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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 722634

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 974 594,76

  • EU contribution

    € 3 974 594,76

Coordinated by:

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

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.

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

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 572 550,48

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

Universidad Austral de Chile

Chile

EU Contribution

€ 213 725,16

VETERINAERINSTITUTTET - NORWEGIAN VETERINARY INSTITUTE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 286 275,24

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 501 120

BioDetection Systems B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

PROTOQSAR 2000 SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

Partners (3)

John Thompson & Sons Ltd

United Kingdom

LA SOCIETE WALLONNE DES EAUX

Belgium

PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION OF INDIA

India

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 722634

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 974 594,76

  • EU contribution

    € 3 974 594,76

Coordinated by:

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom