Institute of

Fisheries Ecology

Technical equipment in section Marine Environment

We analyse organic, inorganic and radioactive traces in marine fish. Possible effects of these chemicals were assessed by immunological, histological and microscopic investigations. Toxicological tests are performed using fish aquaria. Contaminant analysis takes place in clean rooms classyfied as ISO 7 and ISO 8.


  • Liquid chromatograph with tandem massselective detector (HPLC-MS/MS)
  • Liquid chromatograph with fluorescence- and UV detector (HPLC-F)
  • Gaschromatograph with massselective detector (GC-MS)
  • Gaschromatograph with massselective TOF detector (GC-MS-TOF)
  • Gaschromatograph with flame ionisation detector (GC-FID)
  • Preparative gelpermeation chromatograph with UV detector (GPC)
  • Thin layer chromatograph with flame ionisation detector (TLC-FID)

Detectores for ionising radiation

  • Low-level gamma spectrometer
  • Alpha spektrometric system 
  • Low-level beta detector

Optical devices

  • FTIR-Microscop with ATR
  • Plate Reader, UV-VIS-, luminiscence- and fluorescence-detection
  • Microscopes with flourescence and DIC, digital camera and image analysis
  • Microscopes and Binokulars
  • Flow Cam
  • Flow Cytometer


  • Automated rotary microtome Microm HM355S with cool cut and section transfer system
  • Cryostat Microtome Microm HM500
  • Linear tissue stainer SLEE cromatec
  • Automated carousel tissue processor Thermo Scientific STP120

Metal analytic

  • Solid sample mercury analyser DMA 80 evo
  • Atom absorption spectrometer with solid material sampler

Extraction and sample preparation

  • Accelerated solvent extration (ASE)
  • Automatic evaporator Büchi Multivapor P-6
  • Redestillation device for ultra clean solvents
  • Automatic Solid phase extraction (SPE), Biotage RapidTrace
  • Automatic sample preparation and pipetting station
  • Freeze dryer
  • div. centrifuges
  • div. shakers
  • div. rotation evaporators

Fish husbandry

  • facility for husbandry of sticklebacks
  • continous flow facility for exposition experiments with marine fish

Hochleistungs-Flüssig-Chromatograph (HPLC) mit UV- und Radioaktivitätsdetektor von Thermo Scientific, UltiMate 3000 (© Kammann /Thünen-Institut) Hochleistungs-Flüssig-Chromatograph (HPLC) mit Fluoreszenzdetektor und DAD-Detektor von Thermo Scientific, UltiMate 3000 (© Kammann /Thünen-Institut) DMA-80 evo (© Kammann / Thünen-Institut) Flow Cytometer, Beckman Coulter, Cytoflex (© U. Kammann / Thünen-Institut) GC-MS Agilent 8890 5977B (© Ulrike Kammann / Thünen-Institut) GC-FID, Agilent 8890 (© Ulrike Kammann / Thünen-Institut) Probenvorbereitungsstation Agilent Sample Prep WorkBench 7696A (© Ulrike Kammann / Thünen-Institut) DC-FID für Fettanalytik, Iatroscan MK-6s (© Ulrike Kammann / Thünen-Institut) Atomabsorptionsspektrometer mit Feststoff-Probengeber ContrAA600 von Analytk Jena (© Thünen-Institut) LC-MS/MS mit HPLC (Agilent, Infinity) und massenselektivem Detektor (Sciex QTrap 5500) (© Thünen-Institut) Multi mode Mikrotiterplatten-Lesegerät (BMG, CLAIROStar Plus) (© Thünen-Institut) Hochdruckextraktor: Speed Extractor E-916 von Büchi (© Thünen-Institut) Radioaktivitäts-Detektor (HPLC) Flowstar2 LB514, Berthold (© Thünen-Institut) Flow Cam 8400 multi objective, Anasysta (© Thünen-Institut) High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) with fluorescence detection, Thermo Scientific, Ultimate 3000 (© Thünen-Institut) Inverse fluorescence microscope Nikon ECLIPSE Ts2R-FL with automatic cross table, camera and image evaluation (© Thuenen-Institut) Automated rotary microtome Microm HM355S with cool cut and section transfer system (© Thünen-Institut) Automated carousel tissue processor Thermo Scientific STP120 (© Thünen-Institut) Nikon Eclipse 80i Microscope with flourescence and DIC, motorized xy-stage Märzhäuser, digital camera Nikon DS Ri1 and NIS image analysis software (© Thünen-Institut) Linear tissue stainer SLEE cromatec (© Thünen-Institut) Gaschromatograph (Agilent) with mass selective TOF Detector (Markes) (© Thünen Institut)