Nestor Etxebarria Loizate

Nestor Etxebarria Loizate


Full Professor

PhD Chemistry (UPV/EHU)
Faculty of Science & Technology | Plentzia Marine Station (PIE)

Nestor Etxebarria Loizate, PhD in Chemical Sciences (1993), and since 2011 Professor at the Dept of Analytical Chemistry of the UPV/EHU. In the last six years, we are leading a research group in the development of nontarget analytical methods and the application in environmental and ecotoxicological issues.

Since the opening of the Plentzia Madire Station (PiE, 2014), we are getting focused in marine environmental issues in joint research projects. Our group collaborates with several research groups of the Basque Country, Spain and Europe, especially those carried out in the frameworks of the European Norman network and the EMBRC (European Marine Biological Research Centre). Finally, our group is part of the Joint Research Laboratory on Environmental Antibiotic Resistance including the main research organizations in the Basque Country (UPV/EHU, BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change, Neiker and CIC-BioGune).

We are also deeply engaged in the Erasmus + on Marine Environment and Resources (MER, and the new Erasmus + on Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (eCT, Since May 2020, I am the coordinator of the Master on Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (UPV/EHU).

I am co-author of more than 180 publications in international journals and co-author of four textbooks of chemistry and analytical chemistry in Basque. We are currently working in the BlueAdapt EU project (HORIZON-HLTH-2021-ENVHLTH-02), One Health Observatory Lighthouse (HOBE, TED2021-132109B-C21), and High-throughput analytical strategies to assess environmental and human exposure to emerging contaminants (AEI PID2020-117686RB-C31Aquasomics).