Maria Hansson

Maria Hansson

Senior lecturer, Assistant professor, Docent

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Research

My expertise lies in answering questions about how environmental pollutants interact and affect organisms. By identifying disruptions in the biological systems we can make better predictions about resulting effects for both natural organisms and humans on both short and long term scales.

My lab group tries to identify pollutants of concern and how exposure changes signaling systems inside organisms. Our research is also focused on genetic biodiversity and if specific allelic variants can be linked to observed responses.

Our research interests are focused on various contaminants, including endocrine disrupters derived from plastics, and exposure effects from chemicals used in urban environments. We also screen marine and aquatic mammals for microplastics load and identify sources of the plastic pollution.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources

Free keywords

  • Molecular Biology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disrupters
  • Toxicology
  • Baltic Sea
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pollutants
  • Gene expression
  • soil ecology
  • Aquatic organisms
  • Invertebrates
  • Policy making
  • Gardens
  • Microplastics
  • Urban toxicology
  • Pesticides
  • Heavy metals

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