• E-mailanders.goksoyr@uib.no
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My research interests are in the fields of toxicology, environmental toxicology, microplastics, biomarkers, endocrine disruptors, toxicogenomics, environmental genomics, proteomics, and systems toxicology focusing on marine organisms such as fish and marine mammals.

2016-2021: Project leader of "dCod 1.0: decoding the systems toxicology of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)" (dcod.no), a large interdisciplinary project under the Digital Life Norway network, funded by the BIOTEK 2021 programme of the Research Council of Norway.

2023-2027: Project leader of Marma-detox - Whales and polar bear in a petri dish: decoding marine mammal toxicology through in vitro and in silico approaches, funded by the Research Council of Norway. https://www.digitallifenorway.org/research/marma-detox/index.html


BIO 216 Toxicology, BIO 316 Selected topics in environmental toxicology, MOL270 Bioethics

  • Show author(s) (2024). Population structure and history of North Atlantic Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus musculus) inferred from whole genome sequence analysis. Conservation Genetics.
  • Show author(s) (2023). West African e-waste-soil assessed with a battery of cell-based bioassays. Science of the Total Environment. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Spawning time in adult polar cod (Boreogadus saida) altered by crude oil exposure, independent of food availability. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A. 1-24.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Integrative omics-analysis of lipid metabolism regulation by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor a and b agonists in male Atlantic cod. Frontiers in Physiology. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Establishment of killer whale (Orcinus orca) primary fibroblast cell cultures and their transcriptomic responses to pollutant exposure. Environment International. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Environmentally realistic concentrations of chlorinated, brominated, and fluorinated persistent organic pollutants induce the unfolded protein response as a shared stress pathway in the liver of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Journal of Applied Toxicology. 1859-1871.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Co-Exposure of Phenanthrene and the cyp-Inducer 3-Methylchrysene Leads to Altered Biotransformation and Increased Toxicity in Fish Egg and Larvae. Environmental Science and Technology. 11022-11031.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Transcriptome responses in copepods Calanus finmarchicus, Calanus glacialis and Calanus hyperboreus exposed to phenanthrene and benzo[a]pyrene. Marine Genomics. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Single PFAS and PFAS mixtures affect nuclear receptor- and oxidative stress-related pathways in precision-cut liver slices of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Science of the Total Environment.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Photo-enhanced toxicity of crude oil on early developmental stages of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Science of the Total Environment. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Intestinal permeability and gene expression after polyethylene and polyamide microplastic ingestion in Wistar rats. Toxicology Letters. 35-41.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Hva gjør et rykte om kvikksølv i norsk fisk med sjømatnasjonen? Morgenbladet.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Agonistic and potentiating effects of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (Ppars). Environment International. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Xenobiotic metabolism and its physiological consequences in high-Antarctic Notothenioid fishes. Polar Biology. 345-358.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Transcriptome responses in polar cod (Boreogadus saida) liver slice culture exposed to benzo[a]pyrene and ethynylestradiol: insights into anti-estrogenic effects. Toxicology in Vitro. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Toxicity assessment of urban marine sediments from Western Norway using a battery of stress-activated receptors and cell-based bioassays from fish. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The chemical defensome of five model teleost fish. Scientific Reports. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Substituted Two- To Five-Ring Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds Are Potent Agonists of Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors Ahr1a and Ahr2a. Environmental Science and Technology. 15123-15135.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Sommar-innsikt: Torskeforskarar med ambisiøse planar for biosensor for miljøovervaking.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons modulate the activity of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) vitamin D receptor paralogs in vitro. Aquatic Toxicology. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Pollutants in ocean’s giants. Fram Forum. 127-129.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Machine Learning Approaches for Biomarker Discovery Using Gene Expression Data.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Havgenomet – bevaring og bærekraftig bruk av marine genetiske ressurser i Norge. . In:
    • Show author(s) (2021). Blått kompass - Stø kurs mot bærekraft i norske havnæringer. .
  • Show author(s) (2021). Concentrations and endocrine disruptive potential of phthalates in marine mammals from the Norwegian Arctic. Environment International. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). ReCodLiver0.9: Overcoming Challenges in Genome-Scale Metabolic Reconstruction of a Non-model Species. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Quantitative transcriptomics, and lipidomics in evaluating ovarian developmental effects in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) caged at a capped marine waste disposal site. Environmental Research. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Proteomics and lipidomics analyses reveal modulation of lipid metabolism by perfluoroalkyl substances in liver of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Aquatic Toxicology. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Molecular and Functional Properties of the Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors Ahr1a and Ahr2a. Environmental Science and Technology. 1033-1044.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Expression and localization of the aryl hydrocarbon receptors and cytochrome P450 1A during early development of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Aquatic Toxicology. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Environmental pollutants modulate transcriptional activity of nuclear receptors of whales in vitro. Environmental Science and Technology. 5629-5639.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Application of quantitative transcriptomics in evaluating the ex vivo effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) ovarian physiology. Science of the Total Environment. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Spiser oss sterile.
  • Show author(s) (2019). On cod, contaminants, and the cod genome.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Modulation of neuro-dopamine homeostasis in juvenile female Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and perfluoroalkyl substances. Environmental Science and Technology. 7036-7044.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Environmental contaminants modulate the transcriptional activity of polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and human peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARA). Scientific Reports. 1-14.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Effects of agricultural pesticides in aquafeeds on wild fish feeding on leftover pellets near fish farms. Frontiers in Genetics. 1-18.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Den sjette masseutryddelse og Jordens DNA. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • Show author(s) (2019). Contaminant accumulation and biological responses in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) caged at a capped waste disposal site in Kollevåg, Western Norway. Marine Environmental Research. 39-51.
  • Show author(s) (2018). RNA-Seq analysis of transcriptome responses in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) precision-cut liver slices exposed to benzo[a]pyrene and 17α-ethynylestradiol. Aquatic Toxicology. 174-186.

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