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CeFH lunch seminar: New directions in lifecourse epigenetics

Presentation by Andrea Baccarelli, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

About the CeFH lunch seminars

Our lunch seminars are informal research seminars that are held normally every Friday. Both researchers at the Centre and researchers from all over the world present interesting topics in fertility and health. The presentations include new research ideas, projects, results and methods as well as possible collaborative projects.

Although primarily aimed at researchers at the Centre, the seminars are also open to other researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Please contact Fredrik Swift if you have questions about the seminar or if you would like to give a presentation

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23. Aug 2019 - 11:00-12:00 | Seminar
Marcus Thranes gate 6, 7th floor


Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD serves as the Environmental Health Sciences Department Chair and the Director of the Laboratory of Precision Environmental Biosciences. As an epigeneticist and board-certified clinical endocrinologist, Dr. Baccarelli's research explores epigenetic and molecular mechanisms as potential functional pathways linking exposures to environmental pollutants to human disease. His laboratory research activities are specifically focused on epigenetics, mitochondriomics, and computational epigenomics. Dr. Baccarelli is currently the PI of multiple NIH-funded projects and since 2010, his lab has produced publications at the intersection of epigenetics, molecular epidemiology and environmental health, with one of his recent papers named Paper of the Year by Environmental Health Perspectives, the leading journal in environmental health research. Recent and ongoing projects investigate health effects from environmental exposures, including particulate air pollution, metals, Bisphenol A, phthalates, and pesticides, and common risk factors, such as psychosocial violence, second-hand smoking, and maternal diet and metabolic alterations. Dr. Baccarelli's Laboratory has been conducting studies on the U.S. population, as well as in highly-exposed groups or special conditions of exposure at several international locations in China, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Israel, Poland, Thailand, Oman, Bulgaria, Russia, and other countries.