Continuing Education

The Ecotox Centre is engaged in practice-oriented continuing education and training in the field of ecotoxicology with the goal of passing on expert knowledge and thus imparting professional skills. Selected courses are held in collaboration with the new Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT).

The further education courses are primarily intended for experts from administration, practice, research and industry. Every year, the Ecotox Centre usually offers a basic course on ecotoxicology and an application course and/or course on the impact on natural systems. Moreover, ad hoc workshops are held where the results of completed projects are presented and current topics are discussed.

In addition, the Ecotox Centre participates in education courses at university level and contributes its expertise in the field of applied ecotoxicology wherever needed. Teaching is done in close collaboration with ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, universities and technical colleges.

Course programme 


Einführung in die Ökotoxikologie

15./16. March 2023, in German, in Dübendorf, course fee: CHF 550
Course management:

The course will focus on the effects of pollutants on aquatic and soil ecosystems and introduce ecotoxicological test systems to measure these effects. In addition, the behaviour of pollutants in the environment, the risk assessment of environmental chemicals and the associated legislation are on the programme. In a practical part, participants gain an insight into an aquatic ecotoxicology laboratory with selected tests and test organisms.

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Brigitte Bracken
Brigitte Bracken Send mail Tel. +41 (0) 58 765 5562