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Erik Baatrup

Associate professor

Curriculum Vitae

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Ecotoxicology, Quantitative analyses of animal behaviour, Endocrine disruptors, Metal toxicology, Histology and cytology, Nanotoxicology

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

1980 - 1981 Assist. prof. at Zoological Institute, Univ. of Aarhus.

1981 - 1981 Assist. lecturer at Anatomical Institute, Univ. of Aarhus.

1982 - 1982 Lecturer at The Technical High school, Aarhus.

1982 - 1985 Ph.D student at Zoological Institute, Univ. of Aarhus.

1985 - 1987 Senior scientist at Anatomical Institute, Univ. of Aarhus.

1987 - 1988 Assist. prof. at Anatomical Institute, Univ. of Aarhus.

1988 - 1992 Assist. prof. at Zoological Institute, Univ. of Aarhus.

1992 -         Assoc. prof. at Institute of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Aarhus.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

Member of the committee The Environmental Co-operation in Aarhus. 1987

Administrator of radioactive nucleides usage at Anatomical Institute, University of Aarhus, 9187-1988.

Substitute Institute Chairman, Anatomical Institute, University of Aarhus, 1988.

Member of The National Environmental Protection Agency's steering committee of Soil Fauna Projects, 1989 - 1991.

Member of the Programme Committee of the University Extension, 1989 -

Aarhus University's representative in Danish Ecotoxicological Centre, 1990.

Member of The National Environmental Protection Agency's Planning Committee for elaborating the strategy of pesticide research in Denmark, 1992

Member of the steering board of The Danish Centre for Ecotoxicological Research, 1992 -1996

Member of the Educational Board of Biological Sciences, University of Aarhus, 1994 - 1995.

Member of the expert panel evaluating project applications to the EC Environment and Climate Programme, The European Commision, Brussels, May 1995.

Substitute Institute Chairman, Department of Zoology, University of Aarhus, 1996 -

Member of the expert panel evaluating EC Environment and Climate Programme, Advance Study Courses 1997 and Research Traning Grants, Brussels, May 1996.

Member of the steering board of Centre for oestrogen analog substances, 1996 -2000.

Head of Department, 1998-2001.

Substitute head of Institute, 1998-2001.

Head of Institute, 2001

Member of the International Ph.D. School GESS

Work-package leader in FP7 project

Head of Department 2008

 

OTHER DUTIES

Assigned external examiner at Universities and other research institutions

Refereed papers from 12 journals

Referee for the German, Austrian, Israeli and Norwegian Research Councils

Member of several selection committees (positions for post docs and assistant/associate professorships) and evaluation boards (about 30 M.Sc. and 2 Ph.D. theses).

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching experience includes 30 years at basic and advanced levels at the University. Subjects include Terrestrial Ecology (40 hrs course), Cell Biology (50 hrs course), Chordate Zoology (72 hrs course), General Histology (30 hrs course), Biological Differentiation (80 hrs course), Vertebrate Zoology (120 hrs course), Marine Science (60 hrs course), Ecotoxicology (132 hrs course). In addition, various teaching obligations outside the University have been undertaken.

 

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

Partners in USA, England, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium and Spain

M.Sc. students

Jens Tikær Andersen (1987), Histochemical demonstration and quantitative determination of mercury in experimentally and naturally exposed shrimps, Crangon crangon.

Peter Kårup Jensen (1988) , Histochemical demonstration and quantitative determination of mercury in experimentally and naturally exposed Nereis sp.

Jakob Brande Sørensen (1988), Autometallographic demonstration of mercury in the flounder, Platichthys flesus.

Jens Peter Schytte (1989) , Absorption and transportation of mercury in the intestine of trout, Salmo trutta.

Christine Skak (1991), Accumulation of mercury in the inner ear of the brown trout (Salmo trutta) following treatments with dietary CH3HgCl and dissolved HgCl2 . A histochemical and quantitative study.

Mark Bayley (1991), Reversible and irreversible effects of xenobiotics on small invertebrates - studied by stereology and computer-aided analyses of locomotor behaviour.

Lene Kristensen (1993), accumulation and histochemical localization of mercury and copper in the lateral line organ of trout.

Anne Kamp (1994), Histochemical localization and electrophysiological effects of cadmium in the olfactory organs of salmon, Salmo salar.

Terkel Olsen (1994) Air pollution in urban and rural areas. Evaluation of the effects of carcinogenic compounds on human health using the 32P-postlabelling assay.

Freddy F. Sørensen (1995), Changes in locomotor behaviour and energetics as measures of toxic stress in terrestrial invertebrates.

Lone Garsdal (1996), Locomotor behaviour as a biomarker of toxic stress - quantitative studies on the beetle Pterostichus cupreus.

Charlotte Jensen (1996), Locomotor behaviour as a biomarker of toxic stress - quantitative studies on the beetle Pterostichus cupreus.

Gitte Lindhart (1996), Deposition of Cadmium in mice from a polluted site in Poland.

