Mattias Öberg, Associate Professor

Mattias Öberg


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About me

Health risk assessment of chemicals and science-to-policy is my main field of research. I enjoy working in the truely multi-disciplinary research field of toxicolgy and has a large network of contacts among Swedish and international researchers, agencies and organizations. Beside my research activities, I am a Swedish representative the the Nordic Expert Group, a Nordic collaboration for production of criteria documents on chemicals for occupational exposure limits. In addition, I am chairing the National Committee for European Registered toxicologists (ERT) and are a member of the excecutive committe for Eurotox, the federation of European toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology. 

Research description

Current research projects as main project leader:

  • Experimental design aligned with dose-response modelling as a means for 3R in toxicity testing (Financial support: Swedish Research Council)
  • Bayesian dose-response modelling aligned with experimental design as means to improve chemical risk assessment (Financial support: Swedish Research Council)
  • Kemiska olyckor i arbetslivet – systematisk analys av giftinformationscentralens arbetsmiljörelaterade data (Financial support: AFA Försäkring)

Other reasech projects:

  • EDC-MixRisk, safe chemicals for future generations (PI: Åke Bergman; Financial support: European Union’s Horizon 2020)
  • EDC-2020, a project about endocrine disrupting chemicals (PI: Åke Bergman, Örebro University; Financial support: Formas)
  • Elimination and effects of PFAS in drinking water in Sweden (PI: Kristina Jakobsson, Lund University; Financial support: Formas).
  • Modern methods for estimation of in vivo dose and genotoxic potency as components for cancer risk assessment (PI: Margareta Törnqvist; Stockholm University, Finacial support: Swedish Research Council).
  • Phthalates in female reproduction –impact of mixture composition on hazard characterization (PI: Pauliina Damdimopoulou, Karolinska Institutet, Financial support: Formas).
  • New animal-free methods to meet the need for safe chemicals (PI: Elin Törnqvist, Karolinska Institutet, Financial support: Formas).

Teaching portfolio

My teaching activities include lectures, cource leadership, supervising master and PhD student.

I have been the main supervisor for three PhD students:

  • Mia Johansson (2016) - Asthmatics as a susceptible population in health risk assessment of airbourne chemicals
  • Joakim Ringblom (2016) - Worth weighting for - Studies on benchmark dose analysis in relation to animal ethics in toxicity testing
  • Antero Silva (planned dissertation in 2022) - Benchmark dose modelling for hazard and risk characterization of chemicals
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