Dr. Veronika Schacht
Veronika is part of the ERC funded project “CHEMO-RISK” since August 2019. Her current focus is on the development of targeted trace analytical methods for biota samples employing gas chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry (GC-HRMS). Moreover, Veronika employs GC-HRMS based target, suspect screening and non-target approaches to map human exposure via tissue and passive samples.Veronika successfully completed her PhD at The Queensland Alliance of Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS), The University of Queensland, Australia, in April 2017. She investigated facilitated transport processes of super-hydrophobic organic contaminants (SHOCs) in soils. In particular, she quantified a range of partitioning processes of SHOCs between water and mobile facilitators, e.g. surfactants and humic acid. Subsequently, Veronika joined RECETOX, Masaryk University for a two year postdoctoral position within the European funded Human Biomonitoring for EU (HBM4EU) Project. The focus of her work was to explore the internal and external human exposure to a wide range of xenobiotics including emerging contaminants employing state-of-the-art analytical tools such as GC-HRMS.