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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-> Master projects can be found HERE !

Publicity for our gill cell line assay on SRF1

The Scientific Magazine of Swiss Radio SRF1 discusses the rainbow trout gill cell line assay.

Click HERE to listen to the documentary in GERMAN!

Marc Suter, president of the Division Analytical Sciences of the Swiss Chemical Society, 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!

Latest Publications

Perkins, E. J.; Ashauer, R.; Burgoon, L.; Conolly, R.; Landesmann, B.; Mackay, C.; Murphy, C. A.; Pollesch, N.; Wheeler, J. R.; Zupanic, A.; Scholz, S. (2019) Building and applying quantitative adverse outcome pathway models for chemical hazard and risk assessment, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, doi:10.1002/etc.4505, Institutional Repository
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