Award Winners



Otto Hutzinger Student Award Winners

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Kota Mukai
Department of Environmental Engineering,
Kyoto University, Kyoto
Quantification of Total Organohalogens (TOX) in Environmental Solid Samples by Using Combustion-ion Chromatography

Zainab J. Katima
Tshwane University of Technology,
Pretoria, South Africa | University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Atmospheric Levels of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDDs) in Gauteng Province, South Africa Using Passive Air Samplers

Yitao Pan
Institute of Zoology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Novel PFAS Alternatives PFECAs and PFESAs: Environmental Occurrence in Worldwide Surface Water

Lara Schultes

Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry,
Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Temporal Trends of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Baltic Cod

Khanh Hoang Nguyen

University of Birmingham, Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Biotransformation of Flame Retardant 1,2-Dibromo-4-(1,2-Dibromoethyl)cyclohexane (TBECH) in vitro by Human Liver Microsomes

Joo hui Tay

Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry,
Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Human Exposure to Legacy and Emerging Halogenated Flame Retardants via Inhalation and Dust Ingestion in a Norwegian Cohort

Franziska Heydebreck
Department for Environmental Chemistry,
Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht,
Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany.
Emission of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from a textile manufacturing plant in China

Andrew Banks
ENTOX National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology,
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Emissions of dioxins and PCBs from a diesel engine using used lubricating oil and coconut oil as diesel extenders.

Sara Giani Tagliabue
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan Italy
Binding specificity of diverse AhR ligands interpreted by Molecular Modeling

Deena Butryn
Department of Chemistry,
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
PBDE metabolism to OH-BDEs: Investigation of CYP 2B6 mechanistic variability
Binding specificity of diverse AhR ligands interpreted by Molecular Modeling

Jordan Stubleski
MTM Research Centre,
School of Science and Technology, Õrebro University, Õrebro, Sweden
Comparison of the trends in PFAS concentrations obtained from a 10 year longitudinal cohort investigation to general cross-sectional and retrospective population based studies

Da-Hye Kim
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Pusan National University
Development of extraction method for the analysis of perfluoroalkyl substances in human hair

Nicole Riddell
Man-Technology-Environment (MTM) Research Center, Örebro University,
Örebro, Sweden.
The Separation Of 2,3,7,8-Substituted Polychlorinated Dibenzo-P-Dioxins And Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans Using Supercritical Fluid Chromatography.

Chiara Calaprice
Organic & Biological Analytical Chemistry Group, University of Liège, Belgium and Department of Chemistry, Technic University of Bari, Italy.
Ultra-Trace Measurement Of Dechloranes To Investigate Food As A Route Of Human Exposure.

Chiya Nishimura
Department of Environmental Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan.
Chlorinated And Brominated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons In E-Waste Open Burning Soils In Vietnam, The Philippines, and Ghana.

Gopal Pawar
Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management,
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Dermal Bioaccessibility Of Flame Retardants Present In Indoor Dust And The Influence Of Synthetic Sweat/Sebum Mixture And Topically Applied Cosmetics.

Pascal Diefenbacher
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins In Urban Air - Atmospheric Concentrations and Emissions

Maher Ben Abda
Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France
The Use Of Zeolites As Selective Adsorbents For Dioxins In Waste Incineration Plant Emissions

Jennifer Brennan
University of California - Davis, USA
Development of an enhanced Ah receptor responsive third generation rat hepatoma CALUX cell line for detection of dioxin-like compounds.

Pascal Diefenbacher
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
Emission source strength of polychlorinated biphenyls in Zurich: A combination of long-term measurements and modeling.

Igor Eulaers
University of Antwerp, Belgium
A retrospective feather analysis for temporal trends of legacy and current-use organohalogenated compounds in Baltic white-tailed eagle Haliaeetus albicilla.

Benjamin L'Homme
University of Liege, Belgium
Validated-ready-to-use GC-MS/MS method for dioxin analysis in food and feed following new EU regulation.

Iryna Labunska
University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Food as a major source of human exposure to PBDEs around e-waste recycling sites in Eastern China.

