I finished my Ph.D. in environmental chemistry at MMK in Stockholm 2006, mainly focusing on analysis of organic environmental pollutants in a variety of matrices, e.g. blood, milk, food. My thesis was entitled “Human exposure to persistent organic pollutants: Illustrated by four case studies in Europe”. Between 2007 and 2009 I had a first post doc position at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) in Amsterdam. The work performed there was implementing the Effect-Directed Analysis (EDA) approach which combines fractionation techniques and bioassays to guide the identification of key toxicants. Much focus was set toward chemical identification strategies of unknown chemicals of concern. I also broadened my experience into toxicology and to use in vitro assays. In 2009 I worked for the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy for 2.5 years, at the Institute for Environmental and Sustainability (IES). There I gained insight and experience how to work for the European Commission and was involved in a project supporting the Stockholm Convention to facilitate the Global Monitoring of priority pollutants. In October 2011 I went back to IVM as senior researcher where I was involved in national and international projects, e.g. PERFOOD (http://www.perfood.eu/), PHARMAS (http://www.pharmas-eu.org/) and SUPFES (http://www.supfes.eu/).
Between 2012-2018 I was the coordinator of the FORMAS supported project MiSSE (Mixture Assessment of EDCs) at ACES, using cats as models for indoor exposure (https://www.aces.su.se/misse/). More than 20 articles were published and 2 doctoral theses, together showing that we are exposed to a wide range of EDCs via household dust. We could demonstrate that a mixture of ca 25 dust relevant chemicals could constitute a health risk on the thyroid system at realistic exposure levels.
Between 2016-2019 I had a 60% position at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment (IVM) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala where I was involved in the coordination of the project APPLICERA, focusing on identification of key-soil quality indexes and soil functions for an improved contaminated soil remediation strategy.
Today I am coordinating the Formas funded project RiskMix (https://www.aces.su.se/riskmix/). Together with PhD student Josefin Engelhardt we will investigate chemical mixtures of EDCs and go into depth in the exposure assessment of different populations.
Latest scientific papers
Carbamazepine Ozonation By-Products: Toxicity in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryos and Chemical Stability
The effect of weathering on per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from durable water repellent (DWR) clothing
Assessing costs and benefits of improved soil quality management in remediation projects: A study of an urban site contaminated with PAH and metals
Transthyretin-Binding Activity of Complex Mixtures Representing the Composition of Thyroid-Hormone Disrupting Contaminants in House Dust and Human Serum