Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2020
    President, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • 2017 – 2020
    Vice-president, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • 2011 – 2017
    Director, Institute F.A. Forel, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • Since 2010
    Full Professor, Institute F.A. Forel, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • 2004 – 2010
    Professor, fellow of SNSF, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2001 – 2004
    Lecturer Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • 1999 – 2001
    Post-doc, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • 1993 – 1997
    Assistant, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

  • 1993
    PhD in Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

  • 1988
    Master in Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected publications

  • V.I. Slaveykova, S. Majumdar, N. Regier, W. Li, A.A. Keller “Metabolomic responses of green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of inorganic and methylmercury” Environ. Sci. Technol. 55, 6, 3876–3887 (2021).

  • G. Cheloni, V.I. Slaveykova “Morphological plasticity in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and acclimation to micropollutant stress” Aq. Toxicol., 231, 105711 (2021).

  • W. Liu, S. Majumdar, W. Li, A.A. Keller, V.I. Slaveykova “Metabolomics for early detection of stress in freshwater alga Poterioochromonas malhamensis exposed to silver nanoparticles” Sci Rep 10, 20563 (2020).

  • W. Liu, I. Worms, V.I. Slaveykova “Interaction of silver nanoparticles with antioxidant enzymes” Environ. Sci.-Nano 7, (5), 1507-1517 (2020).

  • M.T. Li, W. Liu, V.I. Slaveykova “NanoTiO2 materials mitigate mercury uptake and effects on green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in mixture exposure” Aquat. Toxicol. 224, 105502 (2020).

  • I.A.M. Worms, H.E. Chmiel, J. Traber, N. Tofield-Pasche, V.I. Slaveykova “Dissolved organic matter and associated trace metal dynamics from river to lake, under ice-covered and ice-free conditions” Environ. Sci. Technol. 53 (24), 14134-14143 (2019).

  • J. Saavedra, S. Stoll, V.I. Slaveykova “Influence of nanoplastic surface charge on eco-corona formation, aggregation and toxicity to freshwater zooplankton” Environ. Poll. 252, 715-722 (2019).

  • G. Cheloni, V. Gagnaux, V.I. Slaveykova “Species-species interactions modulate copper toxicity under different visible light conditions” Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 170, 771-777 (2019).

  • D. Hug Peter, S. Sardy, J. Diaz Rodrigues, E. Castella, V. I. Slaveykova “Modeling whole body trace metal concentrations in aquatic invertebrate communities: A trait-based approach” Environ. Poll., 233, 419-428 (2018).

  • M. Heinlaan, M. Muna, K. Juganson, O. Oriekhova, S. Stoll, A. Kahru, A., V.I. Slaveykova “Exposure to sublethal concentrations of Co3O4 and Mn2O3 nanoparticles induced elevated metal body burden in Daphnia magna” Aq. Toxicol. 189, 123-133 (2017).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • DEEPEN – Deciphering the role of freshwater phytoplankton in metallic nanoparticle transformations

  • PHYTAMBA – Elucidating the role of phytoplankton in aquatic Hg biotic and abiotic transformations

  • Green Breath Box – Insights into biogeochemical cycles environment, and sustainability

  • AF4-Frontiers – New environmental flow field-flow fractionation multi-detection platform for expanding the frontiers in trace element biogeochemistry and ecotoxicology”

  • EduNET (Educational network for sustainable water resources)

  • PhyMetaMer – “Phytoplankton metabolomics to uncover cellular responses to Hg compounds”

  • BIOMER – Bioavailability of mercury species to phytoplankton

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Commission “Research Networks” of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCANT), since 2020

  • Founding member and member of the managing board of the section "Chemistry and the Environment " of Swiss Chemical Society, since 02/2019.

  • Evaluation committee for Postdoc.Mobility programme, SNSF since 2018

  • Evaluation panel Life – biosciences, health and the environment, Academy of Finland, 2018 – 2020

  • International Science Advisory Board of the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia, since 2016

  • Scientific council, Foundation Rovaltain – for research in environmental toxicology, France, since 2016

  • Science advisory board of Environmental Science: Nano (RCS), since 2016


You can only see the contact information of the academics in the database if you are a registered user of AcademiaNet.
Please register here


  1. Read what our members say about AcademiaNet.

Follow us

No more excuses!

  1. Please download the brochure "No more excuses" and read more about female experts in Europe, and about AcademiaNet.

Similar profiles

  1. Dr. Cristina Afonso

    Physical sciences

  2. Prof. Dr. Monika Aidelsburger

    Physical sciences, Quantum simulation, Ultracold atoms

  3. Dr. Chantal Abergel

    Biological and related sciences, Physical sciences, Environmental virology, Molecular and structural biology, biochemistry

  4. Prof. Patrizia Agostinis

    Biological and related sciences, Health, Cell Biology, Cellular signaling, Cancer biology, Cancer therapy

Academia Net