Pollutant monitoring in Swiss sediments

Sensitive bioassays on HPTLC plates

New large-scale project on the risk assessment of chemicals

Danina Schmidt wins SETAC GLB Young Scientist Award

14. September 2022

Danina Schmidt wins SETAC GLB Young Scientist Award

Ecotox Centre alumna Danina Schmidt has been awarded the SETAC GLB Young Scientist Award for her master thesis on real-time monitoring of wastewater in wastewater treatment plants using biomonitors. Congratulations!

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Contribution to biodiversity conference

01. September 2022

Contribution to biodiversity conference

On 27 August, bioassay specialist Cornelia Kienle has given a presentation on micropollutants and their effects on aquatic organisms at a conference on biodiversity organised by ARGE Hochrhein.

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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

Kienle, C., Werner, I., Fischer, S., Lüthi, C., Schifferli, A., Besselink, H., … Vermeirssen, E. L. M. (2022). Evaluation of a full-scale wastewater treatment plant with ozonation and different post-treatments using a broad range of in vitro and in vivo bioassays. Water Research, 212, 118084 (13 pp.). doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.118084 , Institutional Repository
Kroll, A., Kienle, C., Schäfer, A., & Aicher, L. (2021). Mikroplastik in der Umwelt. Eine Standortbestimmung. Aqua & Gas, 101(10), 88-95. , Institutional Repository
Masset, T., Ferrari, B. J. D., Oldham, D., Dudefoi, W., Minghetti, M., Schirmer, K., … Breider, F. (2021). In vitro digestion of tire particles in a fish model (Oncorhynchus mykiss): solubilization kinetics of heavy metals and effects of food coingestion. Environmental Science and Technology, 55(23), 15788-15796. doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c04385 , Institutional Repository

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment

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Ecotoxicity of cigarette butts

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Strategy for sediment quality assessment in Switzerland

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Évaluation de la qualité des sédiments des canaux Stockalper, du Bras-Neuf et des îles (Valais, Suisse) basée sur une approche de type triade

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