JAWS Workshop

On the 25.-26.8., the Environmental Toxicology program, together with SLU and CRU (Center for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala), organised the yearly SWACCS* Junior Academy Workshop JAWS, which attracted over 30 participants from different Swedish Universities.

On the first day, a workshop in poster design was held. The participants created unique posters to visualize their research results. The posters were by hand and were then presented at a poster viewing at EBC. The prize for the best poster went to our PhD student Michela DiCriscio.

On the second day, a minisymposium on reproductive toxicology was organized with a key note lector by Majorie van Duursen, VU Amsterdam, and three selected short presentations by, among others, our PhD student Sofie Svanholm.

At the subsequent SWACCS meeting, Joëlle Rüegg was elected as one of five members of the executive group, which will take over the SWACCS coordination at the beginning of next year.

*SWACCS  (Swedish Academic Consortium on Chemical Safety, is a network between researchers at 13 different universities whose vision is a chemical-safe world. Swaccs aims at effective collaboration between academic research and education on one side and societal sectors on the other.

Defenses and new grant

PhD defenses

Congratulation Gaëtan Philippot, to your PhD! Gaëtan defended his thesis "Neurodevelopmental Consequences of Exposure to Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) and Related Drugs" on the 15th of May. 

And the next PhD defence is approaching: On the 10th of June at 1 pm, Anna Mentor will defend her thesis: "Developmental Exposure to Mixtures of Environmental Pollutants". Here she is nailing her thesis. Congratulations!

New grant

Joëlle Rüegg has received a grant from the new Centre for Women’s Mental Health during the Reproductive lifespan – WoMHeR ( at Uppsala University.  The grant will fund an interdisciplinary project addressing effects of environmental chemicals on gender identity and their role in gender dysphoria.  It will be conducted in collaboration with Fotis Papadopoulos, psychiatrist at the Department of Neuroscience, Gabriele Griffin, professor in Gender Research at the Centre for Gender Research, and Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, epidemiologist at Karlstad University.

Thesis nailing

Today, Gaëtan Philippot nailed his thesis titled "Neurodevelopmental Consequences of Exposure to Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) and Related Drugs". Congratulations!

The defence takes place on Friday, 15th of May, 15:00 in Ekmansalen and via zoom.