Laura Macaulay
Duke University, USA
Developmental effects of the flame retardant metabolite, 6-OH-BDE-47, in zebrafish is mediated by down regulation of the thyroid nuclear receptor.

Dawei Geng
Örebro University, Sweden
Atmospheric Pressure Gas Chromatography (APGC) coupled to triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (MSS/MS) for the quantitative analysis of pesticides and PCBs regulated by the Stockholm Convention

Christine Steinlin
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Modeling incorporation and post-depositional processes of PCB in alpine glaciers

Jira Kongpran
Kyoto University, Japan
Determination of fluorotelomer alcohols and perfluoroalkl carboxylates in air environment in Thailand

Jongchul Kim
Postech, Republic of Korea
Concentrations of dechlorane compounds in foodstuffs obtained from retail markets and estimates of dietary intake

Nguyen Hoang Lam
Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and other perfluorinated compounds in water, sediment, plankton and fish tissues collected from main rivers and lakes in Korea

Yiqin Chen
University of Queensland, Australia
A preliminary study on assessing body of burden of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in infants through anaysis of faeces

Louise Camenzuli
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
A new environmental fate model for tropical river catchments – Application to pesticides and dioxins in the coastal plains, Queensland, Australia

Claudio Erratico
The University of British Columbia, Canada
Oxidative metabolism of BDE-47 by human liver microsomes: Role of CYP2B6

Tenzing Gyalpo
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
Using a pharmacokinetic model to interpret biomonitoring data of PBDEs in the Australian population

Benjamin L’Homme
University of Liège, Belgium
Measurement of PCB-153 and DDE in 20 µl dried-blood spots

Susan Mackintosh
State University of Buffalo, USA
Levels and bioaccumulation of halogenated flame retardants in the Lake Erie aquatic food web

Hazuki Mizukawa
Ehime University, Japan
Organohalogen compounds and those metabolites in the blood of pet dogs and cats, and their pet food

Lena Vierke
Federal Environment Agency (UBA),
Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Air-water partitioning of perfluorinated carboxylic and sulfonic acids at a wastewater treatment plant

Bieke Van Dorst
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Selection and characterization of PCB-binding DNA aptamers as novel recognition elements for bioanalytical systems

Wouter Gebbink
Environment Canada and Carleton University, Canada
Body compartment accumulation and burden and transfer to eggs of perfluoroalkyl sulfonates and carboxylates in herring gulls as an avian model

Igor Eulaers
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Legacy and current-use brominated flame retardants in the barn owl (Tyto alba)

Devanathan Gnanasekaran
Center for Marine Environmental Studies,
Ehime University, Japan
Organohalogen contaminants in dust samples from different indoor environments in india: implications on human exposure

Helena Nilsson
Technology-Environment (MTM) Research Centre,
Örebro University, Sweden
Fluorotelomer acids found in humans highly exposed to 8:2 fluorotelomer alcohol

Petr Kukucka
Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment
(Brno, Czech Republic)
Temporal and Spatial Trends of Selected POPs in Riverine Sediments:  What Can We Learn for Assessment of Risks Associated with Frequent Flood Events?

Anne Myers
University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
Analysis of Bromo/Chloro Dioxins by Gas Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS/MS)

Pamela Noyes
Duke University (Durham, NC, USA)
Impacts of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) on the Metabolism of Thyroid Hormones in Early Life Stages of Fathead Minnows
(Pimephales promelas)

Simon Roberts
Duke University (Durham, NC, USA)
Species-Specific Differences and Structure-Activity Relationships in the Debromination of PBDE Congeners among Three Fish Species

Laurence Roosens
University of Antwerp (Antwerp, Belgium)
In vitro Metabolism of HBCD Isomers by rat Liver Microsomes

Jack Thompson
University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
Comparison of PFOS and PFOA Serum Concentrations in People Undergoing Regular Venesections and in the Broader Community

Jonathen Byer
Environment Canada, Burlington, Canada
Dioxin Concentrations in American Eel (Anguilla Rostrata)
Captured in Eastern Canada

Yijun Chen
School of the Environment, Nanjing University, China
State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse,
Degradation of PBDE by Lignin Peroxidase from White Rot Fungi

