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. The current board were elected during the annual meeting on 17 april 2020.


Chairman - Jan Olsson


Jan Olsson has been a part of SFT's Board of Directors since 2013 and until 2018 has held the post of treasurer. Since 2018, Jan has been Vice-President and then Chairman since 2019.


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.

 

Vice Chairman - Oskar Karlsson


           Oskar Karlsson has been a member of the board of SFT since 2019


Oskar Karlsson is a Pharmacist and Associate Professor at SciLifeLab, Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm University. He earned a PhD in Toxicology at Uppsala University in 2011, and has previously worked at Karolinska Institute and Harvard University. His research groupcombines experimental model systems and molecular epidemiology to study effects of environmental contaminants.


Secretary - Lizette Granberg


Lizette Granberg has been a member of the board of SFT since 2020 


Lizette is working at TKT since 2018 as a consultant in toxicology, providing project support in preclinical safety assessment and environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals. She also works with hazard classification of chemicals and risk assessment for occupational exposure. Lizette earned a PhD in Environmental toxicology at Uppsala University in 2001, and has previously worked at AstraZeneca in Södertälje.

 

Treasurer - Susann Busch

 

Susann Busch has been a co-opt board member since November 2019 and she became treasurer in 2020.


Susann Busch did her PhD at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany in 2008, then worked as a post-doc at Manchester University, UK before joining the Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg. Since 2017, Susann work as a Senior Scientist in Clinical Pharmacology and Safety Sciences (CPSS) at AstraZeneca in Gothenburg.


Board Member - Jenny Aasa


Jenny Aasa has been a member of the board of SFT since 2020  


Jenny Aasa is originally a pharmacist and an analytical chemist. Between the years 2002-2012 she worked at AstraZeneca in Södertälje with research regarding metabolism and enzymology. She has a PhD degree in environmental chemistry from Stockholm University, 2018. The thesis was about cancer risk assessment of glycidol, a genotoxic contaminant in edible cooking oils. Since 2019 she works as a toxicologist at the Swedish Food Agency.


Board Member - Klara Midander


Klara Midander has been a member of the board of SFT since 2020  


Klara is active at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, and shares her time as a researcher in areas related to exposure and effects of toxic and allergenic metals, with applied work as coordinator at the National Platform for Nanosafety, SweNanoSafe. "My engineering background in chemistry and physics (MSc, Chalmers) as well as surface- and materials science (PhD, KTH) is very useful in the interdisciplinary environment at IMM and I also hope to contribute with my experience in the board of STF.


Board Member - Margareta Törnqvist


Margareta Törnqvist has been a member of the board of SFT since 2020  


Margareta Törnqvist is professor of environmental chemistry at Department of environmental science, Stockholm University, and has a PhD in physical biology. Her research area primarily concerns genotoxic chemicals and development of methodology for measurement of such compounds in vivo for estimation of exposure, internal dose and cancer risk, with applications to studies of exposure in humans.


Board Member - Polina Lizunkova


Polina Lizunkova has been a member of the board of SFT since 2020  


Polina Lizunkova is a PhD student in Environmental Toxicology at EBC in Uppsala University. The primary focus of the RACH-Mix project that she is working on is to get a deeper understanding of the endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) mixture effects on children’s metabolism and growth. Polina has a master’s research degree (MRes) in bioengineering at Imperial College London, where she worked on point-of-care ovarian cancer diagnostic device development.

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