Lucia Bascoy Otero, research scientist. She holds a degree in chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela and a Masters in toxicology from the Official college of chemists of Sevilla. She joined BMRS in January 2019 and is currently carrying out research focused on the impact of ocean acidification in mussels’ development. Lucia has been involved in several environmental volunteering programmes regarding forestry and awareness-raising about climate change as well as 2-years experience on toxicological research. She is interested in environmental toxicology alongside sustainable and ecologically respectful manufacture strategies.