Head: Urs Berger, PhD
Tel: +49 341 235 4654
Development and application of chemical trace analytical methods for:
- Environmental pollutant dynamics
- (Eco)toxicological effect studies
The working group Organic Trace Analysis focuses on the development and validation of quantitative chemical methods for trace analysis of organic contaminants in environmental and human matrices. A special focus is on the use of liquid, gas as well as supercritical fluid chromatographic separation methods in combination with various mass spectrometric techniques. Furthermore, we apply the developed methods to gain an understanding of environmental and (eco)toxicological pollutant dynamics. Current target contaminants include highly polar industrial chemicals in the water cycle, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), chlorinated paraffins, as well as pesticides and pharmaceuticals and their transformation products.