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.

Klara Midander


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

Klara works at the Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL, as a project leader with research in the work environment area and a particular focus on exposure and effects of chemical health risks (allergenic and toxic metals, particles, quartz). "My engineering background in chemistry and physics (MSc, Chalmers) as well as surface chemistry and materials science (PhD, KTH) will come in handy in the interdisciplinary research environement at IVL and I also hope to be able to contribute with this in the board work within STF.

Anna Beronius

Vice Chairman

Anna Beronius has been a member of the board of SFT since 2023 

Anna Beronius is associate professor in toxicology and researcher at the Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet (KI). Her research aims to develop and improve methods for hazard and risk assessment of chemicals, focusing on health effects from endocrine disruptors and chemical mixtures, using e.g. the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) methodology, and promoting the use of academic research data in regulatory risk assessment. Anna Beronius is also deputy program director for KI's international master's program in toxicology.

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.

Isabelle Matthiesen


Isabelle Matthiesen has been a member of the board of SFT since 2024

Isabelle joined the Cell Therapy Safety team at AstraZeneca in 2022 to address preclinical safety questions by in vitro assay development. “The main focus of my work today is to perform and improve the way test the safety of our T-cell based therapies in the context of autoimmune disease.” Isabelle is a trained biomedical engineer from Linköping University, and she received her PhD degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm from her work on advanced stem cell based in vitro models of the neurovascular unit.

Sara Moses

Board Member

Sara Moses has been a member of the board of SFT since 2021

Sara has a background as a project toxicologist from the pharmaceutical industry and is today a team leader of two teams at Swedish Match: Nonclinical Science and Regulatory and Product Safety. Her toxicological focus is within product safety, from design and performance of different in vitro studies, acceptable limit values to regulatory issues and applications to authorities.

Joachim Sturve

Board Member

Joachim Sturve has been a member of the board of SFT since 2022  

Joachim Sturve is professor in ecotoxicology at the Department of Biology and Environmental Science, University of Gothenburg. His research concerns the effects of anthropogenic chemicals and particles in aquatic systems, with a focus on fish and fish health. Current projects are about the effects of metal nanoparticles and endocrine disruptors. Joachim Sturve is also involved in national as well as international environmental monitoring programs.

Ulrika Carlander

Board Member

Ulrika Carlander has been a member of the board of SFT since 2023 

Ulrika Carlander works at the Medical Products Agency as an investigator of medical devices and is a researcher affiliated with the Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet (KI). Her research focuses on particle toxicity, kinetics and dissolution. She has one master's degree in chemistry and one in toxicology, and a PhD in nanotoxicology. She has several years of work experience from various industries where toxicology has been applied in various forms through e.g. product and method development, toxicity testing, risk assessments, training and regulatory advice.

Henrik Lundqvist

Board Member

Henrik Lundqvist has been a member of the board of SFT since 2024

Johan Lundqvist is a pharmacist and associate professor in molecular toxicology at the Swedish University of Agriculture. He has a PhD in pharmaceutical biochemistry from Uppsala University and now leads a research group at SLU that works on developing and using cell-based in vitro methods to detect health and environmentally hazardous substances in water samples. He is also one of the founders of the company BioCell Analytica.