Prof. Dr. Werner Brack

PD Dr. Werner Brack
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Prof. Dr. Werner Brack

Curriculum Vitae

since 2022

Acting Head of Reseach Unit "Chemicals in the Environment" & Head of the Department of Effect-Directed Analysis at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

since 2021

 Professorship at the Goethe University Frankfurt/ Main
 Faculty of Biological Sciences

2020 - 2021

 PD (venia legendi) at the Goethe University Frankfurt/ Main
 Faculty of Biological Sciences

2005 - 2022

Head of the Department of Effect-Directed Analysis at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

1997 - 2005

Scientist at the Department of Chemical Ecotoxicology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

1992 - 1996

PhD thesis at the University of Bayreuth, topic: "Ecotoxicological assessment of volatile components of landfill leachates"


Diploma in Geo-Ecology at the University of Bayreuth

Key research areas

  • Effect-Directed Analysis: Toxicant identification in complex mixtures including water, sediments, tissue, blood and urine. This includes the development of new separation techniques, the application and evaluation of bioassays and a broad array of chemical analytical techniques.
  • Bioavailability of toxicants and its operationalization as a prioritisation criteria in effect-directed analysis, e.g. of contaminated sediments including extraction techniques, passive dosing and prediction models for chemicals uptake
  • Structure elucidation of unknown environmental compounds combining chemical analysis with the prediction chromatographic retention, mass spectrometric fragmentation, toxicity e.c.t.
  • Assessment and prioritisation of contamination in aquatic ecosystems and the establishment of cause-effect relationships between chemicals and observable effects, particularly in the context of water quality management and the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive.

Boards and memberships

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the “Network of reference laboratories and related organizations for monitoring and bio-monitoring of emerging environmental pollutants” (NORMAN). Active role in WG on Substance Prioritization. Coordinator of WG on Effect-Directed Analysis
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management Strategies (FRAM) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Member of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) . Member of Scientific Board of SETAC Europe Conference 2023 in Dublin

Current Projects

since 2017

NaToxAq (Natural Toxins and Drinking Water Quality – From Source to Tap). EU Horizon 2020 European Training Network ETN (No 722493)

since 2013

SOLUTIONS for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management. European Collaborative Project. Coordinator. (FP7-603437)

Completed Projects

2012 - 2015

TOX-BOX (Gefährdungsbasiertes Risikomanagement für anthropogene Spurenstoffe zur Sicherung der Trinkwasserversorgung); BMBF

 2011 - 2015

EDA-EMERGE (Innovative biodiagnosis meets chemical structure elucidation – Novel tools in effect-directed analysis to support the identification and monitoring of emerging toxicants on a European scale) European Marie Curie Initial Training Network. Coordinator (PITN-GA-2011-290100)

2011 - 2014

Large-Volume Solid Phase Extraction (LVSPE) technique and sampling device for automated time- and volume-proportional sampling of water samples using solid-phase extraction, AiF KF2081009MK0

2011 - 2014

Concept development for non-target screening of human samples and identification of environmentally relevant compounds as a basis for the development of new human biomonitoring methods, Umweltbundesamt Z6-55 410-49/2

2007 - 2009

 LPDA (Low Pressure Dialytic Analysis)-instrument and technique for the clean-up of matrix-impacted extracts using semipermeable dialysis membranes. Cooperation project AiF 2007-2009

2006 - 2010

KEYBIOEFFECTS (Cause-Effect Relationships of Key Pollutants on the European Rivers Biodiversity); European Marie Curie Research Training Network (MRTN-CT-2006-035695)

2006 - 2009

RISKBASE (Risk-Based Management of European River Basins); European Coordination Action (GOCE 036938). Work package leader for  Risk Assessment

2005 - 2010

MODELKEY (Models for Assessing and Forecasting the Impact of Environmental Key Pollutants on Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems); European Integrated Project, Coordinator (511237 (GOCE)



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