Chemstrres is a collaboration between Stockholm University, Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, the Swedish Museum of Natural History (Department of Environmental Research and Monitoring and Tongji University, College of Environmental Science and Engineering. Read more about the research team members below.

Swedish Research group

Stockholm University
Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES)

Åke Bergman,
Professor in Environmental Chemistry, Ph.D. and Head of the Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center (Swetox) has worked on chemical synthesis, chemical reactivity/characterization exposure analysis and metabolism of environmental contaminants since 1975. Bergman is today primarily focused on endocrine disruptors and persistent organic pollutants. More in the Bergman CV and publication list.

Phone: +46 8 52488510
Email: ake.bergman@swetox.se

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Magnus Breitholtz,
Professor of Ecotoxicology, Ph.D. and Head of the Ecotoxicology Unit at ACES, has over the last 15 years worked on improving test methods and test strategies for risk assessment of chemical contaminants in the marine environment. Breitholtz is today primarily focused pharmaceuticals and complex mixtures of organic pollutants. More in the Breitholtz CV and publication list. 

Email: magnus.breitholtz@aces.su.se

 



Elena Gorokhova,
Professor, Ph.D., her research is broadly focused on understanding, predicting and integrating responses of living systems to environmental stress, including chemical contaminants. In Chemstrres, her activities include search for biomarkers, linking responses across biological organization levels, development of statistical models to construct adverse outcome pathways and incorporating these approaches to routine environmental monitoring and risk assessment. More in the Gorokhova CV and publication list.

Email: elena.gorokhova@aces.su.se


Lillemor Asplund,
Associate Professor in Environmental Chemistry, Ph.D. Her area of expertise is analysis of environmental contaminants. She has worked with both POPs and their metabolites, primarily phenolic metabolites. Her research is nowadays including halogenated natural products with potential environmental effects in wildlife. More in the Asplund CV and publication list.

Email: lillemor.asplund@aces.su.se

 


 

Anna Strid,
Researcher, Ph. D. in Environmental Chemistry, has worked with chemical analysis and exposure assessments of environmental contaminants since 2005, her research has mainly focused on the marine environment but she has also been engaged in occupational studies of e.g. brominated flame retardants. More in the Strid CV and publication list.

Email: anna.strid@aces.su.se



Ge Yin,
Ph. D. student in Environmental Chemistry, has been working with analysis and exposure assessments of organic pollutants in aquatic species since 2011. He is also engaged in methodology development for analysis emerging organic pollutants.

Email: ge.yin@aces.su.se

 

 

 

Mafalda Castro,
Ph.D. student with previous training in environmental toxicology and contamination, aquatic organisms and in vitro cell cultures. Her project is focused on the ecotoxicology of chlorinated paraffins. 



Email: mafalda.castro@aces.su.se

 

 

Ioannis Athanassiadis

Technician working with…

Email: ioannis.athanassiadis@aces.su.se

 

 

 

Karin Ek

Technician working with ecotoxicological test methods with algae and crustaceans.

Email: karin.ek@aces.su.se

 

 

 

 

Birgitta Liewenborg

Technician working with biochemical assays.

Email: birgitta.liewenborg@aces.su.se


Anders Bignert,
Professor in ecotoxicology, Ph.D. Swedish Museum of Natural History. His research interests include statistics and environmental monitoring. More in the Bignert CV and publication list.

Email: anders.bignert@nrm.se

 

 

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Sara Danielsson,
Curator at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. She has a master’s degree in Environmental Science. Her research interests include environmental monitoring and contaminants in biota.

E-mail: sara.danielsson@nrm.se

 

 

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Elisabeth Nyberg,
Ph. D. student in Environmental Chemistry, Civ. Ing., Curator at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. Her research interests include environmental monitoring of contaminants
in biota and human milk.

E-mail: elisabeth.nyberg@nrm.se

 

 

 

 

Chinese Research Group

Tongji University
College of Environmental Science and Engineering

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Jianfu Zhao,

Professor in Environmental Science and Engineering, Ph.D., and Deputy Director of the Institue for Advanced Environmental Studies of Tongji University. He has worked on the theory and technology on water pollution control and environmental sustainable development since 1990. He was awarded the second-prize award for National Technology Invention and the second-prize award for Science and Technology Progress by China Ministry of Education. More in the Zhao’s CV and publication list.

Email: zhaojianfu@tongji.edu.cn

 

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Daqiang Yin,

Professor in Environmental Toxicology, Ph.D. and Deputy Dean of the College of Environmental Science and Engineering and Director of Key Laboratory of Yangtze River Water Environment at Tongji University. His research is focused on the effects and the mechanisms of toxic chemicals on aquatic ecosystem since 1983. More in the Yin’s CV and publication list.

Email: yindq@tongji.edu.cn

 

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Zhiliang Zhu,

Professor in Environmental Chemistry, Ph.D. and Director of Lab and Equipment Administration of Tongji University. He has worked on the control of disinfection by-products in drinking water and environmental functional materials for decontamination of chemical pollutants including arsenic, heavy metals and other organic chemical pollutants since 1996. More in the Zhu’s CV and publication list.

Email: zzl@tongji.edu.cn

 

Yanling Qiu

Professor, Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Tongji University. She has worked on environmental monitoring, removal of trace organic pollutants and heavy metals in water systems since 1992. Her research area is currently focused on exposure analysis, behavior mechanisms and risk assessment of chemical contaminants in the environment. More in the Qiu’s CV and publication list.

Email: ylqiu@tongji.edu.cn

 

Xiang-Zhou Meng,

Professor in Environmental Science at Tongji University, Ph.D. He has been an environmental scientist specialized in the analysis, fate and effects of trace organic contaminants in the environment since 2008. Currently his research focuses on the occurrence and fate of emerging organic contaminants in sewage sludge and its application soil, and prioritization of unregulated chemicals for future monitoring, assessment and research. More in Dr. Meng’s CV and publication list.

Email: xzmeng@tongji.edu.cn

 

Qinghui Huang,

Associate Professor in Environmental Science at Tongji University, Ph.D., has worked on the origin and fate of natural dissolved organic matter and pollutants in lakes, river estuaries and coastal seas since 2005. Today, his research interests focus on chemical speciation and bioavailability, as well as biomonitoring and passive sampling for screening contaminants in natural waters. More in Huang’s CV and publication list.

Email: qhhuang@tongji.edu.cn

 

Lingling Wu,

Associate professor in environmental toxicology, Ph.D. She is primary focused on toxicgenicity mechanism of priority organic contaminants, biomarkers of levels of pollutants in aquatic organisms, and sediment toxicity identification evaluation. More in the Wu’s CV and publication list.

Email: wulingling@tongji.edu.cn

 

 

Rui Wang,

Assistant professor in Environmental Science, Tongji University, Ph.D., interested in the fundamental and applied aspects of environmental pollutants ecotoxicology and biogeochemistry. Rui is now mainly focused on the biogeochemical process of heavy metals (especially mercury and selenium) in aquatic ecosystems. More in the Wang’s CV and publication list.

Email: wangr@tongji.edu.cn

 

Yihui Zhou,

Assistant researcher in Environmental Science, Ph.D., Tongji University. In 2005-2010, her research mainly was focused on soil pollution control technology for reducing heavy metals uptake and accumulation in crops. Nowadays her research primarily concerns the environmental fate and behavior of heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants, especially emerging organic contaminants in wildlife. More in the Zhou’s CV and publication list

Email: capitalzyh@yahoo.com

 

Zhenyang Yu,

Postdoc in Environmental Science, Tongji University, is interested in environmental toxicities of pollutants including traditional (e.g., heavy metals), emerging (e.g., PPCPs) and potential ones (ionic liquids). His test organisms include Caenorhabditis elegans (in China) and Hyalella azteca (in Sweden). Nowadays, his research focus is on the transgenerational and multigenerational effects and their mechanisms. More in the Yu’s CV and publication list.

 Email: 654193589@qq.com

 

Ying Liu,

Associate professor and Ph.D in Environmental Science, has worked on environmental behavior of POPs in the Yangtze Delta, including spatial distribution and time trends, source apportionment, emission factors and atmospheric deposition flux and so on. More in the Liu’s CV and publication list

Email: liu_ying@tongji.edu.cn

 

Qianfen Xiao,

Assistant Researcher in Environmental Chemistry, master’s degree and office director of the Key Laboratory of Yangtze River Water Environment (Ministry of Education of China), Tongji University, is in charge of HPLC and organic elemental analyzer. Primarily focused on environmental organic contaminations analysis. 

Email: qfxiao@tongji.edu.cn

 

 

Yajie Sun,

Technician. She works at the State Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, Tongji University. Now Yajie takes responsibility for sample preparation and analysis of metals.

Email: sunyajie@126.com

 


Jishou University

Taowu Ma

Professor in Ecotoxicology, Ph.D., has worked at Jishou University on developing a test species for the assessment of freshwater sediment toxicity with specific freshwater mollusk gastropods Bellamya aeruginosa since 2004. Ma is today primarily focused on aquatic ecotoxicological effect of persistent toxic substances. More in the Ma’s CV and publication list.

Email: mtw922@163.com