The ECo-Series provides a forum for discussing scientific issues of societal relevance, sharing new and innovative techniques, and for interacting with other scientists, stakeholders and policy makers. Our aim is to provide entertaining, educational, and provocative events which foster discussion and creativity both within and outside of the Department.
Summoning the Lorax: Is it time for a global science-policy body for chemicals?
Summoning the Lorax: Is it time for a global science-policy body for chemicals? https://vimeo.com/680960181 Anthropogenic chemicals are a ubiquitous part of our lives. From the clothes we wear, to the medicines we take, to the electronics we use on a daily basis, chemicals are all around us. The production and consumption of chemicals has increased dramatically in the past decades, …
Mind the gap: from biocides to cosmetics
Welcome to Diana Kättström’s half-time PhD seminar! During her seminar she will present her current study concerning the regulation of antimicrobial substances in biocidal products and cosmetics in EU including background, results and main conclusions of the study. In addition, she will present some preliminary results from the second study that focuses on cosmetic preservatives and their regulatory status under …
The global threat from plastic pollution: Welcome to a seminar with academia and industry!
Join the webinar “The global threat from plastic pollution: Welcome to a seminar with academia and industry!” organised by the Stockholm University Centre for Circular and Sustainable Systems (SUCCeSS). Academia: The global threat from plastic pollution An analysis of plastic pollution as a “novel entity” planetary boundary threat, and rational strategies for confronting plastic pollution of the environment. Prof. Matthew …
Quantification of population exposure and health impacts associated with air pollution
David Segersson will publicly defend his thesis “Quantification of population exposure and health impacts associated with air pollution.” The defence will take place virtually.
Characterising the Organohalogen Iceberg – Comprehensive, multi-halogen mass balance determination in waste water samples
Kyra Spaan will hold her half-time PhD seminar “Characterising the Organohalogen Iceberg – Comprehensive, multi-halogen mass balance determination in waste water samples” on Friday 10th of December at 9.00-9.30. The event will be chaired by Sabrina Roth from the Department of Environmental Science. All seminars are open to the public but registration is required to receive a seminar link. Please, email Sabrina.roth @aces.su.se to register.
In vitro toxicity screening of reconstructed personalized contaminant mixtures
Denise Strand will hold her half-time PhD seminar “In vitro toxicity screening of reconstructed personalized contaminant mixtures” next Tuesday the 30th of November at 10:00-10:30 over Zoom. The seminar will be chaired by Liselott Källsten. All half-time PhD seminars are open to the public but registration is required to receive the seminar link. Please contact Liselott.Kallsten@aces.su.se to register.
Meet us at Stockholm University Virtual Master’s Fair
Stockholm University’s Virtual Masters Fair is a unique opportunity to meet online with central admissions representatives, study and career counsellors and current students. Stockholm University’s Virtual Master’s Fair: What’s on 12.00 noon – 1.00 pm: Student panel Find out what it’s really like to live and study in Stockholm directly from our current students during our student panel. Read more …
Research and Team Building Days
Frescati i vinterskrud 2021. Photograph: Ingmarie Andersson ACES Research Day will occur in Aula Magna on November 11th and aims to bring together members of the entire Department along with external stakeholders, collaborators, and past colleagues. In addition to reconnecting in-person for the first time in nearly 2 years, Research Day is an opportunity to share novel research findings, encourage …
Research Day Keynote Lecture
The Roots and History of the Department of Environmental Science In 1962, Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring documented widespread detrimental effects on wildlife from organochlorine pesticides such as DDT. In response to this, Sweden created the National Environmental Protection Board (now the Swedish EPA) in 1967, including establishing several research laboratories to measure and study environmental pollutants and their effects. …
Exploring the ecotoxicity of microparticle debris
Zandra Gerdes will publically defend her PhD thesis “Exploring the ecotoxicity of microplarticle debris.” The event will take place at Stockholm University and on Zoom: https://stockholmuniversity.zoom.us/j/68304772954
The Precautionary Principle – Dead or Alive?
The Precautionary Principle – Dead or Alive? Trying to find someone who has heard about the precautionary principle is very easy. Much more difficult is finding a consistent definition of what it is, and how it should be implemented. This workshop is aimed at exploring examples of ways in which the precautionary principle has been applied, and discussing the barriers …