Department Environmental Toxicology

Elemental Analysis

Photo: Severin Ammann, Eawag

 

For many research questions it is very important to know base line concentrations of nutrients and trace elements in model systems, in order to understand perturbations caused by stressors.

For this we have determined elemental concentrations in zebrafish, green algae and cell lines using ICP-MS (Thermo Element 2, Agilent 8900). Our goal is to better predict adverse effects caused by e.g. heavy metals, by integrating elemental concentration data, proteomics and metabolomic information.