Toxicology Lab

"Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme."

("Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.")

Traité Elémentaire de Chimie (Elementary Treatise of Chemistry) Antoine Lavoisier, 1789


Our research is devoted to understand the interaction between human and the environment to assess how this interaction influence health status. To this aim we focus our efforts to develop biomarkers useful to investigate exposure to pollutants, stress status, personal habits, diet.

To achieve this goal we:

- Set analytical assays to investigate exposure to pollutants or their effects in biological samples collected via non-invasive procedures;

- Validate these parameters as biomarkers;

- Applying biomarkers to molecular epidemiology studies.

In particular, we are developing the following research lines: