News - Sediment Ecotoxicology

06. April 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Biomarkers in chironomids for the detection of sediment quality

Biomarkers in chironomids for the detection of sediment quality

By measuring gene expression, effects can be detected that do not directly lead to death , but can trigger an effect-specific stress response and thus cause long-term damage to the organism.

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16. February 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Video: Sampling and assessment of sediment quality

Video: Sampling and assessment of sediment quality

Sediments play an important role in surface water protection. Watch a video to see how a sediment sample is taken and processed.

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14. January 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre webinar with Dr. Jos Brils, January 18, 16:00 - 17:00

Ecotox Centre webinar with Dr. Jos Brils, January 18, 16:00 - 17:00

The Ecotox Centre would like to invite you to a webinar with Dr Jos Brils (Deltares, NL) on "Sediment management from a WFD perspective".

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17. December 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Expert report: Strategy for assessing sediment quality in Switzerland

Expert report: Strategy for assessing sediment quality in Switzerland

Sediments play a crucial role for surface water quality. However, until now there has been no uniform method for the cantons to monitor sediment quality. On behalf of the Federal Office for the Environment, experts from the Ecotox Centre have drawn up a proposal on how sediments in Switzerland should be sampled, processed and assessed.

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23. November 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Tire wear as a source of pollutants

Tire wear as a source of pollutants

Although large quantities of tire wear are released into the environment, we still know little about the toxicity of those small particles. The particles contain not only rubber, but also numerous metals and organic substances. Researchers from the Ecotox Centre, EPFL and Eawag are currently investigating whether these substances are bioavailable and what toxic effects they may have.

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05. November 2021, Topic: Risk Assessment, Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Women in Regulatory Toxicology

Women in Regulatory Toxicology

A special volume focuses on gender equality in the field of regulatory toxicology.

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21. October 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Video on World Standards Day

Video on World Standards Day

The Ecotox Centre participates in the standardisation work of the Swiss Association for Standardisation. In this way, it contributes to the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

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30. August 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Inge Werner: Farewell from the Ecotox Centre

Inge Werner: Farewell from the Ecotox Centre

Inge Werner led the Ecotox Centre for nine years, and in that time established and cemented its success. She resigned from the leadership role in 2019 as part of her staged road to retirement. At the end of August she will be retiring fully and returning to her home of choice in California. She talks here about her passion for ecotoxicology as well as the difficult rules in Swiss laundry rooms!

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22. July 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre now in FLUX

Ecotox Centre now in FLUX

On 12 July, the Ecotox Centre in Dübendorf has moved to the newly constructed FLUX building, where it can now be found on the E floor.

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30. June 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Benoit Ferrari new director at the Ecotox Centre, with Etienne Vermeirssen as deputy director

Benoit Ferrari new director at the Ecotox Centre, with Etienne Vermeirssen as deputy director

On July 1, Benoit Ferrari will permanently take over as director of the Ecotox Centre, which he has already led ad interim for the past two years. He will be supported by Etienne Vermeirssen, group leader of Aquatic Ecotoxicology, as deputy director.

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