Institut für Evolution und Ökologie

Stefanie Jacob



PhD candidate


Aim of the study

My phd is part of the Effect-Net project (Effect Network in Water Research). This project investigates the effects of highly consumed chemicals for lifestyle diseases in aquatic ecosystems. My work focuses on the effects of metformin (antidiabetic) and sucralose (artificial sweetener) on endemic aquatic organisms as the brown trout (Salmo trutta f. fario) and the big ramshorn snail (Planorbarius corneus). For the evaluation of the chemicals’ influence on the organisms several biomarkers are used, for example the histopathological investigation of central metabolic organs and changes in the stress protein level.