Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Making Sense out of (Bio)analytical Data in Chemical Mixture Assessment

Date: 13 March 2019 - 15 March 2019
Location: UFZ Leipzig, Germany

Target audience

This course is part of the PhD college „Proxies of the Eco-Exposome“ but also open to other interested doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. Required: Basic understanding of environmental chemistry, ideally the HIGRADE course “Verteilungsprozesse organischer Chemikalien“ or equivalent courses.

Contents

This course will introduce the fundamentals of in vitro assays

  • reporter gene assays
  • fish embryo toxicity
  • Extraction of environmental samples
  • Planning of dosing
  • Concentration-response modelling
  • Image analysis for fish embryo toxicity
  • Quality control
  • Planning environmental monitoring studies
  • Mixture toxicity and iceberg modelling

Beate Escher presently teaches at the University of Tübingen and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in the areas of environmental chemistry, toxicology and risk assessment, which are also her research areas.

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