Prof. Dr. Lennart Dencker
Prof. Dr. Lennart Dencker
Current EUFEPS ExCo Member, Past President

Lennart Dencker (born 1946)

Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (;

Professor Emeritus, former Chairman of Toxicology

Past Dean (Dean 1999-2005), Faculty of Pharmacy at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Deputy Chairman of the Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Uppsala University 2008-2011



D.V.M., Stockholm, Sweden, 1970. Ph. D in Toxicology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1976.



August 1979 – August 1980 from the Swedish Work Environment Fund for research at the NIH, Bethesda, Maryland.


Academic appointments

1970 Teaching assistant, Dept. of Pathology, Royal Veterinary College, Stockholm.

1970-1986 Various teaching and research positions at Department of Toxicology, Faculties of Pharmacy & Medicine, Uppsala University.

1986- Full Professor of Toxicology, Department of Toxicology, Faculties of Pharmacy & Medicine, Uppsala University. Chairman, Department of Toxicology.

1994-1998 Chairman, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Faculty of Pharmacy.

1993-1998 Vice Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

1997- 1998 Chairman, Board of Education at Faculty of Pharmacy.

1999-2005 Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

1999- 2002, and 2008-2011 Deputy Chairman, Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Uppsala University.


Research fellowships

May-July, 1986: Visiting professor at the University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, New York.


Scientific Boards, Executive Committees, National and International

National Drug Administration (MPA), Sweden since 1980ies (discontinued)

National Chemical Inspectorate, Sweden.

National Food Administration, Sweden (discontinued)

European Science Foundation, Strassbourg Toxicology Steering Group (discontinued).

Member of Grant Review Committee on Toxicology, Natl. Swedish Environ. Protect. Agency (discontinued).

Norwegian Research Council, Environmental Health (discontinued)

Innoventus, Uppsala (discontinued).

Member of Evaluation Committee of Biology Departments, University of Zürich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (1994).

Member of International Scientific Advisory Committee on Acitretin, Rochester, N.Y. (1994).

Chairman, EUROTOX´93 in Uppsala, 1993.

Chairman, Svensk Förening för Toxikologi (SFT, National Society of Toxicology in Sweden (discontinued).

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, National Chemical Inspectorate since 2004

Joint working group EU-NIEHS on common approaches to study endocrine disruptors, at Ispra.

Collaboration with ECVAM at Ispra on the EU project ReProTect.

Academic Leadership Training at Högskoleverket 2003-2004.

Evaluation of training program in Toxicology, Karolinska Institute

Taken part in a large number of Boards and Committees within and outside Uppsala University.

Member of Editorial Board, Toxicology Letters.

ExCo of the IMI program SafesciMET 2010-

ExCo European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences 2009-present

EUFEPS President 2011-2013.



Has published around 125 papers in international, referee journals (reference to PubMed). Editor and author of chapter of textbook Pharmaceutical Toxicology, 2005. New edition planned for 2014.


Supervised around 20 PhD-students.


Past and present postdocs in the laboratory, around 10.