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Thomas Braunbeck


Aquatic Ecology and Toxicology Section

Center for Organismal Studies

University of Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld 504

Tel: +049-(0)6221/545668

Fax:: +049-(0)6221/54616

e-Mail: braunbeck@uni-hd.de




Supervision of dissertations




Thomas Braunbeck (PhD, Professor) is an expert in aquatic toxicology working with endocrine disruptors (gonads, thyroid gland), cytopathology, histopathology of fish, genotoxicity assessment, embryo toxicity, neurotoxicity and biomarkers. He has 30 years of experience in the area and has published over 250 international articles and books in this area. As the head of the section Aquatic Ecology and Toxicology located at the Center for Organismal Studies at the University of Heidelberg, he has supervised over 50 PhD students, 80 State exams, 150 Diploma/MSc and 90 BSc candidates. He is now working as an associate professor (Akademischer Direktor) at Heidelberg University.

Prof. Dr. Braunbeck is, e.g., member of the Societies of German Zoologists (DZG), of German Ecologists (Gf�), of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), 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 60 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).