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Dr. Kathrin Fisch

Kathrin Fisch
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 356
+49 381 5197 302

I am currently coordinating the joint project SAARUS (FS4). It is known that a large proportion of ship-based particle emissions enter the atmospheric and maritime environment unhindered. At the IOW we investigate particles for organic pollutants (e.g. PAHs), metal residues, elemental composition and ecotoxicological hazard potential.

I also participated as a Post-doc in the project MEGAPOL (FS3, FS4) and my research interest is the analysis of mordern pollutants in the marine environment. My current interest is the partioning of pharmaceuticals, personal care products (e.g. UV-filters) and pesticides between the sediment and water phase. My working area is the South China Sea.

During my Phd, I worked on developing methods (SPE, HPLC-MS/MS) for detection and the analysis of these modern pollutants in marine ecosystem.


  • analysis of modern pollutants (pharmaceuticals, UV-filter, pesticides)  in the marine environment
  • methods SPE, HPLC-MS/MS, ASE
  • method development
  • planing, execution and data analysis of experiments
  • working at sea





Mentee in the Baltic Gender Mentoring Scheme (2018-2020)


Project SAARUS