is a stimulating top-facility that provides an integrative research environment around the topic of ecotoxicological testing and experimental research.


Research focus:

  • Dose-response modelling
  • Mode-of-actions and mechanism-of-actions
  • Test method development, in view of targets in AOPs (adverse outcome pathways)
  • Sub-cellular to community level response mechanisms
  • Bioassays with a range of organisms; zebrafish embryo, carp embryos, daphnids, isopods, amphipods, water) plants, earthworms, springtails
  • Laboratory-field extrapolation
  • Advice to policy e.g. REACH, (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization and restriction of Chemicals) and water type and soil type specific risk assessment
  • Link to human health (zebrafish model species, cell lines)
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