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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

Toxicology of (nano)particles and chemicals 

Andi Alijagic is a researcher in toxicology at Örebro University (ORU) in Sweden. His current research focuses on studying toxicity and health impacts of (nano)particles and chemicals derived from plastics, metals, and advanced 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 application of Cell Painting as an advanced and novel method for non-target 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. Andi is also part of the COST action PRIORITY – Plastics monitoRIng detectiOn RemedIaTion recovery.

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 activities

Andi is involved in teaching in a number of bachelor and master courses, including Immunology (course coordinator), Environmental Toxicology, and Analytical Methods in Environmental Forensics at the School of Science and Technology, and in the course Inflammatory Responses at the School of Medical Sciences at ORU.

Education

2021-2022: Postdoctoral researcher, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden. NanoSafety 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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