Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jørgensen

Professor, Centerleder, adj. professor, lektor

Contact information

Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jørgensen
Centre for Arctic Health & Molecular Epidemiology
Department of Public Health
University of Aarhus
Bartholins Allé 2, building 1260, office 3.22
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

E-mail: ebj@ph.au.dk
Office phone: + 45 871 68012
Mobile: +45 2899 2480

AU profile: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/ebj@ph.au.dk

Present position
Professor, Director of Centre for Arctic Health & Molecular Epidemiology, Department for Public Health, University of Aarhus (AU).

Education
2005: Formal education in Research Management, Copenhagen Business School
1992: Ph.D. Degree in Science, The Faculty of Natural Science University of Aarhus.
1988: Master of Sciences (MSc), University of Aarhus, Major in Molecular Biology.

Academic Appointments
2017-: Adjunct Professor University of Greenland, (Ilisimatusarfik), Nuuk, Greenland
2010-: Professor in Human Environmental Toxicology, University of Aarhus (AU)
2008-: Director of Centre for Arctic Health, Department of Public Health, AU
1999-: Head of the Unit of Cellular & Molecular Toxicology, Department of Public Health, AU
1999-2010: Associate Professor, Head of the Unit of Cellular & Molecular Toxicology, Department Of Public Health, AU
1996-1999: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, AU
1992-1996: Post doc. PhD, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, AU
1991: Research assistant, Institute of Molecular Biology, AU
1988-1991: Ph.D. / Lic.scient. student, Institute of Molecular Biology, AU
1988: Research assistant, Institute of Molecular Biology, AU
1987: Scholarship from Danish Cancer Society, thesis at The Institute of Molecular Biology, AU

Competences & Experiences
•Built up and headed for more than 20 years the research “Unit of Cellular & Molecular Epidemiology” (CMT) with the associated personnel: 1 professor, 1 associated professor, 1 research associated professor, 1 postdoc, 2 PhD students, 1 stud. Med. assistant, 2 thesis research student, 1 technical assistant.
•Experiences in Arctic Research for more than 20 years. Since 2008 Director of the Centre for Arctic Health (CAH), AU, including the CMT personnel. Close cooperation with Prof., Lise Hounsgaard, Institute for Nursing and Health Sciences, Ilisimatusarfik, Nuuk, Greenland and Professor Jon Øyvind Odland, University of Tromsoe.
•Established and being responsible for the master course in Arctic Medicine for medical students at AU
•Supervisor and evaluator for several thesis-, PhD students, and assistant professors.
•PhD’s 2001-2016: 7 completed as main supervisor, 3 as co-supervisor and 2 are ongoing. Opponents of several external PhD thesis national and international
•Teaching and examination experiences at the university level for biology-, medicine-, interdisciplinary-, and postgraduate students
•Editorial board meneber,J. Toxics; Referee for several international journals e.g. Cell Biology and Toxicology, Toxicology Letter, Reproductive Toxicology, Environmental Health, Environmental Health Perspectives, Human and Experimental Toxicology, Toxicology Research, etc.
•Evaluator of proposals for the European Commission, Brussels; Member of the Midterm review panel for the EU project ANTHON 2008
•Invited by IARC, Lyon, France 2013 as expert contributor in the scientific panel writing the volume 7 Carcinogenicity of polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated biphenyls

President and Memberships of professional boards
•Key National Expert for Danish Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Human Health Assessment Group, Arctic Monitoring Assessment Programme (AMAP), the Human Health Assessment Group (HHAG).
•President of the Danish Society of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Medicinal Chemistry (DSFTM)
•Director of the Centre for Arctic Health, Aarhus University (CAH).
•Member of the advisory committee of The Centre for Arctic Health (CAH), University of Aarhus.
•Member of the steering committee of Arctic Biobank at The Centre for Arctic Health (CAH), University of Aarhus
•Member of the executive board committee of EUROTOX (Federation of European Toxicologist & European Societies of Toxicology).
•Business member of the IUTOX and EUROTOX
•Member of the management board for the cross-disciplinary Arctic Research Center at AU
•Member of the senior body of the Section of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University.
•Member of the Danish National Board of Health, Advisory Scientific Committee on Environment Health.
•Member of the working group for interdisciplinary collaboration at the Health Faculty, AU
•Member of the working group of The Danish Board of Technology concerning Environment and Children
•Member of the panel of the research assessment panel (2007) for the Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, assesing the Institute of Endocrinology, University of Bratislava.

Project leader/coordinator of Recent and Ongoing Projects
•Project lead and coordinator for the project Adaptation to Climate Change, Environmental Pollution, and Dietary Transition. (ACCEPT). Establishment of a new Greenlandic Birth Cohort Study. Funded by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (2009-2016, still ogoing).
•Project lead and coordinator of the international FETOTOX project: Interaction between mother-fetus exposure to environmental toxicants and risk for abnormal development http://fetotox.au.dk/ funded by the Danish Strategic research Society (2011-2017)
•Project lead and coordinator of the project HUMBIO; a biomonitoring project in Greenland. Funded by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (2009-2018).
•Project lead and coordinator of the project Breast and Ovarian cancer (BOC) risk in Greenland, a case-control study: the influence of lifestyle changes, environmental exposures and genetic susceptibility Funded by the Commission of the Scientific Research in Greenland, the Harboe Fund (2008-2017) and the Arctic Research Centre, AU.
•Project lead and coordinator of Breast cancer risk in Danish women in relation to exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances and genetic susceptibility: a prospective case-control study, Funded by Aarhus University and the Harboe Fund (2008-2015).
•Coordinator for the Health Faculty Key-expert research group in the cross-disciplinary Arctic Research Centre’s (ARC) at AU.

Partner / participant in ongoing and interdisciplinary projects the last 5 years listed

•Partner in the European Human Biomonitoring project 733032-HBM4EU-H2020-SC1-201-2017/H2020-SC1-2016-RTD.
•Project coordinator of the human health part of the project “Preying dominantly at the top of the Arctic food chain; the killer whale”. Project lead and coordinator for the animal part Rune Dietz (2013-2015)
• Project partner in the Danish part (2012-2015) of the EU project DEMOCOPHES (Demonstration of a study to Coordinate and Perform Human Biomonitoring on a European Scale)
• Project partner in the Mercu North project (2012-2015); Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Co-operation Programme 2012-14.
• Endocrine-disrupting effects of currently used pesticides from different groups of pesticides (HOPE). Funding by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (2009-2012).
• Project lead and coordinator of Epidemiological assessment of the interaction between contaminant body burden, the related xenobiotic serum activity and health risk in Greenland (EPAKT). Funded by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency 2008-2011
•Project lead, Time trend of Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in Arctic and Danish women. Supported by AU research fund (2009-11)
•Project partner, Hyperkinetic disorder, endocrine disruptors and toxic elements in amniotic fluid – a case-control study (2008-2011). Funded by the Danish Research Council.
•Partner in the project Left-heart malformations in newborn and relation to Dixon exposures. Funded by Children’s National medical Center, Washington DC, USA (2008-11)
•Hormone disrupting compounds in water streams (2009-11), Funded by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.
•Partner in two EU supported projects; INUENDO, QLK4-CT-2001-00202, http://www.inuendo.dk; and ENDOMET; QLRT-2001-02637, http://endomet.bham.ac.uk (final report send to the Commission, 2006 and 2007, respectively)