Terje Svingen

Terje Svingen

Head of Research Group, Associate Professor

National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

Research Group for Molecular and Reproductive Toxicology

Technical University of Denmark


Building 202, room 5204

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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Keywords 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 

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