Technologieplattform CITEPro. Foto: Sebastian Wiedling / UFZ

CITEPro - Chemicals in the environmental profiler

CITEPro provides a platform for high-throughput sample preparation, the automated exposure of cell cultures and aquatic organisms, and the automated analysis of the effects and chemical concentrations for large numbers of chemicals and environmental samples.

The platform can increase the sample throughput of established bioanalytical, toxicological and analytical methods and is therefore suited for a wide range of applications including the spatial and temporal resolution of contamination with micropollutants in various environmental matrices from water, sediment and soil to biota and humans.

The implementation of the CITEPro 1.0 infrastructure was finished in 2018 and the platform was officially launched in February 2019. In May 2024 the implementation of the new CITEPro 2.0 modules was completed.


  • Cellular high-throughput bioassays combined with chemical analysis,
  • Robotic platforms for cell-based bioassays,
  • High-content imaging,
  • HTS algae testing,
  • Automated imaging system for zebra fish embryo toxicity tests

    CITEPro platform