Research at the Institute of Environmental Medicine

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Lab

Research at the Institute of Environmental Medicine is conducted in four major areas; epidemiology, toxicology, physiology and occupational and environmental medicine. The four areas then are divided into several units.

Epidemiology

Importance of genetics, environment and diets for cancer, asthma/allergy, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

  • Biostatistics
  • Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Nutritional Epidemiology

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Chemical and physical health risks in occupational settings and environments. Evidence-based methods for health promotion in the workplace.

  • Intervention and Implementation Research
  • Occupational and Environmental Dermatology
  • Occupational Medicine

Physiology

Biomarkers and disease mechanisms for asthma, allergies and COPD. Effects of airborne exposures on the airways.

  • Experimental Asthma and Allergy Research
  • Immunology and Chronic Disease
  • Lung and Airway Research

Toxicology

Identification and characterisation of molecular and biochemical processes of importance for toxic effects and disease. Toxicological risk assessment.

  • Biochemical Toxicology
  • Environmental Health Risk Assessment
  • Metals & Health
  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Toxicology
  • Work Environment Toxicology

International collaboration

The international collaboration is a general feature of all the activities at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) - research as well as risk assessment and education. Scientists from the institute participates in a large number of expert groups and other scientific organs. Many of the research projects are carried out in collaboration with international partners.

EU projects, coordinated at IMM

  • APO-SYS
  • BIOAIR
  • BoneTox
  • DEVNERTOX
  • IMPALED
  • NANOMMUNE
  • PARSIFAL
  • RANTIV

EU projects, partnership

  • AIRALLERG
  • AIRGENE
  • AIRNET
  • ASHRAM
  • BIODOS
  • CALM
  • CASCADE
  • CVD-IMMUNE
  • EMF-NET
  • GA2LEN
  • HEAPSS
  • HYENA
  • IMPROVE
  • INTARESE
  • INTERPHONE
  • MOCALEX
  • PINCHE
  • PHYTOHEALTH
  • RADONEPIDEMIOLOGY
  • RANCH
  • Skin Allergies
  • SYSPAQ
  • TORNADO
  • TRAPCA
  • U-BIOPRED