1st February 2015
Welcome to visiting researcher Ajay Thankamony from Cambridge University
We are pleased to welcome Ajay Thankamony, who is a paediatric clinical research fellow at Cambridge University, UK, to EDMaRC. Ajay will stay in Copenhagen for 3 months, working on growth and growth disorders in children.
18th September 2014
Danish researchers discover a genetic explanation of delayed puberty in girls
Minor variations in a specific gene explain why some girls enter puberty more than 7 months later than their friends. It is the first time it has been shown that changes in one single gene can have such a huge impact on the timing of girls’ puberty. The study was led by Casper Hagen and professor Anders Juul, Head of EDMaRC Management Group and published in Scientific Reports in September 2014.
Read the press release here
Read a Danish summary here
See the scientific article at PubMed here
Katharina Main receives professorship in paediatrics
Congratulations! Katharina Main, member of EDMaRC management group, now holds a professorship in paediatrics, with special focus on disorders of sex development (DSD).
1st July 2014
Jaakko Koskenniemi becomes first EDMaRC PhD student
Jaakko Koskenniemi from Finland is the first EDMaRC PhD student. He started on 1. July 2014. A big welcome to Jaakko!
12th May 2014
Chemicals present in everyday household products can interfere with human sperm's swimming behaviour
A collaborative study between scientists from Center of Advanced European Studies and Research in Bonn, Germany, and the University Department of Growth and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark have found that chemicals present in everyday household products can interfere with human sperm's swimming behaviour. In the study, 96 chemicals present in products like soap, toothpaste, and plastic toys were tested. Of these, a third significantly changed the sperm's swimming behaviour. This is the very first time a direct link has been made between endocrine disrupting chemicals and sperm function. The study was published 12. May 2014 in EMBO Reports.
EDMaRC Opens Its Doors
EDMaRC opened on Thursday 15 May 2014. This was marked by an event at the Panum Institute Faculty Club. EDMaRC 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.