EHLRS Distinguished Speakers Series

In 2023, we invited 8 outstanding speakers for a 45-minute presentation on areas covered at the Environmental Health Center, followed by a 15-minute discussion.

All members of the EHC are welcome to join.

  • March 9th, 2023, 5-6 p.m.: 'Epigenetic Models of Health and Disease', Carole Ober, Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, USA
  • April 18th, 2023, 11 am: 'Mapping paths of tumor evolution with single cell phylogenetics', Nir Yosef, Associate Professor of Systems Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • May 11th, 2023, 5-6 p.m.: 'How microbial agents affect lung immune responses', Donata Vercelli, Regents Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Arizona, USA
  • June 12th, 2023, 5-6 p.m.: 'Multi-ancestry genome-wide association analyses improve resolution of genes and pathways influencing lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk', Martin Tobin, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Leicester
  • July 13th, 2023,  5-6 p.m.: 'Climate action today to deliver a thriving future: Insights from the Lancet Countdown', Marina Romanello, Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown, and Climate Change and Health Researcher at University College London
  • September 21st, 2023, 5-6 p.m.: 'Environmental exposures and neurodegenerative disease: a new link', Antonella Zanobetti, Principal Research Scientist, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • November 20th, 2023, 5-6 p.m.: 'Predictive 3D lung models to assess the hazard of aerosolized (nano)material', Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Co-Chair BioNanomaterials, Adolphe Merkle Institute, Université de Fribourg
  • January 23rd, 2024, 3-4 p.m.: 'Systems Ecology of the Human Expobiome in One Health', Paul Wilmes, Professor of Systems Ecology, Luxembourg Centre​ for Systems Biomedicine, Université du Luxembourg

For links, please register with melanie.penning(at)