Larissa Cunha
Eduardo Penna Franca Radioisotope Laboratory -
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Persistent Organic Pollutants in Eggs of Brown Booby (Sula Leucogaster, Aves: Sulidae) from Three Reproductive Colonies Along the Brazilian Coast

Antunes Fernandes
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Division Toxicology,
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
In Vitro Inhibition of Aromatase Activity and Activation of the GABA Receptor by NDL-PCBs and Their HO-Metabolites

Sarah Josefsson
Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden;
Release of PCBs and PBDEs form Different Depths in Contaminated Sediments Due to Bioturbation

Eva I Ha Loi
Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, China
Partitioning Behavior and Trophic Transfer of Perfluorinated Compounds in Hong Kong Mai Po Tidal Shrimp Ponds, China

Lutz Ahrens
GKSS Research Centre, Institute for Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
Longitudinal and Latitudinal Distribution of Polyfluorinated Compounds in Surface Water in the Atlantic Ocean

Elsa Piccinelli
Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Ambiente e del Territorio,
Universitá di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Effects of Fabric Filter and Activated Carbon on PCDD/F Congeners Distribution in Flue Gas of a Secondary Casting Aluminum Plant

Mohamed Abdallah
Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management,
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
The Effect of Light on Hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs) in Indoor Dust

Xenia Trier
Faculty of Life Sciences, Basic Sciences and Environment,
Copenhagen University, Denmark
Polymeric Type Polyfluorinated Compounds in Technical Standards and from Food Contact Materials

David Szabo
Curriculum of Toxicology,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Hexabromocyclododecane Gamma: Tissue Disposition and Elimination Kinetics in Mice

Niclas Johansson
Department of Environmental Toxicology, Uppsala University, Sweden
Neonatal Exposure to Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Affect Developmental Marker Proteins, CaMKII, Gap-43 and Synaptophysin Levels, in the Mouse Brain

Helen Engelstad Kvalem
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
Can Non-DL-PCB Concentrations in Serum be Predicted by Dietary Intake? A Validated Prediction Model

C. Bogdal
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Partitioning of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Between Air, Water, Sediment and Fish in Lake Thun (Switzerland)

Q. Chen
Department of Biostatistics,
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, USA
Serum 2,3,7,8-TCDD Concentration in a Michigan, USA Population with no Unusual Sources of Exposure

VLB Jaspers
Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
Nondestructive Biomonitoring of POPs and PBDEs in Magpies (Pica pica): Comparison of Feathers, Serum and Preen Gland

L. Linderholm
Department of Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden
Human Exposure to PCB and PCB Metabolites in a Hot-Spot Area in Eastern Slovakia

H. Takakuwa
Department of Environment Conservation, Ehime University, Japan
Profile of PCDD/Fs and PCBs in Forest Soil

L.W.Y. Yeung
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST),
Tsukuba, Japan
Persistent Perfluorinated chemicals and Total Fluorine in the Blood of Wild Rat: New Approach to Estimate Human Exposure

Christian Bogdal
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes: Congener Specific Analysis and Source Identification in a Dated Sediment Core from Lake Thun, Switzerland

Kai Hsein Chi
Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica,
Taipei, Taiwan
Effects of Asian Dust Storm Evens on Ambient PCDD/F and PCB Concentrations in Northern Taiwan

Simon Gaul
Institute of Food Chemistry, University of Höhenheim,
Stuttgart, Germany
Photolytic Dehalogenation of the Natural Product Q1 and Screening Samples for the Obtained Hexachloro Isomers

Marike Leijs
University of Amsterdam, Medical School, Netherlands
Delayed Initiation of Breast Development in Girls with Higher Prenatal Dioxin Exposure

Jenny Rattfeld
Umeå University, Department of Chemistry
Uptake in Zebrafish of a Structurally Diverse Set of Brominated Flame Retardants After Dietary Exposure

Mitsuha Yoshikane
Environmental Research Center, Tsukuba, Japan
Concentration of Perfluorochemicals in bivalves in Japan by Alkaline
Digestion Method

Ivy Moffat
University of Toronto, Canada
Slice variants of aryl hydrocarbon receptor in the dioxin resistant rat: tissue expression and transactivational activity

