Alexandra Kroll

Kroll_klDr. Alexandra Kroll
Environmental Toxicology Eawag
Ueberlandstrasse 133
P. O. Box 611
8600 Duebendorf Switzerland
Phone +41 58 765 5487
Fax +41 58 765 5028
Office BU‐F20

Current research

  • Fate and effects of engineered nanoparticles in periphyton
  • Characteristics of freshwater periphyton
  • Influence of lead on the

Scientific life

  • since November 2012: SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) Ambizione Fellow in the Department of Environmental Toxicology, Eawag
    Fate and effects of engineered nanoparticles in stream periphyton
  • 2010-2012: PostDoc in the Department of Environmental Toxicology, Eawag
  • 2010: Project assistant, CeNTech GmbH Münster, Germany
  • 2006-2009: PhD student, Department of Medicine B, Westfälische Wilhelms‐Universität Münster, Germany
    Thesis: In vitro toxicity screening of engineered nanoparticles
  • 2005-2008: German diploma “Applied environmental sciences” (distance education), University of Koblenz‐Landau, Germany
    Thesis: Reflection of endotoxin concentration and chemical composition of particulate matter in cellular reactions
  • 2005-2006: Research assistant, Institut des Sciences du Végétal (ISV), CNRS, Gif‐sur‐Yvette, France
  • 2000-2004: German diploma “Biology”, Ruprecht‐Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Thesis: Characterization of the B. vulgaris Vacuolar H+‐Type ATPase Subunit c Isoform 1 Promoter


  • 2012-2015: SNSF Ambizione Fellow
  • 2005-2006: ADOPT fellowship (EU Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Training)

Selected activities

  • Speaker of the Committee on Gender Equity and Equal Opportunity at Eawag since May 2011 (
  • Member of the organising committee of the conference “NanoBio‐Europe 2010″, Münster, Germany
  • Invited talk “In vitro toxicity screening of engineered nanoparticles” at the conference “Sino‐German Frontiers of Science” (SINOGFOS) der Humboldt‐Gesellschaft, Potsdam, Deutschland 14‐17/05/2009
  • Invited seminar “Ethics in Nanotechnology” at the “Nanosciences in Ile de France Summer school”; Paris, Le Tremblay sur Mauldre, Frankreich 22‐27/06/2008
  • Invited talk “The role of CDC20 isoforms in A. thaliana cell cycle regulation and development”; 30th FEBS Congress & 9th IUBMB Conference; Budapest, Hungary 02‐07/05/2005