Helmut Segner, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor


Dr. Helmut Segner is a Professor and Helmut SegnerHead at the Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Previous to this position, Dr. Segner was the head of Aquatic Toxicology Group, Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig from 1992 to 2000. He also served as “Hochschulassistent” (Assistant Professor) at the Institute of Zoophysiology, University Karlsruhe. Dr. Segner was also a Research Assistant at Tetra Werke GmbH, Melle, Germany and the Institute of Zoomorphology, University Heidelberg.

Dr. Segner earned his doctoral degree from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. His research topics include fish toxicology (receptor-mediated modes of toxic action, with focus on aryl hydrocarbon-mediated and estrogen receptor-mediated effects on sexual development, reproduction and immunocompetence; use of in vitro systems from fish for hazard assessment) and fish pathology (host-pathogen interactions in fish under the influence of environmental stressors (toxicants, climate change)). Dr. Segner is also an active member of the ILSI/HESI (Human and Environmental Safety Institute, Washington, D.C.) Bioaccumulation Sub-committee.