Anna Forsby








Anna Forsby´s main research interest is to study mechanisms for chemically induced acute and sub-chronic neurotoxicity by using different neuronal cell models. The usefulness of the cell models for risk assessment is evaluated by integrating in vitro data derived from the cell models with historic in vivo data from rat and clinical observations from exposed human in predictions models. Furthermore, mechanisms for chemically induced nociception are studied in a recombinant neuronal cell model expressing the Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid (TRPV) ion channels. The latter research has resulted in the development and evaluation of a cell culture model that holds promise to replace the Draize eye irritation test that is criticized for its animal cruelty.

The Award will be handed over October 15 at the 20th International Congress on In Vitro Toxicology (ESTIV2018) taking place in Berlin, October 15-18, 2018.

At this occasion, Anna Forsby will give the Björn Ekwall Memorial Lecture with the title “Mechanism-driven estimation of chemically induced eye nociception and irritation”