Terje Svingen

Dr, Research Group for Molecular and Reproductive Toxicology

  • Henrik Dams Allé, 202, 5204

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


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Research Area:

My current research focuses on the effects environmental chemicals, particularly mixtures of endocrine disrupting compunds, can have on development and health.  With significant background in molecular and developmental biology, I am especially interested in unlocking the molecular mechanism underlying any biological changes and to what degree various compounds can affect normal development and tissue homeostasis. A better understanding of this interphase between the environment and human biology will ultimately aid towards establishing better parameters for human health.   

Employment History

Sep 2023 - current:   Professor, Head of Research Group - National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

July 2017 - Aug 2023:   Associate Professor, Head of Research Group - National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Jun 2014 - Feb 2016:  Research Scientist - National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Jan 2013 - May 2014:  Senior postdoc - Dept. Growth & Reproduction, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark

Apr 2005 - Dec 2012:  Research Officer - Inst. Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Australia

Tertiary Education

2001-2005: Doctor of Philosophy (Molecular Biology), Griffith University, Australia 

2000-2001: Bachelor of Science with Honours 1st class, Griffith University, Australia 

1997-1999: Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) Griffith University, Australia 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • User defined:
  • sex determination
  • Endocrine disrupting chemicals
  • Mechanisms of endocrine disrupters
  • gonad development
  • testis, ovary
  • reproduction
  • testis cancer


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