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Name: Eva Fetter (Hungary)

Department Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology

Research topic

Development of transgenic zebrafish models for the screening of endocrine disruptors in aquatic environment


At UFZ since

September 2010


How did you learn about the UFZ?

Via scientific publications


Why did you come to the UFZ?

I wanted to broaden my knowledge in the field of ecotoxicology. The scholarship of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) gave me the possibility to have a yearlong practical training at the Department of Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology. Owing to the very fruitful year, I decided to apply for a doctoral scholarship to continue the research at the UFZ.


What do you like about the city you live in?

Leipzig has got the advantages that a small town and a big city have. You can cross the city even by bike but also utilize its infrastructure. My favourite are the lakes and the river around the city that offer a nice atmosphere to do sport every time in the year.


How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?

The UFZ is a very professional institution with ideal infrastructure and scientific team. I was continuously applying for contract extension to stay here more; I think it is a good proof. HIGRADE is not only an excellent organisation to broaden the scientific horizons of PhD students, but also offers a nice background for social activities among the students.


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Biking, dancing, hiking and travelling


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HIGRADE Welcome Meeting for new PhDs:

14 April 2015, 2 p.m., seminar room 220, building 1.0, UFZ Leipzig 

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