The PROTECTED Innovative Training Network will provide 15 individual research projects with exposure to scientific, innovative and entrepreneurial training across the ITN. Creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early stage researchers equipped with skills to assess and understand the real-life risk of endocrine disruptors (ED) and trained to convert resulting knowledge and ideas into accessible tools and services for the long-term control of potential ED risk are urgently needed.


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Melissa Kelly Consumer perception of endocrine disruptors in the environment and food chain.
Anteneh Assefa Desalegn Identifying mixtures of contaminants associated with adverse child health outcomes.
Chiara Talia Health impacts of complex mixtures on human foetal and placental health.
Oluwatobi Kolawole Mycotoxins, mass spectrometry, farm animals, health effects.
Gustavo Guerrero Limón In vivo zebrafish larvae tests on endocrine disruptors and mixtures.
Tarek Lahjouji Effect of zearalenone, an oestrogenic mycotoxin, alone or in combination, on the intestine.
Ajay Yadav Effects of defined realistic ED mixtures on gut microbiota composition, neurodevelopment, and behaviour in mice.
Maria Christou Exposure effects of defined realistic mixtures of POPs on zebrafish development, behaviour, and population.
Que Thi Doan Aryl hydrocarbon receptor transactivation assays to study health impacts of exposure to mixtures of chemicals.
Vittoria Mallia Endocrine disruptor compounds in cyanobacteria.
Elizabeth Goya Jorge QSAR modelling EDs and their mixtures.
Solomon Oguche In vivo biomarker assays in adult carp.
Mazia Amber Emerging High Content Analysis technology for the investigation of EDs & their mixtures.
Clémence Budin Development of a combined chemical-biological detection system for mycotoxin/POP mixtures affecting human development.
Bérénice Collet Development of a combined chemical-biological detection system for mycotoxin mixtures affecting animal health.