Dr. Robert Kase

Dr. Robert Kase


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Ecotox Centre
Büro BU F14
Überlandstrasse 133
CH-8600 Dübendorf

Tasks at the Ecotox Centre

  • Implementation and coordination of projects on risk assessment
  • Contact for pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals
  • Knowledge transfer from the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) for the national context

Areas of Expertise

  • Risk assessment for micropollutants in water
  • Derivation of environmental quality standards
  • Coordination of interdisciplinary projects between science and regulation
  • Effect-based environmental monitoring
  • Development and standardisation of in vitro and in vivo test systems for hormonally active, immunotoxic and genotoxic effects
  • Development of flowcytometric and microtitre plate-based applications
  • Teaching experience in biochemistry and zoophysiology, teaching for the SETAC certificate "Fachökotoxikologie"


  • since 2011

    Research correspondent for the science-policy interface of the EU working group "chemicals" of the water framework directive

  • since 2009

    Risk Assessor at the Ecotox Centre for pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals and hormonally active substances

  • 2008 - 2009

    Reviewer at the Ecotox Centre for biotests for detecting hormonal and reproductive effects in the environment

  • 2005 - 2008

    Doctorate at the University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany) in aquatic ecotoxicology (functional immunotoxicity) / Research Activities for the Federal Environment Agency at the Federal Institute for Hydrology, Koblenz

  • 2004 - 2005

    Diploma thesis at the Technical University Berlin on suborganismic test methods for recording specific effects / Participation in a Cooperation Project of the Federal Institute for Hydrology, Koblenz (Germany) and the Technical University Berlin

  • 2002 - 2003

    Teaching at FU Berlin as tutor for biochemistry and zoophysiology


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