Dr. Melis Muz Massei
Melis joined the Department of Effect-Directed Analysis in August, 2012 to conduct her PhD studies as a Marie Curie fellow in the EDA-EMERGE project. She developed a comprehensive approach to elucidate unknown mutagens in surface waters combining novel analytical tools for mass spectral analysis (LC-HRMS) with mutagenicity assays using diagnostic bacterial strains. She got her PhD degree in June 2017, from the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Natural Sciences at the RWTH Aachen University. Subsequently, she joined the project SOLUTIONS to explore in depth the mechanisms behind mixture mutagenicity of natural and anthropogenic compounds in surface waters.
In October 2017, she joined the ERC project CHEMO-RISK as a postdoctoral researcher being responsible for the target, suspect and non-target analysis of samples from different matrices (water, sediments and biota) using GC- and LC-HRMS and also developing methods and workflows to identify biomagnifying compounds from passive sampling extracts based on “chemometer” approach. She joined back the department in April, 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher and carries forward her work focusing on genotoxicity combining her experience in chemical and biological analysis.
Melis takes regularly part in NORMAN (Network of reference laboratories for monitoring of emerging environmental pollutants) group meetings within the working group EDA.
She has numerous poster and platform presentations in international conferences and the list of her publications can be found in her Researchgate Profile.