SETAC Europe 2014: Young Scientist Award for Steffi Boehme

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Steffi Boehme has won the prize for the best presentation at the SETAC Europe conference 2014 in Basel for her talk: "Visualization of silver nanoparticle uptake by Laser-Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry".


Since 2012, Steffi Boehme works as a PhD at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in the Department of Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology. In close cooperation with the Department of Analytical Chemistry, she developed a new LA-ICP-MS based technique to detect the uptake of nanoparticles in environmental organisms in a quantitative manner. This method allows gaining knowledge of the mechanisms behind the uptake and distribution processes taking place in the organisms. Furthermore, a correlation to the occurrence of biological effects is possible by this visualization approach.


The prize is financed by the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) and includes price money of 1.000 euros.

 

Steffi Boeme
Visualization images on the distribution patterns of silver nanoparticles,
Steffi Boehme/UFZ