Research Track Reproduction and Development

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The Research Track Reproduction and Development started on October 27 in 2017 at the Department of Women’s and Children's Health, Uppsala University. Research tracks are new research training courses at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy at Uppsala University.

Upcoming seminars

June 21 at 12.15.

Manon Dubol, Researcher at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, will present her work "Acute nicotine exposure blocks estrogen synthase availability in the brain of healthy women". 

Seminars are given through Zoom, contact the moderator to get the link. 

Research Track Day at the Reproduction and Development Research Track

Research Track Day Reproduction and Development 2023 will be announced later this year.

2022 Track Day was

Sexual and reproductive Health and Rights with the lenses of Medical Humanities & Social Sciences -a way to get skilled in Critical Reading

Science has become modern society's foremost bearer of truth: "Science" = "truth". ‘Global Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights’ is a rapid growing transdisciplinary area of interest not only at universities but in the society as whole. Thus, a wide range of claims-makers of the “truth” exist; from creating justice and saving the world to study reality and presenting results even if they go against other views. The seminar aims to discuss how and on what “scientific truths” rest on-ideology or empirical data? What potential impact does it have for research, teaching at higher education and professionalism in the health sector in a globalized society?

Moderator: Theodora Kunovac Kallak

Presenters-all from Uppsala University:

13.15 – 13.20 Welcome

13.20 – 14.00 Jameson Garland, Associate Professor and Senior Lecture in Family Law. Selection Bias in Retrospective Studies on Prior Gender Assignment Surgery on Intersex Children

14.00 – 14.30 Birgitta Essén, Professor of International Maternal and Reproductive Health. A critical analysis of The Lancet and the standard for medical science –the case of female circumcision

14.30 –15.00 Coffee and cake including time for discussion

15.00 – 16.00 Rosie Duivenbode, MSc, PhD Candidate. Between law and clinical practice: medical expertise and the unwanted consequences of female genital cutting legislation and policies. Including time for discussion

Research training courses

The track organize the course Research in Reproduction and Development 1.5 ECTS every second year. The next course will be in 2024.

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the PhD-student should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Describe basic reproductive physiology, endocrinology, and child development
  • Describe different research methodology used in the research field of Reproduction and Development.
  • Describe possible confounders, and other pitfalls in the field.
  • Identify ethical considerations in the research field.

Skills and capacities

  • To combine different methodologies to construct a research plan for an application, within the research field of Reproduction and Development, where potential confounders and ethical aspects are taken into consideration.  

Evaluative capacity and approach

  • Evaluate and choose appropriate research methodologies for their own research topic.
  • To do a constructive evaluation of other PhD-students research applications.

The track organize the course every second year and it was given on campus 2018 and via Zoom 2020 and then again at campus during 2022.

Previous course evaluations


Seminars are announced to our participants via our email list. You can also become a recipient by sending an email to this functional adress where you indicate which email you wan to add to the list.

We encourage research seminars from everyone in the research field. Are you a doctoral student in the Research Track that will soon defend your doctoral thesis or are you a supervisor that would like to present your own research or to recommend a doctoral student for a seminar? Please book a time for your presentation by contacting the course leader Theodora Kunovac Kallak

Last modified: 2023-01-09