Dr. Cornelia Kienle

Dr. Cornelia Kienle

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Ecotox Centre
Eawag
Büro FX E26
Überlandstrasse 133
CH-8600 Dübendorf

Tasks at the Ecotox Centre

  • Supervision of various applied projects
  • Evaluation and development of appropriate in vitro and in vivo test systems for the monitoring and protection of aquatic ecosystems
  • Sample preparation and application of various bioassays (in vivo and in vitro) (e.g. suites of bioassays)
  • Planning, implementation of and assistance in user and continuing education courses
  • Interaction with stakeholders

Areas of Expertise

  • Aquatic ecology: freshwater and marine ecosystems
  • Aquatic ecotoxicology: 
    • in vitro tests (e.g. suite of bioassays) and in vivo tests with aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates (fish)
    • Effects of multiple (abiotic and biotic) stressors
    • Biomonitoring
    • Biochemical biomarkers (e.g. AChE, Hsp)
  • Training in “special ecotoxicology” (SETAC-GLB)
  • Teaching experience in ecology, ecotoxicology and risk assessment

CV

  • since 2008

    Scientist in aquatic ecotoxicology at the Ecotox Centre

  • 2006 - 2009

    Doctorate (University of Tübingen, Department of Physiological Ecology of Animals, Germany)
    Title : “Toxicity of environmental chemicals and their mixtures to selected aquatic organisms – behaviour, development and biochemistry"

  • 2005

    Diploma Thesis (University of Bremen, Department of General and Theoretical Ecology)
    Title: “Effect of different contaminants and contaminant combinations on the behaviour and vitality of early life stages of the Zebrafish (Danio rerio) with and without additional environmental stress)"

  • 2002 - 2005

    Biology, Main Course at the University of Bremen (Germany) (emphasis: ecology, marine biology, geography)

  • 2000 - 2002

    Biology, Basic Course at the University of Constance (Germany)

