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Department of Food Toxicology and Replacement/Complementary Methods to Animal Testing

The Department of Food Toxicology and Replacement/Complementary Methods to Animal Testing participates in the education of veterinary medicine students in form of lectures and practical courses. The postgraduate training to elaborate and perform independent scientific projects and to obtain an advanced professional qualification in the frame of the Dr. med. vet., Dr. rer.nat. and Ph.D. programmes with the aim of taking over research positions in academia, industry and regulatory bodies is particularly supported.

 

Main research areas

Modern techniques in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and analytical chemistry are used to carry out projects in the following research areas:

  • the role of compounds present in red meat in colorectal cancer development
  • the interaction of bacteria and chemicals in colorectal cancer development
  • risk assessment of residues and contaminants in food
  • the development of cell culture-based test systems to evaluate the toxicity of multiple pesticide residues
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