News - Sediment Ecotoxicology

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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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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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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24. May 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Sediment quality criteria new on website

Sediment quality criteria new on website

Sediment quality criteria (SQC) can be used for sediment quality assessment by comparing environmental concentrations of the target substances with the corresponding quality criteria. The Ecotox Centre has developed SQC for 20 prioritised substances or substance classes.

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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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