Public examination of dissertation on toxicity mechanisms of environmental contaminant dioxin


<p>Dioxins are environmental contaminants found in small levels almost everywhere on the globe. People are exposed to dioxins through food of animal origin. The purpose of the research was to study the mechanisms with which dioxins cause sudden loss of appetite and weight loss in test animals; the so-called wasting syndrome.</p>

Jere Lindén, Regional director for slaughterhouse area South Finland (University of Helsinki, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health), who works at the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, will defend his dissertation on 8 June 2013.

The public examination of the dissertation will take place in the Viikki Campus in Helsinki, in the Walter Hall of the EE Building, 2 Agnes Sjöbergin katu Street, at 12 o'clock.

Dissertation TCDD-induced changes in the expression of selected hypothalamic feeding-regulatory genes and mRNA quantification using reverse transcription qPCR (pdf, 1352 Kb)
Summary in English (pdf, 12 Kb)

For more information, please contact:
Jere Lindén, Regional director slaughterhouse area South Finland, Meat Inspection Unit
tel. 050 348 1562, jere.linden at-merkki-kapea.gif : 0 kB

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