Professor, Stockholm University
Research Interests and Activities
My research program focuses on the chemical exposome and on the development of methods to measure it. We call the application of these methods chemical exposomics, and our work combines elements of analytical chemistry and informatics to understand the complex mixture of contaminants in our bodies or in the environment. Through toxicology, bioinformatics and epidemiological studies we furthermore aim to understand the impacts that these exposures can have on health.
Since 2018, my Stockholm University research group has worked primarily at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) where we have ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometers and specialized clean labs to characterize complex mixtures of chemicals in air, water, and human biofluids. Our target and nontarget chemical exposomics methods are now offered as a service to Swedish and international researchers through the National Facility for Exposomics. The surrounding research environment at SciLifeLab specializes in genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, functional biology, bioimaging, and biostatistics, creating great possibilities to investigate our questions using best-available biomolecular technologies and integrative methods.
I’m a Canadian Swede, currently living in Stockholm Sweden. Born and raised in Guelph (Ontario, Canada), I completed my doctoral degree in Toxicology at University of Guelph in 2002. I trained in Environmental Chemistry at University of Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow in 2003, and was granted an NSERC fellowship to extend my fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2004, also at University of Toronto. I then moved to Edmonton where I worked as a Professor at the University of Alberta from 2004-2016, and was fortunate to be elected a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. After many trips to Sweden for research collaborations and a sabbatical, I made the permanent move to Stockholm University in 2017. My career publications are most easily accessible on Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=X8nQQuwAAAAJ&hl=en).
Professor, Stockholm University, Department of Environmental Science (ACES)
Unit Head, Exposure and Effects Unit (ACESx)
Scientific Director, National Facility for Exposomics, Metabolomics Platform, SciLifeLab
Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology Letters (2021 IF 11.6)
Current Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr. Stefano Papazian
Dr. Benilde Bonnefille
Current PhD Students
Dr. Jean Froment (Postdoc)
Dr. Adria Sunyer (Postdoc)
Dr. Lisa D’Agostino
Dr. Ioannis Sadiktsis