Kresten Ole Kusk

  • Bygningstorvet, 115, 148

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


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Kresten Kusk (KOK), Lic. Scient. in biology and Associate Professor in ecotoxicology at Deptartment of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment), DTU.


He’s a specialist in effects of polluted surface water, waste water and xenobiotic chemicals on aquatic organisms, distribution of chemical substances in the environment, and environmental risk assessment of chemicals. KOK has extended experience in literature search of characteristics of organic and inorganic chemical substances and their ecotoxicological effects. He works with cultivation algae and crustaceans in the laboratory and is a specialist i algal physiology and endocrine systems i crustaceans. He has participated in standardisation of ecotoxicological methods within ISO and OECD, and in research project in Denmark and EU, projects with industry and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency e.g. endocrine disrupters, pesticides, biocides, heavy metals. KOK during the last years cooperated with the Danish Environmental Protection Agency about development of a QSAR model for prediction of toxic effects of chemical on algae. Results from research are continuously published in international scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences. KOK is the coordinator of the research group Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry and he’s a board member of the research school RECETO and for Center for Endocrine Disrupters.


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Bíology, Copenhagen University

1 Sept 19701 Mar 1978

External positions

Consultant, Water Quality Institute



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