Nadine Sossalla, MSc.


Environmental and Biotechnology Centre

Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Deutschland

Phone: +49 (0) 341 235-1026
Fax: +49 (0) 341 235-1830

Nadine Sossalla

Curriculum Vitae

2017 - present

PhD-Thesis: "Developing (eco-) toxicologically based design criteria for the construction and operation of nature-based wastewater treatment technologies to efficiently remove micro-pollutants"; Environmental and Biotechnology Centre, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig

2014 - 2017

MSc.-Thesis: "Elimination capability of planted constructed wetlands with regard to selected pharmaceuticals"; Technische Universität Dresden - Internationales Hochschulinstitut Zittau

2010 - 2014

BSc.-Thesis: "Influences of a landfill body on the chemical and microbiological nature of groundwater"; Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Institute Dr. Nuss GmbH & Co. KG

Conference contributions

Sossalla N., Nivala J., Escher B., Reemtsma T., Schlichting R., van Afferden M., Müller R. (2019). The use of bioassays to assess the treatment efficacy of constructed wetlands. 8th International Symposium on Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control, Aarhus, Denmark (Talk).

Sossalla N., Nivala J., Schlichting R., Escher B.I., van Afferden M., Müller R. (2018). Evaluating treatment efficacy of constructed wetlands by using effect-based methods. IWA Specialist Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Contraol, Valencia, Spain (Talk).


Sossalla N.A., Nivala J., Escher B.I., Reemtsma T., Schlichting R., van Afferden M., Müller R.A. (2020): Resilience of Micropollutant and Biological Effect Removal in an Aerated Horizontal Flow Treatment Wetland. Water 2020, 12, 3050.

Further Activities

Expert lecture at the Bioanalysis Technical and Career Symposium at Coburg University of Applied Science (Oct 2019). Press release: