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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

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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/drinking water treatment processes

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

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)

ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE s.r.o.
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 204 365,70
Address
Okruzna 784/42
97241 Kos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaroslav Slobodnik (Dr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 626,40
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 493 167,40
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 254 095,60
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Selim Ait-Aissa (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 495 061,60
Address
Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laura Klein (Ms.)
KWR WATER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 211 850,10
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Dammers (Mr.)
RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 218 574,40
Address
Bijenicka Cesta 54
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marijan Ahel (Prof.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 544 634,20
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kevin Thomas (Dr.)
WATCHFROG
France
EU contribution
€ 254 095,60
Address
4 Rue Pierre Fontaine
91000 Evry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gregory Lemkine (Dr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margot Rijerse (Ms.)