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Andi Alijagic

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


Phone: +46 19 301345

Room: B3112, C2214

Andi Alijagic

About Andi Alijagic

Research description

Novel approaches in toxicology of (nano)materials and chemicals

Andi Alijagic is a researcher in toxicology at Örebro University (ORU) in Sweden. He investigates toxicity of (nano)particles, microplastics, existing and emerging materials, and chemicals. The focus is set on discovery of physicochemical properties that drive toxicity, mechanisms of toxicity, and biomarkers of human exposure to (nano)materials and chemicals. In doing so, he is using advanced in vitro testing strategies including mono- and co-cultures of human cells, high-content screening by Cell Painting, 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 Methods (NAMs), and together with ORU team, he has initiated application of Cell Painting as an advanced and novel method for nanosafety research (Alijagic et al. 2023).

In the recently granted NANOSIGN project (KK-Stiftelsen, Prospekt 22), he will lead research on discovery of cellular and molecular signatures of nanoparticle exposure in additive manufacturing or industrial 3D printing.

In addition, he is serving as the review editor 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 both at bachelor and master level in the courses Environmental Toxicology at the School of Science and Technology, and in the course Inflammatory Responses at the School of Medical Sciences at ORU.


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

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

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

Research projects

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