DescriptionIn association with the PROTECTED ITN:
1. Introduction to the research being carried out by the QUB endocrine disruptor group by Dr Lisa Connolly QUB.
2. Public lecture by internationally renowned obesogen researcher Prof Juliette Legler from the University of Utrecht.
3. Poster and interactive science demonstrations by the PROTECTED ITN early stage researchers.
|Period||06 Jan 2018|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
Documents & Links
- flyer (1)
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Might diet and exercise alone no longer be the answer to managing weight? Are chemicals making us fat? Could the increasing use of and exposure to environmental chemicals including substances used in our everyday lives such as plastics, pesticides, personal care products, household and other consumer goods be linked to the escalating obesity and diabetes epidemics and potentially costing the NHS billions? This was the focus of a public talk last summer at QUB’s Institute for Global Food Security by world leading obesogens expert and international speaker Juliette Legler, Professor of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Utrecht University in the Netherlands. We recorded and are now sharing her guest lecture as part of our broader four-year Marie Curie innovative Training Network project PROTECTED (Protected Against Endocrine Disruptors). Special guest talks are an important part of our study (involving 13 organisations across nine countries) to tell if exposure to certain chemicals and their mixtures can detrimentally affect the hormone system causing adverse health effects such as cancer, obesity, diabetes or infertility. Through innovative early stage research, we also hope to build a sufficient knowledge base to inform, legislation, improve monitoring and reduced exposure to humans and the environment.