Institute of Evolution and Ecology (EvE)

Hannah Schmieg, MSc


Room: 316, 2nd floor, Auf der Morgenstelle 5

(+49) 07071-29-78806

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Aim of the study

In context of the project Eff-Pharm my study aims to evaluate the effect of the beta-blocker metoprolol in juvenile brown trout (Salmo trutta f. fario). Metoprolol is a widely used pharmaceutical that is frequently detected in surface waters. Nevertheless, the potential effects of metoprolol on aquatic organisms are mostly unknown. Therefore, I will examine the changes in the level of the stress protein Hsp70, changes in the cAMP level and histopathological alterations of brown trout exposed to metoprolol.