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Curriculum vitae

To take care on our aquatic environment in a fast growing urban environment and developing methods to prevent damages and restore our waterbodies is most important for our common future. Linking fundamental science in ecotoxicology with applied aspects is my possibility to contribute to this. 

 

EXPERIENCE


SINCE NOVEMBER 2017 MEMBER OF THE HELSINKI INSTITUTE OF SUSTAINIBILITY SCIENCE (HELSUS)

SINCE NOVEMBER 2017 FULL PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI Professor for Aquatic Ecotoxicology in an Urban Environment at the Faculty of Biological & Environmental Sciences 
 
SINCE SEPTEMBER 2016 HEAD OF THE JOINT LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOTOXICOLOGY Korean Institute of Science & Technology (KIST Europe), Environmental Safety Group, Campus E 7.1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
 
FROM 2010 - 2017 FULL PROFESSOR, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN PROFESSOR FOR ECOLOGICAL IMPACT RESEARCH & ECOTOXICOLOGY
 
FROM 2012 - 2017 SENATOR OF THE ACADEMIC SENAT AND ADVANCED ACADEMIC SENAT OF TU BERLIN
 
FROM 2011 - 2012 ACTING DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY OF TU BERLIN
 
FROM 1996 - 2010 SENIOR SCIENTIST AND GROUP LEADER LEIBNIZ INSTITUTE OF FRESHWATER ECOLOGY & INLAND FISHERIES, BERLIN, GERMANY
 
FROM 1996 - 2010 PRIVATE DOCENT OF AQUATIC ECOTOXICOLOGY HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN, GERMNAY
 
FROM 2001 - 2010 SCIENTIFIC ASSISSTANT OF THE DIRECTOR  Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology & Inland Fisheries 
 

EDUCATION


1988 - 1993 DIPL. BIOL., UNIVERSITY OF ULM, ULM, GERMANY

Diploma thesis in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute of Atmospheric Research (IFU) GarmischPartenkirchen, Germany

1993 - 1996 DR. RER. NAT., LUDWIGS MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH, GERMANY

PhD thesis in cooperation with the GSF Neuherberg, Institute of Plant Pathology, Germany
 
2001 DR. HABIL., HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN; GERMANY 
 
 
ACTIVITIES

152 international refereed publication (Web of Science) 

Board Member of several journals

Frequent referee of high impact journals

Frequent keynote speaker at international conferences 

h-factor of 38
 

RESEARCH FIELDS
In the fundamental aspects in Ecotoxicology my interest are on biotransformation systems of natural toxins and xenobiotics in aquatic organisms, mainly in aquatic plants and invertebrates. Furthermore oxidative stress and antioxidative defense systems as early markers for environmental pollution. In the applied aspect of my research I combine the gained fundamental knowledge for the development of sustainable methods for water purification. I developed a system called “Green Liver System” using the ecological service aquatic macrophytes supply for water purification. I conducted international projects in several countries of Europe, but also in Australia, PR China, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Kenia and South Africa. 

External positions

Head of the Joint Laboratory of Applied Ecotoxicology, Korean Institute of Science & Technology (KIST Europe)

1 Sep 2016 → …

Fields of Science

  • 119 Other natural sciences
  • Aquatic Ecotoxicology
  • Biotransformation
  • Metabolisation
  • Oxidative Stress
  • natural toxins
  • pharmaceuticals
  • concrete add mixtures
  • eutrophication
  • microplastic
  • Nanoparticles
  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Limnology
  • 218 Environmental engineering
  • Green Liver Systems
  • Fungal physiology and metabolites
  • phytoremediation

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
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