Anne Kahru

Anne Kahru
In my laboratory of environmental toxicology a multidisciplinary toolbox of microbiology, ecotoxicology, in vitro cell cultures, molecular biology and analytical chemistry is applied to study the safety of different chemicals, engineered nanoparticles and environmental samples.

Kubo, A.-L., Vasiliev, G., Vija, H., Krishtal, J., Tõugu, V., Visnapuu, M., Kisand, V., Kahru, A., Bondarenko, O.M. (2020). Surface carboxylation or PEGylation decreases CuO nanoparticles’ cytotoxicity to human cells in vitro without compromising their antibacterial properties. Archives of Toxicology.

Rosenberg, M., Ilić, K., Juganson, K., Ivask, A., Ahonen, M., Vinković Vrček, I., Kahru, A. (2019). Potential ecotoxicological effects of antimicrobial surface coatings: a literature survey backed up by analysis of market reports. PeerJ 7, e6315.

Rosenberg, M., Vija, H., Kahru, A., Keevil, C.W., and Ivask, A. (2018). Rapid in situ assessment of Cu-ion mediated effects and antibacterial efficacy of copper surfaces. Scientific Reports 8, 8172.

Kubo, A.-L., Capjak, I., Vrček, I.V., Bondarenko, O.M., Kurvet, I., Vija, H., Ivask, A., Kasemets, K., and Kahru, A. (2018). Antimicrobial potency of differently coated 10 and 50 nm silver nanoparticles against clinically relevant bacteria Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 170, 401–410

Anne Kahru

National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics,
Akadeemia tee 23, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia

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Performance Assessment; Lab-Field-Benchmark
Adverse Effects/Risk-benefit analysis
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