Welcome to ETox


Unit at Uppsala University leading the way towards a non-toxic future.

One Environment. One Future.

What is Environmental Toxicology?

Numerous chemicals of anthropogenic origin contaminate terrestrial and aquatic environments. Research at the Environmental Toxicology program experimentally determines how chemicals and ionizing radiation affect the health of humans and animals. We focus in particular on developmental effects that can lead to long-lasting changes. In our research, we study molecular and cellular changes, impairments in development and reproduction as well as behavioural alterations. For this, we are using different experimental models ranging from aquatic and terrestrial vertebrates to cell models and microorganisms on-a-chip. Our research is both fundamental, aiming at identifying effects and clarifying mechanisms, and more applied by forming the basis for risk assessment and risk reduction.

We are always looking for motivated students!

If you would like to do your bachelor/master thesis, or an internship with us, get in touch with our research leaders for more information on available projects.


Contact Us

Our unit leader is Joëlle Rüegg

Please contact research leaders directly if you have a specific question for them.

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