Prof. Dr. Werner Brack
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 Scientific Committee of the EU-Project GlobAqua on the analyze of the effects of multiple stressors on biodiversity and functioning of aquatic ecosystems
- Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management Strategies (FRAM) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- Co-editor of the Journal “Environmental Science Europe“
- Member of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and the SETAC Sediment Advisory Board. Member of Scientific Board of SETAC Europe Conference 2015 in Barcelona
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