The Board

The Board

The board of Swedish Society of Toxicology is elected once a year at the annual meeting. It is the task of nominating committee to nominate the candidates to different position on the board.

Chairman - Karin Svens


Is a co-owner of a toxicology consulting company, TKT Sweden AB. During my years as a toxicologists I have mainly worked with pharmaceutical development but also safety assessment for production of fine chemicals and food industry. After an MSc in toxicology, and a PhD in toxicology at IEM, KI, I worked at AstraZeneca safety assessment for 10 years, before starting my own business. Is an ERT since 2015.


Vice Chairman - Jan Olsson


Jan Olsson has done research in Environmental toxicology at Uppsala University since 2003-2011, worked with Product Safety at Essity in Mölndal and currently since 2015 working as Project Toxicology at AstraZeneca in Gothenburg. I work in SFT to support toxicologist in whole Sweden, one current aim is to attract Eurotox to Gothenburg.


Secretary - Antero Silva


After the Toxicology Master's program at Karolinska Institutet, I started working as a PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), focusing on risk assessment. My research is about benchmark dose modelling and perfluorinated substances (PFAS). Prior to graduate education I worked at Swetox (Swedish Center for Toxicology) and 5 years at the Department of Pharmacology at Karolinska University Hospital.


Treasurer - Petra Thulin


Petra Thulin defended her thesis at the Karolinska Institute in 2011 and then continued as a post-doc in Molecular Toxicology at AstraZeneca in Södertälje. In 2014 she moved to Gothenburg for a position as a Senior Scientist in the Drug Safety and Metabolism (DSM) department.

Board Member - Steffen Keiter


Steffen Keiter is an ecotoxicologist and working as a docent at Örebro University since 2014. Before he was working as a research assistant and assistant professor at Heidelberg and RWTH Aachen University, respectively. In addition, he also gained experience with regulatory issues working in the chemical industry.

Board Member - Ulrika Bergström


PhD in Toxicology. PhD-thesis on effects of some chemicals on the olfactory mucosa and transport via the olfactory mucosa to the brain. After my thesis I have mainly done research on tissue distribution of  environmental contaminants and their toxicological effects, and am now involved in research concerning improvement of medical treatment for persons exposed to irritating gases.   

Board Member - Maria Kippler


Maria is working as a researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine. Her research focuses mainly on early-life exposure to environmental pollutants and their impact on child health and development. She graduated from the Master programme in Toxicology at Karolinska Institutet in 2004 and she completed her PhD in 2009.

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