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Colloids in the natural aquatic environment : impacts on pathogens and pollutant fate and behaviour

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 504356

  • Start date

    1 September 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 077 979

  • EU contribution

    € 873 362

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

Objective

The training programme, deals with the scientific area of colloids and particles in the natural aquatic environment, particularly freshwaters such as rivers and ground waters. It will train 15 early stage researches in the quantitative understanding of this area of environmental chemistry and biology. In particular training will be in the understanding of colloid influence on pollutant fate and behaviour. This area is of great importance and relevance to the future of environmental sciences and will play a significant role in promoting future research in the field of sustainable development and to lesser extent in areas such as Nanotechnology.

The early stage fellows will also be trained (and assessed) in more generic skills (e.g. Research Project Management, Obtaining Research Funding etc), communicating with society and transferable skills (e.g. oral and written communication, ethics, health and safety etc.). The training programme will have a Scientist in Charge (Dr Lead), immediately supported by a research team (4 staff members), supervisory boards (20 further staff, with overlap) and training course leaders (approximately 20 additional staff). In addition, much support will come from the technical staff, other early stage researchers and other departments from the University. In particular, Staff development Unit, Information Services and Press Office. The Host is fully capable of meeting the training needs of the Fellows.

Early stage researchers will be a mixture of PhD students registered at Birmingham University and fellows attending from other European research institutes. The early stage researchers registered for PhDs will be expected to actively collaborate with a substantial number of other research groups, enhancing their mobility and training. A large number of collaborations with university and SME research groups have been fostered within this proposal. Further collaborations will also be developed during the proposal lifetime.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Address

Edgbaston
Birmingham

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 504356

  • Start date

    1 September 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 077 979

  • EU contribution

    € 873 362

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom