ILEE Lunch Seminar

  • When Jun 25, 2024 from 12:45 PM to 02:00 PM (Europe/Brussels / UTC200)
  • Where S06, Science building
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Clémence Idukunda (Geography): Community Landslide and Flood Vulnerability: A Household Survey Approach in Northwestern Rwanda

This thesis explores the community vulnerability to landslides and floods in Northwestern Rwanda, using a Social Vulnerability Index based on a detailed household survey. The findings aim to guide effective risk mitigation strategies by identifying key factors that influence vulnerability.

Laura Burattin (Biology): Estrogen immunomodulation in teleosts: Comparative assessment of 17α-ethinylestradiol and estetrol on immune parameters of juvenile zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Estrogens (hormones) can modulate immune regulatory functions in teleost fish through estrogen receptors (ERs) on lymphoid cells and organs. The synthetic estrogen 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) is widely used in combined oral contraceptives (COCs). It is known to disrupt the normal endocrine function of aquatic organisms and may generate immunotoxic effects on fish. On the other side, a natural estrogen, estetrol (E4), was recently approved for use in a new COC. We investigated and compared potential immunomodulatory effects of EE2 and E4 in zebrafish embryos.


Please order your sandwich until Friday, 21.06.!

Sandwich list here (no hot sandwiches please)