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Andi Alijagic

Position: Researcher School/office: School of Science and Technology

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Room: B3110, X2214

Andi Alijagic

About Andi Alijagic

Research description

Particle and chemical toxicology

Andi Alijagic is a researcher in toxicology at Örebro University (ORU) in Sweden. His current research focuses on studying toxicity and health impacts of micro and nanoscale plastic and metal particles, plastic-associated chemicals, and advanced (nano)materials. For that he uses state-of-the-art in vitro models and methods including mono- and co-cultures of human cells, high-content screening by Cell Painting assay, multi-omics, and a number of cell-based assays focusing on inflammation, cell health and function, genotoxicity, and endocrine disruption. He has strong interest in the development of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs), and together with ORU team, he has initiated the application of Cell Painting as a novel method for non-target toxicological screening of (nano)particles and plastic-associated chemicals (Alijagic et al. 2023; Alijagic et al. 2024). With this approach he aims at contributing to a healthy and zero-pollution environment by performing research at the forefront of human and environmental toxicology. 

In the NANOSIGN (KK-Stiftelsen, Prospekt22) and NanoSafety2 (Synergi22) projects he is coordinating the research on toxicity and health effects of (nano)particles and chemicals found in additive manufacturing or industrial 3D printing. Via ongoing projects, Andi works closely with a number of Swedish leading companies and (inter)national academic partners. Andi is also part of the COST action PRIORITY – Plastics monitoRIng detectiOn RemedIaTion recovery (WG1 Impacts and risks on human health and environment related to Nano- and Microplastic and WG4 Nanoplastics).

In addition, he is serving as the editorial board member in the journals Frontiers in Environmental Science and Frontiers in Toxicology. He is actively involved in the communication of science both to the public at large and the research community. 

Teaching and supervision activities

Andi is teaching in several bachelor's and master's courses, including Immunology (as course coordinator), Environmental Toxicology, Analytical Methods in Environmental Forensics I and II, and Model Systems in Biology at the School of Science and Technology. Additionally, he teaches in the master's course Inflammatory Responses at the School of Medical Sciences at ORU. He is also (co-)supervising bachelor's, master's, and PhD students, providing guidance and mentorship for their thesis projects and academic development.


2021-2022: Postdoctoral researcher, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden. NanoSafety1 project

2016-2020: PhD in Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, and National Research Council of Italy, Palermo, Italy. Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD fellow within the Horizon 2020 PANDORA project

2011-2016: BSc and MSc in Biology, Biochemistry and Physiology, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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