We investigate the environmental chemistry and toxicology of endocrine disruptors. Environmental endocrine disruptors are ecosystem pollutants that impede the endocrine systems in wildlife and potentially humans. Conducting lab and field experiments at the molecular level, we scrutinize the environmental occurrence, fate and effects of endocrine-disrupting pollutants, such as natural substances, pesticides and medicine residues.
Effect-oriented in-vitro and in-vivo testing in combination with wildlife investigations and state-of-the-art mass spectrometry-based technologies provides means to identify emerging environmental endocrine disruptors. Our interdisciplinary research lies at the interface of environmental chemistry, toxicology and analytical chemistry.