Kristin Schirmer, Associate editor
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Eawag, Switzerland
Professor Kristin Schirmer is presently the Head of the Department of Environmental Toxicology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Eawag, Switzerland. She studied for her Ph.D. in Canada, at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and remains an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University. Her undergraduate studies in biology were completed at the University of Hohenheim, Germany.
Kristin has vast experience within biological environmental research; in 2007 she received three separate awards for her achievements: the SETAC Environmental Education Award, the Gelix-Wankel Animal Welfare Education Award and the Technology Transfer Award for ceramic taximeter passives sampler.
Kristin's primary research interest is in environmental toxicology and animal cell biology. She has a particular interest in how environmental contaminants, including engineered nanoparticles, interact with vertebrate cells and her work focuses on compartment water, applying piscine and mammalian cell models. Currently, Kristin is working towards linking changes on the molecular level and whole organism effects and the advancement of in vitro approaches to enable resource-efficient environmental monitoring and a reduction in the use of animals in toxicology.