Abteilung Brack

Prof. Dr. Werner Brack (born 12.02.1965 in Kaufbeuren)

University degrees and diploma

1992 Diploma in Geo-ecology at the University of Bayreuth

1996 PhD in Natural Sciences, University of Bayreuth

2015 PD (venia legendi) at RWTH Aachen University

2020 PD (venia legendi) at Frankfurt University

2021 Professorship at Frankfurt University

Current position

Since 2005 Head of the Department for Effect-Directed Analysis at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

Previous positions

2003 – 2005 Scientist at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ

2000 – 2003 DBU grant for postdoctoral lectureship

1997 – 2000 Postdoc at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ

1992 – 1996 Research Assistant at the Chair Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology at the University of Bayreuth

Boards and Memberships

  • Core Science Group Member of the Global Panel on the Chemical Pollution of the Environment GPCPE
  • Member of the “Network of reference laboratories and related organisations for monitoring and bio-monitoring of emerging environmental pollutants" (NORMAN). Active role in WG on Substance Prioritisation. Coordinator of WG on Effect-Directed Analysis
  • Member of Scientific Committee of the EU-Project GlobAqua on the Analyse the effects of multiple stressors on biodiversity and functioning of aquatic ecosystems
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management Strategies (FRAM) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Co-editor of the Journal “Environmental Science Europe“
  • Member of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and the SETAC Sediment Advisory Board. Member of Scientific Board of SETAC Europe Conference 2015 in Barcelona


Prof Dr. rer. nat. Werner Brack

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Room: 328
Phone: +49 (0)341 235 1531
Email: werner.brack@ufz.de

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