Anna Gulkowska
University of Gdanska, Poland
A possible influence of occupation and diet on level of perfluorinated acids in human

Anna Strid
Stockholm University, Sweden
PCDDs, PCDFs and dioxin-like PCBs in Greenland shark (somniosus microcephalus)

Stefan Voorspoels
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Biomagnification potential of PBDEs in terrestrial food chains

Anna Christiansson
Stockholm University, Sweden
Isomer specific synthesis of three nonabrominated diphenyl ethers and a chlorononabromodiphenyl ether

Britta Fängström
Department of environmental Chemistry,
Stockholm University, Sweden
A Retrospective Time Trend Study of PBDEs and PCBs in Human Milk from the Faroe Islands

Yun-Seok Kim
Nihon University, Fujisawa, Japan
Isomer-Specific Analysis of Nonylphenols with Estrogenic Activity and their Distribution in Aquatic Environment in Relation to Endocrine Disrupters

Sergio Noboru Kuriyama
Charité University Medical School, Berlin, Germany
Sex-Dependent Behavioral Changes in Rat Offspring after In Utero Administration of a Single Low Dose PBDE 47

Joachim Melcher
Institute of Food Chemistry, University of Höhenheim, Germany
Identification and Quantitation of the Halogenated Natural Product BC-3

Stefan Voorspoels
Toxicology Center, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
Brominated Flame Retardants in Birds of Prey from Flanders, Belgium

Jana Weiss
Department of environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden
PBDEs and HBCDD levels in Blood from Dutch Mothers and Infants -
Analysis of a Dutch Groningen Infant Cohort

Heather Stapleton
University of Maryland, USA
Debrominaton of Decabromodiphenyl Ether by Juvenile Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

Conny Danielsson
Umea University, Sweden
Trace Analysis of PCDD/Fs and WHO-PCBs in Food and Feed Using Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography (GCxGC)

Sachi Taniyasu

Jean-Francois Focant
Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, University of Liège, Belgium
On-line Automated PLE and Multi-column Clean-up System for PCDD/F and PCB Analysis in Food Samples

Da Qing Jin
College of Pharmacy, Yeungnam University, Kyongsan, Korea
Role of Cell Cycle Regulators in Neurotoxic Effects of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

Joelle Prange
National Research Center for Environmental Toxicology, Queensland, Australia
PCDD/Fs in the Atmosphere and combustion Material During a Forest Fire in Queensland, Australia

Hughes Preud'homme
Laboratoire de chimie Analytique (LCABIE-UMR5034)
Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Pau cedex France
Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Dibenzofurans in the Exhaust Fumes and Fly Ashes of Municipal Waste and Industrial Incinerators

Luisa Ruiz
PANKRAS II Study Group, Municipal Institute of Medical Research,
Barcelona, Spain
Correlations among Serum Concentrations of Highly Prevalent Organochlorine Compounds in Patients with Exocrine Pancreatic Cancer

Kaj Thuresson
Department of Environmental Chemistry,
Stockholm University, Sweden
Decabromodiphenyl Ether Exposure to Workers manufacturing Rubber and in an Industrial Setting Producing Rubber Coated Electric Wires

Guosheng Chen
University of Guelph, Canada
PBDE Congeners as Ah Receptor Agonists and Antagonists

Jean-Francois Focant
Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, University of Leige, Belgium
New High Capacity Disposable Silica Columns (HCDS) Instead of GPC for Automated Clean-up of Biological Fatty Matrices in PCDD/Fs and cPCBs Analysis

Caroline Gaus
National Research Center for Environmental Toxicology, Queensland, Australia
Historical PCDD/F Records in Dated Marine Sediment Cores from Queensland, Australia

Matthias Koch
Technisch Universitat Berlin, Germany
Source Identification of PCDD/Fs in Sewer Biofilm of Industrial and Municipal Sewage

Merja Korkalaien
National Public Health Institute, Laboratory of Toxicology,
Kuopio, Finland
Molecular Cloning of the Hamster Ah Receptor Reveals a Unique Q-Rich Subdomain Structure

Jane M. Rogers
Department of Environmental Toxicology,
University of California, Davis, USA
Application of a Human Ovarian Cell Bioassay for the Detection and Analysis of Estrogen-Toxicant Interactions

S. Skopp
Organic Analytical Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
Enantioselective Metabolism of Four Toxaphene Congeners in Rat After Intravenous Administration

Teija Strandman
National Public Health Institute, Division of Environmental Health,
Kuopio, Finland
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Placenta and Human Milk

Sheyl A. Tittlemier
Centre for Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Carleton University,
Ottawa, Canada
Examination of the Bioaccumulation of Halogenated Dimethyl Bipyrroles in an Arctic Marine food Chain Using Nitrogen Stable Isotope Analysis

Begoña Jiménez
Institute of Organic Chemistry (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Levels of 2,3,7,8-substituted PCDD and PCDF in cetaceans from the Mediterranean Sea

Sonya Skopp
University of Basel, Switzerland
Ion Trap MS/MS detection: A sensitive and selective alternative for the analysis of toxaphenes and chlorinated paraffins.

Nobua Takeda
Kyoto University, Japan
Measures to prevent emissions of PCDDs/DFs and co-planar PCBs from crematories in Japan

Katsuya Kawamoto
Kanto Gakuin University, Japan
Dioxins formation on fly ash of pyrolysis-melting process for MSW (II) – Characterization based on congener and isomer pattern.

Gunilla Soderstrom
Umea University, Sweden
Fire of a flame retarded TV

Juliane Schaar
Martin Luther University, Germany
Effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyls on bone growth

Bernhard Henning
University of Kentucky, USA
PCB-mediated Endothelial Cell Dysfunction: Implications in Atherosclerosis

Matthias Koch
Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
Source identification of PCDD/Fs in a sewage treatment plant of a German village

Mina Forouhandeh-Gever
Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Does perinatal exposure to background levels of dioxins have a lasting effect on the human dentition?

Christina Dassi
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
AHR response to TCDD in humans

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Per Andersson
Institute of Environmental Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden
Low Temperature Catalytic Destruction of PCDD/F in Flue Gas from Waste Incineration

Bert van Bavel
Institute of Environmental Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden
Results from the Third Round of the International Intercalibration Study on PCDDs, PCDFs and Planar PCBs: Part 2 Soil/Sewage Sludge

Anders Bignert
Contaminant Research Group, Swedish Museum of Natural History,
Stockholm, Sweden
Similar Decreasing Rate of OCs in Both Eutrophic and Oligotrophic Environments - A Result of Atmospheric Degradation?  Part II

Karin Karlson
Department of Zoology, Institute of Applied Environmental Research,
Stockholm University, Sweden
Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Contaminants and Methyl Sulfone Metabolites in Harbour Porpoises (Phoecoena phoecena) in Swedish Waters

Isamu Kawakami
Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Tokyo, Japan
Two Investigations of Dioxin Emission from the Incineration of Waste and PVC

Ulrika Örn
Department of Environmental chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden
Synthesis of Some 14C-Labelled Brominated Flame Retardants

Anuschka Polder
Department of Pharmacology, Microbiology and Food Hygiene,
Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology,
Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine, Oslo, Norway
PCBs, Toxaphenes and other Chlorinated Pesticides in Human Milk from the Archangels district, Russia

Masaru Tanaka
Department of Waste Management Engineering,
National Institute of Public Health, Tokyo, Japan
Dioxins from Waste Incinerators and Control Measures Against Them

Gavin W. Ten Tusscher
Neonatology Department, Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Open Chemical Combustion Results in Local Increased Incidence of Orofacial Clefts

Peter Behnisch
Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Tubingen, Germany
Occurrence of Non-ortho, Mono-ortho and Di-ortho Substituted PCB Congeners in Polecats, Stone Martens and Badgers from the State of Baden-Wirttemberg, Germany

Kathrin Mahnke
Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Tubingen, Germany
Biomass - an Important Source for Global PCDD/F-Emission?

Roland Weber
Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Tubingen, Germany
Quantum Chemical and Metabolic Studies towards an Explanation of the Exceptional Status of the 2,3,7,8-Positions in Dibenzodioxin

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