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Hans Olof Blanck

Hans Olof Blanck, Swedish toxicologist, educator. Recipient Research award, International Society Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 1988, International Academy Environmental Sciences, 1988. Member of Royal Society Arts and Sciences Göteborg.


  • Blanck, Hans Olof was born on December 20, 1950 in Borås, Sweden. Son of Lars Olof and Ingrid Maria Blanck.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, University Gothenburg, Sweden.


    • Lecturer University Gothenburg, 1987—2000, professor, Research director ecotoxicology, plant & environmental science, since 2009. Research associate aquatic ecotoxicology Natural Science Research Council, Sweden, 1989—1990, research scientist marine ecotoxicology, 1990—1996.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in a new ecotoxicological concept - pollution-induced community tolerance. Research in pioneering work on species-dependent variation in sensitivity of aquatic organisms to toxic chemicals. Research in new experimental approaches for periphyton and epipsammon communities.

      Research in detection of antifouling effects in coastal environments from TBT and irgarol and presently development of efficacy and risk optimised antifouling coatings. Research in full biological and chemical complexity of environmental problems is studied with community and mixture ecotoxicological approaches.


    Member of Royal Society Arts and Sciences Göteborg.


    • Life partner Synnöve Anna Lena Åkervall. 1 child Olof Rasmus.
    • father: Lars Olof
    • mother: Ingrid Maria Blanck
    • child: Olof Rasmus Blanck
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    Born December 20, 1950
    (age 66)
    • 1989 - 1990
      research associate, aquatic ecotoxicology Natural Science Research Council