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16. November 2022, Topic: Sediment Ecotoxicology

Chironomids measure suspended matter quality in Lake Geneva

Chironomids measure suspended matter quality in Lake Geneva

The combination of bioassays and biomarkers of chironomids is a good method to measure suspended sediment quality. An application in Lake Geneva has shown that the suspended matter quality changes throughout the year. The particles can affect the health of chironomid larvae.

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10. November 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology , Soil Ecotoxicology , Sediment Ecotoxicology , Risk Assessment

Ecotox centre Webinar with Stéphane Pesce and Laure Mamy, 13. December 2022, 16:00-17:00

Ecotox centre Webinar with Stéphane Pesce and Laure Mamy, 13. December 2022, 16:00-17:00

The Ecotox Centre would like to invite you to a webinar with Dr. Stéphane Pesce and Dr. Laure Mamy (INRAE) on "Effects of plant protection products on biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services" on 13 December 2022 at 16:00.

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09. November 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology , Sediment Ecotoxicology

New EU guidelines on sediment management

New EU guidelines on sediment management

Finally, guidelines have been published on how to manage sediments under the Water Framework Directive. The quantity and quality of sediment often has an important influence on the status of surface waters. The experts propose an approach for an integrated management of sediments that takes into account the needs of all users.

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31. October 2022, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology , Risk Assessment

Bioindicators and mixture toxicity for plant protection products

Bioindicators and mixture toxicity for plant protection products

Selected bioindicators are to monitor the influence of PPPs on ecological functions and soil fertility for the Plant Protection Products Action Plan. In addition, mixtures of substances are to be assessed.

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19. October 2022, Topic: Risk Assessment

"Women in Regulatory Toxicology" article collection published

"Women in Regulatory Toxicology" article collection published

There is a lack of women doing research in STEM subjects. To showcase role models, the contributions of 19 women are published collectively, who propose scientific methods and approaches to improve chemical management and assessment.

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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: Risk Assessment

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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