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Sophie Oster

PhD student
Building C1, Room 101e

Research Interests:

Aquatic ecotoxicology

Indirect effects of chemical contamination in lotic ecosystems

Trophic cascades between lotic biofilm and their primary consumers (grazer)


Current Research Project:

My PhD Project: Direct and indirect effects of herbicides and antibiotics on lotic biofilm communities and their primary consumers


Professional History:

  • Since 2020 PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany


  • 2017-2019 Master of Science in Ecotoxicology at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany), Grade: 1.0, Degree with honors


Master thesis: Endocrine effects of an advanced wastewater treatment plant using effect-based methods in situ and in vitro.


  • 2014-2017 Bachelor of Science in Biology at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany), Grade: 1.8


Bachelor thesis: Comparative analysis of the mutagenic potential of dissolved and particle bound contaminants in the catchment area of the Wurm River.


  • 2012-2014: Apprenticeship to Verterinary Assistant at the Veterinary clinic Dr. Ursula Rullof (Wemmetsweiler, Germany)



  • 10/2020 PhD scholarship (for 3 years) of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt - DBU)


  • 06/2020 PhD scholarship (for 4 months) of the University of Koblenz-Landau (Anschubstipendium für Nachwuchswissenschaftler)


  • 2018 Deans List of the RWTH Aachen University: Top 5 % of students