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Dr Vikki Cheung

Project Manager

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Dr Vikki Cheung is a Project Manager at PML and brings experience in marine science research, event management in the private sector as well as coordination of a broad range of international capacity building programmes for a non-governmental organization. Vikki has a BSc in Geology, MSc in Applied Marine Science and PhD in Marine Genetic Toxicology.

Recent and current projects include AMT4SentinelFRM funded by the European Space Agency; S-3 EUROHAB funded by the European Regional Development Fund via Interreg France-Channel-England; and Blue Communities programme funded by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).


GCRF Blue Communities

GCRF Blue Communities

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

GCRF Blue Communities is a 4 year research capacity-building programme for marine planning in East and South-East (E/SE) Asia, funded by UK...

S-3 EUROHAB - Sentinel products for detecting EUtROphication and Harmful Algal Bloom events

S-3 EUROHAB - Sentinel products for detecting EUtROphication and Harmful Algal Bloom events

Contact: Dr Gavin Tilstone

S-3 EUROHAB will use the latest satellite technology to improve the way water quality and harmful algal blooms (HABs) are monitored in the English...

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Other key projects

As the Scientific Coordinator for the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO), I have been responsible for coordinating and administering POGO’s capacity building programmes (including the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography, POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships and Shipboard Fellowships); administering the Nippon Foundation-POGO Alumni Network for Oceans (NANO) Regional Projects; and contributing to the GEO Blue Planet Initiative.

Selected key publications

Seeyave, S, Sathyendranath, S, Platt, T & Cheung, V, 2014. Towards sustained ocean observations in developing countries. In: Djavidnia, S Cheung, V, Ott, M & Seeyave, S (eds). Oceans and Society: Blue Planet, pp. 156-162. ISBN 978-1443856393, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014

Lorna J. Dallas, Victoria V. Cheung, Andrew S. Fisher, Awadhesh N. Jha. 2013. Relative sensitivity of two marine bivalves for detection of genotoxic and cytotoxic effects: A field assessment in the Tamar Estuary, South West England. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185(4), 3397-3412. doi:10.1007/s10661-012-2800-0

Victoria V. Cheung, Awadhesh Jha, Richard Owen, Michael H. Depledge and Tamara S. Galloway. 2006. Development of the in vivo chromosome aberration assay in oyster (Crassostrea gigas) embryo-larvae for genotoxicity assessment. Marine Environmental Research 62 (S1): S278-S282. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2006.04.018

Cheung, VV, Depledge, MH, Jha AN. 2005. An evaluation of the relative sensitivity of the Comet assay in two marine bivalve mollusc species. Marine Environmental Research 62 (S1): S301-S305. doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2006.04.053

Galloway TS, Brown RJ, Dissanayake A, Browne MA, Lowe DM, Cheung, V, Depledge, M. H. and Jones, M. B. 2005. The ECOMAN project: a novel approach to sustainable ecosystem function. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 53:186-194

Atienzar FA, Cheung, VV, Jha AN, Depledge MH. 2001. Fitness Parameters and DNA Effects are Sensitive Indicators of Copper-Induced Toxicity in Daphnia magna. Toxicological Sciences, 59:241-250. doi:10.1093/toxsci/59.2.241

Cheung, VV, Galloway, TS, Depledge, MH. 2004. Chemical disruption of biological phenomena. In: Encyclopedia of Life and Sustainable Development, UNESCO,

Jha AN, Cheung VV, Foulkes ME, Hill SJ, Depledge MH. 2000. Detection of genotoxins in the marine environment: adoption and evaluation of an integrated approach using the embryo-larval stages of the marine mussel, Mytilus edulis. Mutation Research, 464:213-228. doi:10.1016/S1383-5718(99)00188-6

Cheung VV, Wedderburn RJ, Depledge MH. 1998. Molluscan Lysosomal Responses as a Diagnostic Tool for the Detection of a Pollution Gradient in Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong. Marine Environmental Research, 46(1-5):237-241. doi:10.1016/S0141-1136(97)00104-9

Wedderburn J, Cheung V, Bamber S, Bloxham M, Depledge MH. 1998. Biomarkers of Biochemical and Cellular Stress in Carcinus maenas: An in situ Field Study. Marine Environmental Research, 46(1-5):321-324. doi:10.1016/S0141-1136(98)00016-6