Dr. Alena Tierbach

Dr. Alena Tierbach


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Büro FX E23
Überlandstrasse 133
CH-8600 Dübendorf

Tasks at the Ecotox Centre

  • Organisation and implementation of various activities in the risk assessment of surface waters
  • Derivation of environmental quality standards
  • Planning, implementation of and assistance in continuing education courses


Areas of Expertise

  • mass spectrometry
  • molecular biology


  • since 2020

    Risk assessor at the Ecotox Centre

  • 2016-2020

    PhD thesis an der Eawag/EPFL. Title: "Role of glutathione S-transferases and the mercapturic acid pathway in the biotransformation potential of two zebrafish test systems: early life stages and PAC2 cells"

  • 2014-2015

    Scientific assistant at Eawag. Project title: "Targeted proteomics in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)"

  • 2012-2014

    Master student in environmental toxicology at the University of Duisburg-Essen (D). Title of master thesis: "Mechanistic and systematic understanding of the toxicity of manufactured nanomaterials in the alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii"

  • 2010-2012

    Bachelor student in biology at the University of Bonn (D)