The research performed in EDC-MixRisk helps to expand our knowledge on mixtures of endocrine disrupting chemicals. Meet our EDC-MixRisk scientists and hear their story on what they are doing and why it is important. This time in line is Efthymia Kitraki (PhD), professor of Biology and Head of the Laboratory of Basic Biomedical Sciences, in […]

2nd International Fresenius MIXTOX Conference “Toxicity of Chemical Mixtures: Risk, Hazard and Exposure Assessment” will be organized in Cologne, Germany 8‐9 June 2017. Prof. Åke Bergman, EDC-MixRisk Coordinator, will give some insights and provide an overview of EDC-MixRisk at the conference. The title of his talk is EDC-MixRisk – a novel approach for assessing EDCs. […]

A very recently published study carried out by CNRS flags that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) causes changes in thyroid hormone signalling, which may disturb brain development. Frog embryos were exposed to a mixture of 15 chemicals commonly present in the fluid of a human mother’s womb. The results of the study demonstrate that […]

Dr. Pauliina Damdimopoulou’s group focuses on reproductive toxicology and recently, they have been working on a new technique obtained from Dr. Claus Andersen’s laboratory in Copenhagen. They have been isolating structures from within the ovary called follicles, which consist of supporting and nourishing cells surrounding the growing egg. The group has successfully modified the technique […]

The position is linked to EDC-MixRisk project and it is open at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm University. The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the work package that concerns the development of a transparent and systematic risk assessment procedure that can integrate epidemiological and experimental research to facilitate the assessment of […]

Meet our EDC-MixRisk scientists working behind the scenes. Prof. Chris Gennings shares her insights into the project. She is Professor of Biostatistics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA and her research focuses particularly on the design and statistical analysis methodologies for studies of chemical mixtures. Hi Chris – What are […]

Meet our EDC-MixRisk scientists working behind the scenes. This time Dr. Hannu Kiviranta is in the spotlight: He is head of the Chemicals and Health Unit at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), located in Kuopio, Finland. In EDC-MixRisk Project, Dr. Kiviranta is Work Package Leader in WP3 that focuses on chemical and […]

The overall concept underpinning EDC-MixRisk is that early life exposure to EDC mixtures induces changes in the organism that underlie increased susceptibility to diseases during the entire life span. Three health domains will be addressed in the project: growth and metabolism, neurodevelopment, and sexual development. Furthermore, the project integrates research from three relevant scientific modules: […]

The second half-year meeting of the EDC-MixRisk Project Steering Committee was organized in Athens, 1-2 December 2016. The meeting provided an overview of the progress on various tasks and ongoing activities within the project. The discussions of the meeting focused mainly on creating the strategy for the next relevant mixture of chemicals to be tested […]

EDC-MixRisk scientists have contributed to another open letter to the EU Commission about the proposed criteria for classification of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The letter is a response to the EC’s recently-published revised draft criteria. While the redrafted criteria have attempted to address a number of concerns, the changes are insufficient and the proposed criteria […]