João Paulo Teixeira is the Head of Research Unit, Environmental Health Department, in the National Institute of Health (Portugal) since 2005. 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 60 scientific papers and several book chapters on these topics.