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 


Ecotox Centre Dialogue Day

31. August 2023, in German and French, in Solothurn, fee: CHF 110
Course management: Dr. Benot Ferrari , Dr. Anke Schäfer

The increasing number of chemicals in waters, sediments and soils makes it ever more important to assess their risk and understand their effects on ecosystem quality. To achieve this, methods for ecotoxicological risk assessment and effect-based methods from the field of ecotoxicology - i.e. in vitro and in vivo bioassays and biomarkers - are particularly well suited. The Ecotox Centre is working to test and further develop these methods for practical application and thus to meet Switzerland's needs in applied ecotoxicology. On its Dialogue Day, the Ecotox Centre will first inform you about current projects in the morning. In an afternoon session, we offer discussion platforms to exchange views with other experts on current topics.

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