Dr. Andreas Schiwy

Name: Dr. Andreas Schiwy
Room: 3.316
Phone: +49 (0)69 798 42169
Fax: +49 (0) 69 798 42161
Mail: a.schiwy@bio.uni-frankfurt.de

Position: Team leader (Assistant Professor) and deputy S1 project manager

Research fields

  • Aquatic ecotoxicology
  • Cell culture
  • Animal-free in vitro
  • Biotechnological metabolism simulation
  • Development of transgenic cell lines
  • Genotoxicity
  • High-content imaging
  • Behavioral monitoring (zebrafish, gammarids)

Research fields

  • Evolutionary and aquatic toxicology
  • Mixture toxicity and multiple stress
  • Benthic invertebrates and community assessment
  • Metabolomics, proteomics and genetic diversity
  • Environmental Risk Assessment

Ongoing projects

  • NC3R CRACK IT 36: animal-free in vitro Phase 2
  • C(ASY)-AMES - Development of a highly sensitive, automatic method without animal components for the identification of mutagens according to the AMES principle (BMWK)
    • Synergy funds in RobustNature:
  • AMRES - Resilience of the order Amphipoda in the evolving Anthropocene - Quantifying behavioral mechanisms under multiple stressors.
  • NORMAN JPA 2020 Development of in vivo workflows to support explorative EDA studies - solving bottlenecks using Danio rerio embryos

Completed projects

  • Neurobox (BMBF)
  • Sign 2 (BMBF)
  • optAmes (DBU)
  • NC3R CRACK IT 36: animal-free in vitro Phase 1

Curriculum vitae

Since 08/2022

Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology & Applied Ecology (IME), Department of Media-Related Ecotoxicology (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Henner Hollert), Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Since 07/2020

Teamleader; Department Evolutionary Ecology & Environmental Toxicology (E³T; Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Henner Hollert) at the Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Goethe University Frankfurt

11/2017 - 06/2020

Research Associate; Department of Ecosystem Analysis (ESA; Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Henner Hollert) at the Institute for Environmental Research, RWTH Aachen University

02/2019 – 03/2023

Managing Director/Co-Founder, EWOMIS GmbH, Bruchköbel


PhD student; Institute for Environmental Research, RWTH Aachen University, Department of Ecosystem Analyses (ESA; Prof. Dr. Henner Hollert), RWTH Aachen University. PhD thesis: "The nanotoxicology of a newly developed zero-valent iron nanomaterial for groundwater remediation and its remediation efficiency assessment with of in vitro bioassays for detection of dioxin-like environmental pollutants". Technical and disciplinary supervision of bachelor and master theses

Memberships and committees

Since 2020

Member of the NORMAN network, working group 2 on bioassays

Since 2018

Member of the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EUSAAT)


Lecturer of the postgraduate course for the training of ecotoxicologists: Aquatic Ecotoxicology (RWTH Aachen University) / Molecular Mechanisms of Action and Effects on the Cell (University of Heidelberg)

Since October 2015

Member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

Since 06/2009

Collaboration in the §64 LFGB working group "Effect-related analytics"