Dr Astrid Fischer

Dr Astrid Fischer

Research Fellow - Analytical Chemistry

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


Research Fellow in Analytical Chemistry

I work on the MINIMISE project, a NERC funded project that investigates the current and future impacts of micro-plastics on marine shelf ecosystems around the UK. My role in the project is to synthesize radio-labelled plastic particles to be used in ecotoxicological research. My background is in marine science, in particular the importance of climate change in marine ecosystems. I have investigated the importance of plankton in the marine food chain since 2000.



PhD in chemistry from Delft University of Technology (2009)

MSc in chemistry from University of Amsterdam (1999)

BSc in chemical technology from Hogeschool Rotterdam & Omstreken (1997)

Other training

Health Physics Level 3

Roles on external bodies

NMBAQC technical secretary 2013-2017