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BRUSSELS, January 13, 2011 – Cefic, in conjunction with SETAC, EUROTOX, ISES and Chemical Week, is offering a €100,000 award to support innovative, interdisciplinary research in the field of biologically-relevant exposure characterization. Exposures are typically measured at the point of contact or through biomonitoring. While these approaches are useful for assessing exposures or developing risk management strategies, they are typically not informative about the biological or health relevance of those exposures.
Why it's important
Understanding the health relevance of exposures will require a new generation of tools to rapidly characterize biologically relevant exposures and link to environmentally relevant hazards. The ultimate goal would be to develop novel techniques to capture critical determinants of exposure at biologically informed resolution to relate to real-world human-environment interactions.
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 16, 2012.
The presentation of the three finalists and the selection of the winner will take place in Brussels on June 6, 2012.
For more details, visit http://www.cefic-lri.org/awards