Swetox and ReproUnion in cooperation

Around fifty researchers from Swetox and ReproUnion met in Copenhagen. Photo: Dee Gunaratnam

Swetox and ReproUnion, a EU-funded regional cooperation on reproductive medicine between Denmark and Sweden, organized a joint seminar on reproductive toxicology in Copenhagen, 19 June, called “Chemicals and Human Reproduction: from early exposure to late effects”.

The researchers learned about each other’s work through about twenty short presentations as well as a session where research needs regarding chemicals and reproductive health were discussed. ReproUnion’s research is primarily clinical and patient-oriented, while Swetox has expertise in experimental systems. These two aspects are sought to be combined. There is much existing research material that can be utilized in future collaborations.

Discussions and preparations for collaborations, both short and long term, will last during the summer. Next workshop, which will take place at Swetox Södertälje, is already being planned.

Aleksander Givercman, Lunds universitet/ReproUnion and Pauliina Damdimopoulou, KI/Swetox will arrange the next meeting. Photo: Dee Gunaratnam