Kristine ROOS
PhD student
Dept. of Chemistry and Biotochnology
Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn, Estonia


Who is Kristine Roos?

I am a PhD student at the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology in the Tallinn University of Technology. I am doing deep study about identifying the sub-populations of somatic cells in human pre-ovulatory follicles and study the changes in their proportion and gene expression profiles in cases of infertility of ovarian aetiology. I am very interested in different infertility issues and about the connections with the surrounding environment. In my free time I practice badminton.

What is your focus in the FREIA project?

I am taking care of the Estonian cohort data and explore the word of data analysis.

What would you like to accomplish within the FREIA project?

It’ll be awesome if we could describe the current situation of chemicals in different countries.  This will allow us to track how the environment has changed and what it may bring. In addition, finding a connection between a chemical cocktail and reproductive failure means that this subject needs to be highlighted right away, because a healthy planet needs healthy people.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the people following FREIA?

I appreciate the fact that people are more interested in knowing what EDCs are, where they come from and most importantly, how to avoid unnecessary amounts of them. I really do wish that harmful chemicals will be banned, and we would be able to prevent their irreversible effects on our own health. For this reason, I am very happy to be part of the FREIA project to expand horizons and to study and find out more of our current situation to make better decisions in the future and to share it with you all!