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Ecotox is a stimulating top-facility that provides an integrative research environment around the topic of ecotoxicological testing and experimental research.

Research focus:

  • Dose-response modelling

  • Mode-of-actions and mechanism-of-actions

  • Test method development, in view of targets in AOPs (adverse outcome pathways)

  • Sub-cellular to community level response mechanisms

  • Bioassays with a range of organisms; zebrafish embryo, carp embryos, daphnids, isopods, amphipods, water) plants, earthworms, springtails

  • Laboratory-field extrapolation

  • Advice to policy e.g. REACH, (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization and restriction of Chemicals) and water type and soil type specific risk assessment

  • Link to human health (zebrafish model species, cell lines)

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