Terje Svingen

Associate Professor, Head of Research Group

Terje Svingen

DTU National Food Institute

Research Group for Molecular and Reproductive Toxicology


Building 202 Room 5204

2800 Kgs. Lyngby



Terje Svingen


sex determination Endocrine disrupting chemicals Mechanisms of endocrine disrupters gonad development testis, ovary reproduction testis cancer

Research Area: My current research focuses on the effects environmental chemicals, particularly mixtures of endocrine disrupting compunds, can have on development and health.  With significant background in molecular and developmental biology, I am especially interested in unlocking the molecular mechanism underlying any biological changes and to what degree various compounds can affect normal development and tissue homeostasis. A better understanding of this interphase between the environment and human biology will ultimately aid towards establishing better parameters for human health.    Employment History July 2017 - Current:   Associate Professor, Head of Research Group - National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark Jun 2014 - Feb 2016:  Research Scientist - National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark Jan 2013 - May 2014:  Senior postdoc - Dept. Growth & Reproduction, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark Apr 2005 - Dec 2012:  Research Officer - Inst. Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Australia Tertiary Education 2001-2005: Doctor of Philosophy (Molecular Biology), Griffith University, Australia  2000-2001: Bachelor of Science with Honours 1st class, Griffith University, Australia  1997-1999: Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) Griffith University, Australia