Research Trends in Toxicology
This course builds on principles learned in Toxicology for Environmental Scientists (MI7015) through exploration of current research trends, and discussion of case-studies, new molecular-level tools, and challenges in modern applied toxicology. Both human and environmental toxicology applications will be studied.
Topics covered include:
- How the principles of toxicology are being applied to cutting-edge research questions in human and environmental toxicology
- Novel tools available for toxicological research and how these are leading to discovery of new effects and modes-of-toxic-action
- Toxicity testing in the 21st century, toxicogenomics, ecotoxicology, genetic toxicology, endocrine disruption, reproductive or developmental toxicology, dealing with chemical mixtures, and topical issues such as emerging contaminants and microplastics
Required course for MSc in Environmental Science, Elective course in the natural sciences
Course includes lectures, laboratory work, workshop exercises, presentations and discussions.
ScheduleThis is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.