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FOOD, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES TO TACKLE EMERGING PRIORITIES

Descripción del proyecto

Dilucidar los peligros de los materiales artificiales en Europa

La preocupación por el uso generalizado de materiales artificiales como plásticos y productos químicos biotecnológicos, así como por su efecto en la salud y el medio ambiente, es cada vez mayor. Estos materiales pueden provocar problemas, ya sea por el uso previsto (en envases alimentarios) o a lo largo de su ciclo de vida. Por lo tanto, se requiere un enfoque sistemático para investigar sus efectos. En el proyecto FHERITALE, financiado con fondos europeos, se pretende cambiar la forma en que las infraestructuras de investigación europeas hacen frente a los problemas que plantean los materiales artificiales. Para ello, se examinará de forma sistemática el desarrollo, la prestación y la integración de servicios en el panorama de infraestructuras de investigación europeas, lo que posibilitará a la comunidad científica evaluar los efectos de estos materiales. El equipo del proyecto creará una lista de los servicios disponibles en Europa para la investigación científica en diferentes ámbitos.

Objetivo

This proposal systematically addresses the development, provision, and integration of services, across the European Research Infrastructures (RIs) landscape, that the scientific community can use to investigate the effects on health and the environment that artificial materials (including plastics, micro-, nano-, and biotechnological materials) can have. Exposure to such materials may occur as a result of their intended use (e.g. food packaging) or at the end of their lifecycle (e.g. plastic wear). These services, which are relevant to several areas of important societal and economic impact, are expected to span multiple scales and disciplines, including high-quality metrology, structural biology, microbiology, and ecotoxicology.
The main output of this proposal will be a thorough overview of extant service offer by European RIs with respect to questions from state-of-the-art of scientific research in the aforementioned domains. FHERITALE will identify common strategies for the coordination and optimization of services at different RIs geared towards increasing the accessibility of relevant technologies. In parallel, it will identifty those service and technology gaps that are hampering high-impact research and preventing a timely assessment of the repercussions of new materials on health and the environment. These gaps constitute high-priority areas for future development. FHERITALE will design a coordination framework for the RIs to drive these key technological developments.
The technological focus of this application includes emerging areas of research for which international interest is rapidly growing. The interdisciplinary nature of the cluster of identified technologies will connect health, food, and environment research, constituting one of the first examples of practical application of the “One Health” approach. This coordination effort will also serve as a fertile ground for further interdisciplinary research among RIs from the H&F and other domains.

Coordinador

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO RISONANZE MAGNETICHE DI METALLO PROTEINE
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 268 125,00
Dirección
PIAZZA DI SAN MARCO 4
50121 FIRENZE
Italia

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Región
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Coste total
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Participantes (8)