University of Hohenheim

Partner description

The University of Hohenheim (German: Universität Hohenheim) is a campus university located in the south of Stuttgart, Germany. Its primary areas of specialisation had traditionally been agricultural and natural sciences. The faculty has regularly been ranked among the best in the country, making the University of Hohenheim one of Germany's top-tier universities in these fields. The university maintains academic alliances with a number of partner universities and is involved in numerous joint research projects. The university currently pursues research in the fields of health, nutrition, agriculture, consumer protection, environmental protection, economics and communication.


Role in the project

UH will be involved in WP2, 4 & 5, namely on tasks 2.3 – development of integrated diagnostic approach, 4.1 – assessment of effects of PPP mixtures on terrestrial non-target organisms and their function, task 4.3 – trophic transfer abd bio-amplification of PPPs, and task 5.1 - Global Health Risk Assessment Toolbox. UH will focus on the side effects PPP on soil microbial communities using an ecotoxicological approach.

Involved personnel

27 De Kandeler Prof. Kandeler is Professor in Soil Biology at the Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation with >30 years of experience in soil science and soil biology. Other experiences include the standardisation of methods in soil microbiology and long-lasting experience in fund raising of national and international projects.
27 Christian Poll Dr. Poll is working in the Soil Biology group at the Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation with a research focus on pesticides, microbial C turnover, climate change impact and microbe-root interactions. He co-supervises the two SPRINT PhDs of the University of Hohenheim.
 Silhouet Dr. Ditterich supports the development of the qPCR methods.