Cefic-LRI Innovative Science Award 2013

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The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), in conjunction with SETAC, EUROTOX, ISES and Chemical Week, is offering a EUR100,000 award to support innovative, interdisciplinary research in the field of exposure assessment to quantify human health risks using hazard data that could be generated at multiple scales of biological organisation.

Scientific challenges include:

  • the development of integrated approaches that consider relevant exposure metrics from source to dose, on multiple levels of integration (including time, space and biological scale) and scaled from molecular systems to individuals.
  • assessing exposure to chemicals in the context of multiple stressors.
  • the advancement of exposure based waiving approaches.
  • estimating internal exposure via the development of system based models (e.g. PBPK and biokinetic and biodynamic models) and the application of in vitro testing strategies to assessing adverse outcomes in humans.

The objective of the LRI Award is to stimulate innovative research, ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and new approaches which will advance the understanding of the health relevance of exposure.

Who can apply?

The award is intended for a European-based scientist with less than ten years post-doctoral experience. Active involvement in interdisciplinary research, current academic track record, and access to appropriate networks will be considered in the selection.

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2013.

The presentation of the three finalists and the selection of the winner will take place in Brussels on June 6, 2013.

For more details, visit http://www.cefic-lri.org/awards.

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