Research for the Environment

Current and Recently Finished Third-Party Funded Projects


EU Project (7th Framework) SOLUTIONS 2013-2018

Theme: "Solutions for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management".

39 Partners. Coordinator: Dr. Werner Brack (UFZ Department of Effect-Directed Analysis). 3 UFZ departments involved.

Further information: SOLUTIONS homepage.

EU Project (7th Framework) MODERN 2013-2015

Theme: "Modeling the environmental and human health effects of nanomaterials".

7 Partners. Coordinator: Prof. Francesc Giralt (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament d'Enginyeria Química, BioCenit Research Lab, Tarragona, Spanien). UFZ principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.

Further information: MODERN homepage.

EU Coordination Action (7th Framework) HEROIC 2011-2014

Theme: "Health and Environmental Risks: Organisation, Integration and Crossfertilisation of Scientific Knowledge".

9 Partners. Coordinator: Dr. Martin Wilks (University of Basel, Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology, Switzerland). UFZ principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.

Further information: HEROIC homepage.


AiF Project FORMULA 2011-2014

Theme: "Development of a software based method to ecotoxicologically optimize recipes for chemical products and plastics".

Cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology, Oberhausen, Germany (FhG UMSICHT), Contact: Dr.-Ing. Torsten Müller. UFZ principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.


UBA Project on Biomagnification 2011-2014

Theme: "Advancements of the criteria for bioaccumulation under REACH".

3 Partners. UFZ is sub-contractor of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology,  Schmallenberg, Germany (FhG IME). Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Christian Schlechtriem (FhG IME). UFZ principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.


UBA Project on Bioaccumulation 2011-2014

Theme: "Investigation of non-lipid based bioaccumulation behaviour of compounds".

4 Partners. UFZ is sub-contractor of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology,  Schmallenberg, Germany (FhG IME). Principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Christian Schlechtriem (FhG IME) and Dr. Monika Nendza (Analytisches Laboratorium für Umweltuntersuchungen und Auftragsforschung, Luhnstedt, Germany). UFZ principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.


CEFIC-LRI Project Inhalation 2010-2012

Theme: "Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) for inhalation exposure: Improvement of the TTC concept for inhalation exposure and derivation of thresholds with the database RepDose".

2 Partners. UFZ is sub-contractor of the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine, Hannover, Germany (FhG ITEM). Principal investigator: Dr. Sylvia Escher (FhG ITEM). UFZ principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.

Further information: Project description at CEFIC-LRI.


Former Projects


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Doctoral defence

On Tuesday, 25 March 14Muhammad Rizwan Ashraf successfully defended his doctoral thesis.

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