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Volker  Arlt

Dr Volker Arlt

Senior Lecturer in Environmental & Genetic Toxicology


Dr. Arlt has an international profile of research in environmental carcinogenesis and toxicology evidenced by over 180 articles published in high-ranked international journals within the field of research. His expertise is firmly rooted in molecular carcinogenesis as well as genetic and environmental toxicology. He is Senior Lecturer in Environmental & Genetic Toxicology at King’s College London based in the Department of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences.

Since 2009 he is a European Registred Toxicologist. In March 2012 he has joined the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health as a Centre Investigator. Since April 2014 he his part of the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Health Impact of Environmental Hazards in partnership with Public Health England (PHE). The strategy of his research is to identify environmental causes of cancer, to examine the role of an individual’s susceptibility in determining cancer risk and to develop strategies for cancer prevention.

To facilitate and continue his interdisciplinary translational research he has established numerous national and international collaborations to investigate the molecular pathogenesis of chemically-induced cancer, and this research provides a mechanistic strategic approach to environmental diseases in general. Before joining King’s College London in December 2011 he worked for over 10 years at the Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey. In December 2000 he completed his PhD at the German Cancer Research, Heidelberg, Germany.