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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.

Course period spring 2022: Thursday 17 February - Monday 21 March

Research Trends in Toxicology

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 structure

    Teaching format

    Course includes lectures, laboratory work, workshop exercises, presentations and discussions.


    Assessment takes place through ongoing examinations, seminars and written and oral presentation of project work in the form of a research application.


    Cheating and plagiarism

    Cheating of every kind is wholly unacceptable and Stockholm University takes this matter extremely seriously.

    By cheating is meant, for example, that students cooperate in an unauthorized way, use unauthorized resources or otherwise try to cheat in the examination. To use another person’s expressions or ideas without stating the source is plagiarism. To translate and/or change some words in someone else’s text and present it as your own is also a form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered cheating and if discovered in an exam or paper, the exam or paper will be failed immediately and disciplinary measures may be taken.

    Any student who is caught cheating or disrupting academic activities may be suspended from lectures and exams for a period of up to six months. The Vice Chancellor or the Disciplinary Council decide whether the student is to be subject to any disciplinary measures.

    Read more about the rules and regulations here:
    Guidelines for Disciplinary Matters at Stockholm University
    Your rights and responsibilities as a student
    Regulations for written seated examination

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    Course period spring 2022: Thursday 17 February - Monday 21 March

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Study counsellors

    Course coordinator

    Oskar Karlsson,
    Department of Environmental Science, Unit of Exposure & Effects