Position

Occupational Trainee

Contact Details

Phone: +61(0)409 581 906
Email:  wiebkeduerig@gmail.com
Postal:
Entox
39 Kessels Road
Coopers Plains, QLD 4108
Australia

Background

Wiebke completed her bachelor degree in Chemistry (Crime Science) at the University of Applied Science (the Netherlands). In 2012 she started her master degree in Toxicology and Environmental Health at the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands). The major research project for her master degree was focused on the comparison of diazepam sorption to different fiber coatings in solid-phase microextraction (SPME). Wiebke commenced an Entox traineeship in January 2014 in the Source and Fate of Micropollutants group to extend her knowledge on passive sampling behaviour and finalize her master studies.

Research Interests

Wiebke's research interests include developing new passive sampling techniques for pollutants in the environment (water, soil, etc.) and in biota (tissue, blood, etc.) as well as measuring concentrations of new emerging pollutants in the environment.

Selected Research Projects

Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht the Netherlands:

  • November 2012 - September 2013
  • Comparison of diazepam sorption to different fiber coatings in solid-phase microextraction under supervision of Prof. Dr. J.L.M Hermans.

Entox

  • January 2014 - August 2014
  • Developing new polymer based passive sampling tools for non-lethal biomonitoring of persistent organic pollutant exposure in marine wildlife