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14. September 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Danina Schmidt wins SETAC GLB Young Scientist Award

Danina Schmidt wins SETAC GLB Young Scientist Award

Ecotox Centre alumna Danina Schmidt has been awarded the SETAC GLB Young Scientist Award for her master thesis on real-time monitoring of wastewater in wastewater treatment plants using biomonitors. Congratulations!

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01. September 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Contribution to biodiversity conference

Contribution to biodiversity conference

On 27 August, bioassay specialist Cornelia Kienle has given a presentation on micropollutants and their effects on aquatic organisms at a conference on biodiversity organised by ARGE Hochrhein.

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24. August 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre in SRF Kassensturz

Ecotox Centre in SRF Kassensturz

Marion Junghans has supported the programme Kassensturz of Swiss television SRF in the evaluation of ecological detergents.

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05. July 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

MAS Toxicology in Geneva from September 2022

MAS Toxicology in Geneva from September 2022

This part-time course is addressed at recently graduated students who are already in employment.

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01. July 2022, Topic: Risikobewertung

Forecast reliability within the authorisation of plant protection products

Forecast reliability within the authorisation of plant protection products

In a new project, the Ecotox Centre is investigating the need for action in the authorisation procedure for plant protection products and their monitoring.

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30. June 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

New laboratory manager in Lausanne

New laboratory manager in Lausanne

On 1 May 2022, Emmanuelle Rohrbach took over the management of the Ecotox Centre Laboratory in Lausanne. Welcome, Emmanuelle!

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24. June 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre at Eawag's Info Day, 15 September 2022

Ecotox Centre at Eawag's Info Day, 15 September 2022

This year's Info Day on the topic of "Dynamics of Water" focuses on the monitoring of surface waters. Benoît Ferrari will present the newly developed concept for sediment quality assessment.

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14. June 2022, Topic: Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Updated version of sediment report

Updated version of sediment report

The expert report on a strategy for assessing sediment quality in Switzerland has been updated.

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03. June 2022, Topic: Risk Assessment

Additional quality criteria available

Additional quality criteria available

The Ecotox Centre has derived a large number of quality criteria and published them on its website. It now provides quality criteria for additional substances that have either been determined by other organisations or for which no complete data research has been carried out.

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25. May 2022, Topic: Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Pollutant monitoring in Swiss sediments

Pollutant monitoring in Swiss sediments

The Ecotox Centre has developed a strategy for assessing sediment quality. In the strategy the measured concentrations of individual substances of concern are compared with newly developed sediment quality criteria. The method has been applied to Swiss sediments giving an initial idea of their current state.

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