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Personal information

I am a toxicologist dedicated to improve the health of (future) mothers and children through science and education. A healthy start in life is incredibly important to prevent illness. I strive to understand and reduce the risk of environmental contaminants to children’s health globally. To accomplish this mission, I investigate the effects of potential toxicants on female health and the developing child, thereby avoiding unnecessary harm for animals. I am involved in many national and international (EU-funded) projects on the toxicological impact of endocrine disruptors. I translate these findings into practice and policy and disseminate to (inter)national scientific, societal and political communities in order to encourage healthy living from an early age. Currently, I coordinate the EU-funded project FREIA: Female Reproductive toxicity of Endocrine disrupting chemcials: a human evidence-based screening and Identification Approach (www.freiaproject.eu).

Ancillary activities

Member Subcommittee on the Classification of Reproduction Toxic Substances of the Health Council of the Netherlands

Ancillary activities

Independent expert, Endocrine Disruption Expert Group at European Chemicals Agency, representing Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Ancillary activities

Supervisory board membership, Postgraduate Education in Toxicology.

Ancillary activities

  • European Chemicals Agency | Helsinki | member Endocrine Disruptor Expert Group | 2018-09-01 - present
  • Gezondheidsraad | Den Haag | member Subcommittee Classification of Reprotoxic Substances | 2019-01-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Education/Academic qualification

Toxicology, PhD, Universiteit Utrecht

Biology, Master, Universiteit Utrecht

Keywords

  • Toxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Female reproduction
  • Developmental origin of health and disease
  • steroidogenesis

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Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors Chemical Compounds
Rats Chemical Compounds
Endometrium Medicine & Life Sciences
Coculture Techniques Medicine & Life Sciences
Prolactin Chemical Compounds
Gene expression Chemical Compounds
Cells Chemical Compounds
Modulation Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2019 2019

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Inaugural speech

GH3 and RC-4BC cell lines are not suitable as in vitro models to study prolactin modulation and AHR responsiveness in rat pituitary

van den Brand, A. D., Rubinstein, E., van den Berg, M. & van Duursen, M. B. M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Molecular and cellular endocrinology. 496, p. 1-7 7 p., 110520.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors
Prolactin
Rats
Cells
Modulation

Hormonen op hol: (over) leven in een chemische wereld

van Duursen, M., 6 Sep 2019, Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 29 p.

Research output: Book / ReportInaugural speechProfessional

Open Access
File

Primary endometrial 3D co-cultures: A comparison between human and rat endometrium

van den Brand, A. D., Rubinstein, E., de Jong, P. C., van den Berg, M. & van Duursen, M. B. M., 26 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 194, p. 1-9 9 p., 105458.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Endometrium
Coculture Techniques
Rats
Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors
Gene expression

Activities 2000 2019

  • 5 Membership
  • 2 Editorial work
  • 1 PhD thesis examination
  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (Journal)

Majorie van Duursen (Member of editorial board)
1 Jan 2019

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Toxicological Sciences (Journal)

Majorie van Duursen (Member of editorial board)
2018 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workProfessional

Gezondheidseffecten van Hormoonverstoorders

Majorie van Duursen (Speaker)
2 Nov 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

European Society of Endocrinology (External organisation)

Majorie van Duursen (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Press / Media

Wat doen die weekmakers in bloed en vruchtwater?

Majorie van Duursen

1/02/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Eerste hulp bij chemofobie

Majorie van Duursen

1/02/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Uit voorzorg: veel sneller producten uit de winkels

Majorie van Duursen & M.H. Lamoree

9/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment