My research aims at developing methods for identifying chemicals of environmental and human health concern and to explore their mode of action by combining computational and experimental tools.
Patrik Andersson's research concerns development of methods of identifying chemicals of concern for the environment and human health. In today's society we use a large number of substances in the many products and materials in use. For only a few of these chemicals, we have sufficient data on their risks for humans and the environment. In his research, Patrik Andersson has mainly used computational chemistry tools to develop methods for finding the most harmful substances, but also to avoid and reduce the number of animal experiments. His research group now runs projects focusing on the development of methodology for smart substitution, i.e. ways of replacing harmful chemicals in materials and products combining data for emissions, exposure, and environmental and health effects. In the field of substitution, Patrik Andersson recently launched a cooperation project with the car manufacturing industry. He also leads a large project on emissions from onsite sewage treatment facilities including new technologies to reduce these. He is also a board member of Swetox - the Swedish Center for Toxicology and Toxikologiska Rådet.