Professional summary

Marianne's research interests are different aspects of environmental hazard and risk assessment of emerging pollutants — metals, ionic liquids, metal nanoparticles, pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals — in soils and aquatic systems. She investigates their impacts on different levels of complexity, i.e. in vitro cytotoxicity studies, single species studies (algae, bacteria, plants and soil invertebrates) up to a community level (soil and freshwater microbial communities).

Marianne is also focused on the bioavailability of compounds as well as mixture toxicity assessment. Her research career was developed through different academic, NGO and industry funded projects at the Center for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technologies, University of Bremen, Germany, and the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Between 2012 and 2014, the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford hosted her EU-funded Marie Curie Fellowship and then employed her as an Ecotoxicologist. She was mainly working on EU funded projects (NanoFASE, ACEnano, NanoCommons, GRACIOUS, caLIBRAte) studying fate and toxicity of nanomaterials to improve environmental effect and risk assessment schemes. Since March 2021 she has worked as a scientific officer at the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki.

Other Publications

Schultz CL, Gray J, Verweij R, Busquets-Fite M, Puntes V, Svendsen C, Lahive E, Matzke M. (2018) Aging reduces the toxicity of pristine but not sulphidised silver nanoparticles in soil bacteria. Environmental Science:Nano

Fernandez-Cruz ML, Hernandes-Morena D, Catalan J, Cross RK, Stockmann-Juvala H, Cabellos J, Ferraz N, Ixquierdo JJ, Navas JM, Park M, Matzke M, Svendsen C, Janer G. (2018) Quality evaluation of nanomaterial studies for human ad environmental hazard assessment - the GUIDEnano approach; Environmental Science: Nano

Sekine, R, Moore KL, Matzke M, Valloton P, Jiang H, Hughes GM, Kirby JK, Donner E, Grovenor CRM, Svendsen C, Lombi E (2017). Complementary imaging of silver nanoparticle interactions with green algae: Dark-Field Microscopy, Electron microscopy and nanoscale secondary-ion mass spectrometry. ACS Nano, 

Kroll A, Matzke M, Rybicki M, Obert-Rauser P, Burkart C, Jurkschat K, Verweij R, Sgier L, Jungmann D, Backhaus T, Svendsen C (2015): Mixed messages: Exposure dynamics and effects of silver nitrate and silver nanoparticles in benthic microbial communities in artificial indoor streams. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 

Matzke M, Stolte S, Böschen A, Filser J (2008): Mixture effects and predictability of combination effects of ionic liquids as well as ionic liquids and cadmium on terrestrial plants (Triticum aestivum) and limnic green algae (Scenedesmus vacuolatus). Green Chemistry, 10 (7), 784-792