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I am a mathematician with a strong background in statistics and biology. My academic research has covered a wide range of areas, encompassing epidemiology, ecotoxicology, toxicology and pharmacology. Having gained an international reputation for my research in biomathematics and statistics in various interdisciplinary international Research projects, I can draw on a wide range of expertise and experience. Since 2007 I am working mainly as an independent consultant, providing consultancy and training in biostatistics, biomathematics and data management to a broad client base in the UK and Europe. My clients include industry, government, international organisations and the academic world. My aim is to make biostatistics accessible and effective as a tool to solve practical problems, based on sound statistical knowledge and modern developments in biostatistics and biomathematics.


  • Diploma in mathematics (major subject: statistics)
  • Prediploma in biology
  • Post-graduate qualification in epidemiology (German society for medical informatics, biometrics and epidemiology)


  • 2011 - present: Research fellow. Institute for the Environment, Brunel University
  • 2007 – present: Independent biostatistical Consultant (Scholze Consultancy, London, UK)
  • 2003 – 2007: Research scientist in two European Union-funded research projects, Centre for Toxicology, The School of Pharmacology, University of London.
  • 1997 – 2003: Research scientist and Co-coordination in two European Union-funded research projects, University of Bremen, Department of Biology and Chemistry.
  • 1996 – 1997: Research scientist, University of Bremen, Department of Statistics, Germany.
  • 1994 – 1996: Research scientist in Epidemiological studies, Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Germany.
  • 1992 – 1994: Research scientist in Epidemiological studies, University of Bremen, Department of Statistics, Germany.

Newest selected publications

Serra, H., Scholze, M., Altenburger, R., Busch, W., Budzinski, H., Brion, F. and et al. (2019) 'Combined effects of environmental xeno-estrogens within multi-component mixtures: Comparison of in vitro human- and zebrafish-based estrogenicity bioassays'. Chemosphere, 227. pp. 334 - 344. ISSN: 0045-6535 Open Access Link

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Ramhøj, L., Hass, U., Boberg, J., Scholze, M., Christiansen, S., Nielsen, F. and et al. (2018) 'Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS) and a mixture of endocrine disrupters reduce thyroxine levels and cause antiandrogenic effects in rats'. Toxicological Sciences, 163 (2). pp. 579 - 591. ISSN: 1096-6080 Open Access Link

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Altenburger, R., Scholze, M., Busch, W., Escher, BI., Jakobs, G., Krauss, M., et al. (2018) 'Mixture effects in samples of multiple contaminants – An inter-laboratory study with manifold bioassays'. Environment International, 114. pp. 95 - 106. ISSN: 0160-4120 Open Access Link

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Thrupp, TJ., Runnalls, TJ., Scholze, M., Kugathas, S., Kortenkamp, A. and Sumpter, JP. (2017) 'The consequences of exposure to mixtures of chemicals: Something from ‘nothing’ and ‘a lot from a little’ when fish are exposed to steroid hormones'. Science of the Total Environment, 619-620. pp. 1482 - 1492. ISSN: 0048-9697 Open Access Link

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Gaudriault, P., Mazaud-Guittot, S., Lavoué, V., Coiffec, I., Lesné, L., Dejucq-Rainsford, N., et al. (2017) 'Endocrine Disruption in Human Fetal Testis Explants by Individual and Combined Exposures to Selected Pharmaceuticals, Pesticides, and Environmental Pollutants'. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125 (8). pp. 087004 - 087004. ISSN: 0091-6765 Open Access Link

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