Scientific Advisory Board
The main goal of the Scientific Advisory Board is to analyse the progress of the project and to provide strategic support and independent advice on potential areas of improvement and new avenues to be explored.
Dr. Julie Boberg is a Senior Scientist in the Research Group for Reproductive and Molecular Toxicology at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. She is an expert in endocrine disrupting effects of chemicals on the male and female reproductive system. Her research focuses rodent studies on late effects of early exposures with the aims to improve test methods and elucidate mechanisms of action and adverse outcome pathways. Julie Boberg is also an advisor to the Danish authorities regarding mixture risk assessment, endocrine disruption and reproductive toxicity.
Sylvaine Cordier, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research
Dr. Sylvaine Cordier is epidemiologist, Research Director Emeritus at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM U1085) in Rennes, former head of the team “Epidemiological Research on Environment and Reproduction”. She has long been working on the effects of various occupational and environmental pollutants on reproduction and child development, and cancer. The focus of her current research is on developmental toxicity, both prenatal and postnatal, following exposures during pregnancy with particular reference to the effects of exposure to solvents, heavy metals, water disinfection by-products and pesticides.
Juliette Legler, Utrecht University
Prof. Prof. Juliette Legler is Professor and Chair of Toxicology at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She is also Honorary Professor of Toxicology and Environmental Health at Brunel University London. Her research focusses on the molecular mechanisms of toxicity of chemicals and the effects of chemical exposure on humans and wildlife. Her research in understanding the role of developmental exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in health and disease using zebrafish and in vitro models was awarded grants from the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research. She coordinated the European Commission-funded research project “OBELIX” on the link between EDC exposure and obesity, and has participated as principle investigator in various EU and national research projects.