ESR 2:


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Host institution: Tallinn University

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Project

Project title: The influence of abiotic factors on exposure
Objectives:

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)
Supervisors:

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