Head of the Department

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Brunhilde Blömeke

Biography

Prof. Dr. Blömeke is a toxicologist with a special interest in the molecular mechanisms of environmental agents on human health. She took up her studies of biology at the University of Cologne and continued her courses in Hamburg. She holds a Master´s degree in biology from the University of Hamburg and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Hamburg. Her postdoctoral training (1992-1996) was completed at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda (USA). She was awarded her academic qualification as a professor (Habilitation and Venia legendi) for Molecular Toxicology from RWTH Aachen University in February 2002. Since August 2003 she is full Professor of Ecotoxicology and Toxicology and appointed Head of the Department of Environmental Toxicology, Faculty VI, Trier University.

Dr. Blömeke has a special interest in extra-hepatic organ toxicity focusing her entire career on human lung and on skin. Her research concentrates on the assessment of the occupational and personal relevance of chemicals based on their molecular effects, chemical structure, metabolism and crossreactivity to related compounds. Acknowl­edging that disease occurrence is not solely determined by exposure but that individual differences in sus­ceptibility exist, one major goal is introducing the concept of molecular epidemiology and individual sus­ceptibility into the areas of immunotoxicology and xenobiotic metabolism.

Contact

phone: 0651 201 3781 or 0651 201 3782

fax: 0651 201 3780

mail: bloemeke@uni-trier.de

consultation hours: by appointment

(please contact marschollekuni-trierde)

 

postal address

Universität Trier - FB VI Umwelttoxikologie

54286 Trier

Germany