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Name: Karin Lund Kinnberg 
Adress: University of Southern Denmark, Institute of Biology, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M
Tlf. (office): +45 6550 8408
E-mail: kinnberg@biology.sdu.dk

Dec. 2000: Ph.d. in biology, University of Southern Denmark. Ph.d.-thesis: Endocrine disruption in fish - Effects on the reproductive system of viviparous poeciliids.   
Dec. 1997: M.Sc. in biology, University of Southern Denmark
July 1993: B.Sc. in biology, University of Southern Denmark

Aug. 2001 - present: Assistant professor/academic assistant, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark  

Publications with peer-review 
Kinnberg KL
, Petersen GI, Albrektsen M, Minghlani M, Awad SM, Holbech BF, Green JW, Bjerregaard P, Holbech H (2015). Endocrine-disrupting effect of the ultraviolet filter benzophenone-3 in zebrafish, Danio rerio. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34: 2833-2840.                                                                                  Ducrot V, Askem C, Azam D, Brettschneider D, Brown R, Charles S, Coke M, Collinet M, Delignette-Muller ML, Forfait-Dubuc C, Holbech H, Hutchinson T, Jach A, Kinnberg KL, Lacoste C, Le Page G, Matthiessen P, Oehlmann J4 Rice L, Roberts E, Ruppert K, Davis JE, Veauvy C, Weltje L, Wortham R, Lagadic L (2014). Development and validation of an OECD reproductive toxicity test guideline with the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 70: 605-614.
Morthorst JE, Holbech H, Jeppesen M, Kinnberg KL, Pedersen KL, Bjerregaard B (2014). Evaluation of yolk protein levels as estrogenic biomarker in bivalves; comparison of the alkali-labile phosphate method (ALP) and a species-specific immunoassay (ELISA). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C 166: 88-95.
Baumann L, Holbech H, Keiter S, Kinnberg KL, Knorr S, Nagel T, Braunbeck T (2013). The maturity index as a tool to facilitate the interpretation of changes in vitellogenin production and sex ratio in the Fish Sexual Development Test. Aquatic Toxicology 128–129: 34-42.
Holbech H, Kinnberg KL, Brande-Lavridsen N, Bjerregaard P, Petersen GI, Norrgren L, Örn S, Braunbeck T, Baumann L, Bomke C, Dorgerloh M, Bruns E, Ruehl-Fehlert C, Green JW, Springer TA, Gourmelon A (2012). Comparison of zebrafish (Danio rerio) and fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) as test species in the Fish Sexual Development Test (FSDT). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C 155: 407-415.
Kinnberg K, Holbech H, Petersen GI, Bjerregaard P (2007). Effects of the fungicide prochloraz on the sexual development of zebrafish (Danio rerio). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C 145: 165-170.
Holbech H, Kinnberg K, Petersen, GI, Jackson P, Hylland K, Norrgren L, Bjerregaard P (2006). Detection of endocrine disrupters: Evaluation of a Fish Sexual Development Test (FSDT). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C 144: 57-66.
Andersen L, Kinnberg K, Holbech H, Korsgaard B, Bjerregaard P (2004). Evaluation of a 40 day assay for testing endocrine disrupters: effects of an anti-estrogen and an aromatase inhibitor on sex ratio and vitellogenin concentrations in juvenile zebrafish (Danio rerio). Fish Physiol. Biochem. 30: 257-266.
Kinnberg K, Korsgaard B, Bjerregaard P (2003). Effects of octylphenol and 17b-estradiol on the gonads of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) exposed as adult via the water or as embryos via the mother. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C 134: 45-55.
Kinnberg K, Toft, G (2003). Effects of estrogenic and antiandrogenic compounds on the testis structure of the adult guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Ecotox. Environ. Safe. 54: 16-24.
Larsson DGJ, Kinnberg K, Sturve J, Stephensen E, Skön M, Förlin L (2002). Studies of masculinization, detoxification, and oxidative stress responses in guppies (Poecilia reticulata) exposed to effluent from a pulp mill. Ecotox. Environ. Safe. 52: 13-20.
Christiansen T, Kinnberg K, Bjerregaard P, Korsgaard B (2000). g-Glutamyl transpeptidase as a possible marker of Sertoli cells in fish testes for studies of xenoestrogens. Mar. Environ. Res. 50: 213-216.
Kinnberg K, Korsgaard B, Bjerregaard P (2000). Concentration-dependent effects of nonylphenol on testis structure in adult platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus. Mar. Environ. Res. 50: 169-173.
Kinnberg K, Korsgaard B, Bjerregaard P, Jespersen Å (2000). Effects of nonylphenol and 17b-estradiol on vitellogenin synthesis and testis morphology in male platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus. J. Exp. Biol. 203: 171-181.

National and international reports
Axelstad M, Hass U, Kinnberg KL, Bjerregaard P (2013). Assessment of the endocrine disrupting potential of 23 UV-filters. Danish Centre on Endocrine Disrupters. Danish Environmental Protection Agency.
Hass U, Christiansen S, Axelstad M, Boberg J, Andersson A-M, Skakkebæk NE, Bay K, Holbech H, Kinnberg KL, Bjerregaard P (2012). Evaluation of 22 SIN List 2.0 substances according to the Danish proposal on criteria for endocrine disrupters. Danish Centre on Endocrine Disrupters. Danish Environmental Protection Agency.
Holbech H, Kinnberg KL, Petersen G (2011). Validation report (phase 2) for the Fish Sexual Development Test for the detection of endocrine active substances. Organisation for Economic cooporation and development, 85 p. (OECD Environment, Health and Safety Publications).
Halling-Sørensen B, Petersen G, Stuer-Lauridsen F, Slothuus T, Kinnberg K, Bjerregaard P (2008). Kemiske stoffer der kan føre til misdannelser i fisk - Indkredsning af stoffer ud fra deres biokemiske virkemekanisme. Danish Ministry of the Environment, By- og Landskabsstyrelsen.
Kinnberg K (2003). Evaluation of in vitro assays for determination of estrogenic activity in the environment. Working Report No. 43, 2003. Danish Ministry of the Environment, Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

Research areas

My research primarily focuses on the effect of endocrine disrupters on fish especially in regard to development of OECD test guidelines.The project is financed by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.


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