The Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) project on Effect Based Monitoring (EBM) in Water Safety Planning was started in October 2019 and UFZ is responsible for the Workpackage 3, on applicability of EBM tools and methods. The first deliverable from the project, a factsheet on “the use of effect-based monitoring for the assessment of risks of low-level mixtures of chemical in water on man and the environment” is now available on the GWRC website.
Due to the pandemic we are not offering experimental theses in summer term 2020 but you can express your interest for fall 2020 by clicking here.
Our team has published two papers on the role of metabolism, one that is characterizing cellular metabolism in high-throughput in vitro reporter gene assays (Fischer FC, Abele C, Henneberger L, Klüver N, König M, Mühlenbrink M, Schlichting R, Escher BI. 2020. Chem Res Toxicol:in press, 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1020c00037.) and one dealing with the bioavailability of hydrophobic organic chemicals on an in vitro metabolic transformation using rat liver S9 fraction (Kwon, JW, Lee, HJ, Escher, BI, Toxicology in Vitro 66 (2020) 104835)