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Thomas Braunbeck


Institut für Zoologie

Abteilung V Morphologie & Ökologie

Im Neuenheimer Feld 230

Tel: +049-(0)6221/545668

Fax:: +049-(0)6221/546162

e-Mail: braunbeck@zoo.uni-heidelberg.de




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Thomas Braunbeck (PhD, Professor) is an expert in aquatic toxicology working with endocrine disruptors, cytopathology, histopathology of fish, genotoxicity assessment, embryotoxicity and biomarkers. He has 18 years of experience in the area and has published over 90 international articles and books in this area. As the head of the section Aquatic Ecology and Toxicology located at the Department of Zoology, he has supervised over 20 PhD students, and is now working as an associate professor (Akademischer Rat) at Heidelberg University.

Prof. Dr. Braunbeck is, e.g., member of the Societies of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Ichthyology (GfI), Environmental Mutagenesis (GUM, The European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP), The Fisheries Society of the British Isles and The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Over the years, he has reviewed manuscripts for over 40 journals like Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Editorial Board), Environmental Science and Technology, Aquatic Toxicology , Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Cancer Research, Reviews of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (Associate Editor), the Journal of Fish Biology, and The Science of the Total Environment. He has been reviewer for various grant organizations, e.g., the National Institute of Health of the United States of America, National Science Foundation of the United States of America, the Swiss National Fonds, the Austrian State Science Foundation and National Environmental Research Council of the United Kingdom. Dr. Braunbeck is a member of the advisory board of the German Environmental Protection Agency (UBA) for ecotoxicological testing methods, the advisory board of the German Federal Minister for Education and Science (BMBF), the OECD expert group for „Endocrine Disruptors”, a member and deputy chairman of the DIN committee „Suborganismic Test Methods - Fish Embryo Test” (German Institute for Normation) and a member of the DIN expert group  „Suborganismic Test Methods - Cytotoxicity Tests“ (German Institute for Normation)