João Paulo Teixeira

Investigador Doutorado Integrado

Departamento: Saude Ambiental
Grupo de Investigação: Epidemiologia Ambiental e Laboratorial

João Paulo Teixeira is Researcher and the Head of Research Unit, Environmental Health Department in the National Institute of Health (Portugal) since 2005 and coordinator of Environmental and Laboratory Epidemiology (ELE) from the EPIUnit.


He has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and a Master in Public Health from the Medical School Porto University.


The main area of scientific activity is concerned with the genetic damage caused by genotoxic and carcinogenic compounds, mainly in the environmental and occupational areas.


His work is focused on the molecular mechanisms involved in the cascade of genotoxic/carcinogenic events in relation to exposure to xenobiotics, as well as on the factors of individual susceptibility modulating genotoxic and/or carcinogenic effects. He has published around 90 scientific papers and several book chapters on these topics.



Environmental Toxicology, Epidemiology, Occupational Health, Biomarkers, Genotoxicity, Nanotoxicology and Indoor Air Quality


ORCID: 0000-0001-8693-5250