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Sofie started her PhD at Leiden University in the summer of 2021. Her focus is on chronic effects on benthic organisms under supervision of prof.dr.ing Martina G. Vijver.
In 2021, Sofie received her master degree in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Her final thesis revolved around ecotoxicity of produced water to the marine environments. In addition, during her studies, she worked as a teaching assistant, where she granted the title of Teaching Assistant of the Year at DTU, awarded by the student union, Polyteknisk Forening.
The same year, she started her current position as a PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Sciences of Leiden University under supervision of Prof.dr.ing. Martina G. Vijver and dr. Thijs Bosker. The PhD project is part of the CHRONIC project “Chronic exposure scenarios driving environmental risks of Chemicals”, which is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).
Her focus during her PhD will be on chemical stressors from anthropogenic activities on benthic freshwater systems, with emphasis on testing non-conventional endpoints, in order for a better prediction of long-term effects. The project involves data collection of various kinds and approaches; from lab-experiments to outdoor mesocosms.
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