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The European Industry - Academia Network for RevIsing and Advancing the Assessment of the Soil Microbial TOxicity of Pesticides

Objective

In ARISTO (the European Industry - Academia Network for RevIsing and Advancing the Assessment of the Soil Microbial TOxicity of Pesticides), leading universities and industrial partners join forces to perform a cutting edge research and doctorate training programme tackling the global challenge of minimising the environmental off-target effects of pesticides.
The multi-sectoral approach of ARISTO, interlinking disciplines from soil microbiology, microbial ecology, environmental chemistry and risk assessment, will generate the new generation of Microbial Ecotoxicologists specialized in pesticides-soil microbes interactions. The research challenge of ARISTO is to produce benchmarking knowledge supporting the development of advanced tools and procedures, based on the response of key microbial indicator groups like ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms (AOM) and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), for the comprehensive assessment of the toxicity of pesticides on soil microorganisms. ARISTO offers doctorate fellows a challenging training programme build along 5 research objectives:
(1) to develop pioneering in vitro tests, as a first conservative step, to assess the toxicity of pesticides on distinct AOM (ESR1) and AMF (ESR2) strains
(2) to develop advanced experimental lab and field tests to assess the toxicity of pesticides on natural soil assemblages of AOM (ESR3) and AMF (ESR4), as a more realistic toxicity assessment step
(3) to develop an ecosystem-level toxicity assessment: identify the response of soil microbial networks to pesticides (ESR5) and explore the impact of pesticides on microorganisms from different trophic-levels within the soil food-web (predator - prey) (ESR6)
(4) to develop novel tools and procedures to determine the soil microbial toxicity of pesticide mixtures (ESR7) and biopesticides (ESR8)
(5) to develop & validate advanced in silico tools for prioritizing transformation products (TPs) of pesticides with potential toxicity to soil microbes (ESR9)

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 243 017,64

Participants (15)

ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 137 401,02
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 140 991,48
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 140 638,32
Address
Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Other
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 394,20
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 128 160
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NCIMB LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 151 586,28
Address
Ferguson Building Bucksburn Craibstone Estate
AB21 9YA Aberdeen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHYTOTHREPTIKI INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL COMPANY OF FERTILIZERS AGRICULTURAL GOODS SOCIETE ANONYME
Greece
EU contribution
€ 121 508,82
Address
Tzaverdela, Ano Liosia, Phlixo Area
13310 Ano Liosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INOQ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 394,20
Address
Solkau 2
29465 Schnega
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SATT SAYENS
France
EU contribution
€ 137 401,02
Address
Rue Sully 64A Maison Regionale De L Innovation
21000 Dijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENVIPATH UG & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 394,20
Address
In Den Graswiesen 13
55437 Ockenheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYDREKA ENOVEO SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 137 401,02
Address
51 Avenue Rosa Parks
69009 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECT OEKOTOXIKOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 394,20
Address
Bottgerstrasse 2-14
65439 Florsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
METABOLIC INSIGHTS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 131 750,46
Address
Golda Meir 7I
7414002 Ness-ziona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 140 638,32
Address
Schwarzwaldallee 215
4058 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)