New laboratory manager in Lausanne
On 1 May 2022, Emmanuelle Rohrbach took over the management of the Ecotox Centre Laboratory in Lausanne. Welcome, Emmanuelle!
Emmanuelle is responsible for organising the soil and sediment laboratory at the Ecotox Centre, where she oversees the breeding of earthworms, springtails and chironomids. These “pets" are used as test organisms to assess the quality of sediment and soil samples. Emmanuelle carries out these ecotoxicological tests, supports sampling campaigns in the field and helps develop molecular biomarkers. EPFL is a familiar stomping ground for Emmanuelle, as she has been working there for more than twenty years as a biology lab technician, namely in Prof. Christof Holliger's biotechnology lab and until recently also in the molecular biology lab of the Central Environmental Laboratory.