesis, peripheral and central nervous system function, the stress response and osmoregulatory and acid-base balance processes. Detailed understanding of oil impacts from molecular responses to affected physiological processes are emerging, but their combined effects on fish in natural habitats are largely lacking and impose a challenge for impact assessment and strategies for response to future spills.

Short bio

Martin Grosell received his training at the August Krogh Institute at the University of Copenhagen and did postdoctoral work in Canada and the US. Martin Grosell is a professor and holds a Maytag Chair of Ichthyology at the University of Miami, Florida, USA where he is focused on physiological responses to environmental stressors, natural and anthropogenic.

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.