Joao Paulo Teixeira
Environmental Health Department
Head & Researcher, National Institute of Health, Portugal
Dr. João Paulo Teixeira is Researcher and the Head of Research Unit, Environmental Health Department in the National Institute of Health (Portugal) since 2005. He has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and a Master in Public Health from the Medical School Porto University. The main area of scientific activity is concerned with the genetic damage caused by genotoxic and carcinogenic compounds, mainly in the environmental and occupational areas. The effects of genotoxic xenobiotics are studied in a multistage approach, including environmental and biological monitoring. His work is focused on the molecular mechanisms involved in the cascade of genotoxic/carcinogenic events in relation to exposure to xenobiotics, as well as on the factors of individual susceptibility modulating genotoxic and/or carcinogenic effects. He has published around 50 scientific papers and several book chapters on these topics.
Environmental Toxicology, Occupational Health, Biomarkers, Genotoxicity, Nanotoxicology and Indoor Air Quality.