News

References to important topics and events

October 14, 2017

German Environmental Specimen Bank at Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science

Experts of the German Environment Agency discuss latest Environmental Specimen Bank results following the motto "Integrating Exposure Science Across Diverse Communities"

September 30, 2017

4th International Conference on Environmental Specimen Banks, 2-4 October 2017, Bilbao, Spain

Experts will dicuss new challenges for environmental specimen banks

August 31, 2017

Human exposure to phthalates in Germany: Current data (1988 to 2015) available online

The results of the current study on phthalate metabolites in ESB urine samples are published and can be searched.

July 20, 2017

Human glyphosate exposure in Germany: current trend data

ESB data reveal: glyphosate in human samples has increased in the years from 2001 to 2015

July 12, 2017

The Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB) on SWR television

On 13.07.2017 SWR television airs a segment on the ESB

May 10, 2017

Final sampling of human specimen in 2017

The sampling of human specimen in 2017 was finalised in the 4th location Ulm at May 7th

February 15, 2017

Annual student volunteer sampling campaign 2017

The second of four yearly human specimen samplings will take place in Halle/Salle on 15 and 16 of March 2017

October 08, 2016

Environmental Specimen Bank at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) and the UBA-Colloquium on Human Biomonitoring

Experts of the German Environment Agency present latest human biomonitoring results of the Environmental Specimen Bank in Utrecht.

September 11, 2016

Environmental Specimen Bank at the Europe Biobank Week 

Experts of the German Environment Agency discuss latest ESB results with an international audience, following the motto Biobanking for Health Innovation.

September 06, 2016

Environmental policy 3.0 - The German Environmental Specimen Bank at the Festival of the Future

Visit us at the anniversary event of the Federal Environment Ministry on 10/11 September 2016 in Berlin

May 17, 2016

Environmental Specimen Bank joins TMF biobanking working group meeting 

ESB scientists discuss benefits of biobanking for health-related environmental research and policy with experts of the working group. 

April 16, 2016

Environmental Specimen Bank at the 2nd International Human Biomonitoring Conference in Berlin

Environmental Specimen Bank presents current research in the field of human biomonitoring.

April 05, 2016

Environmental Specimen Bank at annual meeting of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)

Three presentations prove the benefits of the integrated ESB approach: Scientific data on pollutants in humans and the environment.

February 21, 2016

Trends and advancements in the sampling and preservation of samples for the identification of contaminants of emerging concern

German Environment Agency presents on Environmental Specimen Banks potential for the identification of contaminants of emerging concern at NORMAN conference.

January 20, 2016

Student volunteers donate blood and urine for the annual sampling campaign

The first of four yearly human specimen samplings will take place on 22 and 23 January 2016

October 18, 2015

Environmental Specimen Bank presents new results at the 25th annual meeting of the International Society for Exposure Science (ISES)

New ESB studies on influencing factors of human exposure to environmental pollutants

August 05, 2015

Ongoing low water situation

Since mid July, the German Federal Institute for Hydrology (BfG) in Koblenz, Germany, reports on sinking surface waters levels due to low rainfalls.

January 20, 2015

Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks visits the Environmental Specimen Bank

On 23 January, Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and UBA President Maria Krautzberger visit the annual human sampling campaign in Münster/Westfalia

January 05, 2015

Student volunteers wanted for the annual sampling campaign

Students can register for the annual sampling on 23 and 24 January 2015

November 03, 2014

Irgarol and azole fungicides in suspended particulate matter

Exposure of surface waters with biocides

September 01, 2014

Time trends for dioxins and HCB

New Environmental Specimen Bank results presented at scientific conferences in Madrid and Gießen

August 26, 2014

Kids Lab in Berlin

Meet us at the Federal Ministry of the Environment

March 04, 2014

New videos - insights into the Environmental Specimen Bank's work

Four films showing the basic working steps: Collecting - Processing - Storage - Analysis

January 13, 2014

Student volunteers wanted in Münster

Students can register for the annual sampling on 24 and 25 January 2014

October 07, 2013

International Conference on Environmental Specimen Banks, 12-15 October 2013, Shanghai, China

This year's conference motto is: Securing a Strategy to Monitor Emerging Pollutants in the Regional and Global Environment

September 15, 2013

Upcoming presentations of results from the German Environmental Specimen Bank

In September, the German Environmental Specimen Bank will present results at two scientific conferences: ICEI Trier and SETAC GLB

July 24, 2013

June-Flood 2013 at the Elbe, Mulde and Danube

Sampling sites of the Environmental Specimen Bank were also affected by the flood

May 01, 2013

Mobile epiLab on the road for the German Environmental Specimen Bank

On May 4 and 5, the mobile epiLab will be in the field to collect human samples for the German Environmental Specimen Bank.

April 18, 2013

Meet the German Environmental Specimen Bank in Berlin

In April, the German Environmental Specimen Bank presents itself and new results at two events in Berlin: Wasser Berlin und GHUP conference for human health.

January 27, 2013

Triclosan and methyl-triclosan in fish and suspended particulate matter

A retrospective monitoring study of the German Environmental Specimen Bank has been  published and the data can now be searched.