ESR 2:

Country of origin:

Host institution: Tallinn University



Project title: The influence of abiotic factors on exposure

Reveal abiotic factors significantly influencing chemical toxicity.
Compare toxic effects in unicellular and multicellular organisms in different exposure scenarios and in simplified food-chain model.
Identify effects of exposure conditions on D. magna.

Expected results:

New information on chemical effects on bacteria, algae and crustaceans in different exposure scenarios and food-chains.
New potential biomarkers and toxicity endpoints to increase environmental relevance of laboratory data (with ESR3 and ESR5).

Place: Tallin, Estonia
Planned secondments:
NIVA, M18, 2 months, in vitro studies and chemical analysis
NIVA, M24, toxicogenomic studies
DuPont, M28, 2 months, chemical analysis
Work packages: 2 - Exposure and chemical-biological interactions
3 - Linking molecular responses to effects at higher biological levels using adverse outcome pathways (AOPs)

Villem Aruoja, NICPB
Kairi Koort, Tallinn University
Margit Heinlaan, NICPB
Knut Erik Tollefsen, NIVA
Anne Kahru, NICPB

Host institution: National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
Enrolment: Tallinn University