As the end of my first year in the toxicology program fast approaches, I find myself looking forward to next year and all its challenges. For those of you familiar with the way master programs operate, you would know one of the most important things that is coming my way would be my master thesis. Recently we had a presentation about potential projects that included risk assessment, gene toxicity etc… the range of topics covered by the projects are so vast that I cannot possibly list them all here. This got me thinking, and frankly a little worried, about finding my own topic and how I could narrow down from all the interesting things that the program has covered this year?
Luckily this week us first year toxicology students were invited to attend the second year toxicology students’ master thesis poster mingle. At this event I was able to chat with second year students on their topics and how they arrived to the decision of their master thesis. Of course, this was a social event and I was not an official reporter, so I can only report on what I remember from the event. Below are some second year toxicology students projects:
“Genetic Predisposition and A Novel in vitro Platform for Assessments of Hepatic Drug Metabolism”
Sabina Risen Rimfors
“Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure and Its Effect on DNA Methylation at Specific Loci in Rat and Human”
“Development and Optimization of in vitro Assays for Prediction of Drug-Induced Nephrotoxicity”
“In silico Based Modeling of Inhalation Toxicokinetics in Human”
To be continued…