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PERSONAL DATA

Gender female
Job title Professor, Managing Director of a research group
Department Marine and environmental Toxicology ES11ES90
Institution
Ipeis, Sfax University ( USS)
BP 805, 3018-Sfax
Address
Sfax
3018
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Nationality Tunisia
Tel 216 74 241 403/ 216 20 333 622
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree HDR
Job type Teaching/Education , Research , Natural Resource Management , Institutional Management , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Pollution , Research Support Services , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Pollution , Research Support Services
Research Activities Our Reseach is mainly based on the following points *studying the impact of pollution on marine organisms *Validation of new tools for detecting pollution at low levels-Biomarkers *The Endocrine disruption linked to urban effluents and its effect on reproduction of marine organisms. *Sex inversion in some marine species and the substances involved *The impact of pollution on Human health
Research Region 2
Working languages French, English, Arabic
Skills/Expertise Marine Biology, Marine pollution, Biomonitoring, Biomarkers, Bivalves, Environmental Toxicology, Impact studies, invasive species, Bio active molecules.
Team building, Team management, Communication, entrepreneurship.
Comments In my research team I am supervising phD and master students, organizing seminars, making international collaborations with different institutions and laboratories. I also managed 13 research projects (2 national and 11 international).
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by PROFESSOR, Mrs Amel CHAFFAI)

