Susanne has been working in the Department of Effect-Directed Analysis since October 2017. She is working on a project funded by the Federal Environment Agency with the aim to optimize and finally standardize the extraction of wastewater samples for the enrichment of micropollutants. The project investigates which extraction method can be used for chemical-analytical detection methods as well as for biological effect tests.
Susanne studied biochemistry at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and gained insight into ecotoxicology with her master thesis in the Department Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology. In this she investigated the "mixed toxicity of genotoxic substances on embryos of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) under consideration of the specific modes of action and reactions at transcript level". Subsequently, she focused on the identification of mechanisms of action of environmental contaminants and the development of a biotest palette for the estimation of potential effects in the aquatic environment. This was done as part of the international research project SOLUTIONS and a nationally funded project (commissioned by: Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz Baden-Württemberg).