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Christer Hogstrand


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Research interests

The primary focus of my research program is on the biology and toxicology of minerals. In particular, I am interested in how metals and other minerals are regulated by organisms and how metals, primarily zinc, control biological processes. These studies include identification, function, and regulation of transporters and metal binding proteins as well as their respective genes.Present research interests concern functions of trace elements in health and disease, and molecular toxicology of environmental contaminants. Current research projects are (1) the roles of zinc and zinc-transporters in (a) development, (b) diabetes, (c) lipid metabolism, (d) epigenetic programming, and (e) gut epithelium maintenance; (2) regulation of dietary trace element uptake; and (3) in vitro methods to assess toxicity and bioaccumulation of contaminants. <br />

Research interests (short)

Biological functions of zinc and toxicology of environmental pollutants

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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