Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG)

Contact: Roman Ashauer

EAWAG: The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology is an internationally
linked aquatic research institute of the ETH (Federal Institutes of Technology) domain. EAWAG
employs about 350 scientists, engineers and technicians in the fields of environmental chemistry,
microbiology, toxicology, engineering, limnology, and systems sciences.

The Department of Environmental Toxicology (UTox) studies adverse effects of pollutants on aquatic organisms and ecosystems.

Dr. Roman Ashauer develops toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic models. His research consists
of mathematical modelling and ecotoxicological experiments with a focus on application in chemical
risk assessment.

Prof. Kristin Schirmer develops and applies vertebrate cellular models, particularly from fish, to study the toxicity of environmental contaminants. One goal of her research is to predict toxicity of chemicals to fish based on physico-chemical properties and mechanistic information gained in cellular assays in order to reduce the need of fish for chemical risk assessment.

CREAM projects hosted by EAWAG: