Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992 – 1997
    Diploma studies in Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1997 – 2001
    Scientific collaborator and PhD student, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2001
    Visiting research scholar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Environmental Energy Technology Division, USA

  • 2001 – 2002
    Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2002 – 2004
    Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland & Department of Environmental Chemistry, Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland

  • 2006 – 2007
    Visiting researcher at the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA

  • 2004 – 2010
    Oberassistentin (Research assistant professor), Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant, Dynamics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland & Department of Environmental Chemistry, Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland

  • since 2010
    Senior scientist and research group leader, Exposure modeling group, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Fenner, K.; Canonica, S.; Wackett, L. P.; Elsner, M. (2013). Evaluating Pesticide Degradation in the Environment: Blind Spots and Emerging Opportunities. Science 341, 752-758.

  • Helbling, D. E.; Johnson, D. R.; Honti, M.; Fenner, K. (2012). Micropollutant Biotransformation Kinetics Associate with WWTP Process Parameters and Microbial Community Characteristics. Environmental Science and Technology 46, 10579-10588.

  • Loos, M.; Krauss, M.; Fenner, K. (2012). Pesticide Non-extractable Residue Formation in Soil – Insights from Inverse Modeling of Degradation Time Series. Environmental Science and Technology 46, 9830-9837.

  • Helbling, D. E.; Ackermann, M.; Fenner, K.; Kohler, H.-P. K.; Johnson, D. R. (2012). The Activity Level of a Microbial Community Function Can Be Predicted form Its Metatranscriptome. International Society of Microbial Ecology Journal 6, 902-904.

  • Escher, B. and Fenner, K. (2011). Recent Advances in the Environmental Risk Assessment of Transformation Products. Environmental Science and Technology 45, 3835-3847.

  • Kern, S.; Singer, H.; Hollender, J.; Schwarzenbach, R.; Fenner, K. (2011). Assessing Exposure to Transformation Products of Soil-Applied Organic Contaminants in Surface Water: Comparison of Model Predictions and Field Data. Environmental Science and Technology 45, 2833-2841.

  • Kern, S.; Baumgartner, R.; Helbling, D. E.; Hollender, J.; Singer, H.; Loos, M.; Schwarzenbach, R.; Fenner, K. (2010). A Tiered Procedure for Assessing the Formation of Biotransformation Products of Pharmaceuticals and Biocidies During Activated Slduge Treatment. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 12(11), 2100-2111.

  • Helbling, D.; Hollender J.; Kohler H.-P.; Fenner K. (2010b). A Structure-Based Interpretation of Biodegradation Pathways of Amide-Containing Compounds. Environmental Science and Technology 44(17), 6628-6635.

  • Helbling, D.; Hollender J.; Kohler H.-P.; Fenner K. (2010a). High-Throughput Identification of Microbial Transformation Products of Organic Micropollutants. Environmental Science and Technology 44(17), 6621-6627.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • PROduCTS – Predicting environment-specific biotransformation of chemical contaminants (Funding: EU, ERC-CoG)

  • EnviPath – Next-generation environmental biotransformation pathway prediction system (Funding: SNSF/DFG)

  • Improved strategy to assess chemical persistence at the sediment-water interface (Funding: Cefic LRI)

  • Experimental evaluation and further development of a computer-based biodegradation pathway prediction system for chemical pollutants (Funding: SNSF)

  • KoMet – Combined modeling and measurement approach for the identification of relevant transformation products in water resources (Funding: Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, Bafu)

  • ERAPharm (Environmental Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals) (Funding: EU)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of Fachausschuss Umweltrelevante Transformationsprozesse im Wasserkreislauf des HAIII der Deutschen Wasserchemische Gesellschaft, since 2010

  • Member of the scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)/Panel on additives and products of substances used in animal feed (FEEDAP), 2005-2008

  • Member of the OECD/UNEP Expert Group on the Use of Multimedia Models for POPs and PBT Assessment, 2001-2004

Additional qualifications

  • Nachdiplomstudium in Betriebswissenschaften, ETH Zürich


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • 2 daughters


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