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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Marc congratulates Eric Bakker, University of Geneva, recipient of the Simon-Widmer Award 2019

CHanalysis 2019 in Beatenberg

The 5th CHanalysis, with Marc Suter being the lead organizer, was a great success. Highlights were presentations on protein functionality and single cell transcriptomics.

Thanks Marc for your effort!

Kristin talking at the "Breaking the Gender Barrier" at ETHZ

As part of the Zurich chapter of the 500 Women Scientists initiative, female PhDs and postdocs were invited on March 8th to attend the event “Breaking the gender barriers - Successfully navigating through the challenges

of being a woman in a STEM career”. As one of the five speakers invited, Kristin revealed what she learned from “her” tree.

Watch her talk HERE




Latest Publications

Vignet, C.; Cappello, T.; Fu, Q.; Lajoie, K.; De Marco, G.; Clérandeau, C.; Mottaz, H.; Maisano, M.; Hollender, J.; Schirmer, K.; Cachot, J. (2019) Imidacloprid induces adverse effects on fish early life stages that are more severe in Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) than in zebrafish (Danio rerio), Chemosphere, doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.03.002, Institutional Repository
Schug, H.; Yue, Y.; Krese, R.; Fischer, S.; Kortner, T. M.; Schirmer, K. (2019) Time- and concentration-dependent expression of immune and barrier genes in the RTgutGC fish intestinal model following immune stimulation, Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 88, 308-317, doi:10.1016/j.fsi.2019.02.036, Institutional Repository
Guggenheim, C.; Brand, A.; Bürgmann, H.; Sigg, L.; Wehrli, B. (2019) Aerobic methane oxidation under copper scarcity in a stratified lake, Scientific Reports, 9, 4817 (11 pp.), doi:10.1038/s41598-019-40642-2, Institutional Repository
Wang, J.; Lei, P.; Gamil, A. A. A.; Lagos, L.; Yue, Y.; Schirmer, K.; Mydland, L. T.; Øverland, M.; Krogdahl, Å.; Kortner, T. M. (2019) Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) intestinal epithelial cells as a model for studying gut immune function and effects of functional feed ingredients, Frontiers in Immunology, 10, 152 (17 pp.), doi:10.3389/fimmu.2019.00152, Institutional Repository
Sørensen, S. N.; Baun, A.; Burkard, M.; Dal Maso, M.; Foss Hansen, S.; Harrison, S.; Hjorth, R.; Lofts, S.; Matzke, M.; Nowack, B.; Peijnenburg, W.; Poikkimäki, M.; Quik, J. T. K.; Schirmer, K.; Verschoor, A.; Wigger, H.; Spurgeon, D. J. (2019) Evaluating environmental risk assessment models for nanomaterials according to requirements along the product innovation Stage-Gate process, Environmental Science: Nano, doi:10.1039/C8EN00933C, Institutional Repository