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A practical modelling course using the MERLIN-Expo tool for simulating exposure to chemicals in the environment; 12-13 Sept.2016, Newcastle u. Tyne, U

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A program of lectures and practical sessions will teach advanced modelling methods for the assessment of human and environmental exposure to chemicals. The participants will learn how to use the advanced MERLIN-Expo tool and will gain knowledge of integrated modelling of environmental fate, human exposure and pharmacokinetics. Until 15th June 2016 you can get a 10% discount when registering (EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT).
MERLIN-Expo is a modelling tool for assessing the risk of environmental pollutants for biota and/or humans. The tool provides an integrated approach that links two aspects of chemical risk: the environmental processes that determine the risk of exposure, and the biological processes that determine the pharmacokinetic aspects of exposure. In addition, it accounts for the lifetime exposure of different human populations, and for exposure through multiple pathways. The tool links a library of environmental and biological models that can be selected depending on the type of chemical and exposure route. In addition it offers build-in routines to perform uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.

This two day training course will take place in Newcastle on 12-13 September 2016 and will enable users to get the most out of the tool.

During the practical sessions MERLIN-Expo will be used to demonstrate exposure calculations in a variety of contexts; this will include various environmental compartments (e.g. water/sediment, soil/food), ecological food webs and human exposure via various pathways. Participants are invited to bring their own data for discussion with the MERLIN-Expo trainers.

This course is suitable for scientists involved in the research of contaminants, who are interested in modelling the exposure and risk for organisms or humans and who want to learn about the possibilities of applying the Merlin-Expo tool. This training is relevant to scientists working in industry (e.g. those working with biocides), researchers (e.g. postgraduate students and academic researchers), and those with a regulatory background (e.g. civil servants working for chemical regulatory authorities).

The course trainers experts in the field of exposure modelling and are part of the group that developed both the MERLIN-Expo science and software, delivered as part of the 4-FUN project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union.

The MERLIN-Expo tool is free and can be downloaded at Online training material can be found at

For more information about the course and to register, see If you have any questions please email:



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