NaToxAq Conference call for abstracts (Brno, 10-12 June 2020)

Natural toxins can pose varying degrees of risk towards ecosystems and even human health. Natural Toxins: Environmental Fate and Safe Water Supply is the first international conference focusing solely on the topic of natural compounds affecting the quality of our water resources and drinking water. The conference provides a unique platform to present latest findings in plenum and develop new ideas among experts and young researchers, setting the direction for future research in this rapidly evolving field and help guide water legislation.

A call for abstracts in now open, with deadline on January 30, 2020.

Visit the NaToxAq Conference webpage.

Download the conference flyer.

 

1st Meeting on “Natural Toxins” in honor of Cesare Montecucco, Padova, Italy

The Italian Society of Toxicology (SITOX), together with the Universities of Padova, Trieste and Napoli  are organizing the 1st Meeting on “Natural Toxins” in honor of Cesare Montecucco, in Padova, on 6-7 September 2018.

Scientific Committee: Chiara Dall’Asta, Carmela Dell’Aversano, Corrado L. Galli, Carlo A. Locatelli, Antonella Penna, Ornella Rossetto, Silvio Sosa, Emanuela Testai, Aurelia Tubaro.

Organizing Committee: Ornella Rossetto, Marco Pirazzini, Michela Rigoni (Università di Padova), Silvio Sosa, Marco Pelin, Laura Fusco (Università di Trieste).

For updated information about this event, visit the SITOX page of the Meeting.

ICHA2018 Session : Toxin Analysis – Novel detection methods

A Session on Toxin Analysis – Novel detection methods is chaired by Ana GAGO (Univ. Vigo, Spain) with co-chairs Ronel BIRE / Zouher AMZIL, within ICHA2018  in Nantes (21 to 26 October 2018).

Determination of toxins has to address many challenges related to the diversity of compounds, the complexity of the matrices, the availability of standards and reference materials etc. A wide array of techniques is available among which functional assays, biochemical assays and chemical methods but may not address all the issues related to the analysis of the toxins. New detection methods taking on board the latest technical advances are necessary as they offer novel approaches.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 April 2018 !!!

See the list of session topics of ICHA2018.

PhD position: Predicting the contribution of natural toxins to chemical mixtures in drinking water sources – NaToxAq, Fera Science Ltd., UK

NaToxAq is a multidisciplinary European Training Network (ETN) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 722493 and comprises 21 leading universities, research institutions/agencies, and water enterprises in 7 European countries, which aim to expand insight on natural toxin identity, analysis, fate, dissipation, removal during water treatment, health effects, and risk assessment under the impact of climate change, to ensure safe and healthy waters for European consumers. Further information on the NaToxAq project and consortium partners can be found at: www.natoxaq.eu.

Fera Science Ltd. (Fera) and the NaToxAq Marie-Curie Initial Training Network offers an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position (PhD Student) – Topic: Natural Toxins and Drinking Water Quality – From Source to Tap.

The closing date for applications is 05 December 2017.

Details about this position can be found here.

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PhD position: Screening for natural toxin fingerprints in waters from different regions all over Europe

NaToxAq is a multidisciplinary European Training Network (ETN) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 722493 and comprises 21 leading universities, research institutions/agencies, and water enterprises in 7 European countries, which aim to expand insight on natural toxin identity, analysis, fate, dissipation, removal during water treatment, health effects, and risk assessment under impact of climate change, to ensure safe and healthy waters for European consumers.

The Department of Effect-Directed Analysis and the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative
Training Network NaToxAq offer a PhD position (m/f)
Subject: Screening for natural toxin fingerprints in waters from different
regions all over Europe.
working time 100 % (40h/week), limited for three years

Place: Leipzig.

Closing date for applications: 28 Feb 2017

Contact : PD Dr. Werner Brack werner.brack@ufz.de

Find more information about the job advertisement and the possible application process
here.

This post was taken from the original announcement by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ.