M.Sc. Antonia Weltmeyer

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

Room: 108
Phone: +49 (0) 241 / 80 – 26686
(ESA) Institute for Environmental Research, RWTH Aachen University Kackertstraße 10 52072 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 water 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


Chaousis S., Leusch F., Limpus C., Nouwens A., Weijs L., Weltmeyer A., Covaci A. und van de Merwe J. (2022): Novel Non-Targeted Proteomics Reveals Altered Immune Response in Geographically Distinct Populations of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia Mydas), SSRN Electronic Journal. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.114352

Weltmeyer A., Dogruer G., Hollert H., Townsend J. O. K., Covaci A. und Weijs L. (2021): Distribution and toxicity of persistent organic pollutants and methoxylated polybrominated diphenylethers in different tissues of the green turtle Chelonia mydas., Environmental Pollution. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.116795

Sill A., Nestler P., Weltmeyer A., Paßvogel M., Neuber S., Helm C.A.(2020) Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films from Mixtures of Polyanions: Different Compositions in Films and Deposition Solutions, Macromulecules 53: 7107. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01089

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., Heimbach I., Eppert M. und Roß-Nickoll M. (2022) Influence of Polyethylene Microplastics on Acute Toxicity of Tebuconazole on Different Earthworms, SETAC Europe in Kopenhagen (DEN).

Weltmeyer A., Kämpfer C., Seiler T.-B., Hollert H. und Roß-Nickoll M. (2020). Ecotoxicity of mulch films, SETAC SciCon

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)