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Nano-Safety Research Group

Specialists in the assessment of nanomaterial toxicity to human health and the environment

Dr Ali Kermanizadeh

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Dr Ali Kermanizadeh is a research toxicologist in the Nano-Safety Research Group at Heriot Watt University involved in the design and validation of novel, more physiologically relevant in vitro hepatic and gastrointestinal tract models for next-generation toxicological data generation for NM hazard assessment under the umbrella of EU funded Horizon 2020 project PATROLS.


Ali’s areas of research interest can be branched into three main themes. Firstly, he is involved in investigation of nanomaterial induced health effects in extra-pulmonary organs following different routes of exposure. Secondly, he is interested and heavily involved in the development of in vitro three-dimensional cell culture growth in a laboratory environment, which would better replicate physiological conditions to improve research for sub-acute and chronic toxicological assessment. Finally, he is extremely interested in the development and progression of the field of nanotoxicology in models, which are representative of individuals in the general population with pre-existing medical conditions.



Ali is an experienced toxicologist and prior to working at Heriot Watt University, he was employed at Unilever, University of Copenhagen, The French Institute of Health and Medical Research and Institute of Occupational Medicine.


Contact Ali

Call: +44 (0) 131 451 3815

Location: William Perkin Building,  Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS