Department Environmental Toxicology

How do aquatic organisms respond to stress?

We investigate how freshwater organisms respond to chemical exposure and other stressors in their environment. In particular, we explore adaptive and toxicological response pathways and develop conceptual and computational models to support knowledge-based risk assessment.

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Latest publications

Clobetasol propionate causes immunosuppression in zebrafish (Danio rerio) at environmentally relevant concentrations, Anita O. Hidasi, Ksenia J. Groh, Marc J.-F. Suter, Kristin Schirmer, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 138 (2017) 16

Fostering integration of freshwater ecology with ecotoxicology, Mark O. Gessner, Ahmed Tlili, Freshwater Biology Volume 61, Issue 12, December 2016

Zebrafish Larvae Are Insensitive to Stimulation by Cocaine: Importance of Exposure Route and Toxicokinetics, Krishna Tulasi Kirla, Ksenia J. Groh, Andrea E. Steuer, Michael Poetzsch, Rakesh Kumar Banote, Julita Stadnicka-Michalak, Rik I.L. Eggen, Kristin Schirmer, Thomas Kraemer, Toxicological Sciences (2016)

Molecular phenotyping of maternally mediated parallel adaptive divergence within Rana arvalis and Rana temporaria, Longfei Shu, Anssi Laurila, Marc J.-F. Suter and Katja Räsänen, Molecular Ecology (2016) 25, 4564–4579

Silver nanoparticle–protein interactions in intact rainbow trout gill cells , Yang Yue, Renata Behra, Laura Sigg, Marc J.-F. Suter, Smitha Pillai and Kristin Schirmer, Environmental Science: Nano

Tralopyril bioconcentration and effects on the gill proteome of the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis, IB Oliveira et al, 2016, Aquat Toxicol

Multimode gradient high performance liquid chromatography mass spectrometry method applicable to metabolomics and environmental monitoring, AA Ammann, MJF Suter, 2016, J Chromatogr A

Considerations of Environmentally Relevant Test Conditions for Improved Evaluation of Ecological Hazards of Engineered Nanomaterials, PA Holden et al, 2016, Environ  Sci Technol

Flow cytometry combined with viSNE for the analysis of microbial biofilms and detection of microplastics, L Sgier, R Freimann, A Zupnic, A Kroll, 2016, Nat Commun

A novel two-compartment barrier model for investigating nanoparticle transport in fish intestinal epithelial cells, M Geppert, L Sigg, K Schirmer, 2016, Environ Sci Nano


Alena Tierbach’s presentations are simply marvelous

Alena Tierbach won best poster presentation award at the Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry Annual meeting and backed it up with the best platform presentation at the SETAC GLB Annual meeting. Congratulations!

Marc Suter is elected president

On Saturday, November 19th, the third CHanalysis came to a successful end with the general assembly of the Division Analytical Sciences of the Swiss Chemical Society.

The members present unanimously elected Marc Suter as new president of the Division for a two-year term. As president he also becomes a member of the Swiss Chemical Society Board of Directors.