Past Master thesis projects

Toxicology is a broad subject which allows for you to choose your Master thesis project based on your interest(s)! Thanks to Karolinska Institutet's good reputation and agreements with specific universities, the project can be performed all over the world.

Potential projects with a toxicological profile are usually presented during the spring on semester 2. Projects can also be found at various websites at KI and other universities and the students are encouraged to make their own contacts, e.g. teachers at previous courses. Projects may be performed at KI and other internationally recognized universities, pharmaceutical, chemical or consultancy companies or governmental authorities/agencies.

The project can be either an experimental, epidemiological or a literature-based research project or a risk assessment-related project and are usually 37.5 credits.

Here you can read some thoughts from Aline Colonnello, our former digital ambassador, on how to find the perfect project ►.

Below is a list of some of the projects performed recently (Class of 2024).

  • A systematic review of impaired oligodendrocyte development and myelination as key events in developmental neurotoxicity adverse outcome pathways @ Stockholm University
  • Assessing the toxicological impact of peroxisome proliferator‐activated receptors signaling activity in the intestine in vivo @ Karolinska Institutet
  • Chemicals in children's indoor environments – Effects of risk‐reducing measures and the need for guidance @ Public Health Agency of Sweden
  • Drug screening assay development and compound repurposing for HNRNPU deficiency @ Karolinska Institutet
  • Evaluation of performance‐enhancing drug use by wastewater analysis @ RISE
  • Exploring the association between phenotype transcriptional features in patients with neurofibromatosis 1 and tuberous sclerosis complex and the skin microbiome @ Osaka University
  • Hypothermia as a treatment modality for hepatotoxicity and liver failure @ National University of Singapore
  • Implementing the hCLAT assay in assessing skin sensitization potential of chemicals in recycled textiles @ RISE
  • In vitro mechanisms of ASO‐induced cytotoxicity @ AstraZeneca
  • LCA based toxicity assessment, how to measure and reduce chemical footprint @ Perstorp
  • Malignant transformation detection of T‐ cell therapy products in vitro @ AstraZeneca
  • Mechanisms of toxicity for particles generated from combustion of renewable fuels @ Karolinska Institutet
  • Relationship of dietary nitrate on risk of developing gastrointestinal cancer @ Karolinska Institutet
  • Targeting the ROR1 receptor tyrosine kinase and the FKN receptor with small molecules in acute lymphocytic leukemia @ Karolinska Institutet
  • The role of AHR in intestinal tissue homeostasis upon damage @ Karolinska Institutet
  • Toxicity of subway‐related particles in an air‐liquid interface exposure model @ Stockholm University
  • Toxicity of Tungsten and Molybdenum nanoparticles after acute and long‐term exposure in different in vitro cell models @ Karolinska Institutet

A more complete list of projects can be found here►.