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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News

July 3, 2019

Swiss 3R Competence Centre (3RCC) to fund six projects worth CHF 1.2 million to advance the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal experiments. Read more

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

Scientific Magazine of Swiss Radio SRF1

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

to the documentary (in German)

Latest publications

Aengenheister, L.; Dugershaw, B. B.; Manser, P.; Wichser, A.; Schoenenberger, R.; Wick, P.; Hesler, M.; Kohl, Y.; Straskraba, S.; Suter, M. J. -F.; Buerki-Thurnherr, T. (2019) Investigating the accumulation and translocation of titanium dioxide nanoparticles with different surface modifications in static and dynamic human placental transfer models, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 142, 488-497, doi:10.1016/j.ejpb.2019.07.018, Institutional Repository
Schug, H.; Maner, J.; Hülskamp, M.; Begnaud, F.; Debonneville, C.; Berthaud, F.; Gimeno, S.; Schirmer, K. (2019) Extending the concept of predicting fish acute toxicity in vitro to the intestinal cell line RTgutGC, ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation, (9 pp.), doi:10.14573/altex.1905032, Institutional Repository
Drieschner, C.; Vo, N. T. K.; Schug, H.; Burkard, M.; Bols, N. C.; Renaud, P.; Schirmer, K. (2019) Improving a fish intestinal barrier model by combining two rainbow trout cell lines: epithelial RTgutGC and fibroblastic RTgutF, Cytotherapy, 71(4), 835-848, doi:10.1007/s10616-019-00327-0, Institutional Repository
Stadnicka-Michalak, J.; Schirmer, K. (2019) In vitro-in vivo extrapolation to predict bioaccumulation and toxicity of chemicals in fish using physiologically based toxicokinetic models, doi:10.1007/7653_2019_34, Institutional Repository
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

Awards

A B C at a glance

José Luis Pérez Pavón (E), Marc Suter (CH), Steffen Pauly (Springer Nature, D), Christian Amatore (F), Wolfram Koch (D), Francesco de Angelis (I), Adam Woolley (USA), Maciej Jarosz (P), Wolfgang Lindner (A), Ulrich Panne (D), Nicola Oberbeckmann-Winter
José Luis Pérez Pavón (E), Marc Suter (CH), Steffen Pauly (Springer Nature, D), Christian Amatore (F), Wolfram Koch (D), Francesco de Angelis (I), Adam Woolley (USA), Maciej Jarosz (P), Wolfgang Lindner (A), Ulrich Panne (D), Nicola Oberbeckmann-Winter (Springer Nature, D)

The co-owners of the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Springer Nature) met at Eawag, June 28, 2019. The meeting was organized by Marc Suter
Journal strategies were discussed as well as two new editors appointed.

Mario Campa Award 2019 for the best PhD thesis in General Microbiology

On June 21st 2019, Marina Zoppo won the Mario Campa Award 2019 for the best PhD thesis in General Microbiology. The prize was awarded during the SIMGBM conference in Florence (Italy) that was held on June 19-22th 2019, where Marina gave her Mario Campa Aw

On June 21st 2019, Marina Zoppo won the Mario Campa Award 2019 for the best PhD thesis in General Microbiology. The prize was awarded during the SIMGBM conference in Florence (Italy) that was held on June 19-22th 2019, where Marina gave her Mario Campa Award talk.