Dr. Constanze Pietsch

Profile

Dr. Constanze Pietsch Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
    Abteilung Agronomie
    Länggasse 85
    3052 Zollikofen

Activities

  • Projektmanagement

  • Lehre

  • Fischwohl

  • Stressphysiologie

  • Fischernährung

  • Immunologie

  • Toxikologie

  • Mycotoxineffekte

Teaching

  • LTK Modul 20

  • FBA Aquakultur

  • CAS Süsswasserfische Europas

  • Master of Sustainable Development

  • Biologie

  • Umweltingenieur/Life Sciences

  • Fischbiologie

  • Fischverhalten

  • Fischwohl

  • Fischfütterung

  • Fischzucht

  • Histologie

  • Ökotoxikologie

  • Fischhaltung

  • Umgang mit Fischen in der Haltung und in Experimenten

  • Umweltchemie und -analytik

  • Methoden in der Wissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Datenaufnahmen und Statistik

  • Grundlagen der Nachhaltigkeit in der Naturwissenschaft

Research

  • Fische

  • Mycotoxine

  • Fischwohl, Stressphysiologie, Fischverhalten, Fischfütterung, Fischzucht, Toxikologie, Immunsystem

  • Vorkommen und Auswirkungen von Mycotoxinen auf Fische

CV

  • 2008-2014 PostDoc Universität Basel, Schweiz
  • 2014-2017 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin ZHAW, Schweiz
  • 2017-2020 Gruppenleiterin Fish Welfare ZHAW, Schweiz
  • 1997-2003 Studium Biologie Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Deutschland
  • 2002-2003 Vordiplom Lebensmittelrechnologie Technische Universität, Berlin, Deutschland
  • 2004-2008 Doktorat in Zoologie Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Deutschland

Projects

  • Bridge - Entwicklung von innovativen Nachweismethoden von Fischwohl in der Aquakultur

  • Verbesserung der Qualität von Futtermitteln und Fischen in der Fischzucht

  • Entwicklung eines automatischen Videomonitorings für Fischzuchten

  • ZHAW Anschubfinanzierung "Happy Fish"

Publications

  • Pietsch, C., Tschudi, F., Baumann, S., Schmidt-Posthaus, H. (2019). Occurrence of an idiopathic muscle disease in farmed burbot (Lota lota), Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, in press.

  • Pietsch, C., Müller, G., Mourabit, S., Carnal, S., Bandara, K. (2020) Occurrence of fungi and fungal toxins in fish feed during storage. Toxins12(3), 171.

  • Pietsch, C. (2019) Risk assessment for mycotoxin contamination in fish feeds in Europe. Mycotoxin Research, 1-22, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12550-019-00368-6.

  • Tschirren, L., Siebenmann, S., Pietsch, C. (2018). Toxicity of ochratoxin to early life stages of zebrafish (Danio rerio). Toxins 10: 264.

  • Egloff, S., Pietsch, C. (2018): Ethoxyquin: a feed additive that poses a risk for aquatic life. Dis. Aquat. Org. 131: 39-48.

  • Pietsch, C. (2017): Zearalenone (ZEN) and its influence on regulation of gene expression in carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) liver tissue. Toxins, 9, 283-300.

  • Pietsch, C., Junge, R. (2016): Physiological responses of carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) to dietary exposure to zearalenone (ZEN). Comp Biochem Physiol. Part C 188, 52-59.

  • Pietsch, C., Kersten, S., Valenta, H., Dänicke, S., Schulz, C., Burkhardt-Holm, P., Junge, R. (2015): Effects of dietary exposure to zearalenone (ZEN) on carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Toxins 7(9), 3465-3480.

  • Pietsch, C., Junge, R., Burkhardt-Holm, P. (2015): Immunomodulation by zearalenone (ZEN) in carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). BioMed Res Int, ID 420702, 9 pages, doi:10.1155/2015/420702.

  • Pietsch, C., Burkhardt-Holm, P. (2015): Feed-borne exposure to deoxynivalenol (DON) leads to acute and chronic effects on liver enzymes and histology in carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). World Mycotoxin Journal 8(5), 619-627.

  • Pietsch, C., Katzenback, B.A., Garcia Garcia, E., Schulz, C., Belosevic, M., Burkhardt-Holm, P. (2015): Acute and subchronic effects on immune responses of carp after exposure to deoxynivalenol (DON) in feed. Mycotoxin Research 31(3): 151-164.

  • Michel, C., Herzog, S., Burkhardt-Holm, P., Pietsch, C. (2014): Natural mineral particles are cytotoxic to rainbow trout gill epithelial cells in vitro. PLoS ONE, 9(7): e100856. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100856

  • Pietsch, C., Noser, J., Burkhardt-Holm, P. (2014): Unravelling the mechanisms involved in zearalenone-mediated toxicity in permanent fish cell cultures. Toxicon 88: 44-61.

