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Dr Frank Van Pelt

Biochemical and immunological aspects of toxicity

Frank van Pelt

Dr Frank van Pelt 

Dr Frank van Pelt's research spans various aspects of toxicology with an emphasis of the biochemical and immunological mechanisms underlying adverse drug reaction, biomarkers  and mechanisms of toxicity caused by chemicals and environmental pollutants. Most research projects are interdisciplinary, collaborative project with other departments in UCC and other institutions. Ecotoxicological and growth-promoting properties of wood ash. Toxicology and exotoxicology of biotoxins (algal toxins) Biochemical and immunological mechanisms adverse drug reactions. Immuno-modulation by environmental pollutants. Investigation of the toxicity caused combinatory exposure to solvents. Identification and validation of biomarkers for environmental exposure in terrestrial and aquatic organisms for risk assessment purposes.

Dr. van Pelt is a Registered Toxicologist in Ireland and a Eurotox Registered Toxicologist. He was Vice-president of the Irish Society of Toxicology 2005-2007 and President of the Irish Society of Toxicology 2007-2009

Dr van Pelt welcomes enquiries from students interested in discussing MSc or PhD opportunities and post-doctoral researchers. If you would like to discuss your own research interests there are a number of PhD studentships, Postdoctoral Fellowships and many other funding schemes available that we would be happy to discuss. You can contact Dr van Pelt by email 

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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Room 2.36B, 2nd floor floor, T12XF62