Doctoral programme in Environmental factors and health

Programme overview

The doctoral programme Environmental Factors and Health (EFH) offers a high quality doctoral education in toxicology and health risk assessment for doctoral students. EFH is also a platform for collaboration with other national and international universities and organisations that provide education in toxicology and health risk assessment.

Sign-up information

All doctoral students and post docs are welcome to participate in the courses and activities organised by the Doctoral Programme in Environmental Factors and Health. If you would like to receive information on upcoming courses and programme activities, please sign up for the mailing list or by sending an e-mail to the programme administrator Johanna Bergman.

EFH Courses

The doctoral programme Environmental Factors and Health EFH provides courses in different aspects of toxicology and health risk assessment.  All EFH courses within the programme with links to the course syllabus and the course evaluation.

Application period to courses in the doctoral programme Environmental Factors and Health in autumn 2017 is 13 April - 15 May 2017. Application form.

If you would like to apply to a course after the application deadline please contact the programme administrator Johanna Bergman.

Other educational activities

Seminars

In the seminar series doctoral students and post docs give presentations on their projects. One seminar is given each month and at each seminar two students present. Supervisors and other senior scientists also attend the seminars. A senior scientist chairs the seminar series. The seminars give possibility for the presenting student to train communication skills and all attending students to gain and discuss knowledge as well as give possibility for networking.

Programme for spring 2017
Programme for autumn 2016
Programme for autumn 2015 and spring 2016
Programme for autumn 2014 and spring 2015

Workshops

Workshop Date
Grant applications for PhD students and post docs May 10, 2016
Career workshop: Is there life outside academia? February 5, 2015
Career retreat   October 2, 2014
Career workshop: “How do I write a successful job application?” May 21, 2014
Funding. How/where to apply, and other useful tips  April 11, 2014
Managing your PhD   November 25, 2013
Risk communication May 22, 2012
Career opportunities for PhDs within the field of Environmental Factors and Health January 24, 2012
Career workshop “How do I make my job interview successful?”  January 24, 2011
Career workshop “How do I write an appealing CV”  May 20, 2010

Popular science book club

In the popular science book club the doctoral students read and discuss a popular science book in the field of toxicology and environmental medicine. The students gain a broader perspective on their doctoral education and the impact on their scientific field on the important processes of sustainability and environmental goals in the society.
Books
Autumn 2015: This changes everything: capitalism vs the climate by Naomi Klein
Spring 2015: Our stolen future by Theo Colborn, Theo Colburn, John Peter Meyers and Silent spring revisited by Conor Mark Jameson

Movie night

Doctoral students meet and watch and discuss movies in the field of sustainable development. The students gain a broader perspective on their doctoral education and the impact on their scientific field.
Movies
Spring 2017: Before the Flood 
Autumn 2015: 2012: Time For Change
Spring 2015: The Collapse, The World according to Monsanto
Autumn 2014: Underkastelsen

Scientific retreat in Turku (Åbo), Finland 2016

Participants from the EFH programme visited Turku, Finland and joined in the FinPharmaNet’s annual meeting in August 2016. FinPharmaNet is the National network for training in drug research and toxicology for PhD students in Finland.
All PhD students and post docs that participated gave a short presentation about their research project.

EFH Steering Committee

Steering committee

Johanna Zilliacus, programme chair

Ilona Silins, programme coordinator

Kristian Dreij, teacher representative

Tomas Ekström, teacher representative

Helen Håkansson, teacher representative

Ralf Morgenstern, teacher representative

Charlotte Nilsson, Swetox

Lena Palmberg, study director

Stefan Spulber, teacher representative

Ayman Alhamdow, doctoral student representative

Monika Ezerskyte, doctoral student representative

Mikael Ringh, doctoral student representative

Emma Åkerlund, doctoral student representative

Imran Ali, post doc representative

Contact EFH

Programme head

Universitetslektor

Johanna Zilliacus

Telefon: 08-524 835 44
Enhet: Biokemisk toxikologi
E-post: Johanna.Zilliacus@ki.se

Programme coordinator

Anknuten

Ilona Silins

E-post: ilona.silins@ki.se

Programme administrator

Utbildningsadministratör

Johanna Bergman

Telefon: 08-524 872 66
Enhet: Administration
E-post: johanna.bergman@ki.se

News and announcements

Registration is open to the Nordic PhD Summit "Health Sciences Across Borders" at KI, Aula Medica, August 21-22 
Poster for advertisment
 

Swetox Academy Workshop for PhD students and postdocs, August 22-23, 2017

Training for PhD students interested in food safety risk assessment and EFSA.
Are you interested? Then this competition is for you. EFSA offers an opportunity for PhD students working in a field relevant to EFSA’s remit to participate in the induction training of EFSA’s EU-FORA fellowship programme. The cost-free training will take placeat EFSA in Parma, Italy, from 4 to 22 September 2017.

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