  • Pietsch, C., Hollender, J., Dorusch, F., Burkhardt-Holm, P. (2014): Toxic effects of pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its metabolite tetrachlorohydroquinone (TCHQ) on rainbow trout liver cells are modulated by antioxidants. Cell Biol. Toxicol. 30(4): 233-252.

  • Pietsch, C., Kersten, S., Valenta, H., Dänicke, S., Schulz, C., Kloas, W., Burkhardt-Holm, P. (2014): In vivo effects of deoxynivalenol (DON) on innate immune responses of carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Food Chem. Toxicol. 68: 44-52.

  • Pietsch, C., Schulz, C., Robiero, P., Kloas, W., Burkhardt-Holm, P. (2014): Organ damage and altered nutritional condition in carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) after food-borne exposure to the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON). Toxins 6: 756-778.

  • Pietsch, C., Kersten, S., Burkhardt-Holm, P., Valenta, H. and Dänicke, S. (2013): Occurrence of deoxynivalenol and zearalenone in commercial fish feed. An initial study. Toxins 5: 184-192.

  • Pietsch, C., Bucheli, T., Wettstein, F., Burkhardt-Holm, P. (2011): Frequent biphasic cellular responses of permanent fish cell cultures to deoxynivalenol (DON). Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 256:24-34.

  • Pietsch, C., Neumann, N., Preuer, T., Kloas, W. (2011): In vivo treatment with progestogens causes immunosuppression of carp leukocytes (Cyprinus carpio L.) by affecting nitric oxide production and arginase activities. J. Fish Biol. 79:53-69.

  • Kloas, W., Urbatzka, R., Opitz, R., Würtz, S., Behrends, T., Hermelink, B., Jagnytsch, O., Lorenz, C., Neumann, N., Pietsch, C., Trubiroha., A., van Ballegooy, C., Wiedemann, C., Lutz, I. (2009): Endocrine Disruption in Aquatic Vertebrates. CECE 2008. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1163:187-200.

  • Pietsch, C., Neumann, N., Knopf, K., Wuertz, S., Kloas, W. (2009): Progestogens cause immunosuppression of carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) leukocytes stimulated with Aeromonas hydrophila in vitro. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part C 150:16-24.

  • Pietsch, C., Vogt, R., Neumann, N., Kloas, W. (2008): Production of nitric oxide by carp kidney leukocytes is regulated by cyclic adenosine 3´,5´monophosphate. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A 150: 58-65.

  • Ogunji, J.O., Kloas, W., Wirth, M., Neumann, N., Pietsch, C. (2007): Effect of housefly maggot meal (magmeal) diets on the performance, concentration of plasma glucose, cortisol and blood characteristics of Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings. J. Animal Physiol. Animal Nutr. 92: 511-518.

  • Pietsch, C., Krause, E., Burnison, B.K., Steinberg, C.E.W., Pflugmacher, S. (2006): Effects and metabolism of the phenylurea herbicide isoproturon in the aquatic macrophyte Ceratophyllum demersum. J. Appl. Bot. Food Qual. 80: 25-30.

  • Pflugmacher, S., Pietsch, C., Rieger, W., Steinberg, C.E.W. (2005): Dissolved natural organic matter (NOM) impacts photosynthetic oxygen production and electron transport in coontail Ceratophyllum demersum. Sci. Tot. Environ. 357: 169-175.

  • Pietsch, C., Wiegand, C., Amé, M.V., Nicklisch, A., Wunderlin, D., Pflugmacher, S. (2001): The effects of a cyanobacterial crude extract on different aquatic organisms: Evidence for cyanobacterial toxin modulating factors. Environ. Toxicol. 16: 535-542.

  • Pietsch, C. (2019): Food Safety: The Risk of Mycotoxin Contamination in Fish. In: Sabuncuoglu, S. (ed): Mycotoxins and Food Safety. InTech Open, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.89002.

  • Pietsch, C., Hirsch, P. (eds.) (2015): Biology and Ecology of Carp. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Science Publishers. USA, 394 pages.

  • Burkhardt-Holm P., Pietsch, C. (2010): „Ökotoxikologische Beurteilung von PCB in Fischen und deren Prädatoren“, In: „Polychlorierte Biphenyle (PCB) in Gewässern und Fischen der Schweiz. Bericht über Phase I“. Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU), Bern, 2010.

  • Pflugmacher, S., Pietsch, C., Rieger, W., Paul, A., Preuer, T., Zwirnmann, E., Steinberg, C.E.W. (2003): Humic substances and their direct effects on the physiology of aquatic plants. In: Humic Substances: Natures`s most versatile materials. Taylor and Francis, New York.

Memberships

  • Association of the European Fish Pathologists seit 2005

  • Gesellschaft für Mykotoxikologie seit 2011

  • European Aquaculture Society seit 2017

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German
  • English