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martinDr. Martin Wagner
Associated Professor

martin.wagner at ntnu dot no
+47 73413047

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Dr. Johannes Völker
Postdoctoral fellow

johannes.voelker at ntnu dot no

Study course: Bachelor in Biological Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (D), Master in Environmental Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (D)

Bachelor thesis: Impacts of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on aquatic organisms
Master thesis: Effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on aquatic invertebrates
PhD thesis: Ecotoxicity assessment for new technical wastewater treatment solutions targeted for organic micropollutant biodegradation in the ATHENE project
Dr. Laura Monclús Anglada
Postdoctoral fellow

laura.monclus at ntnu dot no

FINS Fellowship: PLASTIMPACT - The Impact of Microplastics on Birds: An Environmentally Realistic Approach

PhD thesis: Feathers as a matrix to assess stress response in birds and biomonitor environmental pollutants: an integrative approach at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain
Trude Johansen
Staff engineer

trude.johansen at ntnu dot no
+47 73594070
Zdenka Bartosova
Staff engineer

zdenka.bartosova at ntnu dot no
Andrea Faltynkova
PhD fellow

Thesis: Applying Machine Learning to hyperspectral images for identifying microplastics
(co-supervision with Geir Johnsen)
Molly McPartland
PhD fellow

Thesis: Interaction of plastic chemicals with G-protein coupled receptors and subsequent cellular alterations: an integrative approach
(co-supervision with Johannes Völker)
Gabriël Olthof
PhD fellow

Thesis: In vivo toxicity of microplastics in the LimnoPlast project
(co-supervision with Johannes Völker)
Sarah Stevens
PhD fellow

Thesis: Chemicals leaching from plastics: in vitro toxicity and identification of causative substances in the LimnoPlast project
(co-supervision with Johannes Völker)
Ingrid Erichsen
MSc student

Thesis: Uptake of microplastics by cod larvae
(co-supervision with Iurgi Imanol Salaverria-Zabalegui)
Inger Larsen Lyngstad
MSc student

Thesis: Effects of plastic leachates on polychaeta
(co-supervision with Andy Booth at SINTEF)

Harini Pechiappan
MSc student

Thesis: Uptake and impacts of nanoplastics on macrophages
(co-supervision with Felicity Ashcroft and Berit Johansen)
Eliana McCann Smith
MSc student

Thesis: Microplastics and seabirds
(co-supervision with Laura Monclus)
Erik Hvid Hundstad
MSc student

Thesis: Toxicity of microplastics made of biodegradable polymers
(co-supervision with Gabriël Olthof)
Hanna Sofie Skåland
MSc student

Thesis: Identification of plastic chemicals
(co-supervision with Sarah Stevens)
Mahnaz Jafari
MSc student

Thesis: Validating reproducible analytical pipelines for the analysis of microplastics in environmental samples
(external at NIVA, co-supervision with Amy Lusher and Bart van Bavel)
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Aennes Abbas
PhD fellow

abbas at bio.uni-frankfurt.de

Study courses: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim; Master of Science in Environmental Studies (Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (D))
Master thesis: Toxicity of HHCB and its postulated role as chemosensitizer in C. elegans (Nematode bioassay)
PhD thesis: Characterization of the potential ecotoxicity of emerging water-borne micropollutants in the TransRisk project
Sabrina Giebner
PhD fellow

giebner at bio.uni-frankfurt.de

Study course: Biology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (D)
Diploma thesis: Ecotoxicological characterisation of nano-scale titanium dioxide
PhD thesis: Integrative detection of toxic and endocrine disrupting potentials and effects of trace pollutants of the river Schussen in the SchussenAktivplus project
Ilona Schneider
PhD fellow

i.schneider at bio.uni-frankfurt.de

Study course: Biology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (D)
Diploma thesis: Influence of sewage treatment plant effluents on the population structure of amphipods (Gammarus spec.)
PhD thesis: Risk characterisation of emerging pollutants in the water cycle in the TransRisk project
Christoph Schür
PhD fellow

Schuer at bio.uni-frankfurt.de

Study course: Ecotoxicology at RWTH Aachen (D)
M.Sc. thesis: A comprehensive impact study for spherical and irregular microplastic particles on fitness-related endpoints in the crustacean Daphnia magna.
PhD thesis: Molecular biomarkers for microplastics effects in invertebrates in the MiWa project
Annkatrin WeberAnnkatrin Weber
PhD fellow

a.weber at bio.uni-frankfurt.de

Study course: Bachelor in Biological Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (D), Teacher's exam at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (D)

Exam thesis: Effects of chronic microplastic exposure in Gammarus pulex in the Microplastics project
PhD thesis: Ecotoxicity of freshwater microplastics in the microplastics project
Annkatrin WeberLisa Zimmermann
PhD fellow

