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CEROSS Symposia


The sixth and FINAL CEROSS symposium on "Sex steroids, puberty and future health implications" will take place on September 23-24.

We are delighted to be able to present to following speakers:

September 23rd: State-of-the-art lectures on sex steroid research
Professor Adriana Maggi, University of Milan, Italy
Professor Jan-Åke Gustafsson, University of Houston, USA
Professor Göran Landberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Professor Ellis Levin, University of California, USA

September 24th: The importance of growth and puberty for future morbidity
Ass. Professor Jenny Kindblom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Professor Thorkild Sørensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor John R.B. Perry, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Jon Tobias, University of Bristol, UK

Detailed program

Please register no later than August 31st.



The fifth CEROSS symposium will focus on Cancer and Sex Steroids.

Date: April 11th 2013
Time: 9.00 - 15.30
Location: Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Gothenburg

Program poster

The CEROSS Research School will also provide a PhD course on "Sex steroids and cancer" (1 HEC) as part of the symposium. Priority will be given to students registered at the CEROSS research school but everyone interested is invited to apply.

Date: April 10th 2013
Time: 13.00 - 16.00
Location: Ingegerd Eriksson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Gothenburg

Course plan



Invited speakers and recommended reading:

"How studies of the angiogenic factor VEGF led to a new paradigm for the estrogen-induced proliferation of both normal epithelial and endometrial cancer cells"
Prof. Robert Koos
Dept. of Physiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA

Recommended reading

"TPR53 status, estradiol receptor and steroids in mouse models of ovarian cancer cell metastasis"

Prof. Joanne S. Richards
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

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"Androgen signaling pathways in castration resistant prostate cancer"
Prof. Jack A . Schalken
Dept. of Urology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, the Netherlands

Recommended reading

"Androgen receptor splice variants in castration resistant prostate cancer"

Dr. Pernilla Wikström
Dept. of Radiation Sciences, Oncology, Umeå University, Sweden

Recommended reading

Please specify the following in the message box on the registration form:
- Registration for the PhD course, day 1 and day 2 or
- Registration for the Symposium, only day 2;
- If applicable, any dietary restrictions.

Register here for the Symposium or the PhD Course!


The 1st Gothenburg Metabolomics Symposium "Metabolomics in Medicine, Nutrition and Systems Biology"

Metabolomics is the latest addition to Omics technologies and offers opportunities to globally study a large quantity of the metabolites found in an organism using NMR or mass spectrometric techniques in combination with advanced statistical processing of data. Discovering differences in the metabolite profile can give clues to underlying mechanisms for the observed effects and the identification of new biomarkers.

Date: October 29-30,2012

Location: Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Gothenburg

Schedule October 29:
11.30    Registration & Lunch Sandwich
12.30    Opening
12.45    “Metabolomics and the development of new tools to assess
             dietary exposure in population studies
             Professor Augustin Scalbert
             Section of Nutrition and Metabolism, International Agency
             for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
13.40    “Lipid analysis and metabolic regulation by NMR
             Professor Jürgen Schleucher
             Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics,
             Umeå University
15.00    “Network biology and systems genetics of NMR-based
              metabolic profiles

              Dr. Marc Dumas
              Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College,
              London, U.K.
15.55    “Multivariate approaches to analyze MS and NMR based
              metabolomics data

              Professor Johan Trygg
              Department of Chemistry, Umeå University
16.50     “High-Throughput Serum NMR Metabolomics - The New
              Era in Epidemiology & Genetics

              Professor Mika Ala-Korpela
              Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oulu, Finland
18.00     Buffet Dinner served in Birgit Thilander

Schedule October 30:
09.00    Discussion groups
10.00    Coffee
10.30    Panel Discussion
11.45    END

Register here for this event. 

Program poster 


The Ceross (Centre of Excellence for Research On Sex Steroids) Research School organizes a symposium each autumn to provide the opportunity to listen to some of the top sex steroid researchers within different research areas.
This year we have focused on autoimmunity and would like for you to join us at this exciting meeting and learn more about sex steroids and their role in autoimmunity.

Date: November, 22nd
Time: 09.00 – 16.00
Location: Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Gothenburg



Invited speakers:

”Neuroendocrine immune mechanisms and energy regulation in rheumatic diseases”
Professor Rainer Straub
Lab of Exp.Rheumatol. & Neuroendocrine Immunology, University Hospital, Regensburg, Germany

  Recommended reading

”The innate immune system as target for estrogen modulation of autoimmunity”

Dr. Susan Kovats
Arthritis & Immunology Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, USA

Recommended reading

”The immune system and bone”
Professor Roberto Pacifici
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA

Recommended reading

”Women, men and rheumatic diseases - are there any differencies?”
Dr. Tuulikki Sokka-Isler
Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Finland



To register please send an email to ceross@gu.se.
The symposium (including lunch and coffee-breaks) is free of charge.

Please indicate any food preferences (allergies etc) in the registration-mail.

(Supported by the Swedish Research Council)


The 3rd CEROSS symposium
- Sex Steroids and the Aging Male

Date: 17th of November, 2010
Location: Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3

Register before 29th of October by e-mail (name, association/institution, mailing address) to Ceross@gu.se

You will then get a confirmation of your registration. Note that the number of participants is limited. Registration will be on a first come -first served basis. Please mention in the registration-mail if you have any food allergies

For schedule click here

Invited speakers and preliminary topics:

Professor Ilpo Huhtaniemi, Imperial College, Lindon, UK
"Function and dysfunction of the pituitary-testicular axis of ageing men"

Professor Eric Orwoll, Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon, USA
"The skeleton in the aging male"

Professor Frederick CW Wu, School of Medicine, University of Manchester, UK
"Male hypogonadism- Lessons from the EMAS study"

Professor Shalender Bhasin, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
"Testosterone deficiency in the aging male: To treat or not to treat?"


The 2nd CEROSS symposium
- CEROSS symposium on sex steroids in the female

Date: 10th-11th of November
Location: Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3

Register before 16th of October by e-mail (name, association/institution, mailing address) to the organizers of the symposium Ceross.meeting@gmail.com

You will then get a confirmation of your registration. Note that the number of participants is limited. Registration will be on a first come -first served basis. Please mention in the registration-mail if you have any food allergies

Click here to see the schedule

Invited speakers:
Ingrid Sundström-Porooma, Professor
Uppsala University, Sweden
"Sex steroids in the female"

Kui Liu, PhD
Umeå University, Sweden
"Regulation of early follicular development – involvement of P13K pathway"

Richard Stouffer, Professor
Oregon National Primate Research Center, USA
"Progesterone actions within the primate ovary"

Hilary Critchley, Professor
The Queens Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, UK
"Steroid regulation of the human endometrium and menstruation"

Bo von Schoultz, Professor em
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
“Risks and benefits of HRT”

Stephen G Hillier, Professor
University of Edinburgh, UK
"Androgens and the ovary"

Anders Fribergs, PhD
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
"Progesterone and regulation of apoptosis within the ovary"


Symposium on Sex Steroids 2008

For the symposia 2008 we invited well renowned speakers within several different research areas within sex steroid research field.
The following lectures were held:

Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden
Estrogen receptors

Fernand Labrie, Laval University, Québec, Canada
Intracrinology of sex steroids

Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, University of California San Diego, USA
Sex steroids and SERMS in cardiovascular diseases

Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, University of Athens Medical School, Greece
Cardiovascular risk markers in PCOS

Donald Pfaff, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA
Sex steroid action in the brain

The symposium was held in the Wallenbergsalen at the University of Gothenburg, and 80 sex-steroid interested listeners were registered.


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