Ketil Hylland

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Phone +47 22857315
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Room 4503
Postal address PO Box 1066 Blindern

Academic Interests

My main research areas are in toxicology, aquatic ecotoxicology, in vitro toxicology and marine ecology. In toxicology and in vitro toxicology specifically oriented towards oxidative stress and mechanisms for DNA damage, in ecotoxicology and marine ecology a wide range of topics, including environmental interactions, sediment processes, biomarker development and the use of effects in monitoring programmes. 


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  • PhD in marine ecology (1992).
  • Researcher at NIVA and subsequently research manager.
  • Adjunct professor in marine ecology at NMBU (Ås) 1998-2002 and in toxicology at UiO 2002-2006.
  • Full Professor at the Department of Biology since 2006 in toxicology and marine ecology.

Grants and fellowships

  • Have led several international committees and work groups within ICES and OSPAR and have contributed to EU groups.
  • President, Norwegian Society for Pharmacology and Toxicology 2005-2006.

Selected projects as leader

  • 2000-2002 Project manager, “BECPELAG – International workshop on biological effects of contaminants on pelagic organisms” (funded by RCN and industry)
  • 2001-2005 Project manager, CROWAT – “Contaminant effects in Croatian freshwaters and coastal areas” (RCN)
  • 2005-2009 Project manager, “Predfish – Predicting long-term effects of offshore-related contaminants on fish“ (RCN)
  • 2007-2011 Project manager, “Interact – Interactions between contaminants, oil and organic material in marine ecosystems“ (RCN)  


NIVA, Norsk Folkehelseinstitutt, NILU, Havforskningsinstituttet, NIFES, Norsk Polarinstitutt, Norgest Veterinærhøgskole, Veterinærinstituttet, Universitetet i Bergen, NTNU, Universitetet i Gøteborg (SE), Universitetet i Stockholm (SE), SLU (SE), Universitetet i sør Danmark (DK), University of the Basque Country (ES), University of Vigo (ES), University of Porto (PT), University of Faro (PT), University of Ancona (IT), Háskoli Islands (IS), University of Zagreb (HR), Peninsula Medical School (UK), University of Bordeaux I (FR), Cefas (UK), IFREMER (FR), IEO (ES), von Thünen Institut (DE), Marine Scotland (UK), NERI (DK), IEO (ES).

Tags: Ecotoxicology, in vitro toxicology, sediment ecology, biomarkers, effect monitoring, DNA damage
Published Nov. 3, 2010 3:28 PM - Last modified Apr. 5, 2018 4:03 PM

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