Swetox’ researchers successful in EU applications

Swetox researchers received grants in all the applications they participated in around the EU Commission’s Horizon 2020 announcement.

Joëlle Rüegg becomes a coordinator of ENDpoiNTs (Novel Testing Strategies for Endocrine Disruptors in the Context of Developmental NeuroToxicity), a project also including Daniel Mucs, Anna Forsby, Ulf Norinder, Björn Platzack and Åke Bergman, as representatives of Karolinska Institutet (KI), as well as researchers from Karlstad University.

Professor Andreas Kortenkamp at Brunel University in London (with which Swetox has well-developed contacts and a MOU) coordinates a project on thyroid hormones: ATHENA (Assays for the identification of thyroid hormone axis disruption: elaborating novel assessment strategies). A group of the participing researchers is also part of the Swetox Consortium: Johan Lindberg, Björn Platzack, Tom Zoeller and Åke Bergman, from KI and researchers from Karlstad University.

Juliette Legler, professor at the University of Utrecht, becomes coordinator of GOLIATH (Generation of novel integrated and internationally harmonized approaches for testing metabolism disrupting compounds) with partners from the Swetox Consortium: Vesna Munic Kos, Daniel Mucs and Åke Bergman, KI, as well as researchers from Linköping University .

Martin van der Berg, who is also a professor at the University of Utrecht, coordinates a female fertility project, FREIA (Female Reproductive Toxicity of EDCs, a Human Behavioral Screening and Identification Approach). This project includes Pauliina Damdimopoulou, KI, and researchers from Uppsala University from the Swetox cooperation.

In addition, Åke Bergman (along with Elina Drakvik) serves as the work package co-leader in the successful Health Environment Research Agenda (HERA) project, coordinated by professors Robert Baruki, Paris, and Manolis Kogevinas, Barcelona.