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The PharmaTox Strategic Research Initiative aims to generate novel insight on effects of pharmaceuticals on human neurotoxicity and neurodevelopment.

PharmaTox was established January 1st 2015 as a prioritized research initiative supported by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

The research projects within PharmaTox involve specialists in neurotoxicology, pharmacology, teratology, statistics, bioinformatics, epigenetics and epidemiology.


  • marimartin(1) PharmaTox in Budapest Sep. 13, 2017 10:32 AM

    Several PharmaTox researchers attended the 28th conference of the European Network of Teratology Information Services (ENTIS) in Budapest in September 2017.

  • labba-bilde New PhD student Nils Anders Labba Aug. 15, 2017 9:38 AM

    We welcome Nils Anders Labba.

    Below he presents himself and his background.

  • kristiane-fosskaug PharmaTox Master's student: Kristiane Fosskaug June 13, 2017 1:54 PM

    Master's student Kristiane Fosskaug defended her thesis on June 1st with the title “Kan prenatal paracetamoleksponering påvirke nevroutviklingen? In Vivo og in vitro studier i kyllingembryo og PC12-celler for vurdering av effekter på genetiske regulatorer, nevronale utviklingsmarkører og lillehjernens morfologi".

  • oygarden PharmaTox Master's student: Maria Øygarden May 12, 2017 11:11 AM

    Master's student Maria Øygarden defended her thesis on April 20th with the title “Studier av antidepressiva i kyllinglillehjerne og PC12-celler – Effekter av escitalopram og venlafaksin på genetiske regulatorer og neuronale utviklingsmarkører”.

  • slide1 Oslo Epigenetics Mini Symposium 9th of May 2017 Apr. 11, 2017 9:38 AM

    The symposium is organised by Ragnhild Eskeland on behalf of the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research and Department of Biosciences, UiO.

Tags: Neurotoxicology, Neuroscience, Pharmacy, Toxicology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Epigenetics
Published Feb. 24, 2015 6:17 PM - Last modified Aug. 16, 2017 10:05 AM



Hedvig Nordeng
(School of Pharmacy)

Leader team

Ragnhild Paulsen 
(School of Pharmacy)

Associate Professor 
Geir Kjetil Sandve 
(Department of Informatics)

Principal Investigator
Ragnhild Eskeland
(Department of Biosciences)

Sven Ove Samuelsen
(Department of Mathematics)

Senior researcher
Robert Lyle
(School of Pharmacy)