l.zimmermann at bio.uni-frankfurt.de

Study course: Masters in Biological Sciences at University of Konstanz

PhD thesis: Toxicity of plastic chemicals and microplastics in the PlastX project
Former members
2013-2020Christian Scherer (PhD)
Thesis: Microplastics in freshwater bodies - Sources, fate and impacts
2019-2020Dhiya Sathananthan (MSc Ocean Resources)
Thesis: Selective Ingestion of Textile Microfibres by Calanus finmarchicus
(co-supervision with Iurgi Imanol Salaverria-Zabalegui and Andy Booth)
2020Sebastian Behr (Erasmus+ Trainee from Hochschule Fresenius, Idstein, Germany)
2019Siqi Wang (M.Sc. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry)
Thesis: Baseline toxicity and estrogenic activity in baby food: influence of the packaging
2019Gianmarco Marino (Erasmus+ Trainee from Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy)
2014-2019Nina Jeckel (B.Sc. Biology, M.Sc. Environmental Sciences, PhD fellow)
2018-2019Shova Adhikari (M.Sc. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry)
Thesis: Comparative toxicity of exfoliating products containing microplastics and alternative particles from Nepal
2018-2019Dina Tervik Rogstad (M.Sc. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry)
Thesis: Effects of Microplastic Fibres on the Marine Microalgae Isochrysis galbana (T-ISO)
(co-supervision with Iurgi Imanol Salaverria-Zabalegui and Andy Booth)
2018-2019Therese Meyer (M.Sc. Marine Coastal Development)
Thesis: Optimising the frequency of clean-up actions in depositional coves in the Lofoten archipelago, Norway to maximize debris removal (external at SALT, Lofoten)
2012-2018Dennis Becker (PhD)
Thesis: Ecotoxicological assessment of new enzymatic decontamination technology regarding the degradation of recalcitrant micropollutants in wastewater in the ENDETECH project
2015-2018Scott Lambert (PostDoc)
Project: FreshwaterMPs
2018Beatrice Kulawig (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Identification of endocrine disruptors in thermal paper extracts
2017Carolin Weil (B.Sc.)
Thesis: Uptake of microplastics by freshwater bivalves
2017Sebastijan Vurusic (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Abundance of microplastics in the River Elbe
2017Kristina Klein (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Effects of irregular microplastics on the freshwater invertebrate Daphnia magna
2017Simon Umbach (B.Sc.)
Thesis: Uptake, excretion and effect of polystyrene microplastics in freshwater gastropods
2017Natascha Cascanette (B.Sc.)
Thesis: Microplastic: sediment analysis, spatial distribution, and degradation
2017Moritz Damm (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Environmental distribution and degradation of microplastics under outdoor conditions
2017Franz Jäger (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Polystyrene microplastics induced alteration of oxidative stress level (ORAC/TBARS) in the freshwater crustacean Daphnia magna
2017Anastasia Swonkow (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Extraction of microplastics from river sediments
2016Lydia Rongstock (B.Sc.)
Thesis: Effects of microplastics on freshwater organism communities in an artificial mesocosm study
2016Philipp Vikari (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Investigation of endocrine disrupting chemicals in sport and outdoor plastic bottles
2016Maximilian Hübinger (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Bioanalytical investigations of endocrine disrupting chemicals in personal care products
2016Maria Brose (B.Sc. student)
Research project: Sorption of endocrine activity to microplastics
2015Marie Hohoff (B.Sc.)
Thesis: Environmental fate of microplastics during wastewater treatment
2015Christoph Parsch (B.Sc.)
Thesis: Wastewater treatment plants as a source of microplastic in aquatic ecosystems
2014Daniâ Mazzeo (PostDoc)
EDCs in sewage sludge.
Research stay at our lab as part her Green Talents award.
2013Bertrand Gräf (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Mutagenic profiles of chemical mixtures in the AMES fluctuation assay
Performed externally at the Federal Institute for Hydrology
2012-2013Catherine Antoni (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Passive sampling of sediment-associated pollutants at the river Elbe
Performed externally at the Federal Institute for Hydrology
2012-2013Sarah Charaf (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Effects of endocrine disruptors on the reproduction of Physella acuta with focus on epigenetic modifications
2012-2013Lucie Valek (M.Sc.)
Thesis: CYP35A3::GFP induction and reproductive toxicity of β-Naphtoflavone and environmental water samples on Caenorhabditis elegans
2012-2013Elisabeth Berger (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Parabens detected in baby teething rings are xenoestrogens and anti-androgens
2012-2013Raoul Wolf (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Combined Effects of DEET and Permethrin on Aquatic Invertebrates
2012Theresa Hack (B.Sc.)
Thesis: In vitro detection of dioxin-like activity in human endometriosis and tumor cell lines
2012Albert Guart (PhD student)
Research stay to investigate EDCs in plastic food packaging.
2011-2012Andriy Reva (M.Sc.)
Thesis: Investigation of the specific modes of action of three environmentally relevant cytostatics
2009-2010Isabell Jersch (Diploma)
Thesis: Analysing the endocrine activity of environmental chemicals and samples with the yeast-two-hybrid assay for selected nuclear receptors
2009-2010Maximilian Behr (Diploma)
Thesis: Comparative assessment for endocrine active substances in food stuff by means of bioassays and chemical analyses
2006-2007Eva Luther (Diploma)
Thesis: Endocrine active chemicals in food packaging material
2005-2006Julia Horak (Teacher's exam)
Thesis: Assessing the leaching of estrogenic and anti-estrogenic compounds from food packaging material by means of a bioassay

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[…] Martin Wagner, a toxicologist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, says that it is a misconception to assume bioplastics are safer. Most health concerns about plastics are linked to plastic additives, chemicals added to give polymers desirable properties, like flexibility and durability. “There are very few polymers that come with little added chemicals because they simply don’t work without added chemicals,” Wagner says. “They are needed for bio-based plastics and conventional plastics.” […]