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

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