M.Sc. Antonia Weltmeyer

Ecotoxicology of mulch films in the terrestrial environment and their interaction with pesticides (iMulch project, EFRE, website: imulch.eu)

Room: 42C035
Phone: +49 (0) 241 / 80 – 26686
(ESA) Institute for Environmental Research, RWTH Aachen University Worringerweg 1 52074 Aachen Deutschland

Curriculum vitae

03/2019 - today Doctoral studies, Project iMulch, funded by EFRE 
                              RWTH Aachen University 

10/2016 - 03/2019 Ecotoxicology, M. Sc. 
                                 Thesis title: Persistent organic pollutants in the green turtle 
                                 chelonia mydas - Distribution and dioxin-like activity 
                                 RWTH Aachen University 

10/2013 - 09/2016 Environmental Science, B. Sc. 
                                  Thesis title: Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: Correlation of the 
                                  Chemistry of Polyelectrolytes and Layer Thickness 
                                  University of Greifswald 


Study accompanying activities

02/2020 (one week) Attendance at PhD Winter School Topic: Plastic in the environment
                                     - Sources, sinks and possible solutions 

11/2018 - 03/2019 Study Assistant, Projekt: Demonstrationsvorhaben Ozonung 
                                  des Abwassers auf der Kläranlage Aachen-Soers 
                                  RWTH Aachen University 

06/2018 - 07/2018 Research internship at the Institute of Biology: Assessment 
                                  of effects and multixenobiotic resistance activity of eight 
                                  pesticides to the earthworm Eisenia andrei 
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University (Osijek, Croatia) 

03/2018 - 06/2018 Student Assistant, Project: Sullied Sediments 
                                  Hamburg University of Applied Sciences 

02/2018 - 03/2018 Research intership at the Institute for Environmental 
                                  Research, Project: Assessment of biodegradation of 
                                  4-n-Dodecyltrimethylammonium chloride in surface 
                                  RWTH Aachen University 

02/2018 - 04/2018 Student Assistant, Project: Impact of the vertical distribution 
                                  on the population dynamics of Folsomia candida 
                                  (Collembola) - implications on the risk assessment of plant 
                                  protection products 
                                  RWTH Aachen University 



Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Member since 2018


Velki M., Weltmeyer A., Seiler TB., Hollert H. (2019). Acute toxicities and effects on multixenobiotic resistance activity of eight pesticides to the earthworm Eisenia andrei. Environ Sci Pollut Res 26: 4821. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-3959-x

Poster and Presentations

Weltmeyer, A., Dogruer, G., Covaci, A., Hollert, H.,Weijs, L. (2019) Occurrence and distribution of persistent organic pollutants and MeO-PBDEs in tissues of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) from Australia, SETAC Europe in Helsinki (Finland)

Weltmeyer, A., Holzmann, H., Smith, K. (2019) Biodegradation of 4-n- Dodecyltrimethylammonium chloride in surface water according to OECD No. 309, Young Environmental Scientist Meeting in Ghent (Belgium)

Velki, M.,Weltmeyer, A., Lackmann, C., Seiler, T.-B., Hollert, H. (2018) Acute toxicity of 10 pesticides to earthworm Eisenia andrei and their effects on the efflux pump activity, Croatian Biological Congress in Porec (Croatia)

Sill, A., Paßvogel, M., Weltmeyer, A., Soltwedel, O., Azinfar, A., Nestler, P., Helm, C. (2017) Composition of polyanion mixtures influence exponential growth of polyelectrolyte multilayers, DPG-Tagung in Dresden (Germany)