Dr. Matthias Muschket

Matthias Muschket
photo: André Künzelmann/ UFZ

Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

Building: 6.1
Room: 702
Phone: +49 341 6025 2135

Matthias Muschket

The research of Matthias is aiming to better understand the occurrence, fate and toxicology of organic xenobiotica in the environment. Initially, his focus was on the effect-directed identification of unknown endocrine disruptors in the aquatic environment and their fate, including the partitioning between water, sediment and biota. Subsequently, after investigating the uptake of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances by edible plants, his focus shifted to persistent and in water mobile (PM) substances in the frame of the project PROTECT (www.ufz.de/protect), which he also accompanied as the project coordinator of a multidisciplinary consortium. He investigated PM substances in the entire water cycle, focusing on the occurrence of PM substances in surface waters and their behaviour in artificial and natural barriers, including wastewater treatment plants, water works and bank filtration. Currently, he examines contaminated sites in a former open-cast mine using state-of-the art chemical target and non-target analysis in concert with in-vitro and in-vivo test systems that can detect adverse biological effects.