We are recruiting three PhD fellows to work with us on the impacts of freshwater microplastics and the chemical toxicity leaching from consumer plastics.

Two new reports on plastics in the circular economy and on microplastics in nature and society have been published to which we have contributed.

We have published an Open Access book on Freshwater Microplastics: Emerging Environmental Contaminants. Feel free to share and spread the word!

At the Bioanalytical Toxicology group we investigate the impact of synthetic agents (e.g., endocrine disrupting chemicals and microplastics) on human and ecosystem health. For that we are using state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo bioassays to characterize the total toxicity of complex samples (e.g., leachates of plastic materials). We also apply effect-directed chemical analysis to identify the compounds causing the observed toxicity. With this approach we aim at contributing to a more holistic understanding human and environmental exposomes. To achieve this, we are working at the interface of mechanistic toxicology, exposure science, non-target chemical analysis, and environmental health.

We are proud members of the Department of Biology at NTNU Trondheim.

Some of us still work at the Department Aquatic Ecotoxicology at Goethe University Frankfurt.