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News faces at the Ecotox Centre

News faces at the Ecotox Centre

Luca Gelshorn, Brianne Holmes, Océane Lafargue and Louveline Lépeule have recently joined our team at the Ecotox Centre.

Luca Gelshorn works as a scientist in the risk assessment group, where he develops proposals for guideline values for various PFAS in soils. Luca comes from Ticino and initially studied geosciences and physical geography at the EPF Lausanne before completing a Master's degree in environmental sciences. During an internship at the FOEN, he worked with cantonal geodata on groundwater reserves.

Breanne Holmes is a scientist in the Risk Assessment Group, where she derives environmental quality criteria for water pollutants. Breanne studied chemistry in the USA and used receptor binding tests to investigate the estrogenic and androgenic activity of disinfection by-products in her doctoral thesis at the University of North Carolina. At the University of Örebro in Sweden, she used cellular and molecular test methods to characterise the risk of pollutants. She then worked as an ecotoxicologist at Bayer and Nestlé.

Océane Lafargue completed an internship at the Ecotox Centre in 2023 and then started as a research assistant in the field of sediment ecotoxicology. Océane holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences and a Master's degree in Biodiversity, Health, Environment, both from the University of Reims Champagne Ardenne in France.

Louveline Lépeule works as a scientific assistant in the soil ecotoxicology group at the Ecotox Centre. Louveline studied biology, ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry in Montpellier and Bordeaux. She then worked for the certification company SGS in Rouen.

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