Medical Toxicology Centre

Toxic Mechanisms

Toxic Mechanisms

Toxic Mechanisms is one of our five main research themes. Find out about what we do, and what projects we’re involved in.

Our aim is to understand the mechanisms of the toxic effects of exposure to chemicals.

We look at chemicals in the environment and occupationally that may contribute to development of ill health.

We use in vitro model systems to investigate mechanisms. We extrapolate these to in vivo situations.

We specifically aim to identify rate limiting pathways and toxic metabolites.