Gender Bending Science: Impacts of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Gender Bending Science: Impacts of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

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For some animals, all it takes for a him to become a her is a few chemicals.  Join Dr. Charles Tyler as he explains how endocrine disrupting chemicals have been shown to affect the sex in fish and the unique glowing biosensor fish he developed as a diagnostic tool.  He will also draw links between these chemicals and lower sperm counts in male humans, increases in various human cancers and obesity.



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What You Will Learn

  • What endocrine disruption is and why it matters
  • The possible implications of endocrine disruption for humans
  • How and why biosensor fish glow green to detect adverse health effects
  • And much more!


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet Your Experts


Professor Charles Tyler is Academic Lead in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and Deputy Head of Biosciences at the University of Exeter.  His research team focuses on ecotoxicology and reproductive physiology, principally in fish.  His major research fields are endocrine disruption and nanotoxicology.





Darren Griffin, PhD is Professor of Genetics at the University of Kent, UK. Previously he was Professor of Genetics at Brunel University. In 2002, he was admitted as a fellow of the Society of Biology and in 2008 he was awarded both a fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists and Doctor of Science from the University of Manchester. He was awarded the Institutional Teaching Prize for his work in supervising graduate students and was recently shortlisted for Research Project of the Year by the Times Higher Education supplement. Dr. Griffin completed his post-doctoral research in Cleveland, Ohio and at The University of Cambridge. He received his PhD at University College London in 1992, graduated from the University of Manchester in 1988.



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4 Responses to “Gender Bending Science: Impacts of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals”

  1. John Lorencz says:

    I work for an alkylphenol producer and a large majority of the offspring at the company picnic were noticed to be female … coiincidence?

  2. qasem72 says:

    chemistry for me is very lovely

  3. qasem72 says:

    chemistry for me is lovely

  4. admin says:


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