Head, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, NICPB; Chair-person of Estonian Society of Toxicology
Dr. Kahru’s group in NICPB was among the first ones in nanoecotoxicological studies of metal oxide nanoparticles. She belongs to the world’s top 1% most cited scientists in area Environment/Ecology. In 2011, she received the Estonian State Science Award for her research “Ecotoxicology of synthetic nanoparticles and their toxicity mechanisms”. She has been awarded several FP6 and FP7 research grants. Her current research focuses on the mechanisms of (eco) toxicicity and bioavailability of synthetic nanoparticles by combining molecular techniques, in vitro and ecotoxicological systems and analytical chemistry. She is also a founder (1997) and the President of the Estonian Society of Toxicology.