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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.

Publications

Chapter 37 - Microcystins as environmental and human health hazards

Esterhuizen, M. & Pflugmacher, S., Apr 2020, Handbook of Algal Science, Technology and Medicine. Konur, O. (ed.). Academic Press, p. 591-604 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Enchytraeus crypticus avoid soil spiked with microplastic

Pflugmacher, S., Huttunen, J., van Wollf, M-A., Penttinen, O-P., Kim, Y., Kim, S., Mitrovic, S. & Esterhuizen, M., Mar 2020, In : Toxics. 8, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 10.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Microplastics exposure causes negligible effects on the oxidative response enzymes glutathione reductase and peroxidase in the oligochaete Tubifex tubifex

Scopetani, C., Esterhuizen, M., Cincinelli, A. & Pflugmacher, S., 14 Feb 2020, In : Toxics. 8, 1, 8 p., 14.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Self-contamination from clothing in microplastics research

Scopetani, C., Esterhuizen-Londt, M., Chelazzi, D., Cincinelli, A., Setälä, H. & Pflugmacher, S., Feb 2020, In : Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 189, 7 p., 110036.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The Influence of New and Artificial Aged Microplastic and Leachates on the Germination of Lepidium sativum L.

Pflugmacher, S., Sulek, A., Mader, H., Heo, J., Noh, J. H., Penttinen, O-P., Kim, Y., Kim, S. & Esterhuizen, M., 7 Mar 2020, In : Plants. 9, 3, p. 1-18 18 p., 339.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Activities

Interspecies interplay between cyanobacteria and green algae - the first step to know why cyanobacteria produce what we call “Toxins”

Maranda Esterhuizen-Londt (Opponent), Stephan Pflugmacher Lima (Opponent), Peter Neubauer (Opponent), Roland Lauster (Other role (describe in more detail in "Relation description, notes" field))
27 Mar 2020

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

Grüne Leber System versus Klassische Pflanzenkläranlage – Eperimentele Ausarbeitung der Vor- und Nachteile am Beispiel Diclofenac

Stephan Pflugmacher Lima (Supervisor), Maranda Esterhuizen-Londt (Supervisor)
1 Oct 20195 Oct 2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Research Design

Stephan Pflugmacher Lima (Speaker)
26 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Korean Institute of Science & Technology (KIST Europe)

Stephan Pflugmacher Lima (Visiting researcher)
17 Jan 201820 Jan 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Aquatic Ecotoxicology in an Urban Environment - Key questions and Key methods

Stephan Pflugmacher Lima (Speaker)
23 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Green Liver Systems for Water Purification

Stephan Pflugmacher Lima

12/12/2017

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media