Seminar “Endocrine-disrupting chemicals – female reproduction and embryo development”

The Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala and Swetox invites to a seminar on Endocrine-disrupting chemicals – female reproduction and embryo development in Uppsala, Sweden 10th of March.


Centre Uppsala 10mars 2016


When:10th of March 2016

Where: Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala, Ekmansalen 9.30-16.00


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09.30 – 10.00   Registration and coffee

10.00 – 10.10   Welcome and presentation of CRU Cecilia Berg, CRU

10.10 – 10.30   Swetox – a unique center for CHHEEN research Åke Bergman, Swetox

10.30 – 10.45   Prenatal exposure for perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) and its relation to birth weight in 2,000 children in the SELMA study Carl-Gustav Bornehag, MixRISK project, Swetox

10.50 – 11.05   PFAS exposure in mothers and children from the POPUP-study in Uppsala Irina Gyllenhammar, National Food Agency, Sweden

11.10 – 11.25   Wild mink as a sentinel species: associations between the reproductive organs and levels of pollutants Sara Persson, SLU


13.00 – 13.15   The frog as a model to investigate developmental reproductive toxicity Cecilia Berg, Uppsala University

13.20 – 13.35   Thyroid disruption by chemicals present in indoor dust Gunnar Carlsson, SLU

13.40 – 13.55   Is Wnt signaling a target for EDCs?: preliminary results from the MixRISK project Maria Jönsson, Uppsala University

14.00 – 14.15   Epigenetic effects of EDCs – underlying mechanisms and implications for development and beyond Joelle Ruegg, Swetox

14.20 – 14.50   Coffee break

14.50 – 15.05   In vitro models for ovarian toxicity – help from human ovarian tissue culture? Pauliina  Damdimopoulou, Swetox

15.10 – 15.25   In vitro production of bovine embryos as a toxicological model: the impact of pollutants on  oocyte quality Ylva Sjunnesson/ Sara Persson, SLU

15.30 – 15.45   Effects of EDCs in a human in vitro model for endometrial receptivity Matts Olovsson, Uppsala University Hospital

15.50 – 16.00   Reflection on EDCs, female reproduction and embryo development Åke Bergman, Swetox



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