Bioassays and biomarkers to assess surface water quality

Assessment of water quality with a bioassay battery

Assessment of sediment quality with a bioassay battery

Assessment of water quality with biomarkers in brown trout

  • Ecotox Centre Dialogue Day on 31. August 2023 in Solothurn
    31. May 2023

    Ecotox Centre Dialogue Day on 31. August 2023 in Solothurn

    The increasing number of chemicals in waters, sediments and soils makes it ever more important to assess their risk and understand their consequences for ecosystem quality. On our dialogue day, we inform you about our projects and offer discussion platforms on current topics.

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  • Ecotox Centre gets to the bottom of the fish decline in the Suze
    10. May 2023

    Ecotox Centre gets to the bottom of the fish decline in the Suze

    The fish population and the number of small animals in the Suze have declined sharply. In order to estimate the pollution of the Suze, the Ecotox Centre examines water and sediment using various bioassays.

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  • The Ecotox Centre

    The Ecotox Centre is the Swiss competence centre for applied, practice-oriented ecotoxicology. It serves as the primary knowledge hub and discussion platform for research and development, consulting and education in that area.

    Quality Criteria for Surface Waters Test Systems Continuing Education Student Research Projects Staff

Current publications, info sheets and reports

Wüthrich, J., Achermann, S., Leib, V., & Junghans, M. (2022). PFAS-Belastung im Kanton St. Gallen. Erste Erkenntnisse in Fliessegewässern, Fischen und Abwasser. Aqua & Gas, 102(12), 42-50. , Institutional Repository
Daouk, S., Doppler, T., Scheidegger, R., Kroll, A., Junghans, M., Moschet, C., & Singer, H. (2022). Insecticides dans les eaux de surface. Quels risques représentent les insecticides pyréthrinoïdes et organophosphorés en Suisse?. Aqua & Gas, 102(4), 58-66. , Institutional Repository
Masset, T., Ferrari, B. J. D., Dudefoi, W., Schirmer, K., Bergmann, A., Vermeirssen, E., … Breider, F. (2022). Bioaccessibility of organic compounds associated with tire particles using a fish in vitro digestive model: solubilization kinetics and effects of food coingestion. Environmental Science and Technology, 56(22), 15607-15616. , Institutional Repository

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment

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Ecotoxicity of cigarette butts

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Methodology proposal for the derivation of Soil Guideline Values for Plant Protection Product residues Part 1 - Review and comparison of international methodologies

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Anticoagulant rodenticides – Swiss situation analysis

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