Dr. Alan Bergmann

Dr. Alan Bergmann


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Office BU F14
Überlandstrasse 133
CH-8600 Dübendorf

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 AJ, Points GL, Scott RP, Wilson GR, Anderson KA. Development of quantitative screen for 1550 chemicals with GC-MS. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. In press. 

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

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

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