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    Prof. Dr. agr. habil. Elke Dopp  

University Duisburg-Essen
Medical Faculty

Hygiene and Occupational Medicine / Toxicology

Hufelandstrasse 55
45122 Essen


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CURRENT APPOINTMENT Scientist and Lecturer at University Duisburg-Essen
2001-2002 Habilitation, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock, Germany
1990-1992 Ph.D., Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Rostock, Germany
1985-1990 Diploma, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Rostock, Germany
02/2000-present Lecturer for Environmental Toxicology and Environmental Hygiene at the University of Duisburg-Essen
02/2002 Qualification as University lecturer (Habilitation procedure finished)
12/2000 Habilitation thesis submitted
02/2000-present Scientist at the University of Essen, Institute of Hygiene and Occupational Health, Head of the Division "In vitro- and Molecular Toxicology"
04/1999-02/2000 Visiting scientist at the University of Essen, Institute of Hygiene and Occupational Health
04/1998-12/2000 Habilitandin (german status to qualify as a university lecturer) Department of Biology, University of Rostock, Germany
10/1998-12/1998 Visiting scientist at the University of Calgary, Department of Pathology, Canada
08/1995-12/1995 Visiting scientist at the University of Riverside, Department of Entomology, USA
07/1994-08/1994 Visiting scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA
10/1993-04/1998 Post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Department of Biology, University of Rostock, Germany
01/1993-10/1993 Representative leader of a laboratory for micromanipulation and genom analysis of cattle embryos, Embryotransfer station (cattle) in Gnewitz (Mecklenburg/Vorpommern), Germany
2003-2005 Genotoxicity of metal(loid)organic compounds in human cells (Hartwig, Dopp, Rettenmeier), project within the research group "Metal(loid)organic compounds in the environment" at the University of Essen (DFG)
2002-2005 Genotoxicity of quartz-containing particles (DFG, DO 332/3-1)
2001-2003 Member of the Research Group: "Metal(oid) organic compounds in the environment", own project: Genotoxicity of metal(oid) organic compounds in vivo and in vitro (DFG, Project number: FOR 415/1-1)
2000-2001 Investigations about the genotoxic potency of bentonite particles (Winkler-Stiftung of Occupational Medicine, Germany)
1998-2000 Cytogenetic effects in mammalian cells caused by environmental pollutants (HSP III, M/V, Germany)
1997-1998 Induction of apoptosis in human mesothelial cell cultures in vitro caused by
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Arbeits- und Umweltmedizin (DGAUM)
  • Gesellschaft für Umwelt- und Mutationsforschung (GUM)
  • European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS)
  • European Tissue Culture Society (ETCS)
  • Gesellschaft für Zell- und Gewebezüchtung (GZG)
2012-present Lecturer at the Medical Faculty of the University Duisburg as well as at the Faculty of Biology
2001-2012 Lecturer and student courses for Medical students in Occupational Hygiene, Medical Faculty of University Essen 
Advisor for Diploma-, Master-, Bachelor and PhD-students


Teaching assistant in Cell biology for 3. and 4. year students of Biology (6 weeks/semester) at the University of Rostock
Advisor for Diploma- and PhD students





  • Actively engaged in the research of chemical, biochemical and molecular aspects of the toxicity of occupational and environmental pollutants (airborne particulates, fibers, organometalloids, environmental estrogens and other) since 1993
  1. Cell culture
  2. Genetic Toxicology
  3. Biomarkers for human risk assessment analysis








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