Together with a large consortium of researchers from Helmholtz and international universities we have published a concept for modernising the hazard assessment of chemicals. The proposal is to combine effect and degradation assessment in a common approach using in vitro bioassays and new approach methods
Archives of Toxicology
Congratulations to Weiping Qin for publishing her first PhD paper. If you want to know why PFAS behave differently in in vitro bioassays and in human blood, check out " Role of bioavailability and protein binding of four anionic perfluoroalkyl substances in cell-based bioassays for quantitative in vitro to in vivo extrapolations "
Link to publication
Prof. Bryan Brooks, Editor-in Chief of Environmental Science and Technology letters presented the “Outstanding Achievements in Environmental Science and Technology Awards” to our department Head Prof. Beate Escher
and to Prof. Urs von Gunten of Eawag/EPFL, Switzerland. Beate talked in her award lecture about "Learning from environmental chemistry: a mechanism-based approach to toxicology and chemical risk assessment”
We congratulate most sincerely!
“Making Sense out of (Bio)analytical Data in Chemical Mixture Assessment”
In March and April 2023 the online course "Making Sense out of (Bio)analytical Data in Chemical Mixture Assessment" will take place. The course starts with an introduction course on Wednesday, 22 March 2023. It is an online self-paced training course consisting of 4 modules and online meetings for discussions.
For more information on the course content, the schedule and the required reading, please see the
and visit www.ufz.de/bioanalytical-tools
To register, please send an email to
We are now offering experimental theses again.
If you are interested in writing your Bachelor or Master Thesis at the department of Cell Toxicology you can contact Beate Escher or you can express your interest by clicking here.