New Professor for Environment & Health: Majorie van Duursen

Per 1 September the Dept. Environment & Health welcomes Prof. Majorie van Duursen, who will take the Chair of Environmental Health and Toxicology.

08/22/2018 | 11:05 AM

Prof. Van Duursen obtained her PhD in Toxicology in Utrecht in 2004 and has since worked at the Institute for Risk Assessment Studies at Utrecht University, the last years as an associated professor. Her specializations are endocrine toxicology, in vitro models, female reproductive health, developmental origin of health and adult disease and human risk assessment of environmental contaminants. Her focus is on improving the health of (future) mothers and children through science and education.

Van Duursen has been involved in and coordinated various projects on the toxicological impact of environmental contaminants. A registered European toxicologist, she is a member of the WHO Collaborating Center for Children’s Environmental Health, the Netherlands and US Societies of Toxicology and the European Society of Endocrinology.

European grant

The additional very good news is that she has just acquired a large European grant for the project FREIA, focused on the development of test systems for female reproduction, which she will bring to VU Amsterdam.