Anna Beronius

Anna Beronius

Senior research specialist

About me

I am a researcher and teacher at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) at Karolinska Institutet. I received by Master's degree in Toxicology from KI in 2006 and my PhD degree at KI in 2013. Since 2022 I am a Senior Research Specialist at IMM.

I conduct my research in the science-to-policy interface, focusing on developing and improving methodology for regulatory risk assessment of chemicals and especially to minimize human health risks from endocrine disruptors (EDs) and chemical mixtures. One overarching aim is to bridge the gap between academic research and regulatory decision-making. My specific interest is next generation assessment of EDs, which maximizes the use of mechanistic data from novel toxicity test methods to ensure human relevance and protection of human health while reducing the need for animal testing. My research entails scrutiny of chemicals legislation, regulatory requirements, and decision-making processes, as well as development and application of science-based risk assessment methodology, such as methods for weight of evidence evaluation and Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOP). Apart from my research activities, I am also involved in various expert assignments at IMM to support national and international agencies and organisations in the area of hazard and risk assessment.

I teach at Karolinska Institutet and other universities and institutions on the topics of EDs and risk assessment methodologies. I am especially involved with the Master's Programme in Toxicology at Karolinska Institutet, where I am Director of Studies and responsible for the course in Health Risk Assessment. I am also involved in organizing courses in health risk assessment and assessment of EDs on the PhD-level at KI, as well as training for professionals at national and European authorities, such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).