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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Hannah (right) with Niels Bols, pioneer of fish cell lines, and former PhD supervisor Kristin Schirmer

Hannah Schug
"A fish intestinal barrier model to assess interaction with chemicals in vitro"

Congratulations, Hannah, for your excellent PhD defense!!

Prix Luce Grivat for the best EPFL PhD Thesis
Carolin Drieschner - "What is the role of fish intestine as environment-organism barrier? Mechanistic investigations using fish intestinal cells on a chip"

Congratulations, Caro!!!

Latest Publications

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
Burkard, M.; Bengtson Nash, S.; Gambaro, G.; Whitworth, D.; Schirmer, K. (2019) Lifetime extension of humpback whale skin fibroblasts and their response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and a mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls (Aroclor), Cell Biology and Toxicology, doi:10.1007/s10565-018-09457-1, Institutional Repository
Burdon, F. J.; Munz, N. A.; Reyes, M.; Focks, A.; Joss, A.; Räsänen, K.; Altermatt, F.; Eggen, R. I. L.; Stamm, C. (2019) Agriculture versus wastewater pollution as drivers of macroinvertebrate community structure in streams, Science of the Total Environment, 659, 1256-1265, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.372, Institutional Repository
Sgier, L.; Behra, R.; Schönenberger, R.; Kroll, A.; Zupanic, A. (2018) Evaluation of phototrophic stream biofilms under stress: comparing traditional and novel ecotoxicological endpoints after exposure to diuron, Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 2974 (11 pp.), doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.02974, Institutional Repository