- Sewage epidemiology based on the analysis of influent/ effluent wastewater and sewage sludge to monitor and interpret socio-economic patterns
- Fate of emerging contaminants during wastewater treatment and advanced oxidation processes. Identification of transformation products formed through the application of various processes (e.g. biodegradation, chlorination, ozonation, photodegradation, etc)
- Wide scope-target and suspect screening on water, sediments and biota collected from the marine environment (e.g. Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea etc)
- Wide scope-target and suspect screening on wastewater, river water, ground water, river sediment and biota samples to assist river basin management (e.g. Monitoring of Danube river, Don river, Dniester river, Asopos river, etc)
- Investigation of emerging substances in liver and muscles of specimens collected by Environment Specimen Banks and Natural History Museums (LIFE APEX project)
- Establishment of global early-warning network to reveal the occurrence of emerging substances in the environment
- Investigation of the influence of environmentally relevant pHs in the toxicity of ionisable organic compounds (IOC) in aquatic organisms (Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Daphnia magna, Lemna minor) through toxicokinetics (toxicity, uptake, biotransformation) approaches.
- Application of metabolomics workflows to detect and identify metabolites which are related to the exposure of xenobiotics and their association with metabolic pathways.
- Ecotoxicological prediction models to derive acute toxicity data and P-PNEC thresholds