trends are all apparent in Denmark and abroad, and according to the
WHO/UNEP and the European Research Council there is an urgent need for
coordinated initiatives in this area.
The new centre is called
EDMaRC and it has been set up at Rigshospitalet at the Department of
Growth and Reproduction in close collaboration with the University of
Copenhagen. EDMaRC stands for Endocrine Disruption of Male Reproduction
and Child Health.
will be headed by Prof. Anders Juul from Rigshospitalet and the
University of Copenhagen, and Prof. Jorma Toppari from the University of
Turku in Finland. Guesting international senior researchers and
Rigshospitalet's own team led by Prof. Juul will conduct research at the
Centre into the endocrine disruption which could potentially cause a
serious societal problem.
Researchers from the Centre will also be responsible for on-site education of PhD students from Denmark and abroad.
follows a wish from the EU and the WHO to strengthen and
internationalise research into endocrine disruption. At the same time,
opening EDMaRC is the first step towards establishing a unique
scientific community for Danish and foreign researchers and students,"
said Prof. Juul.
Copenhagen as the hub
Department of Growth and Reproduction at Rigshospitalet is a global
leader in the field, and researchers from throughout the world have
therefore pointed to Copenhagen as an obvious hub for this international
Combining researchers at Rigshospitalet with visiting
senior researchers and associated students, will give the research
community at the planned Centre enormous clout and it will spotlight
Denmark's leading position in the field.
Launch of the EDMaRC Centre
donation from the Kirsten and Freddy Johansen Foundation has made it
possible to start the Centre. Full development of the Centre depends on
The opening of EDMaRC will be marked by an event
at the Faculty Club at Panum Institute on Thursday 15 May at 1:30 pm.
There will be a press conference at the same place at 1:00 pm
immediately before the opening of the Centre.
The Centre website (www.edmarc.net) will also be opened on 15 May 2014.
Katrine Bay, postdoc and Research Coordinator, Department of Growth and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet.
Tel.: +45 3545 4477