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PROTECTion against Endocrine Disruptors; Detection, mixtures, health effects, risk assessment and communication.

Objective

PROTECTED aims to develop expertise and protective capabilities against Endocrine Disruptors (EDs). EDs and their mixtures are a modern day health concern leading to failing ecological systems, poor agricultural production and health effects such as obesity, cancer and infertility. While analytical methods have advanced enormously, focus has been mainly on synthetic chemicals, overlooking emerging EDs and real-life multiple substance exposure. A new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers equipped with skills to assess and understand the real-life risk of complex mixtures of EDs and trained to convert resulting knowledge and ideas into accessible tools and services for the long-term control of potential ED risk is urgently needed. The PROTECTED Innovative Training Network [ITN] proposes a holistic approach by providing 15 individual, personalised research projects with exposure to scientific, innovative and entrepreneurial training mobility across the ITN. The intersectorial network is comprised of 12 training sites at academia, research centres, a bioassay technology SME, a QSAR technology SME, water provider, and animal feed supplier. Together they cover multiple disciplines including analytical science of food, feed, and environment, epidemiology, risk assessment, social science and toxicology. This combined expertise enables a highly focused program for developing novel tools and concepts and training for the detection, analysis and improved risk assessment of EDs, especially mixture effects. Methodology will include emerging technologies; multiplexed analysis, mixture modelling, mechanistic and exposure studies, explants and cell or whole organism bioassays. The project will provide a unique and high level of training for a new generation of specialists with transferable skills and enhanced career perspectives. These specialists will ultimately aid the efficient development of future control strategies for improved health.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/toxicology
  • /social sciences
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/statistics and probability
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/animal husbandry/animal feed
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64

Participants (9)

FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 286 275,24
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 572 550,48
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Universidad Austral de Chile
Chile
EU contribution
€ 213 725,16
Address
Calle Independencia 641
Valdivia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VETERINAERINSTITUTTET - NORWEGIAN VETERINARY INSTITUTE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 286 275,24
Address
Ullevalsveien 68
0454 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BioDetection Systems B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Science Park 406
1098 XH Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROTOQSAR 2000 SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
C Salvador Ferrandis Luna 45 Pta 23
46018 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

JOHN THOMPSON & SONS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
York Road 35-39
BT15 3GW Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LA SOCIETE WALLONNE DES EAUX
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Concorde41
4800 Verviers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION OF INDIA
India
Address
Isid Campus, 4Th Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj
110070 New Delhi
Activity type
Research Organisations