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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Consumer perception of endocrine disruptors in the environment and food chain.
2 Identifying mixtures of contaminants associated with adverse child health outcomes. Dr Eggesbø
3 Health impacts of complex mixtures on human foetal and placental health.
4 Mycotoxins, mass spectrometry, farm animals, health effects.
5 In vivo zebrafish larvae tests on endocrine disruptors and mixtures.
6 Effect of zearalenone, an oestrogenic mycotoxin, alone or in combination, on the intestine. Prof Eggesbø
7 Effects of defined realistic ED mixtures on gut microbiota composition, neurodevelopment, and behaviour in mice. Prof Ropstad
8 Exposure effects of defined realistic mixtures of POPs on zebrafish development, behaviour, and population. Prof Ropstad
9 Aryl hydrocarbon receptor transactivation assays to study health impacts of exposure to mixtures of chemicals.
10 Endocrine disruptor compounds in cyanobacteria. Dr Kausel
11 QSAR modelling EDs and their mixtures. Prof Eggesbø
12 In vivo biomarker assays in adult carp. Dr Kausel
13 Emerging High Content Analysis technology for the investigation of EDs & their mixtures. Prof Ropstad
14 Development of a combined chemical-biological detection system for mycotoxin/POP mixtures affecting human development.
15 Development of a combined chemical-biological detection system for mycotoxin mixtures affecting animal health.