The laboratory staff comprises 13 permanent staff members (7 professors or associate-professors and 6 CNRS full-time researchers), 10 PhD students and 3 contract researchers (total of 16 doctors) with background in chemistry, biochemistry and toxicology. This specific Marie Curie Training Site deals u1th the "Environmental Analytical Chemistry of Organic Compounds" involving 4 senior scientists in chemistry. The research activities are in the field of environmental analytical chemistry of organic compounds both anthropogenic or natural compounds: Analytical chemistry of organic compounds (aromatic compounds, polychlorobiphenyls, pesticides, dioxins, alkylphenols) in various environmental matrices (waters, sediments, biota). Development of analytical techniques for the detection of hydro soluble compounds in waters. Analytical methodologies for the detection of pesticide residues and aroma constituents in food and plant samples. The staff of the Training Site has excellent experience in various analytical techniques (spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, separation techniques) available in the laboratory which are already used for running existing training courses at graduate and undergraduate level: chromatography (both liquid and gas) coupled to mass spectrometry (GC/MS and GC/MS/MS, LC/MS and LC/MS/MS) ; isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS), gas chromatography coupled to various detectors (ECD, AED, FID, NPD, FTIR), liquid chromatography coupled to various detectors (UV-Vis, diode array, fluorescence, Laser-induced fluorescence); Capillary electrophoresis: UV/Vis and fluorescence, spectrometers: Lasers. The senior scientists from the Training Site has a long experience in hosting young foreign researchers from countries all over the world and in supervising PhD students. The research staff participated in numerous international collaborative programmes including around 10 research projects of the European Union dealing fifth analytical and environmental chemistry. The coordinator has a strong experience in the management of RTD research projects at the EU level with 3 positions as coordinator of research projects (the more recent one, the BEEP project (EVK3-CT-2000-00025 ; 2001-2003) is involving 30 European institutions. The Training Site will provide a stimulating environment to fellows through a dedicated and competent supervision of their scientific activity as well through insertion in a strong and dynamic group of PhD students in analytical and environmental chemistry. Postgraduate courses related with the Training Site research activities are available through the postgraduate School of Chemistry.