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PhD and Postdoc Summer Schools

Virtual One Health International PhD and Postdoc Summer School 2021

Environmental pollution: from soils to human health

Confirmed A-Z of speakers, listing their main areas of expertise


Dr. Moritz Bigalke   (Head of Lab, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, CH)

  • Microplastic in soils
  • Trace metal biogeochemistry
  • Stable and radiogenic isotope systems

Dr. Julián Blasco  (Director, Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia, ICMAN-CSIC, ES)

  • Marine ecotoxicology 
  • Emerging pollutants
  • Trace metals
  • Pollution 

Dr. Aurea C. Chiaia-Hernández (Deputy Group Leader, Paleolimnology, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, CH)

  • Environmental contaminants
  • Specialist trace analytics
  • The Anthropocene

Dr. Rex FitzGerald   (Regulatory Toxicologist, Swiss Centre for Applied Toxicology, Lecturer, University Basel, University of Geneva)

  • Regulatory toxicology and risk assessment
  • Pharmaceuticals, food ingredients and contaminants
  • Neuro- and repro-toxicology

Dr. Qiuguo Fu  (Scientist, Dept. Environmental Chemistry, Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, CH)

  • Organic trace analysis
  • Fate and effects
  • Biotransformation
  • Non-target analysis

Prof. Dr Sofi Jonsson (Biogeochemistry Unit, Dept. of Environmental Science, University of Stockholm, SE)   

  • Mercury biogeochemistry
  • Aquatic systems
  • Marine environments

Prof. Dr. Juliane Hollender (Head of Environmental Chemistry Dept, EAWAG-Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, CH)

  • Organic micropollutants
  • Trace Analysis & non-target screening
  • Biotransformation & Bioaccumulation 
  • Risk assessment

Dr. Marion Junghans (Centre Ecotox, EAWAG, Swiss Federal Instiute of Aquatic Science and Technology, CH)

  • Risk assessment for micropollutants in water
  • Prediction of mixture toxicity
  • OECD test methods in the fields of aquatic ecotoxicology, biological degradability and environmental behaviour


Prof. Dr. Pablo Lara-Martin (Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Cadiz, ES)           

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Marine Pollution
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Analytical Chemistry   

Prof. Dr. Adrien Mestrot (Unit Leader Soil Science, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, CH)   

  • Biogeochemistry of trace elements
  • Trace element speciation
  • Soil pollution

Prof. Dr Florence Metz (Department of Governance & Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente, NL)

  • Water protection policy
  • Flood risk management
  • Energy policy
  • Land-use changes

Prof. em. René Schwarzenbach  President, "Science and Policy“ platform, Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences (ScNat), Emeriti Professor, Dept. of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, CH)

  • Environmental (organic) chemistry
  • Modelling organic pollutants in natural systems
  • Sustainability science
  • Science and society including politics

Dr. Christian Stamm (Deputy Head of Environmental Chemistry Dept., EAWAG -Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, CH)

  • Transport of agrochemicals
  • Sustainable agriculture and water quality
  • Ecological effects of micropollutants in aquatic ecosystems

Prof. Dr. Philippe van Cappellen  (Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology, University of Waterloo, CA)

  • Environmental and aquatic chemistry, biogeochemistry, geomicrobiology
  • Carbon and nutrient biogeochemical cycles
  • Fate and transport of metals and metalloids in the environment
  • Biogeochemical kinetics: reactor systems and theory development