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TEDxChCh - Ian Shaw - The Mystery of the Shrinking Alligator Penis

In this talk, Professor Ian Shaw shares some startling discoveries about the effects of estrogen-mimicking molecules on the males of all species. Ian Shaw is a Professor of Toxicology at the University of Canterbury. He has a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Bath and a PhD in Biochemistry (Toxicology) from the University of Birmingham. He held a lectureship in Toxicology at University College London, continued his anticancer drug work at Boehringer Ingelheim, then served as Head of Toxicology at the UK's Central Veterinary Laboratory. Ian was Chair in Toxicology, Head of the School of Biological Sciences and Head of the Centre for Toxicology at the University of Central Lancashire, and chaired the UK government's Pesticide Residues Committee. Since his move to New Zealand, Ian led the Food Safety Group at the Institute of Environmental Science & Research and served as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Science) at the University of Canterbury. Ian's interests are in the impact of environmental chemicals on human health, particularly chemicals that mimic hormones. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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