Tanja Schwerdtle

University of Potsdam, Germany
Lecture Title: 
"Toxicity of arsenolipids: insights from cells, flies, worms and mice"

born on the 25th of February 1975 in Pforzheim
married, 1 child (Maya, 21.11.2007)

Qualifications and Scientific Career
10/1994 – 10/1996 Study of Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe
10/1996 – 11/1999 Study of Food Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe
Diploma in Food Chemistry
10/1999 – 12/2002 PhD at the Institute of Food Chemistry and Toxicology (Prof. Dr. A. Hartwig), University of Karlsruhe (summa cum laude)
01/2003 – 03/2004 Senior Scientist at the Institute of Food Chemistry and Toxicology, University of Karlsruhe
04/2004 – 08/2008 Senior Scientist (C1) at the Institute of Food Technology and Food Chemistry, TU Berlin
(11/2007 – 05/2008 parental leave due to prematurity of child)
08/ – 09/2005, 07/2007 Guest Scientist in the team of Dr. G. Dianov at the Medical Research Council Harwell, Oxford/UK
06/2008 Offer („Ruf“) for a W2-Professorship in Food Chemistry, University of Bonn (declined)
09/2008 – 09/2013 W2-Professorship in Food Chemistry, University of Münster
since 10/2013 W3-Professorship in Food Chemistry, University of Potsdam, Institute of Nutritional Science, Chair Food Chemistry

Important Awards
2004 Young Scientist Award of the German Environmental Mutagen Society (GUM)
2005 Josef-Schormüller Award of the Society of Food Chemistry (LChG), part of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
2008 Kurt-Täufel Young Scientist Award of the Society of Food Chemistry (LChG), part of (GDCh)
2009/2012 Student's Faculty Teaching Award (“Goldener Brendel”), Chemistry Department, WWU Münster

General Research Area and Current Research Topics
Establishment, further development and application of state-of-the art in vitro and in vivo test systems; modes of action of metal(loid)s induced neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity; cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and epigenetic testing; toxicokinetics (including cellular metabolism) testing; effect and exposure biomarkers; metal(loid) analysis and speciation in biological samples; food safety and risk assessment

Membership in Scientific Committees and Boards
since 2000 Member of the German Society for Research on DNA Repair (DGDR)
09/2006-09/2014 General Secretary, 2014 – 2016 Vice President
since 2000 Member of the German Environmental Mutagen Society (GUM)
2009 – 2015 Vice President
since 2000 Member of European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMGS)
since 2004 Member of the Society of Food Chemistry (LChG), part of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
since 2006 Member of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS)
since 09/2007 Member of the Advisory Board, since 2015 Vice President
since 2013 Co-Editor of the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
since 2015 Selected Member of the EFSA CONTAM Panel
since 2017 Chair of the Advisory Board of BFR