Toxicology Research Group

Our group studies toxicity of various environmental exposures using multiple methods. We study e.g., toxicity of microplastics and biocolourants in cultured cells as well as endocrine disrupting chemicals in cellular and animal models. In birth cohort research, we study the effects of exposure du...

Ahmed Tawfek

Project Researcher, Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine


01.01.2019 - 31.12.2023
Metabolic effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: novel testing METhods and adverse outcome pathways

BioColour - Bio-based Dyes and Pigments for Colour Palette

Natural dyes may contain biologically active compounds which may have harmful effects on human health. We will assess the toxicity of novel biocolourants by studying cell viability, cytotoxicity, skin sensitiisation potential and production of reactive oxygen species in human cell lines. The ulti...

Jenni Kublbeck

Project Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences