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Meiru Wang


Dr. M. Wang
+31 71 527 2727

Meiru is interested in the potential toxicity in living organisms that may be caused by a group of new emerging pollutants: plastic nanoparticles.

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Professional experience

She started her PhD project at IBL in 2019, working under the supervision of Prof. Michael K. Richardson (IBL) and Prof. Martina G. Vijver (CML). Her PhD project primarily focused on studying the toxicity of nanoplastics using a chicken embryo model. The research aimed to investigate the developmental toxicity in developing chicks caused by nanoplastics. When the research started, the field was relatively new, providing Meiru with a unique opportunity to carve her own insights into the realms of toxicology, embryology, developmental biology, pathology, and molecular biology. This experience has equipped her with a diverse set of research skills. Furemore, she is highly enthusiastic and has successfully collaborated with several institutions including, CML, LUMC, Swiss Light Source, and Naturalis Biodiversity Center. She defended her PhD thesis at 16th January 2024. 

Key publications

  1. Wang, M., Zhao, W., Wei, J., Wang, S., & Xie, X. (2019). Acute effects of UVB radiation on the survival, growth, development, and reproduction of Daphniopsis tibetana Sars (Crustacea: Cladocera). Environmental Science and Pollution Research26(11), 10916-10925.
  2. Wang, M., Zhao, W., Jia, X., Wei, J., & Wang, S. (2018). Eco-toxicology effect on Moina mongolica Daday exposed to Cd 2+, Pb 2+, and Hg 2+ by the food chain. Environmental Science and Pollution Research25(16), 16024-16036.


  • Science
  • Centrum voor Milieuwetenschappen Leiden
  • CML/Environmental Biology

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden



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