Environmental Toxicology laboratory scientist Dr. Alla Khosrovyan on ERR clip series “Tähelepanu! Tegemist on teadusega!”


On Wednesday Dr. Alla Khosrovyan spoke on ETV’s ”Tegemist on teadusega” about the effects of microplastics on the mosquito Chironomus riparius. Plastic without chemicals and UV-degraded plastic,

The Energy Technologies Laboratory at NICPB is hiring a Postdoctoral Researcher


Salary: From €31200 to 43200 per annum, subject to skills and experience Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Technologies Laboratory Contract term: Full time employment, 1

NICPB in the series “TeadusEST”


In the “TeadusEST” program of March 9, the activities of NICPB led by Urmas Nagel in the field of nanotechnology were introduced. Among other topics, the head

Head of Environmental Toxicology Anne Kahru’s interview on Vikerradio’s program “Ökoskoop”


On March 6, Anne Kahru, head of the environmental toxicology laboratory, gave an interview about neonicotinoids in the radio program “Ökoskoop”. Results from the recently published EASAC

Neonicotinoids and their substitutes in sustainable pest control


Since restrictions on three neonicotinoids were introduced in 2018 in the European Union (EU), other insecticides with similar modes of action have entered the EU market, raising

International Conference EcoBalt 2023 will take place in Tallinn, 09 – 11 October 2023


The Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology at NICPB together with the Chair of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Tartu is organizing an international conference EcoBalt 2023. The

Dissertation defence: Maria Volokhova


Graduate student Maria Volokhova  defended her PhD thesis “Magnetic Nanomaterials Synthesis and Functionalization for Biomedical Applications” on the 4th of July 2022 in the room SCI-109 (Akadeemia tee 15, Tallinn). Supervisor:  Liis Seinberg PhD (National

KBFI is going to participate in the 1.5 million R&D grant in muon tomography from the Estonian Business and Innovation Agency


We are happy to announce that a joint R&D project in muon tomography between KBFI and the tech company GScan OÜ is granted with 1.5 million euros.

NCIPB Environmental Toxicology PhD student Elise Joonas defended her doctoral thesis on May 12th at University of Tartu


Elise Joonas successfully defended her doctoral thesis “Evaluation of metal contaminant hazard on microalgae with environmentally relevant testing strategies” on May 12th at University of Tartu. Supervisors:

Indrek Reile won the Grand Prix Award for the presentation at the Researchers Night Festival


Senior Scientist at the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Dr. Indrek Reile received the Public Choice Award for a presentation “Chemicals around us: how chemical

Career opportunities with NICPB


The laboratories of NICPB invite PhD students and postdoctoral researchers as well as Master’s and Bachelor students who are interested in a scientific career and outstanding research

Estonia has signed the membership agreement with CERN


Estonia has signed the membership agreement with CERN. With this agreement Estonia has become an Associate Member in the Pre-Stage to Membership of CERN. See the CERN

Early Stage Researcher position in the MSCA-ITN project “PRORISK”


NICPB Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology is looking for MSCA Early Stage Researcher (doctoral student) in the framework of MSCA-ITN project “PRORISK”. Eligible candidate has to meet the

NICPB physicist Girsh Blumberg received the ERC Advanced Grant for studies in superconductivity


The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a competitive 2.5 Million Euros advanced research grant to the principal investigator Girsh Blumberg and a team of researchers from

NICPB Activity Report 2019


The new NICPB activity report has been published. It summarises the developments and major achievements during the 2017 – May 2019 period. Further reading: Activity report May

Dr. Anne Kahru’s interview to EPWS


European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS) interviewed Dr. Anne Kahru for its Woman Scientist of the Month series.The interview can be found HERE.

An interview about the antimicrobial properties of silver nanoparticles at the portal


A PhD student from the Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and the Tallinn University of Technology Anna-Liisa Kubo (supervisors Dr Anne Kahru and Dr Olesja Bondarenko) was interviewed

Defended PhD thesis: Sandra Käosaar


Sandra Käosaar defended her doctoral thesis in Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) on 14 of September 2018. „Toxicological Profiling of Silver and Copper Oxide Nanoparticles on Saccharomyces

NICPB joins an European collaboration for developing vaccine adjuvants


Dr. Olesja Bondarenko from the Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology has joined the European Network of Vaccine Adjuvants (ENOVA), which brings together European experts and stakeholders working in

Conference “Innovation in the Research of Environmental Protection” in Estonian University of Life Sciences on February 7th


The conference on “Innovation in the Research of Environmental Protection” in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Professor Henri-Charles Dubourguier will be held in Estonian University of Life

Japanese Ambassador Her Excellence Ms Yoko Yanagizawa visited NICPB on the 22 of November 2017


Ambassador Ms Yoko Yanagizawa visit to NICPB We are honoured to invite you for an excursion to a National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (NICPB) on

Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology hosted COST AMICI scientific seminar


On November 16th-17th, 2017 the joint seminar of the COST AMICI (Anti-MIcrobial Coating Innovations to Prevent Infectious Diseases, 2016-2020) Network Core Group and the Working Group 3

Defended PhD Thesis: Tiina Titma


Tiina Titma defended her PhD Thesis entitled “Cytotoxicity of Metal-based Nanoparticles in Epithelial Barrier Models” on May 23, 2017 at Tallinn University. Supervisors: Professor Ruth Shimmo, Tallinn University, Estonia

Public Competition


National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics announces PUBLIC COMPETITION To fulfil the permanent position of research staff from 01 July 2017 as follows Research Professor in

Defence of the PhD Thesis on January 30, 2017


Liina Kanarbik defended her PhD Thesis entitled “Ecotoxicological Evaluation of Shale Fuel Oils, Metal-Based Nanoparticles and Glyphosate Formulations” on January 30, 2017 at Tallinn University of Technology. Supervisors:

International Science Advisory Board convenes in Tallinn on September 26-27, 2016


In order to evaluate the scientific research carried out in the Institute and to assess the position of NICPB on the Estonian R&D landscape, the International Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Dr Liis Seinberg has been honoured with the JSPM Award for Advanced Research in Japan


Dr Liis Seinberg and her colleagues prof Shinpei Yamamoto and prof Hiroshi Kageyama received the JSPM (Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy) Award for Advanced Research.

Urmas Nagel is the new director of the NICPB


Today, on April 08, 2016, the Science Council of NICPB elected Urmas Nagel the new director of the Institute for the next five year period. Dr Nagel

Announcement of Public Contest for the post of the Director of NICPB


The Science Council of NICPB announces PUBLIC CONTEST for the position of the Director of NICPB   According to the NICPB Act, the candidate should be: 1)

The Science Council elected members


On the 7th December 2015 session the Science Council of NICPB elected the Vice-Rector for Research of the Tallinn University of Technology, Prof Renno Veinthal as its

President awards young scientist Elmo Tempel


Cultural Foundation of th President of the Republic of Estonia  granted the Young Scientists Award of 2013 to NICPB scientist, astrophysicist Elmo Tempel. Read more: Young Scientist Award  

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