Museum of Fine Arts recently offered the opportunity to meet and interact with researchers from the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour during Heritage Days.


Sunday September 17 iPractical information  11:15 a.m. Ms. Zoyne Pedrodro-Zayas (Project Coordinator MERFISH ). The problems linked to gold panning in the Amazon are plural and affect water, soil and living things. In connection with the work of Nicola Recco, Still life with carps.

Podcast All-Atlantic Talks – Interview with Leonardo Piccinetti

🎙 Podcast All-Atlantic Talks 🌊 The 4th episode of the 2nd season of the All-Atlantic Talks podcast, an initiative of the Atlantic Ocean Research & Innovation Alliance, presents the MERFISH project, funded by the European Union, and reveals the challenges of mercury contamination for human health and the environment environment. Oceanographer and presenter Mariana Martins […]

Interaction between dietary selenium and methylmercury on growth performance, deposition and health parameters in rainbow trout fed selenium-rich tuna-based diets or selenium-poor plant-based diets

Aquaculture DOI: Multipartner research article (INRAE, IPREM-CNRS, IMR) Abstract This study evaluated the effect of dietary mercury (Hg) and selenium (Se) sources and levels on growth performance, Hg and Se accumulation, pro-inflammatory cytokine levels and global health parameters in rainbow trout juveniles. A 6-month feeding trial was carried out with a control plant-based diet (containing analyzed Se and […]

Simple and rapid formic acid sample treatment for the isolation of HgSe nanoparticles from animal tissues

merfish Simple and rapid formic acid sample treatment for the isolation of HgSe nanoparticles from animal tissues

Analytica Chimica Acta DOI Multipartner research article (IPREM-CNRS, UCM, CEBC, LIENS) Abstract The present work explores for the first time the potential of formic acid on the extraction of tiemannite (HgSe) nanoparticles from seabird tissues, in particular giant petrels. Mercury (Hg) is considered one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern. […]

First Time Identification of Selenoneine in Seabirds and Its Potential Role in Mercury Detoxification


Environmental Science & Technology DOI Multipartner research article (IPREM-CNRS, PS Analytical, CEBC, LIENS) Abstract Birds are principally exposed to selenium (Se) through their diet. In long-lived and top predator seabirds, such as the giant petrel, extremely high concentrations of Se are found. Selenium speciation in biota has aroused great interest in recent years; however, […]

Three IPREM Young Researchers Present at ICMGP

Three young researchers from Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physico-Chemistry for Environment and Materials (UPPA, IPREM) successfully delivered three oral presentations at The International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant 2022, which took place online from 24th – 29th July 2022 during a special session Selenium-mercury interactions in […]