Advanced course – Environmental epigenetics, risk assessment challenges and future perspectives


From March 11-15, the University of Aveiro will host in-person sessions of the Advanced Course – Environmental Epigenetics and Risk Assessment Challenges and Future Perspectives, coordinated by Dr. Joana Luísa Pereira (CESAM/Dbio). The course has also remote sessions in February 29, March 1, 7, and 8. 

This advanced course is organized under the scope of the Horizon Europe Twinning project EPIBOOST ( It offers advanced theoretical and practical training in environmental epigenetics, as well as complementary training in transferable soft skills. 

Epigenetics is an emerging field in environmental assessment, given that epigenetic changes can be seen as meaningful molecular initiating events of adverse outcome pathways in different organisms. Although epigenetic changes have been validated in medical fields, they are only starting to be recognized as important targets for the development of biomarkers to improve our mechanistic understanding of the ecological impacts of environmental challenges. 

The course has no fees, but registration is mandatory, and confirmation of acceptance is required to attend the course. Priority will be given to PhD students from the University of Aveiro and EPIBOOST researchers. 

Registration deadline: February 11, 2024, 17:00 CET 

Maximum number of participants: 20 

More information can be found here