Norwegian University of Science and Technology, department of Public Health and Nursing is one of eight international partners supported by the European Commission Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme.
The project Metabolic effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: novel testing methods and adverse outcome pathways (EDCMET), brings together experts in various research fields, toxicologists, biologists with understanding of the molecular mechanisms of metabolic disease, in vitro and in vivo methodological skills and epidemiologists linking environmental exposure to adverse metabolic outcomes.
NTNU contributes in the project with own research on topics closely linked to its assessment tasks, such as population based studies. Endocrine disrupting chemicals in the human body, at birth, in childhood and later. Cohorts from Scandinavia, Russia and Spain with different exposure patterns are available. Estimation of human health risks for selected endocrine disrupting compounds will be evaluated.
Professor Jon Øyvind Odland
email: jon.o.odland (at) ntnu.no