Dr. Sebastian Abel
Sebastian joined the Department of Cell Toxicology as a postdoctoral researcher in April 2019. His project focuses on the development of non-invasive methods for the measurement of human exposure to pollutants. The aim is to identify suitable passive sampling devices and materials that accurately correlate with conventionally measured exposure, for example in blood or tissue.
Before coming to UFZ, Sebastian did his PhD at the University of Eastern Finland, where he researched novel approaches to the in-situ remediation of aquatic ecosystems. Specifically, he investigated the applicability of activated carbon for the sequestration of sediment-associated pollutants. Based on the findings obtained from laboratory and field experiments, a new and improved remediation material was developed to tackle the current shortcomings of the remediation method.