Genetic Toxicology and Ecotoxicology Research Group
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

<p>Scientist speaking at nanotoxicology conference<br></p>
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