Prof. Ralf Morgenstern Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

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Ralf Morgenstern obtained his PhD at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Stockholm in 1984. He held postdoctoral periods at PMI-Strang Clinic, New York, USA and La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation. He was made Assistant Professor at the Department of Toxicology, Karolinska Institutet in 1988 and Associate Professor at the... read moreInstitute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute in 1994. In 2001 Dr. Morgenstern became Professor of Biochemical Toxicology at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. The major focus of Prof. Morgenstern's research is the study of the structure, mechanism and function of microsomal glutathione transferase also in relation to reactive intermediates formed during drug metabolism and protection from cytostatic drugs. A close relative to microsomal glutathione transferase, prostaglandin E synthase, was discovered in 1999 and is studied in a collaborative project.