A lifetime of experience.

Dr. Monika Ratte

Management | Customer Service and Advice | Training | Evaluations

1983-1990 Degree in biology RWTH Aachen (Aachen University)
Diploma (master) thesis (ecology, microbiology, protein chemistry, IT)
Student assistant for statistics training, amongst others

1990-1993 Doctorate at the Institute for atmospherical chemistry, Research Centre Jülich.(Prof. Dr D. Ehhalt, University of Cologne)

1991-1992 Additional employment: Lecturer in IT at the Volkshochschule of the city of Aachen (adult education centre)

1993-1997 Research associate at the Institute for atmospherical chemistry, Research Centre Jülich, in the area of emissions of volatile organic compounds from terrestrial plants.

1997-1999 Maternity leave

2000-2001 Self employed (statistical evaluation of biotests)

2002 Founding of ToxRat Solutions GmbH 


Awarded the Borchers Medal of Aachen University for passing the doctoral examination with distinction

Dissertation was awarded the Friedrich-Wilhelm prize of Aachen University

Awarded the Günther-Leibfried prize of the Research Centre Jülich for the “written and oral presentation of the dissertation results in a generally comprehensive manner for a broad, interested public“.

Passing on knowledge

July 2008 Workshop “Introduction to Biostatistics and ToxRat Solutions”, University of Aveiro, Portugal

 Since 2008 various regular in-house training courses “Statistics in ecotoxicology” at national and international companies, government agencies and institutes


Conferences attended

SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, Nantes, France, May 2016 (Exhibitor)
SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, May 2015 (Exhibitor)
SETAC Europe 24th Annual Meeting, Basel, Switzerland, May 2014 (Exhibitor)
SETAC Europe 23th Annual Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, May 2013 (Exhibitor)
SETAC World Conference, Berlin, 20.-24. May 2012 (Exhibitor)
SETAC GLB Annual Meeting, Landau, 18.-20.09.2011 (Exhibitor)
Anual Meeting of SETAC GLB and GdCh in Dessau-Roßlau, 6.-9. September 2010 (Exhibitor)
SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, Seville, Spanien, Mai 2010
SETAC GLB Annual Meeting, Weihenstephan, 5.-7.10.2009 (Exhibitor)
SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting, Göteborg, Schweden, June 2009
SETAC Europe 18th Annual Meeting, Warschau, Polen May 2008
Symposium “Verfahren der ökotoxikologischen Risikobewertung in der Umweltsicherung”, Koblenz, Germany (Febr. 2008)
EGS Conference, May 3-7 1993, Wiesbaden, Germany.
ACCESS II-Meeting, June 17-19 1993, Cambridge, MA, USA
Atmospheric Chemistry Gordon Conference, June 1993, New Port, Rhode Island, USA
NATAC 91 Workshop in Odessa, Ukrainia, June 1992
EGS (European Geophysical Society) Conference, April 6-10 1992, Edinburgh, UK.
SETAC North America 12. Annual Meeting, Nov.3-7 1991, Seattle, USA


Stefan Gartiser, Ines Heisterkamp, Ute Schoknecht, Nicole Bandow, Michael Burkhardt, Monika Ratte,Outi Ilvonen (2017)
Recommendation for a test battery for the ecotoxicological evaluation of the environmental safety of construction products. Chemosphere, in press

René Lehmann, Jean Bachmann, Dirk Maletzki, Christian Polleichtner, Hans Toni Ratte, Monika Ratte (2015)
A new approach to overcome shortcomings with multiple testing of reproduction data in ecotoxicology. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, DOI 10. 1007 / s00477-015-1079-4

Ute Feiler, Monika Ratte, Gertie H. P. Arts, Christine Bazin, Frank Brauer, Carmen Casado, Laszlo Dören, Britta Eklund, Daniel Gilberg, Matthias Grote, Guido Gonsior, Christoph Hafner, Willi Kopf, Bernd Lemnitzer, Anja Liedtke, Uwe Matthias, Ewa Okos, P Pandard, Dirk Scheerbaum, Mechthild Schmitt-jansen, Kathleen R. Stewart, Ivana Teodorović, Andrea Wenzel and Hans-Jürgen Pluta (2014)
Inter-laboratory trial of a standardized sediment contact test with the aquatic plant Myriophyllum aquaticum (ISO 16191). Environmental toxicology and chemistry / SETAC, pp 662-70

Wedel A., Müller K.P., Ratte M., Rudolph J. (1998):
Measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOC) during POPCORN 1994: Applying a new On-line GC-MS-technique. - Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry 31, 73-103

Ratte M., Bujok . , Spitzy A., Rudolph J. (1998):
Photochemical alkene formation in sea water from dissolved organic carbon: Results from laboratory experiments. Journal of Geophysical Research 103, 5707-5717

Wedel A., K.P. Müller, M. Ratte , J. Rudolph (1996):
Measurements of ambient Aldehydes and Terpenes with On-line GC-MS during the POPCORN Campaign. - P. M. Borrell, P. Borrell, T. Cvitas, K. Kelly and W. Seiler (eds), Proc. EUROTRAC Symposium 1996, Computational Mechanics Publications, Southampton.

Plass-Dülmer C., Koppmann, R., Ratte, M., Rudolph, J. (1995):
Light nonmethane hydrocarbons in sea water: An overview. GBC, 9, 79-100

Ratte M., Plass-Dülmer C., Koppmann R., Rudolph J. (1995):
Horizontal and vertical profiles of light hydrocarbons in sea water related to biological, chemical and physical parameters. Tellus B, 47, 5, 607-623

Ratte M. (1995):
Atlantik, Algen und Alkene. - CLB, 46 (6), 262-267

Ratte M. (1995):
Atlantik, Algen und Alkene. - Jahresbericht der KFA Jülich,1995, 12-21

Rudolph J., Koppmann R., Plass-Dülmer C., Ratte M. (1994):
The oceans as source for natural nonmethane hydrocarbons in the marine atmosphere. - Eurotrac Annual Report 1993, Part 3: ASE, p 128-133, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Ratte M., Plass-Dülmer C., Koppmann R., Rudolph J., Denga J. (1993): Production mechanism of C2-C4 hydrocarbons in sea water: field measurements and experiments. - Journal of Gobal Biogeochemical Cycles, (7), 2, 369-378

Büns M., Ratte H.T. (1991):
The combined effects of temperature and food consumption on body weight, egg production and developmental time in Chaoborus crystallinus De Geer (Diptera: Chaobodidae). Some new evidence for the adaptive value of vertical migration. - Oecologia 88, 470-476

Additionally: several poster and oral presentations