25 Aug
26 Aug


CRU networking meeting 2020/ Second Swaccs Junior Academy Workshop (JAWS)

This year's CRU networking meeting will focus on reproductive toxicology and other issues related to chemicals and health. The meeting is held in collaboration with SWACCS junior academy as a two-day event offering scientific seminars, extensive networking opportunities, and an occasion to learn more about visualizing and communicating your science.

When: 25-26 August 2020

Where: Evolutionary Biology Centre, UU, Uppsala. Lecture hall Zootis. 

The lecture hall Zootis is located on the top floor by entrance 9. However, entrance 9 is closed at the moment so you will have to enter in entrance 14 (Norbyvägen 14) and follow the signs from there.

Who: PhD students, early-career researchers and senior researchers working in all fields related to reproductive biology, chemicals, health and environment.

What: A workshop organized by the Swedish Academic Consortium on Chemical Safety (SWACCS) and Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala (CRU), offering scientific seminars, extensive networking opportunities, and an occasion to learn more about visualizing and communicating your science.

Why: Because networking is fun; communicating your science effectively is one of the most meaningful things to learn; meeting other junior and senior researchers and telling them about your research opens up new opportunities; as a PhD student, you can get credits; and so much more...

How: All you need to do is to become a member of SWACCS and/or CRU, which is free of charge. Join here for SWACCS and here for CRU

The minisymposium on the 26th will be live-streamed via zoom, and if you do not wish to come to the physical meeting you are most welcome to join via this link: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/64661708861. However, please let us know if you have registered for the physical meeting but plan to join via zoom, so that we can plan the fika and lunch better

Credits: The workshop on scientific poster design (day 1 and poster session day 2) can be taken as a 0.5 ECTS PhD course.

Presentations: Three 15 min slots for oral presentations at the minisymposium on reproductive toxicology (day 2) are available for PhD students/postdocs. Selected speakers will get their whole travel and accommodation costs refunded by the EDC-2020 project. Abstracts can be submitted in the registration form.

Please note: As for now, the meeting is planned as a physical workshop. However, due to the covid-19 pandemic, it might be changed to a very similar program in digital format. More information about the format will be sent out by the end of June.

Register here: http://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt16470


Time: 2020-08-25 - 2020-08-26
City: Uppsala
Additional info:

The Formas project EDC-2020 is contributing financially to JAWS. Further, the Swedish Society of Toxicology (SFT) is sponsoring parts of the travel and accommodation costs for PhD students and postdocs who are SFT members.


Coffee breaks, lunch and dinner are included for registered participants.

25th of August, workshop in scientific poster design*

10:00-10:20 Welcome and short information about SWACCS (Joëlle Rüegg, Uppsala University)

10:20-17:00 Lectures and hands-on poster creations (Andreas Dahlin, Vizualise Your Science AB)

Dinner, 18:30 at one of Uppsala's Nations (to be announced)

26th of August, minisymposium on reproductive toxicology

9:00-09:10 Welcome and short introduction by CRU

9:10-10:00 Key note lecture by Majorie van Duursen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Via zoom): Safeguarding female fertility: cracking the egg factor.

10:00-10:20 coffee break

10:20-10:35 Ellinor Spörndly-Nees, SLU: Age and seasonal variation in testis and baculum morphology in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in relation to high concentrations of persistent organic pollutants

10:35-10:50 Sofie Svanholm, Uppsala University: Developmental reproductive toxicity and endocrine activity of propiconazole in the Xenopus tropicalis

10:50-11:05 Sebastian Lungu, SLU: Modeling effect concentrations in zebrafish cell lines and embryos increases the predictive power for IVIVE

11:10-13:00 Poster session (of posters made during the poster workshop on the 25th of August) and lunch. This will be held in and outside "Lärosal 2".

13:00-16:30 SWACCS contact committee meeting

The first part (13-14) of the SWACCS meeting will be open for all participants and will focus on discussions on how to engage and participate in SWACCS. The second part (14.30-16.30) will be for SWACCS contact committee members only.

*mandatory sessions for students attending the 0.5 ECTS PhD course


Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala, CRU
P.O. Box 7054, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: +46 18-67 21 74
www.slu.se/cru | cru@slu.se