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Innovative biodiagnosis meets chemical structure elucidation – Novel tools in effect directed analysis to support the identification and monitoring of emerging toxicants on a European scale

Innovative biodiagnosis meets chemical structure elucidation – Novel tools in effect directed analysis to support the identification and monitoring of emerging toxicants on a European scale

Objective

EDA-EMERGE aims to train a new generation of young scientists in the interdisciplinary techniques required to meet the major challenges in the monitoring, assessment and management of toxic pollution in European river basins considering the enormous complexity of contamination, effects and cause-effect relationships. By integrating innovative mode-of-action based biodiagnostic tools including in vitro tests, transgenic organisms and “omics” techniques with powerful fractionation and cutting edge analytical and computational structure elucidation tools, a new generation of effect directed analysis (EDA) approaches will be developed for the identification of toxicants in European surface and drinking waters. Innovative method development by young researchers at major universities, research centres and private companies will be closely interlinked with a joint European demonstration program and higher tier EDA and extensive training courses. EDA-EMERGE ESRs will learn to organise and run international and interdisciplinary sampling and monitoring campaigns and benefit from the expertise of one of the most experienced private companies in this field. Strong networking between academia, the private sector and leading regulators in the field of river basin management and pollution management ensures the relevance of the research for practice and excellent employment opportunities for EDA-EMERGE ESRs. The combination of cutting edge science with training in multiple complementary (soft) skills offered with a strong emphasis on commercial exploitation and media competence will further enhance employability of well-trained ESRs not only in research and academia but far beyond. An internationally composed advisory board will introduce new perspectives of monitoring, assessment and management of emerging pollutants within and outside of Europe.
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Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Address

Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 849 439,80

Administrative Contact

Annette Schmidt (Ms.)

Participants (10)

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ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE s.r.o.

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 204 365,70

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 626,40

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 493 167,40

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 254 095,60

EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 495 061,60

KWR WATER B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 211 850,10

RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 218 574,40

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 544 634,20

WATCHFROG

France

EU Contribution

€ 254 095,60

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290100

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 751 910,80

  • EU contribution

    € 3 751 910,80

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany