Pia Vesterkvist

Department of Biosciences, Åbo Akademi University

Contributions to risk assessment of microcystins, cyanobacterial toxins - Development of immunoanalysis and characterization of microcystin variants.


Risto Tanner, PhD, Laboratory of Chemical physics, National Institute of Chemical and Biophysics, Tallin, Estonia

Docent David Fewer, Food and Environmental Sciences, Division of Microbiology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland


Professor Geoffrey A. Codd, University of Dundee, UK


Professor J. Peter Slotte, Department of Biosciences, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland


  1. Mehto P, Ankelo M, Hinkkanen A, Mikhailov A, Eriksson JE, Spoof L, Meriluoto J. (2001) A time-resolved fluoroimmunometric assay for the detection of microcystins, cyanobacterial peptide hepatotoxins. Toxicon 39, 831-836.
  2. Lindholm T, Vesterkvist P, Spoof L, Lundberg-Niinistö C, Meriluoto J. (2003) Microcystin occurrence in lakes in Åland, SW Finland. Hydrobiologia 505, 129-138.
  3. Spoof L, Vesterkvist P, Lindholm T, Meriluoto J. (2003) Screening for cyanobacterial hepatotoxins, microcystins and nodularin in environmental water samples by reversed-phase liquid chromatography-electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr A. Dec 5;1020(1):105-19.
  4. Vesterkvist PS, Meriluoto JA. (2003) Interaction between microcystins of different hydrophobicities and lipid monolayers. Toxicon. 41, 349-355.
  5. Vesterkvist P, Misiorek J, Spoof L, Toivola D, Meriluoto J. Comparative cellular toxicity of hydrophilic and hydrophobic microcystins on Caco-2 Cells. (Manuscript)

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