Finn Christoffersen (1996), Porcellio scaber - A population genetically bioindicator of metal
pollution.Project at the National Environmental Research Institute, Silkeborg.

Jacob R. Nielsen (1996), Effects of estrogenic substances on the reproductive behaviour in the guppy, Poecilia reticulata.

Gunnar Toft (1998), Effects of estrogen and estrogenic compounds on the sexual behaviour and reproduction in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata).

Rikke Dencher Aargaard (1998), Analyses of the influence of nonylphenol on the draft tolerance in the springtail Folsomia candida. Project at the National Environmental Research Institute, Silkeborg.

Ida Binow Poulsen (1999), Effects of tributyltin (TBT) on Hydrobia ventrosa. Project at Odense University.

Helle Sørensen (1999), Changes in growth and locomotor behaviour in the wood louse Oniscus assellus after chronic exposure.

Mette Junge (2000), Changes in sexual characteristics and courtship behaviour in the guppy Poecilia reticulata as biomarkers of antiandrogenic effects.

Steen Bossen (2001), The effect of combined cold and copper exposures on the survival of Protaphorura armata (Collembola). Project at the National Environmental Research Institute, Silkeborg.

Ulf Toke (2001), Effects of Bisphenol-A and pthalates on non-invasibe biomarkers in the guppy Poecilia reticulata.

Larissa Mariager (2001), Effects of environmental endocrine disruptors on a freshwater and a marine crustacean.

Hanne Hilligsøe (2002), Draft tolerance in arthropods with focus on the collembola Folsomia candida. Project at the National Environmental Research Institute, Silkeborg.

Johanna Olsen (2002), Zinc and copper in sediments and selected animals in connection with aqua farming on the Faroe islands.

Lilja Nielsen (2003), Quantitative studies on the effects of 17β-estradiol and 17α-ethinylestradiol on the morphology of the guppy (Poecilia reticulata) testis.

Lotte Buch Hansen (2003). The effects of waste water on the secondary sexual characteristics in the male guppy (Poecilia reticulata).

Rune Høgh (2004). Effects of endocrine disruptors on the competitive courtship behaviour in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata).

Mia G. Larsen (2006). The effects of ethinylestradiol on the reproductive behaviour and other sexual characteristics in zebrafish (Danio rerio).

Katrine B. Hansen (2006). The effects of ethinylestradiol on the reproductive behaviour and other sexual characteristics in zebrafish (Danio rerio).

Mette H. Rasmussen (2008) ISG12 varianter I cervix celler

Henrik Venzel Pedersen (2008). Effekterne af nanosølv på Eisenia fetida

Sarah B.S. Jensen (2009). Mekanismer bag resistensudvikling i rotter mod coumarinafledte rodenticider

Anita Reffstrup Uddal Nielsen (2009). Biodistribution of nanoparticles and their influence on the cardiovascular system in mice

Niels Skaaning (2009). The influence of colloidal antigen formulations on the human immune response in autoimmune diseases and vaccination.

Allan Lau (2010). Ecotoxicological implications by the presence of nanoparticles such as nano-silver, fullerenes and metal oxides in the aquatic environment.

Hanne Louise Dyreby Lystern (2011). The effects of endocrine disruptors on viviparous fish.

Lene Møller Nielsen (2011). Eco-toxicology of silver-based nanomaterials (SNMs) and emergence of antibiotic-resistance in pathogenic bacteria.

Maja Lagoni Magnussen (2011). Establishing the duration of the teratogenic window in the Eelpout.

PhD students

Mark Bayley (1991-1994), Quantitative analysis of locomotor activity as a biomarker of toxic stress in terrestrial invertebrates.

Freddy Fisker Sørensen (1995-1998), Mechanistic relationships between effects of environmental contaminants on locomotor behaviour, physiological responses, and fitness of terrestrial invertebrates.

Thomas Plesner (1997-1999), Effects of estrogenic compounds on sex differentiation and vitellogenin production in the European eel (Anguilla anguilla).

Gunnar Toft (1998-2002) Effects of endocrine disrupting compounds on sexual characteristics of poeciliid fishes.

Thomas Kielsgaard Kristensen (2002-2006). The use of genetic markers to identify population level effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals in fish.

Katrine Bilberg Hansen (2007-2010). Ecotoxicological effects of nanoparticles on fish and terrestrial test organisms.

Mia G. Larsen (2007-2010). Estrogenic and androgenic effects on the mating behaviour and reproduction in zebrafish (Danio rerio).

Thea Bechshøft (2008-2010). A temporal study of industrial pollution and climate change biomarkers in Greenland and Svalbard polar bears (Ursus maritimus).

Jes J Rasmussen (2008-2010). Ecological impacts of pesticides and chlorinated hydrocarbons on macroinvertebrate species and communities in Danish streams

Nina Kerting Iversen (2009-2011). Distribution and cardiovascular responses of biofunctionalized nanoparticles in mice.