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Primary Co-Supervisor
Consumer perception of endocrine disruptors in the environment and food chain. Exploring consumer perceptions and understanding of EDs in in the environment and food chain for the development of efficient risk communication strategies.
Identifying mixtures of contaminants associated with adverse child health outcomes. Utilising epidemiological data to identify mixtures of contaminants associated with adverse child health outcomes. 2 Dr Eggesbø
Health impacts of complex mixtures on human foetal and placental health. Investigating the health impacts of complex chemical mixtures on human foetal and placental health. 3
Mycotoxins, mass spectrometry, farm animals, health effects. Determining farm animal exposure to a large number of mycotoxins. 4
In vivo zebrafish larvae tests on endocrine disruptors and mixtures. Zebrafish larvae tests for the study of ED mixture effects on early development and behaviour and gene regulation events, especially in the brain. 5
Effect of zearalenone, an oestrogenic mycotoxin, alone or in combination, on the intestine. The effects of the mycotoxin Zearalenone and co-occurring mycotoxin mixtures on the function of the intestine. 6 Prof Eggesbø
Effects of defined realistic ED mixtures on gut microbiota composition, neurodevelopment, and behaviour in mice. The effects of defined realistic ED mixtures on gut microbiota composition, neurodevelopment and behaviour in mice. 7 Prof Ropstad
Exposure effects of defined realistic mixtures of POPs on zebrafish development, behaviour, and population. Exposure effects of ED and realistic mixtures in Zebrafish models. Behavioural outcomes, combined with morphology and transcriptomics studies will be used to investigate exposure effects on neurodevelopment, immune function and their interactions. 8 Prof Ropstad
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor transactivation assays to study health impacts of exposure to mixtures of chemicals. Assessing the impact of exposure to mixtures of chemicals found in drinking water on the Aryl hydrocarbon receptor. 9
Endocrine disruptor compounds in cyanobacteria. Screening cyanobacteria for ED activity. 10 Dr Kausel
QSAR modelling EDs and their mixtures. Development of predictive QSAR models for ED mixtures 11 Prof Eggesbø
In vivo biomarker assays in adult carp. Development of non-invasive assays to assess in vivo biomarkers in fish. 12 Dr Kausel
Emerging High Content Analysis technology for the investigation of EDs & their mixtures. Development of state-of-the-art HCA assays for the investigation of EDs and their mixture effects on cellular health and disease pathways. 13 Prof Ropstad
Development of a combined chemical-biological detection system for mycotoxin/POP mixtures affecting human development. Development of a combined chemical-biological detection system for ED mixtures affecting human development. 14
Development of a combined chemical-biological detection system for mycotoxin mixtures affecting animal health. Development of a combined chemical-biological detection system for ED mixtures affecting animal reproduction. 15