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Andi Alijagic

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

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Phone: +46 19 301345

Room: B3112, C2214

Andi Alijagic

About Andi Alijagic

Andi Alijagic is a postdoctoral researcher and project coordinator in the KKS-funded NanoSafety project at the Örebro University. He obtained PhD degree in Molecular Biology at the Paris-Lodron-Unversität Salzburg, Austria in 2020. A major part of the thesis work he performed at the Italian National Research Council as the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow within the Horizon 2020 PANDORA project (Probing safety of nano-objects by defining immune responses of environmental organisms). His thesis revealed that sea urchin immune cells can serve as a proxy to human nanosafety model, adhering to 3R principle, and enabling the comprehensive studies of nanomaterial-immune interactions (Alijagic et al. 2019; 2020; 2021). 

Research focus

Currently, his research focuses on the toxicity screening of metallic and plastic (nano)materials found in additive manufacturing or 3D printing industry (Vallabani et al. 2022; Alijagic et al. 2022). The main aim is to answer questions 1) if (nano)materials induce toxicity, 2) what mechanisms (nano)materials use to elicit adverse outcomes, and 3) what are the biomarkers of (nano)material exposure. In doing so, he is using advanced in vitro testing strategies by adopting the New Approach Methodologies (NAMs), including mono and multiple cell culture systems, high-content screening by Cell Painting assay, omics, and a myriad of immunosafety, receptor-reporter, and cell health assays.

In addition, he is serving as the review editor for Toxicology, Pollution and the Environment in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science.

NanoSafety project

NanoSafety project aims to develop a multidisciplinary consortium based on strong collaboration between academia and Swedish additive manufacturing arena in order to monitor potential occupational health and safety risks of (nano)materials. The project consists of four interconnected parts aiming to 1) map exposure to (nano)materials in additive manufacturing, 2) collect and characterize (nano)materials, 3) assess biological effects of the collected (nano)materials in vitro and establish relevant exposure biomarkers, and 4) evaluate long-term exposure risks in the workers.

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