Jana Weiss

Room: C312
Phone: +46 8 16 2212

About me

I finished my Ph.D. in environmental chemistry at MMK in Stockholm 2006, mainly focusing on analysis of organic environmental pollutants in a variety of matrices, e.g. blood, milk, food. My thesis was entitled “Human exposure to persistent organic pollutants: Illustrated by four case studies in Europe”. Between 2007 and 2009 I had a first post doc position at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) in Amsterdam. The work performed there was implementing the Effect-Directed Analysis (EDA) approach which combines fractionation techniques and bioassays to guide the identification of key toxicants. Much focus was set toward chemical identification strategies of unknown chemicals of concern. I also broadened my experience into toxicology and to use in vitro assays. In 2009 I worked for the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy for 2.5 years, at the Institute for Environmental and Sustainability (IES). There I gained insight and experience how to work for the European Commission and was involved in a project supporting the Stockholm Convention to facilitate the Global Monitoring of priority pollutants.  In October 2011 I went back to IVM as senior researcher where I was involved in national and international projects, e.g. PERFOOD (http://www.perfood.eu/), PHARMAS (http://www.pharmas-eu.org/) and SUPFES (http://www.supfes.eu/).

Currently I have a 40% position at ACES, where I co-cordinate the FORMAS supported project MiSSE (Mixture Assessment of EDCs), as well as teach at the Introduction course for Environmental Chemistry (IEC).

I have also, since 1 April 2016 a 60% position at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment (IVM) at the Swedish Univeristy of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala  where I am involved in the coordination of the project APPLICERA, focusing on identification of key-soil quality indexes and soil functions for an improved contaminated soil remediation strategy.


Latest scientific papers

Serum concentrations of neutral and phenolic organohalogens in pregnant women and some of their infants in the Netherlands

Meijer L; Weiss J; van Velzen M; Brouwer A; Bergman Å; Sauer PJJ;
2008 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 42

Hydroxy-PCBs, PBDE and HBCDD in serum from an elderlypopulation of Swedish fishermen’s wives and associations to bone density

Weiss J; Wallin E; Axmon A; Jönsson BAG; Åkesson H; Janak K; Hagmar L; Bergman Å;
2006 | 40

A worldwide survey of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans, and related contaminants in butter

Weiss J; Päpke O; Bergman Å;
2005 | Ambio | 34

Concentrations of dioxins and other organochlorines (PCBs, DDTs, HCHs) in human milk from Seveso, Milan and a Lombardian rural area in Italy: a study performed 25 years after the heavy dioxin exposure in Seveso

Weiss J; Päpke O; Bignert A; Jensen S; Greyerz E; Agostoni C; Besana R; Riva E; Giovannini M; Zetterström R;
2003 | Acta Paediatr | 92

All publications

Exposure & Effects

Exposure and effects of chemical contaminants on living organisms.