Mussels in ecotoxicology lab
The Genetic Toxicology & Ecotoxicology (GTE) Research Group is a team of dynamic and forward looking researchers led by Professor Awadhesh Jha
Using cutting edge technologies and a range of models, members of GTE carry out research across a wide range of themes in the field of environmental toxicology and genetic toxicology. 
Our key research accomplishments are: 
  • contributions to fundamental mechanisms of genotoxicity and toxicity 
  • development and application of assays and biomarkers to evaluate potential detrimental effects of environmental agents at different levels of biological organisation (i.e. molecules to individual levels)
  • applications of ‘omics’ technologies in environmental toxicological studies 
  • promotion of 'three Rs' principles in fish ecotoxicology
  • hazard and risk assessment with respect to human and ecosystem health 
  • promotion of multidisciplinary research
  • research work highly relevant to industries.
Our work has been funded by different agencies including UK Research and Innovation (UKRI; e.g. NERC and BBSRC), the European Union, scientific and charitable organisations, the UK government and multinational industries. 
Our research is supported by well-established collaborations at local, national and international levels. We are always interested in receiving enquiries from potential collaborators. 
For more information, please contact Professor Awadhesh Jha.

Our conferences and events

Scientist speaking at nanotoxicology conference
Scientists meeting at nanotoxicology conference
Scientist giving a demonstration with models at a nanotoxicology conference
The research group participates in a variety of academic conferences. We encourage scientists of all levels of experience to join our workshops and present their research.
Past conferences:
  • Pollution and the Marine Environment: An English Channel Perspective
    Scientific and public engagement event, September 2014 
  • 43rd Annual Conference of European Environmental Mutagen Society
    Session on Eco-genotoxicology, July 2014
  • European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS) Programme Committee, 2013–2014
    43rd Annual Conference of EEMS, July 2014
  • International Symposium on Environmental Radioactivity
    International symposium, September 2012

Our current and past funding agencies