Eawag, Switzerland

Tentative title: Emerging analytical tools have boosted bio-transformation research

Prof. Dr. Juliane Hollender is the head of the department Environmental Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) as well as adjunct professor at the ETH Zurich. She holds a PhD in environmental engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and worked for 10 years at the RWTH Aachen in Germany before she moved to Switzerland in 2005. Her research concentrates on the fate of organic micropollutants in the natural and engineered aquatic environment. She is especially interested in biological transformation of contaminants in the environment, bioaccumulation in aquatic organisms as well as non-target analysis using high resolution mass spectrometry to get a more comprehensive picture of the contamination of aquatic systems. She is a member of scientific research groups and committees including the research council of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the NORMAN network.