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Christer  Hogstrand

Professor Christer Hogstrand

Professor of Molecular Ecotoxicology

Research interests

  • Biomedical and life sciences

Biography

Present research interests concerns functions of trace elements in health and disease, and molecular toxicology of environmental contaminants. Current research interests include:
(1) the roles of zinc and zinc-transporters in (a) development, (b) diabetes, (c) lipid metabolism, (d) epigenetic programming, and (e) gut epithelium maintenance
(2) regulation of dietary trace element uptake
(3) in vitro methods to assess toxicity and bioaccumulation of waterborne contaminants.

Christer Hogstrand’s research has received uninterrupted support from major research funding bodies in Sweden, Norway, USA, EU, and the UK (NERC, BBSRC, NC3R, Wellcome). CH’s research has received uninterrupted support from major research funding bodies in Sweden, Norway, USA, EU, and the UK (NERC, BBSRC, NC3R, Wellcome).

    Research

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    Metal Metabolism Research Group

    The Metal Metabolism Research Group aims to understand the roles of minerals in biology, health and disease. Much of our work is mechanistically based and involves studies at the molecular and cellular levels as well as animal model systems and human. Our research focus is currently on iron and zinc.

    King's Water Centre Web Banner
    King's Water Centre

    Researching water, environment and development. Our centre spans the humanities, social, and physical sciences to explore the challenges of water governance from global to local scales.

    OILRIG
    Lipids and Membranes Research Interest Group

    A Lipids and Membranes Research Interest Group

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    Innovation for Safe and Sustainable Food, Nutrition and Health

    This Research Interest Group on Innovation for Safe and Sustainable Food, Nutrition and Health provides a unique opportunity for the King’s research community to address the challenges of sustainable food development.

    News

    Zinc has a key role in inflammatory bowel disease and 'leaky gut'

    Researchers from King’s have found an association between low zinc intake and health of the gastrointestinal tract, with potential implications for a third of...

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Events

    22MaySustainability forest data digital AI 780x440

    Sustainability opportunities and challenges of AI

    An insightful panel discussion on the connections between sustainability and artificial intelligence.

    10Maypancreas model 780x450

    Zinc Nexus: Unravelling the Threads of Diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Seminar on the role of zinc in diabetes and IBD

    Please note: this event has passed.

      Research

      labherometal
      Metal Metabolism Research Group

      The Metal Metabolism Research Group aims to understand the roles of minerals in biology, health and disease. Much of our work is mechanistically based and involves studies at the molecular and cellular levels as well as animal model systems and human. Our research focus is currently on iron and zinc.

      King's Water Centre Web Banner
      King's Water Centre

      Researching water, environment and development. Our centre spans the humanities, social, and physical sciences to explore the challenges of water governance from global to local scales.

      OILRIG
      Lipids and Membranes Research Interest Group

      A Lipids and Membranes Research Interest Group

      bread-hero
      Innovation for Safe and Sustainable Food, Nutrition and Health

      This Research Interest Group on Innovation for Safe and Sustainable Food, Nutrition and Health provides a unique opportunity for the King’s research community to address the challenges of sustainable food development.

      News

      Zinc has a key role in inflammatory bowel disease and 'leaky gut'

      Researchers from King’s have found an association between low zinc intake and health of the gastrointestinal tract, with potential implications for a third of...

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Events

      22MaySustainability forest data digital AI 780x440

      Sustainability opportunities and challenges of AI

      An insightful panel discussion on the connections between sustainability and artificial intelligence.

      10Maypancreas model 780x450

      Zinc Nexus: Unravelling the Threads of Diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Seminar on the role of zinc in diabetes and IBD

      Please note: this event has passed.