Environmental Toxicology


Field laboratory in Siberia. Photo


The research activities in ENVITOX span from genotoxicity, molecular and cellular toxicology and pollutant effects on fish, amphibians, free ranging marine mammals and birds, including Arctic species.

Our approach is to study effects of pollutants both in the lab and in the field, and to use results to predict the effects that pollutants may have on wildlife populations and ecosystems.

The research focuses on

  • Molecular mechanisms.
  • Accumulation and transport of pollutants in food webs.
  • Effects of environmental contaminants on biotransformation systems, hormones, immunology, health, reproduction and behavior of several species.

In the column on the left side is a brief overview introducing the individual units forming the groups and summarizing their respective research interests.

ENVITOX provides a 2-year international and multidisciplinary research and education program (MSENVITOX) together with the Department of Chemistry at NTNU.