​New book chapter in the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology book series

20. Mai 2020

A new book chapter on advanced exposure methods of zebrafish embryos has been published in Methods of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Check it out here.

​ToxMate Lab Multi-Species Online Monitoring System (Viewpoint)

25. March 2020

As the very first German institution we are very proud to present our new flagship in behavioral research: The ToxMate Lab Multi-Species Online Monitoring System.

​E³T in homeoffice (SARS-CoV-2 news)

19. March 2020

Equiped with the latest state of the art technology (and our laptops) we are from now on working in homeoffice. You can reach us via email at any time!

Mind social distance and stay healthy!

First successful video conference:

New publication on 3,4-Dichloroaniline

10. March 2020

New insights into the toxicokinetics of 3,4-Dichloroaniline in early life stages of Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Get open access here.

Schiwy, S., Herber, A.-K., Hollert, H., Brinkmann, M., 2020. New Insights into the toxicokinetics of 3,4-Dichloroaniline in early life stages of Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Toxics 8, 16.

Congrats to Anne-Katrin Müller for successfully defending her PhD!

06. March 2020

Anne presented her public talk "Bioverfügbarkeit und Auswirkungen sedimentgebundener endokriner Disruptoren auf Fische unter Hochwasserbedingungen" on 27.02.2020 followed by the successful defence of her PhD with Summa cum laude. Congratulations! Anne has 2 published papers from her thesis with one more ready to be submitted, check them out here:

Sentinel: Adverse effects of pesticide pollution on human health

28. February 2020

Based on results from our joint DFG project Sentinel we published recently a joint paper with colleages from the UFZ in Leipzig and the icipe in Narobi, Kenya in Scientic reports. We show that pesticide pollution is a major driver in increasing the occurrence of host snails and thus the risk of schistosomiasis transmission. The study shows for the first time that in the field, pesticide concentrations considered “safe" in environmental risk assessment have indirect effects on human health. Thus we conclude there is a need for rethinking the environmental risk of low pesticide concentrations and of integrating agricultural mitigation measures in the control of schistosomiasis.

Becker, J.M., Ganatra, A.A., Kandie, F., Mühlbauer, L., Ahlheim, J., Brack, W., Torto, B., Agola, E.L., McOdimba, F., Hollert, H., Fillinger, U., Liess, M., 2020. Pesticide pollution in freshwater paves the way for schistosomiasis transmission. Scientific Reports 10, 3650.

New publication on high-throughput mutagenicity testing

19. February 2020

Exciting advancements on high-throughput mutagenicity testing. Optimisation of the RAMOS test.

Kauffmann K, Werner F, Deitert A, Finklenburg J, Brendt J, Schiwy A, Hollert H, Büchs J. Optimization of the Ames RAMOS test allows for a reproducible high-throughput mutagenicity test. Science of The Total Environment 2020; 711: 137168.

New publication on PPCPs

05. February 2020

Check out this new publication on the risk assessment of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in Chinese surface waters. Elsevier provides open access here.

Liu N, Jin X, Feng C, Wang Z, Wu F, Johnson AC, Xiao H, Hollert H, Giesy JP. Ecological risk assessment of fifty pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in Chinese surface waters: A proposed multiple-level system. Environment International 2020; 136: 105454.

Congrats to Anne!

15. January 2020

Check out Anne's new publication Assessing endocrine disruption in freshwater fish species from a “hotspot" for estrogenic activity in sediment. A 50 day free access is avaiable here

Müller AK, Markert N, Lesera K, Kämpfer D, Crawford SE, Schäffer A, Segner H, Hollert H. Assessing endocrine disruption in freshwater fish species from a “hotspot" for estrogenic activity in sediment. Environmental Pollution 2020; 257: 113636.

Congrats to Benedikt Aumeier!

20. December 2019

Recently a joint paper was published in Water Research, developing a pilot-scale for household water treatment and storage. An optimal removal of turbidity, target pesticides and DOC was shown and Effect-based Methods (EBMs) have been successfully used to evaluate the process performance. With this link Elsevier provides 50 days of free access to the article.

Aumeier BM, Graul H, Müller A-K, Lackmann C, Wünsch R, Wintgens T, Hollert H, Wessling M. The hydrothermal solution for self-sustaining drinking water purification at point of use. Water Research 2020; 170: 115338.

Thünen-Forschungspreis 2019

20. December 2019

Der Thünen-Forschungspreis 2019 "Hervorragende wissenschaftsorientierte Leistung" der Gesellschaft der Freunde des Thünen-Institutes eV wurde vergeben für die folgende Publikation in PNAS:

Freese, M., Rizzo, L.Y., Pohlmann, J.D., Marohn, L., Witten, P.E., Gremse, F., Rutten, S., Guvener, N., Michael, S., Wysujack, K., Lammers, T., Kiessling, F., Hollert, H., Hanel, R., Brinkmann, M., 2019. Bone resorption and body reorganization during maturation induce maternal transfer of toxic metals in anguillid eels. PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116, 11339–11344.>/small>

Congrats Sarah!

19. December 2019

New publication of Sarah Johann in Environment International: Water-soluble fractions underlying an oil slick can contain estrogenic subststances. Evidence, adapted bioassays, role of dispersants, and choice of tools - all in here. Check it out, it's Open Access!

Johann S, Esser M, Nüßer L, Altin D, Hollert H, Seiler T-B. Receptor-mediated estrogenicity of native and chemically dispersed crude oil determined using adapted microscale reporter gene assays. Environment International 2020; 134: 105320.

​Henner Hollert ausgezeichnet für exzellente Forschung und Lehre

01. October 2019

Professor Hollert erhält für seine herausragende, internationale Rolle in der Umweltforschung und seine tragende Rolle in der europäischen Umweltbildung den SETAC Fellows Award und den NOACK LABORATORIEN Environmental Education Award der Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Henner Hollert

Goethe University Frankfurt
Biologicum, Campus Riedberg
Max-von-Laue-Str. 13
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Room: 3.319
Phone: +49 (0)69 798 42171
Fax: +49 (0)69 798 42161

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