Publications

  • 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
  • Ganser, B., Bundschuh, M., Werner, I., Homazava, N., Vermeirssen, E. L. M., Moschet, C., & Kienle, C. (2019). Wastewater alters feeding rate but not vitellogenin level of Gammarus fossarum (Amphipoda). Science of the Total Environment, 657, 1246-1252. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.035 , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Vermeirssen, E. L. M., Schifferli, A., Singer, H., Stamm, C., & Werner, I. (2019). Effects of treated wastewater on the ecotoxicity of small streams – unravelling the contribution of chemicals causing effects. PLoS One, 14(12), e0226278 (30 pp.). doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226278 , Institutional Repository
  • Escher, B. I., Aїt-Aїssa, S., Behnisch, P. A., Brack, W., Brion, F., Brouwer, A., … Neale, P. A. (2018). Effect-based trigger values for in vitro and in vivo bioassays performed on surface water extracts supporting the environmental quality standards (EQS) of the European Water Framework Directive. Science of the Total Environment, 628–629, 748-765. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.340 , Institutional Repository
  • Kase, R., Javurkova, B., Simon, E., Swart, K., Buchinger, S., Könemann, S., … Werner, I. (2018). Screening and risk management solutions for steroidal estrogens in surface and wastewater. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 102, 343-358. doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2018.02.013 , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Vermeirssen, E., Kunz, P., & Werner, I. (2018). Grobbeurteilung der Wasserqualität mit Biotests. Ökotoxikologische Biotests zur Beurteilung von Abwasserbelasteten Fliessgewässern. Aqua & Gas, 98(4), 40-48. , Institutional Repository
  • Legradi, J. B., Di Paolo, C., Kraak, M. H. S., van der Geest, H. G., Schymanski, E. L., Williams, A. J., … Hollert, H. (2018). An ecotoxicological view on neurotoxicity assessment. Environmental Sciences Europe, 30(1), 46 (34 pp.). doi.org/10.1186/s12302-018-0173-x , Institutional Repository
  • Bourgin, M., Borowska, E., Helbing, J., Hollender, J., Kaiser, H. P., Kienle, C., … von Gunten, U. (2017). Effect of operational and water quality parameters on conventional ozonation and the advanced oxidation process O3/H2O2: kinetics of micropollutant abatement, transformation product and bromate formation in a surface water. Water Research, 122, 234-245. doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.05.018 , Institutional Repository
  • Böhler, M., Fleiner, J., Siegrist, H., McArdell, C. S., Teichler, R., Bourgin, M., … Blunschi, M. (2017). Biologische Nachbehandlung von kommunalem Abwasser nach Ozonung – ReTREAT. Schlussbericht. Dübendorf: Eawag. , Institutional Repository
  • Böhler, M., Fleiner, J., McArdell, C. S., Teichler, R., Siegrist, H., Kienle, C., … Wunderlin, P. (2017). Projekt ReTREAT. Untersuchungen zu Verfahren für die biologische Nachbehandlung nach Ozonung. Aqua & Gas, 97(5), 54-63. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Langer, M., Ganser, B., Gut, S., Schifferli, A., Thiemann, C., … Werner, I. (2017). Biologische Nachbehandlung von kommunalem Abwasser nach Ozonung – ReTREAT: Teilprojekt Biotests. Dübendorf: Oekotoxzentrum, Eawag/EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Kunz, P. Y., Simon, E., Creusot, N., Jayasinghe, B. S., Kienle, C., Maletz, S., … Vermeirssen, E. L. M. (2017). Effect-based tools for monitoring estrogenic mixtures: evaluation of five in vitro bioassays. Water Research, 110, 378-388. doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2016.10.062 , Institutional Repository
  • Neale, P. A., Munz, N. A., Aїt-Aїssa, S., Altenburger, R., Brion, F., Busch, W., … Hollender, J. (2017). Integrating chemical analysis and bioanalysis to evaluate the contribution of wastewater effluent on the micropollutant burden in small streams. Science of the Total Environment, 576, 785-795. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.141 , Institutional Repository
  • Stamm, C., Burdon, F., Fischer, S., Kienle, C., Munz, N., Tlili, A., … Eggen, R. (2017). Einfluss von Mikroverunreinigungen. Aqua & Gas, 97(6), 90-95. , Institutional Repository
