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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.


  • Image may contain: Font, Output device, Parallel, Technology, Gadget. New article in Clinical Epigenetics! June 30, 2022 5:22 PM

    PharmaTox researchers have published a new article, "Low reliability of DNA methylation across Illumina Infinium platforms in cord blood: implications for replication studies and meta-analyses of prenatal exposures", in Clinical Epigenetics. Read it here.

  • Image may contain: Font, Material property, Screenshot, Parallel, Number. New paper from PharmaTox researchers! June 26, 2022 2:23 PM

    PharmaTox researchers have published a new paper in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology: "Paracetamol perturbs neuronal arborization and disrupts the cytoskeletal proteins SPTBN1 and TUBB3 in both human and chicken in vitro models". Read it here.

  • Image may contain: Smile, Sleeve, Eyelash, Gesture, Throat. Disputation: Gerd Marie Eskerud Harris June 7, 2022 2:20 PM

    PharmaTox doctoral candidate Gerd Marie Eskerud Harris defends her thesis "Migraine pharmacotherapy during pregnancy: Utilization patterns and associations with child neurodevelopment" for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

  • jama_faksimile New article in JAMA Network Open! June 7, 2022 2:17 PM

    PharmaTox researchers set out to answer the question "Is prenatal exposure to triptans associated with an increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring?".

  • Harald Eia og Geir Kjetil Sandve PharmaTox-video med Geir Kjetil Sandve og Harald Eia Apr. 6, 2022 7:01 AM

    Harald Eia lurer på om det er sånn at man kjører masse data inn i datamaksinen, og så finner man at barnet får tannstein dersom mor brukte briller i svangerskapet. Geir Kjetil Sandve svarer.

Tags: Neurotoxicology, Neuroscience, Pharmacy, Toxicology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Epigenetics
Published Feb. 24, 2015 6:17 PM - Last modified Nov. 10, 2021 10:07 PM



Hedvig Nordeng
(Department of Pharmacy)

Leader team

Ragnhild Paulsen 
(Department of Pharmacy)

Associate Professor 
Geir Kjetil Sandve 
(Department of Informatics)

Associate Professor
Ragnhild Eskeland
(Department of Molecular Medicine)

Sven Ove Samuelsen
(Department of Mathematics)

Senior researcher
Robert Lyle
(Department of Pharmacy)