We are looking for a new PhD student

Apply before 31 August 2020.

Collaborative strategic research project:

SMART-DETOX: removal of organic micropollutants from water

The Faculty of Sciences at University of Antwerp and the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University have 3 full-time (100%) vacancies for talented PhD scholars in the area of

Environmental Nanoplastics: Detection, Characterization, Bioavailability, and Effects

funded by the FWO research project:“Towards ecological risk assessment of nanoplastics: dynamic considerations”

The laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology, Environmental Toxicology Unit - GhEnToxLab (Ghent University) is looking for a full time Scientific Researcher.

1-year research project: Population models to improve ecological risk assessment of nickel


The laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology, Environmental Toxicology Unit - GhEnToxLab (Ghent University) is looking for a full time Scientific Researcher.

PhD research project: Development of in vitro assays to improve marine risk assessment

Friday, the 29th of June, we celebrated Gisele Bockstael. For 35 years now she has been supporting our research, our experiments, our Daphnia, copepod and algae cultures and so much more ... Congratulations, Gisèle!

On the third of May, GhEnToxLab was one of the invited 'special guests' at the Gala of the Sustainable University as our research group was nominated for our sustainable travel policy. Our research group takes the lead in our University, by choosing public transport over private transport, by choosing videoconferencing over travelling and by not flying to easily accessible cities if travelling by train is an option. We look back at the Gala with some pictures.

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We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to apply for a PhD Research project: Fish population models to improve ecological risk assessment of copper and zinc

On November 16th, the rector, vice-rector and dean officially opened the new building where our new lab facilities are located. The opening included a guided tour through our new lab facilities and offices in which we introduced visitors to our different research themes. We started with an introduction to ecotoxicology and the relevance of the dose-response curve, followed by a presentation on linking oceans and human health and concluded with our molecular research on genomic variation and environmental DNA. You can find some pictures of the opening below and at the ©beeldbank2016 UGent.

GhenToxLab is looking for an enthusiastic young scientist to join our research team as a full-time junior assistant. We are looking for a candidate with a background and interest in at least one of the following research domains: ecotoxicology, ecology, molecular biology and genomics. In addition, an interest in teaching as well as research is essential. As academic assisting staff you assist in teaching activities and perform academic research in preparation of your doctoral dissertation.

Past week, the first SETAC/iEOS joint Focused Topic Meeting on Environmental and (eco)toxicological omics and epigenetics was held in Ghent. Prof. Karel De Schamphelaere and Dr. Jana Asselman co-organized the meeting together with members from academia, government and industry. The four day meeting brought together 120 participants from across the globe. State of the art science, technology and regulatory perspectives were presented in 48 platform presentations and 34 posters. The meeting concluded with a challenging panel debate on how epigenetic effects can be addressed in regulatory frameworks and risk assessment.