  • Tlili, A., Hollender, J., Kienle, C., & Behra, R. (2017). Micropollutant-induced tolerance of in situ periphyton: establishing causality in wastewater-impacted streams. Water Research, 111, 185-194. doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.01.016 , Institutional Repository
  • Wagner, M., Kienle, C., Vermeirssen, E. L. M., & Oehlmann, J. (2017). Endocrine disruption and in vitro ecotoxicology: recent advances and approaches. In G. Reifferscheid & S. Buchinger (Eds.), Advances in biochemical engineering/biotechnology: Vol. 157. In vitro environmental toxicology - concepts, application and assessment (pp. 1-58). doi.org/10.1007/10_2016_2 , Institutional Repository
  • Borowska, E., Bourgin, M., Hollender, J., Kienle, C., McArdell, C. S., & von Gunten, U. (2016). Oxidation of cetirizine, fexofenadine and hydrochlorothiazide during ozonation: kinetics and formation of transformation products. Water Research, 94, 350-362. doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2016.02.020 , Institutional Repository
  • Böhler, M., Fleiner, J., McArdell, C. S., Kienle, C., Schachtler, M., & Siegrist, H. (2016). Biologische Nachbehandlung von kommunalem Abwasser nach Ozonung - ReTREAT. In J. Pinnekamp & V. Kölling (Eds.), Gewässerschutz, Wasser, Abwasser: Vol. 239. 49. Essener Tagung für Wasser und Abfallwirtschaft. "Wasserwirtschaft 4.0" (p. (13 pp.). Aachen, Germany: RWTH Aachen, Institut für Siedlungswasserwirtschaft. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., & Langer, M. (2016). Biotests bewerten Ozonung und Nachbehandlung von Abwasser. Oekotoxzentrum News, 6-7. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Langer, M., Simon, E., Bucher, T., Schifferli, A., & Vermeirssen, E. (2016). Tests écotox sur la Doubs - Evaluation de la qualité de l’eau concernant les substances d’activité oestrogénique et les inhibiteurs du photosystème II. Compte-rendu / Résultats. Dübendorf: Oekotoxzentrum, Eawag-EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Simon, E., Bucher, T., Schifferli, A., & Vermeirssen, E. (2016). Tests écotox sur la Versoix - Evaluation de la qualité de l’eau concernant les substances d’activité oestrogé-nique et les inhibiteurs du photosystème II. Rapport final. Dübendorf: Oekotoxzentrum, Eawag-EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Werner, I., Aldrich, A., Becker, B., Becker, D., Brinkmann, M., Burkhardt, M., … Zennegg, M. (2016). The 2015 annual meeting of SETAC German language branch in Zurich (7-10 September, 2015): ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry - from research to application. Environmental Sciences Europe, 28, 20 (12 pp.). doi.org/10.1186/s12302-016-0088-3 , Institutional Repository
  • Baken, K., Besselink, H., Herbert, A., Kienle, C., Schriks, M., Simon, E., & van der Burg, B. (2015). Report on robustness of novel water treatment technologies as determined with bioassays in a novel testing framework. DEMEAU. , Institutional Repository
  • Fux, C., Kienle, C., Joss, A., Wittmer, A., & Frei, R. (2015). Ausbau der ARA Basel mit 4. Reinigungsstufe. Pilotstudie: Elimination Mikroverunreinigungen und ökotoxikologische Wirkungen. Aqua & Gas, 95(7/8), 10-17. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Vermeirssen, E., Kunz, P., & Werner, I. (2015). Grobbeurteilung der Wasserqualität von abwasserbelasteten Gewässern anhand von ökotoxikologischen Biotests. Studie im Auftrag des Bundesamtes für Umwelt (BAFU). Dübendorf: Schweizerisches Zentrum für angewandte Ökotoxikologie Eawag-EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Gauch, R., Vermeirssen, E., & Werner, I. (2015). Methoden zur Beurteilung der Wasserqualität anhand von ökotoxikologischen Biotests: Ergebnisse einer Literaturrecherche und einer Expertenbefragung. Dübendorf: Schweizerisches Zentrum für angewandte Ökotoxikologie Eawag-EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Kase, R., Schärer, M., & Werner, I. (2015). Ökotoxikologische Biotests. Anwendung von Biotests zur Evaluation der Wirkung und Elimination von Mikroverunreinigungen. Aqua & Gas, 95(7/8), 18-26. , Institutional Repository
  • Kunz, P. Y., Kienle, C., Carere, M., Homazava, N., & Kase, R. (2015). In vitro bioassays to screen for endocrine active pharmaceuticals in surface and waste waters. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 106, 107-115. doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2014.11.018 , Institutional Repository
