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Bartkova, S., Kahru, A., Heinlaan, M., Scheler, O. (2021). Techniques used for analyzing microplastics, antimicrobial resistance and microbial community composition: a mini-review. Frontiers in Microbiology. 

Blinova, I., Lukjanova, A., Vija, H., Kahru, A. (2021). Long-Term Toxicity of Gadolinium to the Freshwater Crustacean Daphnia magna. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 

Bondarenko, L., Terekhova, V., Kahru, A., Dzhardimalieva, G., Kelbysheva, E., Tropskaya, N., Kydralieva, K. (2021). Sample preparation considerations for surface and crystalline properties and ecotoxicity of bare and silica-coated magnetite nanoparticles. RSC Advances, 11 (51), 32227−32235.

Bondarenko, O., Mortimer, M., Kahru, A., Feliu, N., Javed, I., Kakinen, A., Lin, S., Xia, T., Song, Y., Davis, T.P., Lynch, I., Parak, W.J., Leong, D.T., Ke, P.C., Chen, C., Zhao, Y. (2021). Nanotoxicology and nanomedicine: The Yin and Yang of nano-bio interactions for the new decade. Nano Today, 39, 101184.

Jemec Kokalj, A., Dolar, A., Titova, J., Visnapuu, M., Škrlep, L., Drobne, D., Vija, H., Kisand, V., Heinlaan, M. (2021). Long term exposure to virgin and recycled LDPE microplastics induced minor effects in the freshwater and terrestrial crustaceans Daphnia magna and Porcellio scaber. Polymers, 13 (5).

Joonas, E., Olli, K., Kahru, A., Aruoja, V. (2021) Biodiversity and functional trait effects on copper toxicity in a proof-of-concept multispecies microalgal assay. Algal Research, 55 (102204).

Kahru, A., Mortimer, M. (2021) Advances in Nanotoxicology: Towards Enhanced Environmental and Physiological Relevance and Molecular Mechanisms. Nanomaterials, 11 (4), 919.

Khosrovyan, A., Kahru, A. (2021) Evaluation of the potential toxicity of UV-weathered virgin polyamide microplastics to non-biting midge Chironomus riparius. Environmental Pollution, 287, 117334.

Konrad, N., Horetski, M., Sihtmäe, M., Truong, K.-N., Osadchuk, I., Burankova, T., Kielmann, M., Adamson, J., Kahru, A., Rissanen, K., Senge, M. O., Borovkov, V., Aav, R., Kananovich, D. (2021). Thiourea Organocatalysts as Emerging Chiral Pollutants: En Route to Porphyrin-Based (Chir)Optical Sensing. Chemosensors, 9 (10).

Kusumahastuti, D.K.A., Sihtmäe, M., Aruoja, V., Gathergood, N., Kahru, A. (2021). Ecotoxicity profiling of a library of 24 l-phenylalanine derived surface-active ionic liquids (SAILs). Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, 19, 100369.

Vihodceva, S., Šutka, A., Sihtmäe, M., Rosenberg, M., Otsus, M., Kurvet, I., Smits, K., Bikse, L., Kahru, A., & Kasemets, K. (2021). Antibacterial Activity of Positively and Negatively Charged Hematite (α-Fe2O3) Nanoparticles to Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Vibrio fischeri. Nanomaterials, 11(3), 652.


Blinova, I., Muna, M., Heinlaan, M., Lukjanova, A., Kahru, A. (2020). Potential Hazard of Lanthanides and Lanthanide-Based Nanoparticles to Aquatic Ecosystems: Data Gaps, Challenges and Future Research Needs Derived from Bibliometric Analysis. Nanomaterials, 10(2), 328.

Bondarenko, L., Kahru, A., Terekhova, V., Dzhardimalieva, G., Uchanov, P., Kydralieva, K. (2020). Effects of Humic Acids on the Ecotoxicity of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles and Fe-Ions: Impact of Oxidation and Aging. Nanomaterials, 10(10), 1−18.

Dunne, C. P.,  Askew, P. D., Papadopoulos, T., Gouveia, I. C., Ahonen, M., Modic, M., Azevedo, N. F., Schulte S., Cosemans, P., Kahru, A., Murzyn, K., Keevil, C. W., Riool, M., Keinänen-Toivola, M. M., on behalf on the AMiCI Consortium (2020). Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to prevent infectious disease: a consensus view from the AMiCl COST Action. Journal of Hospital Infection.

Galić, E., Ilić, K., Hartl, S., Tetyczka, C., Kasemets, K., Kurvet, I., Milić, M., Barbir, R., Pem, B., Erceg, I., Sikirić, M.D., Pavičić, I., Roblegg, E., Kahru, A., Vinković Vrček, I. (2020). Impact of surface functionalization on the toxicity and antimicrobial effects of selenium nanoparticles considering different routes of entry. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 144, 111621.

Heinlaan, M., Kasemets, K., Aruoja, V., Blinova, I., Bondarenko, O., Lukjanova, A., Khosrovyan, A., Kurvet, I., Pullerits, M., Sihtmäe, M., Vasiliev, G., Vija, H., Kahru, A. (2020). Hazard evaluation of polystyrene nanoplastic with nine bioassays did not show particle-specific acute toxicity. Science of The Total Environment, 707, 136073.

