Researcher biography

Veronika is a Global Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Fellow carrying out her research between QAEHS and Free University of Berlin. In her fellowship, she investigates how microplastics and plastic additives behave and impact the soil environment.

Veronika completed her PhD at QAEHS in 2017. During her PhD, she focused on quantifying facilitated transport processes of super-hydrophobic organic contaminants, such as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, in soil. Following her PhD, she completed two postdoctoral positions in Europe.

At RECETOX, Masaryk University, Veronika expanded her research to human biomonitoring specifically exploring sample preparation techniques for human matrixes to quantify a wide range of xenobiotic contaminants using advanced analytical tools such as GC-HRMS. At the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), she developed targeted trace analytical methods for biota samples using GC-HRMS and explored contaminant patterns in marine mammal organs using suspect screening approaches.