Molecular Epidemiology and Toxicology Group

Experimental models are the tools of choice for the hazard assessment of contemporary exposures. Our research focuses on mechanisms of action of environmental agents, using cell cultures,  experimental laboratory models and controlled human exposures. The research strives to use experimental models to reduce or replace animal experiments.

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The research deals with the impact of exposures to environmental factors on health effects related to reproduction, lungs, cardiovascular system and cancer.  The group conducts research using methods ranging from experimental laboratory models to molecular epidemiology.


Burning candles emit large quantities of particles. The project aims to investigate the health effects of exposure to particles from candles in experimental model systems and controlled human exposures.










This international network examines the use of the comet assay for measuring DNA damage and DNA repair activity in human cells, pooled analysis of published research and assessment of the variation in measurements between laboratories.







The project investigates the effect of exposure to environmental agents on the function of the human placenta and transport of chemicals across the placental barrier.

For more information please visit the project website (in Danish).

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Our cell-culture based assays range from simple mono-cultures to more advanced co-cultures as well as organoid models. Mechanistic effects investigated are e.g. cell death pathways, inflammation, oxidative stress, DNA damage, Senescence and telomere dynamics.


Peter Møller

Research Group Leader
Peter Møller

Phone: +45 35 32 76 54

Internal researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Carlsen, Lisbeth Bille Laboratory Technician +4535327655 E-mail
Jensen, Annie Laboratory Coordinator +4535327650 E-mail
Lawrence, Julie Hansen Laboratory Technician +4535337208 E-mail
Loft, Steffen Professor +4535327649 E-mail
Mathiesen, Line Associate Professor +4535327657 E-mail
Møller, Peter Professor +4535327654 E-mail
Roursgaard, Martin Associate Professor +4535327989 E-mail
Wils, Regitze Sølling Teaching Assistant   E-mail

External researchers

Name Institution E-mail
Di Ianni,  Emilio NFA
Hougaard, Karin Sørig NFA
Wallin, Håkan STAMI