Lectures and seminars

Environmental Factors and Health seminar

2016-01-1315:00 to 16:00 Orreniussalen, 4th floor, Nobels väg 13Campus Solna

Seminars organised by the doctoral programme Environmental Factors and Health.


Joakim Ringblom - Ethically optimized experimental design

Regardless what experiments we perform it is important to make them as resource efficient as possible, and that is probably even more important for animal experiments. How can one use knowledge about dose-response modelling to make toxicological experiments more efficient from an ethical point of view? 

Imran Ali - Chemically-induced carcinogenesis

WHO and IARC suggest that the fraction of cancers attributable to environmental chemical exposures is between 7% and 19%. Prostate cancer is one of the leading cancer forms in men world-wide with recorded cases exceeding 1.1 million in 2012. PCBs are classified as human carcinogens, but the evidence for prostate cancer is too limited and available data are inconsistent. We explored the link between PCB exposure and prostate cancer in a prospective cohort as well as in cell-based experiments.

Contact person: Ilona Silins