ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-081107-3
vom Berg, Colette
Email: colette.vomberg@eawag.ch
URL: http://www.eawag.ch/en/department/utox/organisation/molekulare-toxikologie/
Address: Group leader in Molecular Toxicology Department of Environmental Toxicology Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology Überlandstrasse 133 8600 Dübendorf
Country: Switzerland
Phone: +41 58 765 55 35
Fax: +41 58 765 58 02
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8870-9799

since 2016 Tenure- track group leader in Molecular Toxicology, Department of Environmental Toxicology, Eawag
2011-2015 PostDoc at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
2005-2010 PhD at the University of Zürich, Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Zürich, Switzerland
2003-2004 Diploma in Biology, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland
2000-2003 Studies of Biology, University of Basel, Switzerland

My interests lie in the interaction of an organism with its environment and how it reacts and adapts to external stimuli. Genetic mutations and environmental threats influence the way information is processed by the nervous system leading to differential behavioral outputs, but the underlying neuronal and molecular mechanisms are often obscure. My research focuses on elucidating the molecular basis underlying biological processes that lead to adaptation, adverse outcomes and diseases.

Fitzgerald, J.A., Könemann, S., Krümpelmann, L., Županič, A., Vom Berg, C. (2020) Approaches to Test the Neurotoxicity of Environmental Contaminants in the Zebrafish Model - From Behavior to Molecular Mechanisms. Environmental toxicology and chemistry. 40(4):989-1006
Li, R., Zupanic, A., Talikka, M., Belcastro, V., Madan, S., Dörpinghaus, J., Vom Berg, C., Szostak, J., Martin, F., Peitsch, M.C., Hoeng, J. (2020) Systems toxicology approach for testing chemical cardiotoxicity in larval zebrafish. Chemical Research in Toxicology. 33(10):2550-2564
Fitzgerald, J.A., Kirla, K.T., Zinner, C.P., Vom Berg, C.M. (2019) Emergence of consistent intra-individual locomotor patterns during zebrafish development. Scientific Reports. 9:13647
Niklaus, S., Cadetti, L., Vom Berg-Maurer, C.M., Lehnherr, A., Hotz, A.L., Forster, I.C., Gesemann, M., Neuhauss, S.C.F. (2017) Shaping of Signal Transmission at the Photoreceptor Synapse by EAAT2 Glutamate Transporters. eNeuro. 4(3)
Vom Berg-Maurer, C.M., Trivedi, C.A., Bollmann, J.H., De Marco, R.J., Ryu, S. (2016) The Severity of Acute Stress Is Represented by Increased Synchronous Activity and Recruitment of Hypothalamic CRH Neurons. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 36:3350-62
Ingold, E., Vom Berg-Maurer, C.M., Burckhardt, C.J., Lehnherr, A., Rieder, P., Keller, P.J., Stelzer, E.H., Greber, U.F., Neuhauss, S.C., Gesemann, M. (2015) Proper migration and axon outgrowth of zebrafish cranial motoneuron subpopulations require the cell adhesion molecule MDGA2A. Biology Open. 4(2):146-54
Preuss, S.J., Trivedi, C.A., Vom Berg-Maurer, C.M., Ryu, S., Bollmann, J.H. (2014) Classification of Object Size in Retinotectal Microcircuits. Current biology : CB. 24(20):2376-85
Gabriel, J.P., Trivedi, C.A., Maurer, C.M., Ryu, S., and Bollmann, J.H. (2012) Layer-specific targeting of direction-selective neurons in the zebrafish optic tectum. Neuron. 76(6):1147-1160
Maurer, C.M., Huang, Y.Y., and Neuhauss, S.C. (2011) Application of zebrafish oculomotor behavior to model human disorders. Reviews in the Neurosciences. 22(1):5-16
Gesemann, M., Maurer, C.M., and Neuhauss, S.C. (2010) Excitatory amino acid transporters in the zebrafish: Letter to "Expression and functional analysis of Na(+)-dependent glutamate transporters from zebrafish brain" from Rico et al. Brain research bulletin. 83(5):202-206
Maurer, C.M., Schönthaler, H.B., Mueller, K.P., and Neuhauss, S.C. (2010) Distinct retinal deficits in a zebrafish pyruvate dehydrogenase-deficient mutant. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 30(36):11962-11972
Gesemann, M., Lesslauer, A., Maurer, C.M., Schönthaler, H.B., and Neuhauss, S.C. (2010) Phylogenetic analysis of the vertebrate excitatory/neutral amino acid transporter (SLC1/EAAT) family reveals lineage specific subfamilies. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 10:117