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)
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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
  • Ultracentrifuge
  • 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