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Field work in the Arctic              Photo: Katrine Borgå

Katrine Borgå's research group study contaminant dynamics across and within ecosystems. 

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Published Nov. 17, 2020 12:54 PM

Our research group attended the Norwegian Environmental Toxicology Symposium (NETS) conference earlier this month, and the group was represented in several sections of the meeting!

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Published June 16, 2020 10:50 AM

In collaboration with the UiO Department of Biosciences and the UiO science library, VEGA scene is showing the 2019 film Dark Waters throughout June. 

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Published Mar. 26, 2020 3:06 PM

In these unusual and worrying times of the corona pandemic, most of us are staying safe in our own home in solidarity with each other. We in the research group, at least, are lucky to be able to work from home. While we wait for the virus spread to decline, it might be in need to think about something else between news updates. We therefore below shamelessly recommend some radio podcasts involving group members from relatively recent times. OBS! These radio shows are all in Norwegian, unfortunately!  

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Published Mar. 12, 2020 2:59 PM

The Norwegian Environmental Agency (Miljødirektoratet) has in a recent report to the Ministry of Environment suggested several measures to deal with the illegal transport of used electronics and Electronic waste (E-waste) from Norway. The E-waste topic was also central during the workshop “Pollution: Monitoring and Policy” organized by members of the AnthroTox project during the Oslo Life Science Conference held earlier this spring. Participants as well as the organizers of the workshop learned how international regulations on pollutants, e.g. the Stockholm and Basel Convention, are followed up in Tanzania and Norway.

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Published Mar. 3, 2020 2:24 PM

An important part of doing research is to communicate our knowledge to a wider audience, and therefore we are happy to be able to participate at public events where we get the chance to meet people and share our work.

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Published Feb. 14, 2020 1:46 PM

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 global goals, set to ensure a sustainable future for everyone. The goals are intended to be achieved by 2030, which means that this is the decade for action, and that was the main message at this year’s SDG Conference in Bergen. This national conference gathers people working with sustainability from all parts of society: politicians, businesses, entrepreneurs and of course academics from every discipline. Our group member, Clare, joined the conference as a part of the University of Oslo delegation, and was one of few biologists attending...

Published Oct. 31, 2019 3:48 PM

Erik Bjørnstad Engblad from the Department of Social Sciences has written a nice article about AntroTox and our interdisciplinary, and currently also very relevant, work. Read here (in Norwegian) about the anthropological fieldwork of Samwel Moses Ntapanta in Tanzania, Maja Nipens work at the Deparment of Chemistry, my work here at the Department of Biosciences, and how we fulfil each other with different focus and expertise!

 

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Published Oct. 11, 2019 10:28 AM

An important part of research is communicating it to the general public. Our research group has been involved in a range of activities in the last few months to do just that.