IWW Water Centre

The IWW is a water research institute affiliated with the University of Duisburg-Essen with the headquarter in Mülheim/Ruhr (Germany). It conducts interdisciplinary, national and international research related to water. The fields of activity reach from basic research to practical application development, with a focus on applied research, practice-oriented consulting, training courses and seminars.

The working fields of IWW cover the whole water supply with water resource management, water technology, water networks, water quality analysis, applied microbiology/toxicology, analytics, water economy and management. The research activities are based on four strategic research areas: ‘Water Economics and Society’, ‘Water Technology and Assets’, ‘Water Resources and Environment’ and ‘Water Quality and Health’.

The business field of Toxicology is established at the IWW since 2010. The focus of the toxicological field at IWW is the risk assessment of anthropogenic trace substances and the detection of biological effects (cytotoxicity, endocrine effects, genotoxicity, mutagenicity) in cell based systems (bioassays) to allow a toxicological risk assessment.

Link to the website of toxikology: toxlab

Prof. Dr. Elke Dopp



Cora Schmid

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