HAMZA-CHAFFAI A. AMIARD-TRIQUET C. COSSON R.P and EL ABED A. (1995). Physico-chemical forms of storage of metals in gills and livers of marine fish from the Tunisian coast : ecotoxicological consequences. Comparative. Biochemistery and Physiology 111C(2),329-341. AMIARD-TRIQUET C and HAMZA-CHAFFAI A. (1996). L'utilisation des protéines type métallothionéines comme marqueurs d'exposition aux métaux. La revue française La qualité de l'eau. C. Amiard-Triquet et Hamon T.(éds) pp 7-12 HAMZA-CHAFFAI A., ROMEO M. EL ABED A. (1996). Heavy metals in different fish species from the middle eastem coast of Tunisie (Sfax). Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 56:766-773. HAMZA-CHAFFAI A, AMIARD-TRIQUET C , EL ABED A. (1997). Metallothionein like protein: is it an efficient Biomarker of metal contamination? a case study based on fish from the Tunisian coast. Archives of Environmental contamination and Toxicology 33 : 53-62. HAMZA-CHAFFAI A., ROMEO M., GNASSIA-BARELLI M and EL ABED A. (1998) Effect of copper and lindane on some biomarkers measured in the clam Ruditapes decussatus. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 61: 397-404. HAMZA-CHAFFAI A. AMIARD J.C. and COSSON R.P. (1999) Relationship between metallothionein-like proteins and metals in a natural population of the clam Ruditapes decussatus from Sfax coast: a non linear model using Box-Cox transformation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 123C(2),153-163. HAMZA-CHAFFAI A (1999). Validation in situ des métallothionéines et d?autres biomarqueurs de pollution chez des organismes issus de la côte de sfax, Université de Tunis II HAMZA-CHAFFAI A. AMIARD J C, PELLERIN J, JOUX L. and BERTHET B. (2000) The potential use of metallothionein in the clam Ruditapes decussatus as a biomarker of in situ metal exposure. Comparative Biochemistery and Physiology 127C,185-197. HAMZA-CHAFFAI A, PELLERIN J. and AMIARD J C, (2003) Health assessment of Ruditapes decussatus Environment International 28, 609-617. 15. DAMMAK-SMAOUI W. , A. HAMZA-CHAFFAI, BERTHET B, AMIARD J.C (2003) Preliminary study of the clam Ruditapes decussatus exposed in situ to metal contamination and originating from the gulf of gabès. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 71 : 961-970 HAMZA-CHAFFAI A., (2004). The use of bio indicators and biomarkers in monitoring marine pollution : the gulf of Gabès case, Proceeding of CMR-VBL, Akita-Sfax Joint Conference, 19-25. HACHICHA-KETATA I and HAMZA-CHAFFAI A., (2004). The endocrine disruption : a new tool for marine ecosystem health assessment, Proceeding of CMR-VBL, Akita-Sfax Joint Conference, 79-81. HAMZA-CHAFFAI A., (2004). The use of biomarkers for biomonitoring pollution : Advantages and field difficulties, 5th TJSCS Joint Conference, 133-134D. HAMZA-CHAFFAI A, HACHCHA-KETATA I and SMAOUI-DAMMAK W, (2004) The effect of pollution on reproduction endocrine disruption and metallothionein levels in Ruditapes decussates Resource Science and Engineering of Rare Metals 377-385. DAMMAK-SMAOUI W. , A. HAMZA-CHAFFAI, M.J BEBIANNO , AMIARD J.C (2005) Variation of metallothionein in gills of the clam Ruditapes decussatus from the gulf of gabès (Tunisia). Comparative Biochemistery and Physiology, 139 (C) :181-188 . 21.HAMZA-CHAFFAI A. (2005). The biomarkers as new tools for detecting the effect of pollution on marine organisms : A case study in the gulf of Gabès (Tunisia), Proceeding of the International Workshop on Coastal Environment Protection-Izmir Turkey pp 217-225 DAMMAK-SMAOUI W. , REBAI T., BERTHET B., A. HAMZA-CHAFFAI (2006) Does cadmium pollution affect reproduction in the clam Ruditapes decussatus ? A one year case study. Comparative Biochemistery and Physiology, 143 (C) :252-261 . 23. M MACHREKI-AJIMI M. , A. HAMZA-CHAFFAI, (2006) Accumulation of cadmium and lead in Cerastoderma glaucum originating from Sfax coast of Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 76(3) : 529-537. HAMZA- CHAFFAI A. (2006). Deleterious effects of pollution on reproduction and endocrine disruption: A case study about the gulf of Gabès area (Tunisia), Proceeding of the International seminar on coastal water management, DAKAR-Sénégal. INOC-COMSTECH-ISESCO-IDB-CRODT, 2006, 70-75 LADHAR-CHAABOUNI R, GARGOURI R and. HAMZA-CHAFFAI A (2007) Effect of cadmium on some biomarkers in the clam Ruditapes decussatus : Metallothionein quantification by using two techniques. International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 30: 593-605. KETATA I. , GUREMAZI F., REBAI T. and HAMZA-CHAFFAI, (2007) Variation of steroid concentrations during the reproductive cycle of the clam Ruditpes decussatus: A one yearstudy in the gulf of gabès area. Comparative biochemistery and physiology -part A, 174A(2): 424-431 KETATA I. , SMAOUI-DAMAK W, GUREMAZI F., REBAI T. and HAMZA-CHAFFAI, (2007) In situ endocrine disrupting effects of cadmium on the reproduction of Ruditpes decussatus: Comparative biochemistery and physiology -part C, 146, 415-430. KETATA I, DENIER X, HAMZA-CHAFFAI, A, and MINIER C, (2007) Endocrine-related reproductive effects in Molluscs Comparative biochemistery and physiology -part C, (3) April 261-270 DAMMAK-SMAOUI W. , MATHIEU M, REBAI T., A. HAMZA-CHAFFAI (2007) Histology of the reproductive tissue of the clam Ruditapes decussates. Inverterbrate Reproduction and development, 50 : 3 117-126 . MACHREKI-AJIMI M, KETATA I. , LADHAR-CHAABOUNI R . and A HAMZA-CHAFFAI, (2008) The effect of in situ cadmium contamination on some biomarkers in Cerastoderma glaucum Ecotoxicology ,17:1-11 NGOC-PHUC H, HAMZA-CHAFFAI A, RUSSEL H. VREELAND, ISODA H, NAGANUMA T, (2008) Virgibacillus salarius sp. nov., a novel halophilic bacterium isolated from a Saharan salt lake International Journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 58, 2409-2414. LADHAR-CHAABOUNI R, GARGOURI R and. HAMZA-CHAFFAI A (2008) Cloning and characterization of metallothionein cDNAs in the Mediterranean bivalves: Ruditapes decussatus and Cerastoderma glaucum Molecular Biology reports DOI 10.1007/s11033-008-9274-8. MACHREKI-AJIMI M, and HAMZA-CHAFFAI, (2008) Assessment of sediment/water contamination by in vivo transplantation of the cockles Cerastoderma glaucum from a non contaminated to a contaminated area by cadmium


Created: 2005-12-16 Last Updated: 2016-08-19 by Amel CHAFFAI