Bioavailability of metals and xenobiotics

Project Details


Metals and xenobiotics.
Microbial bioavailability of metals and xenobiotics determines their biological effects. Bacterial bioreporters and biosensors developed by us are used in bioavailabity measurements in co-operation with different partners.

Endocrine disruptors.
There is an increasing public concern that chemicals in the environment affect human health by disrupting normal endocrine function, particularly through direct interaction with steroid hormone receptors. We have developed a set of yeast strains that can be used in assessing endocrine disruptive activity and the strains are now used in various projects with our collaborators.
Effective start/end date01/01/2001 → …

Fields of Science

  • 118 Biological sciences
  • 219 Environmental biotechnology