- Nano- and microplastics in the environment
- Analysis of organic and inorganic micropollutants
- Antibiotic resistance in the environment
- Microbial communities in water, soils and sediments
The GR-CEL is equipped with cutting-edge instruments for the analysis of organic and inorganic compounds in various matrices.
Microplastics in mountain lakes – is our drinking water in danger?
Our study on microplastics in mountain lakes in collaboration with the NGO Sail & Explore and ETHZ highlighted on SRF 2.
Recovering precious metals contained in e-waste thanks to bacteria
Interview of Dr. P. Rossi on RTS La 1ère on the use of bacteria to recover technology critical elements from electronic waste
Fish are being increasingly exposed to endocrine disrupters
Microplastics, owing to their chemical properties, can carry micropollutants into a fish’s digestive system where they are subsequently released through the action of its gastric and intestinal fluids. EPFL scientists, working in association with other research institutes, have studied this process by looking specifically at progesterone – often pointed to as an endocrine disrupter.