Dr Tatiana Komarova is a researcher at Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services, an Honorary Fellow with the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences, University of Queensland, and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Medical Science, Griffith University.
She has over 30 years’ experience in analytical, inorganic and environmental chemistry analysing water, soil, sediment and biological samples using different analytical methods. Her research interests and expertise are related to the application of ICP-MS for the analysis of nanoparticles in environmental and food samples, development of new ICP-MS methods using Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS (ICP-QQQ) and enhancement and consolidation of DGT application for monitoring low levels of dissolved metals in water and sediments.
Dr Tatiana Komarova is a principal investigator of research projects related to:
- Evaluation of mercury in fresh and sea water environments impacted by gold mining and the application of an organomercury fungicide.
- Analysis of trace elements (including mercury) in human blood for establishment of reference range in Queensland using ICP-MS techniques.
- Influence of anthropogenic pollution on the level of toxic metals (including mercury) in blood and possible health effects.