  • McArdell, C. S., Bourgin, M., von Gunten, U., Hollender, J., Kienle, C., & Hofman-Caris, R. (2015). Decision basis for implementation of oxidation technologies. Retrieved from https://demeau-fp7.eu/system/files/results/Deliverable_DEMEAU_32_3_decision_final.pdf , Institutional Repository
  • Schriks, M., Baken, K., Simon, E., Besselink, H., van der Linden, S., Kienle, C., & van der Burg, B. (2015). Selection criteria to select in vitro bioassays for implementation and use. Deliverable report D41.2. EU FP7 project DEMEAU. DEMEAU. , Institutional Repository
  • Wernersson, A. S., Carere, M., Maggi, C., Tusil, P., Soldan, P., James, A., … Kase, R. (2015). The European technical report on aquatic effect-based monitoring tools under the Water Framework Directive. Environmental Sciences Europe, 27, 7 (11 pp.). doi.org/10.1186/s12302-015-0039-4 , Institutional Repository
  • de la Loma González, B., Sprenger, C., Kliene, C., Simon, E., Grützmacher, G., Besselink, H., … Seis, W. (2015). D11.2. Demonstration of MAR effects on groundwater resources – development and application of different approaches for risk and impact assessment. DEMEAU. , Institutional Repository
  • Sjerps, R., Baken, K., van der Burg, B., Kienle, C., & Schriks, M. (2014). Position paper how bioassay derived data can be applied for water quality assessment. sine loco: DEMEAU. , Institutional Repository
  • Wernersson, A. S., Carere, M., Maggi, C., Tusil, P., Soldan, P., James, A., … Brack, W. (2014). Technical Report on Aquatic Effect-Based Monitoring Tools. European Commission. Technical Report 2014-077. doi.org/10.2779/7260 , Institutional Repository
  • Birrer, S. (2013). Investigation of water quality with bioassays in reference to micropollutants upstream and downstream of wastewater treatment plant outfalls (Bachelor thesis). 49 p. , Institutional Repository
  • Burkhardt, M., Dietschweiler, C., Campiche, S., Junghans, M., Schifferli, A., Baumberger, D., … Werner, I. (2013). Ecotoxicological Assessment of Immersion Samples from Façade Render. Dübendorf: Oekotoxzentrum Eawag-EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Baumberger, D., Schifferli, A., Santiago, S., Weil, M., & Werner, I. (2013). Evaluation der Oekotoxizität von Kläranlagenabwasser der ARA Basel mit Biotests vor und nach der Anwendung erweiterter Abwasserbehandlungsmethoden. Dübendorf: Oekotoxzentrum, Eawag/EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Langer-Jaesrich, M., Baumberger, D., Hohmann, D., Santiago, S., Köhler, H. R., … Gerhardt, A. (2013). Integrated toxicity evaluation of a pulp deposit using organisms of different trophic levels. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 13(9), 1611-1625. doi.org/10.1007/s11368-013-0733-z , Institutional Repository
  • Margot, J., Kienle, C., Magnet, A., Weil, M., Rossi, L., de Alencastro, L. F., … Barry, D. A. (2013). Treatment of micropollutants in municipal wastewater: ozone or powdered activated carbon?. Science of the Total Environment, 461-462, 480-498. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.05.034 , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Kunz, P., Vermeirssen, E., Homazava, N., & Werner, I. (2012). Evaluation von Methoden für den effektbasierten Nachweis von Östrogen aktiven Substanzen in Abwasserreinigungsanlagen und Fliessgewässern. Studie im Auftrag des BAFU. Dübendorf: Oekotoxzentrum, Eawag/EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Kunz, P., Vermeirssen, E., Kase, R., Jordi, A., Schäfer, A., & Werner, I. (2012). Hormonaktive Substanzen in Schweizer Abwasser und Gewässern. Zusammenfassung des Vortrags vom 21. Juni 2011. Mitteilungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Bern, 69, 37-43. doi.org/10.5169/seals-389783 , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Schifferli, A., & Werner, I. (2012). Östrogene Aktivität von Kläranlagenabläufen und Fliessgewässern des Kantons St. Gallen. Dübendorf: Oekotoxzentrum, Eawag-EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Werner, I., Kienle, C., Kunz, P., Vermeirssen, E., & Kase, R. (2012). Endocrine disruptors: measurement, assessment and reduction. Eawag News [engl. ed.], 72, 8-11. , Institutional Repository
