### NEWS: 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.