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 9 april 2021.

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.


Vice Chairman - 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.

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 - 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.

Board Member - Sara Moses

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.