Dr. Alan Bergmann

Dr. Alan Bergmann


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Tasks at the Ecotox Centre

  • Developing bioassays for effect directed analysis
  • Identifying toxicants in food packaging materials and drinking water
  • Applying planar chromatography based bioassays

Areas of Expertise

  • Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry
    • in vivo and in vitro bioassays
    • Chromatography-based analysis
  • Effect directed analysis
  • Passive sampling


  • 2017 - present

    Postdoctoral researcher at the Ecotox Centre

  • 2017

    Postdoctoral researcher in Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University

  • 2011 - 2017

    PhD Candidate in Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR United States. Thesis Title: “‘Tis a gift to be simple: On passive sampling and related techniques for reducing the complexity of contaminant mixtures from the environment.”

  • 2006 - 2011

    B.S. diploma in Environmental Toxicology, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA United States


Bergmann, A. J., Simon, E., Schifferli, A., Schönborn, A., & Vermeirssen, E. L. M. (2020). Estrogenic activity of food contact materials - evaluation of 20 chemicals using a yeast estrogen screen on HPTLC or 96-well platesAnalytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry412, 4527-4536. doi.org/10.1007/s00216-020-02701-w Institutional Repository

Bergmann AJ, Points GL, Scott RP, Wilson GR, Anderson KA. Development of quantitative screen for 1550 chemicals with GC-MS (2018). Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 410(13): 3101-3110. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-018-0997-7

Bergmann AJ, North PE, Vasquez L, Bello H, Del Carmen Gastanaga Ruiz M, Anderson KA (2017). Multi-class chemical exposure in rural Peru using silicone wristbands. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. DOI: 10.1038/jes.2017.12 

Bergmann AJ, Tanguay RL, Anderson KA. Using passive sampling and zebrafish to identify developmental toxicants in complex mixtures (2017). Environ Toxicol Chem. 36(9):2290-8. 

Paulik LB, Smith BW, Bergmann AJ, Sower GJ, Forsberg ND, Teeguarden JG, et al. (2016) Passive samplers accurately predict PAH levels in resident crayfish. The Science of the total environment; 544:782-91.