Dr. Karen Viacava

PostDoc und Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Bodenkunde

Telefon
+41 31 684 85 57
E-Mail
karen.viacava@giub.unibe.ch
Büro
204
Postadresse
Universität Bern
Geographisches Institut
Bodenkunde
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern
  • Microbial transformation of toxic trace metals, especially arsenic and antimony.
  • Analytical method development for chemical speciation of toxic trace metals.
  • Capture, extraction and preservation of toxic trace metals from different environmental compartments.

1. Viacava K, Meibom KL, Ortega D, Dyer S, Gelb A, Falquet L, Minton PN, Mestrot A, Bernier-Latmani R. Variability in Arsenic Methylation Efficiency across Aerobic and Anaerobic Microorganisms. Environ Sci Technol 2020; 54: 14343–14351. 

2. Viacava K, Ammann EM, Bravo D, Lenz M. Low-temperature reactive aerosol processing for large-scale synthesis of selenium nanoparticles. Ind Eng Chem Res 2020; 59: 16088–16094. 

3. Asta MP, Wang Y, Frutschi M, Viacava K, Loreggian L, Le Pape P, et al. Microbially Mediated Release of As from Mekong Delta Peat Sediments. Environ Sci Technol 2019; 53: 10208–10217. 

4. Suhr M, Unger N, Viacava KE, Günther TJ, Raff J, Pollmann K. Investigation of metal sorption behavior of Slp1 from Lysinibacillus sphaericus JG-B53: a combined study using QCM-D, ICP-MS and AFM. BioMetals 2014; 27: 1337–1349.