  • Werner, I., Kienle, C., Kunz, P., Vermeirssen, E., & Kase, R. (2012). Hormonaktive Stoffe: messen, bewerten, minimieren. Eawag News [dtsch. Ausg.], 72, 8-11. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Kase, R., & Werner, I. (2011). Evaluation of bioassays and wastewater quality. In vitro and in vivo bioassays for the performance review in the project “strategy micropoll”. Dübendorf: Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology (Ecotox Centre), Eawag-EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Kunz, P., Kienle, C., Junghans, M., Werner, I., Aicher, L., & Wilks, M. (2011). Mischungstoxizität: Bedürfnisse der Praxis. Workshop über Auswirkungen von Chemikalienmischungen und ihre Beurteilung. GWA Gas, Wasser, Abwasser, 91(3), 167-176. , Institutional Repository
  • McArdell, C. S., Kovalova, L., Siegrist, H., Kienle, C., Moser, R., & Schwartz, T. (2011). Input and elimination of pharmaceuticals and disinfectants from hospital wastewater. Emission von Arzneimitteln und Desinfektionsmitteln aus Spitälern und Behandlung von Spitalabwasser. Dübendorf: Eawag. , Institutional Repository
  • Brinkmann, M., Brooks, A., Dabrunz, A., Gomez-Eyles, J. L., Van Hoecke, K., Kienle, C., … Bundschuh, M. (2010). SETAC Europe 19th annual meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden: next step towards fulfilling students' needs. Meeting report by the Student Advisory Council (SAC) of SETAC Europe. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 17(1), 244-245. doi.org/10.1007/s11356-009-0227-0 , Institutional Repository
  • Götz, C. W., Kase, R., Kienle, C., & Hollender, J. (2010). Mikroverunreinigungen aus kommunalem Abwasser. GWA Gas, Wasser, Abwasser, 90(7), 575-585. , Institutional Repository
  • Kunz, P. Y., Kienle, C., & Gerhardt, A. (2010). Gammarus spp. in aquatic ecotoxicology and water quality assessment: toward integrated multilevel tests. Reviews of environmental contamination and toxicology: Vol. 205. (p. 76 pp.). doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-5623-1_1 , Institutional Repository
  • Langer-Jaesrich, M., Kienle, C., Köhler, H. R., & Gerhardt, A. (2010). Impairment of trophic interactions between zebrafish (Danio rerio) and midge larvae (Chironomus riparius) by chlorpyrifos. Ecotoxicology, 19(7), 1294-1301. doi.org/10.1007/s10646-010-0516-x , Institutional Repository
  • Tropiano, D., Kienle, C., Homazava, N., Di Paolo, C., Zuleeg, S., Burkhardt, M., … Vonbank, R. (2010). Auswaschung von Schadstoffen aus mit Nanosilber angereicherten Fassadenbeschichtungen - Ökotoxikologische Untersuchung. Dübendorf: Oekotoxzentrum, Eawag/EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Brinkmann, M., Brooks, A., Dabrunz, A., Gomez-Eyles, J. L., Van Hoecke, K., Kienle, C., … Bundschuh, M. (2009). SETAC Europe 19th annual meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden: next step towards fulfilling students' needs. Meeting report by the Student Advisory Council (SAC) of SETAC Europe. Umweltwissenschaften und Schadstoff-Forschung, 21(4), 412-413. doi.org/10.1007/s12302-009-0077-x , Institutional Repository
  • Bundschuh, M., Dabrunz, A., Bollmohr, S., Brinkmann, M., Caduff, M., Gomez-Eyles, J. L., … Brooks, A. (2009). 1st Young Environmental Scientists (YES). Meeting—New challenges in environmental sciences. A meeting report by the Student Advisory council of SETAC Europe. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 16(4), 479-481. doi.org/10.1007/s11356-009-0158-9 , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., DiPaolo, C., Tropiano, D., & Santiago, S. (2009). Ökotoxikologische Beurteilung des Sickerwassers einer Deponie. Dübendorf: Oekotoxzentrum, Eawag/EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Kienle, C., Kunz, P. Y., Tropiano, D., & Gerhardt, A. (2009). Ökotoxikologische Beurteilung von mit Epoxidharzen belasteten Trinkwasserproben. Endbericht. Dübendorf: Oekotoxzentrum, Eawag/EPFL. , Institutional Repository
  • Tropiano, D., Kienle, C., Gerhardt, A., Zuleeg, S., Burkhardt, M., & Boller, M. (2009). Silberchlorid im Abwasser einer Wäscherei: Ökotoxikologische Beurteilung. Endbericht. Dübendorf: Oekotoxzentrum, Eawag/EPFL. , Institutional Repository