Khosrovyan, A., Gabrielyan, B., Kahru, A. (2020). Ingestion and effects of virgin polyamide microplastics on Chironomus riparius adult larvae and adult zebrafish Danio rerio. Chemosphere, 259, 127456.

Khosrovyan, A., Kahru, A. (2020). Evaluation of the hazard of irregularly-shaped co-polyamide microplastics on the freshwater non-biting midge Chironomus riparius through its life cycle. Chemosphere, 244, 125487.

Kubo, A.-L., Vasiliev, G., Vija, H., Krishtal, J., Tõugu, V., Visnapuu, M., Kisand, V., Kahru, A., Bondarenko, O.M. (2020). Surface carboxylation or PEGylation decreases CuO nanoparticles’ cytotoxicity to human cells in vitro without compromising their antibacterial properties. Archives of Toxicology.

Pietsch, F., O’Neill, A. J., Ivask, A., Jenssen, H., Inkinen, J., Kahru, A., Ahonen, M., Schreiber, F. (2020). Selection of resistance by antimicrobial coatings in the healthcare setting. Journal of Hospital Infection.

Rosenberg, M.; Visnapuu, M.; Vija, H.; Kisand, V.; Kasemets, K.; Kahru, A.; Ivask, A. (2020). Selective antibiofilm properties and biocompatibility of nano-ZnO and nano-ZnO/Ag coated surfaces. Scientific Reports, 10 (1).

Selmani, A., Ulm, L., Kasemets, K., Kurvet, I., Erceg, I., Barbir, R., Pem, B., Santini, P., Delač Marion, I., Vinković, T., Krivohlavek, A., Sikirić, M.D., Kahru, A., Vinković Vrček, I. (2020). Stability and toxicity of differently coated selenium nanoparticles under model environmental exposure settings. Chemosphere, 250, 126265.

Spiridonova, J.; Mere, A.; Krunks, M.; Rosenberg, M.; Kahru, A,; Danilson, M.; Krichevskaya, M.; Oja Acik, I. (2020). Enhanced Visible and Ultraviolet Light-Induced Gas-Phase Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 Thin Films Modified by Increased Amount of Acetylacetone in Precursor Solution for Spray Pyrolysis. Catalysts, 10 (9).


Joonas, E., Aruoja, V., Olli, K., Kahru, A. (2019). Environmental safety data on CuO and TiO2 nanoparticles for multiple algal species in natural water: Filling the data gaps for risk assessment. Science of The Total Environment, 674, 973−980.

Kasemets, K., Käosaar, S., Vija, H., Fascio, U., Mantecca, P. (2019). Toxicity of differently sized and charged silver nanoparticles to yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae BY4741: a nano-biointeraction perspective. Nanotoxicology, 13, 1041-1059.

Kusumahastuti, D. K. A., Sihtmäe, M., Gathergood, N., Kahru, A. (2019). Antibacterial activity of 24 L-phenylalanine derived surface-active ionic liquids (SAILs) towards two clinically relevant pathogens. Journal of International Scientific Publications: Ecology & Safety 13, 16-28.

Kusumahastuti, D. K. A., Sihtmäe, M., Kapitanova, I. V., Karpicheva, Y., Gathergood, N., Kahru, A. (2019). Toxicity profiling of 24 l-phenylalanine derived ionic liquids based on pyridinium, imidazolium and cholinium cations and varying alkyl chains using rapid screening Vibrio fischeri bioassay. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety 172, 556-565.

Muna, M., Blinova, I., Kahru, A., Vinković Vrček, I., Pem, B., Orupõld, K., Heinlaan, M. (2019). Combined effects of test media and dietary algae on the toxicity of CuO and ZnO nanoparticles to freshwater microcrustaceans Daphnia magna and Heterocypris incongruens: food for thought. Nanomaterials, 9 (1), 23.

Pikula, K. S., Zakharenko, A. M., Aruoja, V., Golokhvast, K. S., Tsatsakis, A. M. (2019). Oxidative stress and its biomarkers in microalgal ecotoxicology. Current Opinion in Toxicologyt, 13, 8-15.

Rahmani, R., Rosenberg, M., Ivask, A., Kollo, L. (2019). Comparison of mechanical and antibacterial properties of TiO2/Ag ceramics and Ti6Al4V-TiO2/Ag composite materials using combined SLM-SPS techniques. Metals, 9, 874.

Romero-Freire, A., Joonas, E., Muna, M., Cossu-Leguille, C., Vignati, D.A.L., Giamberini, L. (2019).  Assessment of the toxic effects of mixtures of three lanthanides (Ce, Gd, Lu) to aquatic biota. Science of the Total Environment, 661, 276−284.

Rosenberg, M., Azevedo, N. F., Ivask, A. (2019). Propidium iodide staining underestimates viability of adherent bacterial cells. Scientific Reports 9, e6483.

Rosenberg, M., Ilić, K., Juganson, K., Ivask, A., Ahonen, M., Vinković Vrček, I., Kahru, A. (2019). Potential ecotoxicological effects of antimicrobial surface coatings: a literature survey backed up by analysis of market reports. PeerJ 7, e6315.

Siigur, J., Aaspõllu, A., Siigur, E. (2019). Biochemistry and pharmacology of proteins and peptides purified from the venoms of the snakes Macrovipera lebetina subspecies. Toxicon, 158, 16-32.